The story of Malaria

  1. How are diseases in the tropics different than diseases in cooler parts of the planet?
  2. Where are malaria carrying mosquitoes found?  Why?
  3. According to the article, what disease is responsible for more deaths every year than any other disease?  How many people die each year from this disease?
  4. Why were Africans and their livestock more able to withstand tropical diseases?
  5. How did the African way of life avoid infection?
  6. How have colonizing Europeans impacted Africans and made them more vulnerable to disease? 
  7. How does disease currently hold  back progress in Africa?
  8. According to the article, what are examples of combating Malaria?  Success stories?