As COVID-19 continues to spread, it is critical that routine malaria prevention and control campaigns continue. It is equally important that people take necessary actions to protect themselves, their families and their communities from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases this monsoon.
Malaria No More India, along with The Times of India, Facebook and Ogilvy, seeks to elevate awareness about the impact mosquito-borne diseases have on Indian citizens’ health and economy, and educate and engage people with the information they need during the 2020 monsoon season. It sends a call-to-action across digital and traditional media to reinforce prevention messages and urge people to safely seek timely malaria test and treatment, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The campaign will be a series of webinars aiming to bolster engagement with a wide group of stakeholders. Each of the webinars will focus on thematic areas in the malaria fight, and will discuss the disease control strategies, corporate-led efforts, role of behavior change communications and social/broadcast media campaigns.
The first webinar under this campaign has been organized in association with ETHealthworld.com and will be joined by experts in vector control, public health policy making and climate-health interface.
Key Discussion Points
- How Malaria No More is supporting India’s malaria elimination efforts
- How is India progressing towards malaria elimination
- How climate change is threatening malaria elimination in recent years?
- Plans to overcome challenges related to malaria especially during COVID-19
- How IMD can help in solving the problem
Shared for Knowledge Purpose only ( Copy right ET health world)