Global Learning Programme

World Malaria Day: free resources to help your pupils investigate the challenges of malaria

This year’s theme for World Malaria Day (25 April) is ‘Ready to beat malaria’. This mission is set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), calling on countries to improve access to life-saving prevention tools urgently. Take this opportunity to discuss interdependence and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: health and well-being with your pupils.

Deaths from malaria have fallen by 60% since 2000 – saving 6 million lives, most of them children. But in 2016 malaria still caused 429,000 deaths worldwide – 90% of which are in Africa – and remains a major cause and consequence of poverty and inequality.

You can learn about the disease, and investigate the challenges of controlling it, with this resource brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP) to support science and geography teaching:

You might also find these links and resources useful:

Visit the GLP website for more curriculum-based resources for science and geography, and help your pupils develop their critical thinking skills around interdependence and health and sanitation.

The GLP is helping teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. The programme focuses on knowledge, skills and values, and can be approached from various starting points or lenses, so may well link to some work that is already happening in your school. The GLP virtual twilight films introduce many of the key themes covered through the programme. You can access these and even more free resources by logging into your GLP account.

If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from the free curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today for free!