This week, we’re celebrating World Mosquito Day (August 20) and National Franchise Appreciation Day (August 26) to highlight the great work of one of our partners, Mosquito Squad, one of the fastest-growing franchises in the U.S. In 2011, Mosquito Squad partnered with Malaria No More understanding that while they fight mosquitoes as a matter of convenience at home, for many around the world, the fight against mosquitoes is a matter of life and death.
As a former diplomat-turned-novelist, Maureen Lomo, aka M.L. Wonder, has explored numerous countries and worked on three continents. During her time abroad, serving the United States government, she gained a unique perspective on cross-cultural relationships, community, and global health, all of which inspired her newly-released debut novel: TenthYear in the Sun
National Independence Day celebrations, such as India’s this week, typically provide leaders and citizens the opportunity to reflect on the hopes, aspirations, anxieties and promise their country holds. With 70 years of progress to look back upon, Indians have much to be proud of, especially in the realm of health. Improvements in maternal and child health and water and sanitation have increased Indians’ life expectancy and unlocked economic benefits for many. Two significant milestones in particular – eliminating smallpox and polio – represent tremendous feats that improved the lives of millions of Indians and served as turning points for global eradication efforts.
Malaria No More congratulates H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This World Malaria Day, leaders and champions from around the world gathered in a shared vision of a malaria-free world at Malaria No More’s 11th Annual International Honors Night in New York City.