The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is a not-for-profit initiative that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Pioneered by Australian researchers, the WMP uses safe and natural bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit these viruses.
The WMP has expanded rapidly since launching its first pilot study in Australia in 2011. Following promising results from international pilot studies, local governments and communities are embracing the WMP’s Wolbachia method in 12 countries, with further projects in development.
We believe that through collaboration and innovation, our global approach can help to protect local communities from mosquito-borne diseases.