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WORLD MOSQUITO DAY 2021 20 AUGUST 2021 ‣ ZERO MALARIA ‣ DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA

WORLD MOSQUITO DAY 2021

The 20 August is a global day to remember when Sir Ronald Ross discovered that female anopheles mosquitos transmit malaria to humans back in 1897.

More than a century later and half the world is now malaria-free, but the disease still unfairly puts at risk the lives of children and pregnant women - killing more than 400,000 people every year.

We have the know-how, tools, and innovation to beat this killer disease in our lifetime. This World Mosquito Day, we are highlighting the dangers of mosquitoes and malaria by throwing a spotlight on the incredible innovations that protect people from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.

ON #WORLDMOSQUITODAY LET'S DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA

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DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA WITH THE 'MUUNDO' FACE FILTER

This new Instagram & Facbook face filter brings the universal language of the Muundo to life!

By using the new Muundo Face Filter we can show the world we are ready to Draw The Line Against Malaria. Together, our lines will make the Muundo grow into a monumental mural that will demand urgent action from our world leaders to end this killer disease.

By using the filter the Muundo artwork appears on your face and background, with the swipe of your hand you can choose from eight different Muundo designs to share with your followers.

Join the fun by sharing and encouraging others to #DrawTheLine against malaria with the Muundo Face Filter on your social media channels this #WorldMosquitoDay

This #WorldMosquitoDay let’s unite to end the world’s oldest and deadliest enemy, malaria. #DrawTheLine against malaria with the Muundo Face Filter on Instagram and Facebook to demand action from our world leaders. Go to 👉 @zeromalaria

JOIN THE #MOSQUITOCHAT ON TWITTER

The world’s top scientists, researchers, and epidemiologists fighting malaria and other vector-borne diseases are coming together to help bring to life some of the cutting-edge research that is taking place across the world.

You can join the conversation on Twitter throughout the day to find out how people across the globe are making incredible breakthroughs in recent years to eliminate some of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. Join the chat with #MosquitoChat

SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR WORLD MOSQUITO DAY

Share the message and join the conversation this World Mosquito Day (20 August) by using these suggested posts alongside our downloadable resources.

On #WorldMosquitoDay 🦟 we’re celebrating the innovations and tools we have to #EndMalaria within a generation – so we can all live a life free from this treatable and preventable disease. We owe it to future generations to beat it in our lifetime. Our leaders can and must act! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

The world has taken incredible steps towards beating malaria 🦟🌍 Globally we have saved 7.6m lives and 1.5bn cases since 2000 🙌🏿🙌🏾🙌🏻. On #WorldMosquitoDay let’s #DrawTheLine against malaria so we can end this deadly disease within a generation, to make sure no one is left behind.

It's one of humankind’s oldest and deadliest enemies, it’s unfair that even today it kills a child every 2 minutes. But, malaria, we’re too strong for you 💪🏿💪🏾💪🏽💪🏼 On #WorldMosquitoDay 🦟 we’re asking for investment and innovation to make sure everyone can live malaria-free lives.

This deadly disease has been stealing our futures for way too long. This #WorldMosquitoDay we’re uniting to #DrawTheLine against malaria to call on our world leaders to take action and prioritize beating it within our lifetime. Malaria, we don’t like you! 🚫 🦟

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#WORLDMOSQUITODAY #MOSQUITOCHAT #ZEROMALARIA #DRAWTHELINE

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WORLD MOSQUITO DAY KEY MESSAGES

This World Mosquito Day, we are raising awareness of the dangers of mosquitoes and malaria, as well as spotlighting the incredible innovations that protect people from malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

The Key Messages:

  • Two decades of investments in malaria and game-changing innovations have saved 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. This has significantly reduced burdens on health systems worldwide and improved maternal and child health, survival and prosperity.
  • Advances in technology have made malaria both preventable and treatable, yet over 400,000 people died from the disease in 2019, two-thirds of them children under the age of five and more than 90% in Africa.
  • To ensure we continue to save lives and accelerate progress toward global goals, we need to stay a step ahead of an ever-adapting parasite and mosquito. This will only be possible through ongoing innovation in developing and scaling up a suite of tools that can deliver the greatest impact.
  • By increasing investment in innovation now, giving countries the ability to use the right set of tools to meet their needs, and committing to accelerate access to life-saving tools, we can end malaria and deliver a healthier, more prosperous world for all.