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“What we found is that consumers are clearly looking for and purchasing mosquito control products that are easy to use, can be used indoors and outdoors and provide protection outside of sleeping hours,” says CCP’s Danielle Piccinini Black.
With most vulnerable covered, “now, we need to go even further to provide enough nets for everyone else” to protect them from malaria, says CCP’s Bolanle Olapeju.
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s “rapid response collecting” program has been acquiring contemporary objects since 2014. The emoji, championed by CCP, joins a host of other items that “reveal truths about how we live.”
Experts, including some from CCP, came together for Mission Mosquito, a global health security and public communication forum hosted by the U.S. Department of State, which sought to address how innovative health communication approaches and partnerships can help improve responses to mosquito-borne diseases.
There’s no emoji for the mosquito, the deadly insect that spreads malaria, Zika and more. It’s needed for communication and outreach, proponents say. A CCP staffer has proposed it be adopted.
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