‘Malaria No More’ is not a dream, it’s the goal of a campaign highlighted this week by the launch of a powerful new feature film, Mary and Martha. The creation of Richard Curtis, best known for great comedies like Blackadder, it’s the story of two mothers brought together by the shared personal tragedy of malaria. It’s to be broadcast on BBC1 on Friday 1st March at 8.30 pm.
But how realistic is the story the film tells about how we can all be part of the struggle against this ongoing obscenity that still kills more than half a million children every year? I asked the Director of Malaria No More UK (@malarianomoreuk), James Whiting.