World Mosquito Day
Event Date: 20 Aug 2021
Event Location: Virtual

World Mosquito Day is a global commemoration of Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. The day, marked on 20 August presents the world 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.

Global efforts against the mosquito have saved more than 7.6 million lives and prevented over 1.5 billion malaria cases since 2000, but our work is not done. The theme of this year’s World Mosquito Day is ‘Reaching the zero-malaria target’.  AFIDEP calls on fellow Africans, African governments, journalists, scientists, civil society, private sector, and friends of Africa to intensify efforts to eliminate Malaria.

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