Malaria

Film discussion points:

  • What is a parasite? What parasites are common where you live?
  • Describe how the malaria parasite gets from one person’s bloodstream to another’s.
  • What is a vaccination? What diseases have you been vaccinated against? Can you think of two reasons why a new vaccine has to be tried out on thousands of people before it can be licensed to use on a large scale?
  • Thinking about how it spreads, why do you think malaria is so common in African countries – especially south of the Sahara?
  • If GSK is successful in developing a vaccine against malaria, they will make this not-for-profit. What does not-for-profit mean?