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DATE: 1944

LENGTH: 7 min.

Educational & Instructional, Sound, Black & White

DIRECTOR: Uncredited

PRODUCER/PUBLISHER: Office of Malaria Control in War Areas, United States Public Health Service, with South Carolina State Board of Health


A teacher learns facts about malaria control and mosquito elimination in a seminar sponsored by local, state and federal public health officials. She then sets out to educate and mobilize hometown groups by lectures, field trips, individual instruction, putting up posters, distributing books, and screening a film—a coordinated campaign.

Supplementary Materials

Stills from Health Education Against Malaria

Other Films Featured in the Essay

Explore thirteen films considered in the “Public Health Films Go to War” essay.

In the Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Prints & Photographs Collection

These posters, produced by or for the U.S. military in conjunction with campaigns that also employed films, come from the Prints and Photographs collection of the National Library. Explore these and more from the NLM’s Images in the History of Medicine.

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