The National Institute of Health (NIH) has launched its first-ever android-based application named “Mosquitoes Alert in Pakistan”. The app will help to collect information on different mosquito species present in different areas which will ultimately help in mapping out the magnitude of burden related to different mosquito species.
Through this Mosquito Alert app, anyone can send photo of mosquitoes or breeding places. These photos will be part of a common database and will be used for investigation, monitoring and control of mosquitoes.
This information is key for generating a participatory alert system to improve the management of mosquito’s species, minimize the risk of disease transmission and raise awareness among general public.
Link of app: https://maa.nih.org.pk/