During the month of August every year, we like to take a moment to acknowledge World Mosquito Day, recognized each year on August 20, which marks the anniversary of the discovery that mosquitoes transmit the parasite that causes malaria.
Sir Ronald Ross discovered the malaria parasite in the stomach tissue of an Anopheles (female) mosquito on 20 August 1897, a giant leap for medicine when compared in size with the pesty carrier itself. Aimed at raising awareness about the illness and disease caused by mosquitoes, this day shines a spotlight on the ongoing efforts in the fight against the world’s deadliest creature, still responsible for the deaths of more than 700 000 people each year.
The female Anopheles mosquito is the only mosquito to transmit malaria, typically between dusk and dawn and it has been estimated by the IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium, UK), that between 2000 and 2015, 450 million clinical cases of malaria were averted by the widespread distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets.
With mosquito nets identified as first defence against being bitten, Kiwinet mosquito nets are proud to produce not only functional, but beautiful bedroom décor for our clients in our contribution towards the prevention of this deadly disease.
We salute all healthcare officials and NGO’s in their life saving efforts.