World Mosquito Day, also known as International Mosquito Day, is celebrated on August 20 every year. World Mosquito Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the diseases caused by mosquitoes, especially the female Anopheles mosquito. Mosquitoes create a lot of problems as they breed in stagnant water.
In the overall survey of all three communes, Anopheles maculatus predominated over the other species, with a total of 276 individuals. Out of the 16 collected species, four were malaria vectors, including the primary vectors Anopheles minimus and Anopheles dirus, as well as two secondary vectors, namely Anopheles aconitus and Anopheles maculatus.
In the context of an increase in malaria cases in the first 8 months of 2023 compared to the same period of 2022 in three communes (Khanh Thuong, Khanh Thanh, and Son Thai) of Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa province, the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Quy Nhon has enhanced its support in containment of the disease.
To obtain the latest information regarding the malaria situation in Central Vietnam and identify obstacles and complexities in malaria control and elimination efforts, a joint mission to Gia Lai province was undertaken on May 08-09, 2023. This collaborative site visit involved the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology, and Entomology Quy Nhon (IMPE-QN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative's Office in Thailand, Switzerland, and Viet Nam.
Viet Nam is one of the countries at high-risk of malaria all over the world with large malaria-endemic areas. However, due to the suitable strategies for each malaria programme phase, and the Government's investment as well as the domestic and international support, the malaria-endemic areas has been significantly narrowed.