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

Using a world map and an atlas, students could produce a map to show where malaria is found and annotate the map to outline the environmental factors which affect this distribution (rainfall, temperatures, standing water). There are also maps available which show how global warming could extend this distribution. This information could be added in a different colour. It would fit in well to any scheme of work covering health or development.