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By: United to Beat Malaria

Everything You Need to Take Action for World Mosquito Day 2023

August 29, 2023
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On August 20 each year, we recognize World Mosquito Day, commemorating the 1897 discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross that female anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. This discovery launched scientists into a new age of research in the fight against malaria. Thanks to the commitment of champions like you — we continue to press ahead in the fight to beat malaria!  

To celebrate World Mosquito Day, United to Beat Malaria is hosting a virtual Advocacy Day on Thursday, September 14. Champions will be grouped by state to meet virtually with their elected officials in support of life-saving global malaria programs like PMI and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. 

Participating in our virtual Advocacy Day is the best way to position yourself to be selected for our annual Leadership Summit in March!


  • Due to the unpredictable nature of the Hill please be sure to block your calendar on September 14 from 9 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET.  
  • Week of September 4: preliminary meeting schedules will be distributed to the email used at registration. Schedules will be sent from advocacyday  @ 


Meetings will take place virtually from the comfort of your home. If you are new to advocacy, this is the perfect opportunity for you to strengthen your advocacy muscles, as you will be able to directly reference your talking points.  


Mark your calendars for the below trainings. To help you succeed, we encourage you to attend as many of these as possible, as each will focus on different aspects of our asks and talking points.    


Prior to your meetings, we recommend you do some light research on your congressional delegation’s interests and responsibilities in Congress. To get started, follow the check-list below: 

  • Follow your members on social media.  
  • Identify which talking points would be most persuasive for your meeting.  
  • Read up on their professional backgrounds, their committee assignments, any membership groups to which they belong, their legislative accomplishments, etc. Most of this information is available on your individual legislators’ home pages found at and   
  • Most importantly, be ready to share why malaria elimination is important to you. 

NOTE: Your advocacy day meetings on Capitol Hill are being arranged by the United to Beat Malaria team. Please do not attempt to schedule your own meetings.



If you have a United to Beat Malaria T-shirt, we encourage you to wear it. If not, you can wear a blazer or cardigan over a t-shirt, polo, or button-down shirt. Don’t worry you can still wear your sweats or yoga pants!  


Questions about World Mosquito Day meetings with Congress? Contact Maegan Cross, Associate, Grassroots Advocacy at 


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