World Mosquito Day 2017

World Mosquito Day is celebrated on 20th August every year across the globe. This special day is known for the famous doctor Sir Ronald Ross who in 1902 discovered that female mosquito of the Anopheles genus are responsible for the disease called Malaria. They transmit the malaria parasite in the body and people become sick. His excellent work is remembered every year with many events and celebrations around the world. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has also contributed to make this a big event. After more than 100 years now still we are fighting with this mammoth disease and trying to find the best cure. A lot of seminars and workshops are also organized by government departments to come up with new ways of dealing with this deadly issue. Now in different medical colleges students go for awareness campaign and check the nearby areas.

How to Celebrate the Day

World Mosquito Day is celebrated in all parts of the world at a big scale in very innovative specific ways. The doctors and professional from the domain arrange health awareness campaigns in the society. They impart unique ways of handling the malarial infection that can be applied on the patients. Many open free health checkups and awareness workshops are being organized. People visit there to seek the expert advice and suggestions. Many government and private hospitals also give their support in all the celebrations to make the event grand and successful. They promote it on the internet and get a lot of inquiries. They have created a separate page on face book to channelize the day and people post their views .


There are many activities organized on the special World Mosquito Day in all countries and continents. Many hospitals and social agencies come up with health checkup camps. Doctors and practitioners from the field participate in the event to help the patients. Government is also organizing big events where they call different delegates and give them certificates, accolade, prizes, memento etc. They visit in the down trodden areas and talk to the people there about the benefits of cleanliness. College students organize road shows to make them understand the dire effects of malarial parasites on the human body. People consider this as cleaning day and remove all the things from their home that can cause in transmitting the disease.

Importance of the Day

This day is very important in the life of all human beings. With this World Mosquito Day we try to achieve a healthy society which is very clean and beautiful. On this day doctors can come up with new ways of handling the diseases related to the mosquitoes and that can be used in more productive ways. It also creates a healthy environment in the society and people get aware of various tools and methods through which they can make them healthy. Therefore if we celebrate this special day in the most productive ways a better and healthy environment can be achieved.

Mosquito Quotes

"The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito."
- Benito Mussolini

"I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it's target."
- Kenneth Williams

"I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn't such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I'd ever done."
- River Phoenix

"The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito... She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite - what if the parasites get into the system in this manner."
- Ronald Ross

"I never write a book unless I can't help it. Something has to bother me, like a mosquito, until I have to do something to relieve the itch."
- Gregory Maguire

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."
- Anita Roddick

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