Celebrating Malaria Awareness Day with a No Mosquito Picnic at a Local Winery

RAM in Southern Region celebrated Malaria Awareness Day with a No Mosquito Picnic at a local winery, generously hosted by Rotarians Ralph and Lesley Zucarro from the Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale who own Six Acres. The sun came through after we held our breath that the torrential downpour of rain would pause for our No Mosquito Picnic, and we welcomed District 9810 Governor Dr Daryl Moran and his wife Jenny. Incoming National RAM … Continued

Malaria Poems

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Mosquito lifecycle Mozzie start off as eggs,Then they kinda get wriggly,Then Larvae then pupaeThen they become Adultslive 2 months then become sickly (dead) I’m happy I’m not a mosquitoAlthough I’d happily drink of some nectarFemales are the ones that suck bloodLook you could even dissect her You could get sick with malariaIf the mozzie carries it to youI really don’t want to scare ya butEverything I have said is true But do not stress or … Continued

Malaria Poems

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Malaria Prevention: Cos it’s best to be safe, and not sorry I wanna talk malaria,I’m not here ta scare ya,There are simple steps you can take,In countries whereThese vampire bugs liveThe answers are real and not fake.In question of dress,It’s more and not less,In length of both pant and of sleeve,And be sure to wear,Insecticide lotion,If no bites you wish to receive.At night it is best,To sleep under nets,For mosquitoes can make your heart worry,But … Continued

Launch of the updated World Health Organization framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes

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Malaria and other vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and Zika, affect millions worldwide. More than 400,000 people a year die from malaria alone, a disease transmitted by deadly anopheles mosquitoes (World Health Organization, 2021). Genetically modified mosquitoes are tested as part of the effort to provide another valuable resource to fight mosquito-borne diseases and eliminate their vast social and economic burden. The World Health Organization launched the new framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes … Continued