I live in the USA and I would like to start a business to fight mosquitoes and malaria: Can you advise me how and where to start?
I take it from the subject heading of the question that you would like to focus on sub-Saharan Africa—a crucial thing to note at this stage is that malaria is serious disease that affects millions of people throughout Africa (as well as across the rest of the world’s tropical and sub-tropical regions) and as such, I would encourage you to think about ways in which you can help people fight the burden of this illness.
You also should understand that many of the people who are at greatest risk from contracting malaria also happen to live in extreme poverty; an inability to pay for diagnosis or treatment is one of the great problems affecting the sustainability of malaria control initiatives in developing countries. As such, if you plan to start a business aimed at fighting mosquitoes and malaria, you need to think carefully about the model for such an initiative; for example, do you intend to make a profit? Many organisations already work in sub-Saharan Africa as non-profit organisations (NPOs), which use fund-raising or the sale of bednets in order to provide free services elsewhere, and these types of organisations are generally better respected in terms of their motivation to eliminate the burden of malaria in impoverished communities. So, if this sounds like the type of work you would be interested in setting up, I would look at the various other organisations that are already working on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa (Malaria No More, the Malaria Consortium, and non-governmental organisation such as the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, to name a few) and see if you can find a niche where you think you can make a difference to people’s health. To gain experience, you might also consider seeing if any of these organisations accept volunteers or have job positions open, to see what working to fight malaria is really like in practice.