World Mosquito Day
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World Mosquito Day on 20 August first came into being in 1897 when British doctor Sir Ronald Ross made the historic link that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
All aboard for Mozzy Air – our fictitious airline that flies to over 100 destinations. It’s brought to life through the interactive infographic below featuring flight paths to countries affected by malaria past and present. It also brings you compelling personal stories and facts from ten countries.
Mozzy Air reminds travellers to get protected before heading overseas and gives you the chance to share your malaria story to help raise awareness to save lives.
Here’s the code to use to embed the infographic on your own website or blog:
<iframe src="http://www.mozzyair.co.uk/index.html" height="684" width="950" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" align="middle"></iframe>
Find out more about this pivotal day through our World Mosquito Day film featuring little seen footage of Dr Ross and interviews with some of today’s key players in the fight to make malaria. Their messages bring hope and perspective – making malaria no more in Africa is a genuine possibility.
Statistics quoted in A Guide to World Mosquito Day are from 2010 and some have now changed. Please see our Quick facts page for the latest malaria statistics.