Mary and Martha
Rich American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of faculty for residence schooling,together with a visit to Southern Africa. While in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls by a gap in his internet and dies of malaria. After his funeral at residence Mary feels a compulsion to return to Africa the place she meets English girl Martha O’Connell,whose 24 12 months outdated son Ben, a trainer with voluntary service abroad,has additionally died of malaria. Ben gave his internet to one among his pupils,believing adults can not catch malaria. The 2 girls are shocked to see the excessive demise price attributable to the illness and,while Martha stays in Africa as a voluntary helper,Mary petitions the American authorities to vary issues. Martha turns up at Mary’s home unannounced and,helped by Mary’s ex-diplomat father,they tackle a senate committee on well being spending,persuading them to do extra to fight malaria. They meet with some success although a coda states that rather more might be achieved.