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As I was driving back home from school today,  I heard on National Public Radio that April 25th is World Malaria Day.

To quote from The Financial Times:

“More than 40 per cent of the world’s population is at risk from malaria with about 500 million cases every year and more than 1 million deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day:


The CBBC Newsround has two short and accessible articles on malaria:

Fighting Malaria in Africa

Angeline’s Story

ESL Holiday Lessons has an activity on Malaria Awareness that provides audio support for the text.

That same lesson includes online exercises.

Breaking News English also has an online lesson for ELL’s on Malaria in Africa.

It, too, has a follow-up online exercise.

Where Malaria Still Kills
is a New York Times slideshow.

Worldwide Malaria Deaths is an interactive map.

A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs is an animation I’ve embedded below that’s from NPR that’s actually pretty interesting (if, for some reason, the embed code is not working, you can see it here).

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ESL Printables has some good resources for ELL’s on malaria.

The Nobel Prize site has a related interactive.

The Malaria Challenge is a…challenging game.

Squashing malaria could save as many lives as covid-19 has taken is from The Economist.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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