No one should die from a mosquito bite. We need an international, coordinated effort to create solutions to beat back the threat of a mosquito-caused pandemic. We've seen the successful impact that can be made when the world comes together to solve a health crisis. The time has come to apply this approach to the worsening epidemic of mosquito-borne disease.
You've likely heard of diseases that mosquitos transmit, like Zika, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, chikungunya, and dengue. While these diseases may not have impacted your community, the persistent, accelerating expansion of the mosquito around the world is posing a serious global threat.
Mosquitos already kill more than 750,000 people a year, many of whom are children. Yet they're now reaching and surviving in places they have never been before, places where much of the population is unprepared.
Global travel, trade, and a warmer world are driving the rapid and potentially deadly expansion of mosquitoes and the deadly viruses they carry that could put billions in the path of a fatal infection.
Join us by adding your name to raise awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and offer support to the United Nations, relevant government agencies, NGOs, and business leaders to continue to come together to make mosquito control and pandemic preparedness a global priority.