World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

20 August is World Mosquito Day, a global commemoration of Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

World Mosquito Day presents us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and to shine the spotlight on the ongoing efforts in the fight against the world’s deadliest creature.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to see the bigger picture and keep up the fight against existing killer diseases like malaria. By fighting COVID-19 and malaria together, we can save more lives and make a safer world for all.

Global efforts against the mosquito have saved more than 7 million lives and prevented over 1 billion malaria cases since 2000, but this year COVID-19 is threatening that progress. Now more than ever we need collaborative action and continued focus in the fight against malaria.

Join us to create a buzz this World Mosquito Day!

What is Malaria?

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year.

Take Action

Take Action

Whether you are an organisation or an individual, join us and take action this World Mosquito Day.

Resources

Resources

All the information, resources and guidance to support World Mosquito Day activities.

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