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Malaria, mosquitos and maps: Simon Hay
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Malaria, mosquitos and maps: Simon Hay

February 2013

Simon Hay shows how maps of malaria help guide policymakers and illuminate debates surrounding the killer disease

Malaria, mosquitos and maps: Simon Hay


0 minutes – Introduction to Simon Hay

2 minutes – Lecture begins

5 minutes – The Winged Scourge (video) and key themes

11 minutes – Life cycle, taxonomies and distributions

21 minutes – Impacts, control and Cheryl Cole

34 minutes – Malaria quiz: spot the mistakes

36 minutes – Mapping progress towards eradication

53 minutes – Global summary statistics

63 minutes – Climate change and malaria

View this lecture (Monday 19 November 2012)


AQA – AS unit 1, The Human Options (Health Issues) Illustrates global patterns of health and mortality. Provides a case study of one infectious disease, including its impact on economic development.

Edexcel – A2 unit 4, Geographical Research (Pollution and Human Health at Risk) Uses GIS to map areas at risk from disease. Explores the link between health and development using global statistics.

OCR – A2 unit F764, Geographical Skills (Analyse and interpret data) Presents a range of data and encourages students to develop geographical interpretation skills.

WJEC – A2 unit G3, Individual Research Enquiry (Geography of Disease) Examines the distribution of malaria on a global scale. Provides quantitative data to be analysed.

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