Globally, World Mosquito Day is celebrated on 20 August every year. It was first recognized in 1897, when the link between mosquitos and malaria transmission was discovered by Sir Ronald Ross. He discovered that the female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
On this day, African Media and Malaria Research Network joins a host of partners to create public awareness on the dangers of mosquito (female mosquito) and malaria. We also want to create awareness and education on simple preventive measures like keeping their surroundings and city clean so they can fight the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, sleeping in an insecticide treated mosquito net and testing for malaria before treating malaria. To fight mosquitoes and malaria, there is a need for behavioural and attitudinal change amongst the populace.
We salute all scientists and all stakeholders globally for the progress achieved in the fight against mosquito and the diseases they spread.
Let us come together to fight and raise awareness on the dangers of the mosquito!!