Yes, there’s such a thing as World Mosquito Day! Celebrated on 20th August this month. Why celebrate world mosquito day one would ask? This day in fact marks the discovery in 1897 by Sir Ronald Ross that the female mosquito alone is responsible for transmitting malaria to us humans.
To celebrate World Mosquito Day, one would typically celebrate the day by raising funds for an anti-malaria organization, team up with a local non-profit or even start your own event to raise money for anti-malaria efforts. It’s vital to raise awareness when you consider that fatality numbers are in excess of 620 000 per annum, with the majority of those being children across the whole of Africa. The use of insecticide-treated bed nets in high malaria areas have proven effective tools and a highly recommended practise in reducing these numbers.
As mosquito net manufacturers for more than 3 decades and forerunners in the tourism and hospitality industry, Kiwinet has been contributing to malaria prevention for adventurers and travellers alike.
While the majority of us may want to just swat away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy the outdoors, it is important to remember that mosquitoes do play a very important ecological role, serving as pollinators and as a food source for other wildlife. They are here to stay. And our role, as advocates for the tourism industry is to build awareness and knowledge around the disease they carry.
In line with this is our Company Mission which is: To create a Safe Sleep Sanctuary for a romantic, dreamy, restful experience, while saving lives.
If you can dream it, Kiwinet can make it.
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