Beyond The Headlines: Man vs mosquito – the global battle against malaria

The often deadly disease continues to plague mankind despite the efforts of governments and international organisations

There are 228 million cases of malaria worldwide every year, many of them fatal. For this reason, governments, international organisations and the UN spend billions trying to stop the mosquito-borne disease that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time.

This week on Beyond the Headlines, host James Haines-Young speaks to Timothy Winegard, author of The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, and Jeremy Herren, lead researcher at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, about humanity's battle with malaria.