Malaria is endemic in many parts of the developing world. It causes around two million deaths a year and has a huge impact both personally and econimically. An animated sequence describes the spread of malaria and the role of the anopheles mosquito in the malaria cycle.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Students should produce annotated diagrams explaining the malaria cycle. This can help explain why malaria is such a difficult disease to combat. It can lead into study of measures that can be taken at a personal, national and multinational level to control the disease. It can contribute to discussion of topical science about what level of priority is given to curing and preventing diseases such as malaria.