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Ross Mosquito Day

Join us for an engaging and informative afternoon to celebrate 120 years since Sir Ronald Ross discovered that mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite. In honour of his landmark discovery, the Malaria Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is hosting the Mosquito Day World Café, where you will be able to find out about the impact that mosquitoes have had throughout history.

Talk to our experts and malaria ambassadors about their world-leading research into important topics such as malaria control and malaria prevention and treatment. Hear of the challenges faced by researchers trying to eradicate malaria and help us to create a timeline of the last 120 years, pinpointing the key events related to malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Quinine, found in tonic water, was originally used in malaria prevention and with the help of our friends, Malaria No More UK, we will have some gin to help us celebrate. Sign up, come along, and raise a glass to Sir Ronald with us, just what the Doctor ordered!

Dress code: Optional tea party or tropical attire encouraged - there will be a prize for the best dressed guest!

Please note, that photographs will be taken during the event. By registering you agree that the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine can use your image in promotional materials for future evnets.

All welcome, refreshments will be available.

Image: Ross Collection, courtesy of LSHTM Archives


Free and open to all. Eventbrite registration is required.