World Mosquito Day

Aug 20, 2019 | PMI
Awa Diankha and Aliou Mbow, with their children Omar and Mama Ami, hang a mosquito net received from a PMI and Global Fund supported net campaign along the Senegal-Gambia border. Photo credit: The Global Fund / Ricci Shryock
Awa Diankha and Aliou Mbow, with their children Omar and Mama Ami, hang a mosquito net received from a PMI and Global Fund supported net campaign along the Senegal-Gambia border. Photo credit: The Global Fund / Ricci Shryock.

World Mosquito Day marks the historic discovery on August 20, 1897, that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria. This finding led scientists across the world to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes and devise effective interventions to stop them. PMI works on the frontlines of this effort, funding proven and cost-effective interventions such as insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor spraying with insecticides that protect people from mosquitoes and the malaria they carry.

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