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 could produce annotated diagrams explaining the malaria cycle. This can help explain why malaria is such a difficult disease to combat in developing countries.