A look at the climatic and human factors which affect the distribution of malaria in the developing world, with particular reference to how changes in climate have led to the spread of malaria to new areas. The clip also looks at how the spread of malaria is controlled in more developed parts of the world.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Use as background information for a comparative mapping analysis. Comparisons could been made between maps showing the distribution of malaria, maps showing climates - and changes in climate - on either a macro or regional scale, and maps showing the level of development and resulting ability to control the spread of malaria.