Aired 2011-12 and 2013-14 on NBC. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by United Methodist Communications As a young mother tucks her children into bed in West Africa, the night brings ominous uncertainty. She may not know the cause, but her children risk falling ill and dying. Across the ocean, the best scientific minds labor to find an answer to what she calls, “the killer in the dark”; others know it as the mosquito-borne disease called malaria.
NCIS star Pauley Perrette hosts this compelling documentary about the quest of the scientific and faith communities to combat this preventable and treatable disease. Although solutions are sought in laboratories around the world, there is power in the pews as people of faith mount a intricate campaign against the mosquito. How are these faithful followers helping to drive-down the number of malaria-related deaths and what is the lasting impact of their efforts?
Watch the compelling story unfold in An Extraordinary Effort to Catch a Killer in the Dark.