Take Action Now

Every monsoon season brings an influx of mosquitoes that can carry deadly, but treatable diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya. Everyone is at risk, but this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to act, have access to community health care and avoid as much as possible needing serious medical attention. By taking simple steps, you can keep yourself, your family and your community safe from these mosquito-borne diseases, even during COVID-19.

“India has made remarkable progress towards its goal of ending Malaria by 2030 – it’s up to us to keep that progress going.”

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Bite Ko Mat Lo Lite

Prime Minister Modi has set the audacious goal of ending Malaria in India by 2030 and has already achieved a 53% decline in cases in the past two years, driven in part by 90% reductions in high-burden states like Odisha. Yet COVID-19 threatens to derail those gains this Monsoon Season. For prevention measures to be effective, the time to act is now.

Bite Ko Mat Lo Light seeks to empower communities and individuals to take simple and proven preventative measures to prevent the spread of malaria and mosquito-borne disease during Monsoon Season.

Given the risks presented by mosquito-borne diseases and COVID-19, it is vitally important for everyone to “bite ko mat lo light” this Monsoon season while following COVID-19 safety measures.

Together, we can make sure everyone is doing their part. Everyone is at risk. Take action to protect yourself, your family and your community. Ensure the government is maintaining access to life-saving malaria interventions and providing ASHAs and our communities with PPEs and sanitary stations. Prevent malaria cases from being an added burden on our health systems, especially during COVID-19.

4 simple steps can protect you, your family and your community from mosquito-borne diseases

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Sleep under an insecticide-treated mosquito net every night

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Remove standing water and use mosquito repellents.

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Remove standing water and use mosquito repellents.

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If you have a fever, seek malaria testing within 24 hours.

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When seeking malaria testing, wear a face mask/covering, practice social distancing and wash your hands with soap frequently.

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When seeking malaria testing, wear a face mask/covering, practice social distancing and wash your hands with soap frequently.

Policy Makers also must take critical action to prevent a rise in mosquito-borne diseases

Maintain essential health services

Equip ASHAs and health workers with PPEs and health clinics with hand washing stations

Conduct anti-malaria campaigns and protect the incredible gains India has made against malaria

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If you would like to provide financial and technical assistance to support the campaign and spread our preventative messages to those at risk of mosquito-borne diseases, contact us at MNMIndia@malarianomore.org

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