Take Action World Mosquito Day

Take Action World Mosquito Day

This World Mosquito Day we call on everyone to play their part in the fight to end malaria and ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite.

  • Your fever could be malaria – prompt treatment is essential to essential to prevent a mild case of malaria from progressing to severe illness and death.

  • Let’s see the bigger picture – by fighting COVID-19 and malaria together, we can save more lives and make a safer world for all.

  • We must close the $2 billion annual gap in malaria funding to develop transformative tools and reach the most vulnerable people with the life-saving malaria interventions they need.

  • Stay ahead of the wily mosquito: we need new tools to respond to the rapidly evolving parasite and stave off antimalarial and insecticide resistance.

We encourage all partners and communities around the world to mark the day by joining our social media campaign and sharing our content online.
We have developed a range of campaign materials for you to download and disseminate on your platforms.
These include calls to action, social media graphics and social posts to help you promote the World Mosquito campaign and raise awareness about the deadly mosquito.

The Bigger Picture: Leading athletes from Africa and beyond are urging people to ‘see the bigger picture’ by tackling COVID-19 and malaria together to save more lives;

Mosquito Clap Challenge: International choreographer Ezinne Asinugo turned the clap to shoo mosquitos away into an easy 4-step routine for anyone anywhere to share across social media platforms. Please join #MosquitoClapChallenge – more information and the full tutorial can be found here;

Gates Notes Mosquito Week: The Gates Foundation has developed Malaria Week content on “Gates Notes” – Bill Gates’ blog to raise awareness of malaria and ensure that we continue action against the deadly mosquito, including stories of triumph against malaria in Benin and a visit to the Mosquito City;

Malaria care-seeking campaign: the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, Breakthrough ACTION, and Malaria No More are launching a campaign with Facebook to promote prompt care-seeking for fever across sub-Saharan Africa;

Bite Ko Mat Lo Lite: Every monsoon season brings an influx of mosquitoes that can carry deadly but treatable diseases like malaria. This year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to act. This new campaign in India is helping spread the word;

Swiss fight against malaria: To mark this year’s World Mosquito Day, Swiss Malaria Group will launch a TV campaign, which features Swiss wrestler Marcel Bieri fighting against a mosquito, demonstrating Switzerland’s strength in the global fight;

Malaria Gamechangers series - Vector control tools for Asia Pacific: On 21 August, the Asia Pacific Leaders for Malaria Alliance (APLMA) is hosting a webinar as part of ‘Malaria Gamechangers: a health innovation series’ for senior officials from across Asia Pacific. The virtual roundtable, will focus on efforts to control the mosquito and stop it from spreading malaria in the region, covering issues from insecticide resistance to regulation of new tools;

  • Malaria research then and now:

    • Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) leads a group of partners, including BASF, on the New Nets Project, which will pilot mosquito nets treated with new insecticide combinations in moderate to high transmission areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Check it out here.

    • Target Malaria is an innovative project aiming to reduce the population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa with gene-editing technology, working in the UK, Italy, Burkina Faso, Mali and Uganda. Find out more about the Target Malaria project here.

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