Next Monday, April 25th, marks the 9th Annual World Malaria Day. World Malaria Day was founded in 2007 by the World Health Organization as “an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control” Source.
As mosquito control experts, we know that in addition to being an annoyance, mosquitoes carry deadly diseases, the most prevalent being malaria. Malaria was eradicated in the US over 50 years ago. However, over 250 million Africans contract malaria each year, resulting in the death of over 1,000 children every single day, mostly under the age of five.
World Malaria Day’s theme for 2016 is simple: “End Malaria for Good.” And with our partner, Malaria No More, Mosquito Squad is doing just that. Since 2012, Mosquito Squad has raised well over $200,000 to help fuel the fight against malaria. When we donate a portion of our sales to Malaria No More, we’re saving lives by supporting activities in Cameroon to ensure adequate, timely and widespread communications that help inform school-aged children and communities regarding protective bed net distributions and proper usage.
Please join us in the fight against malaria by donating alongside Mosquito Squad at SwatMalaria.net.