In 2020, the World Mosquito Program expanded its actions to Campo Grande, capital of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.
The implementation of the Wolbachia Method in Campo Grande is carried out in partnership with the Municipality of Campo Grande and the government of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, with funding from the Ministry of Health.
(Date upted June 2023)
The Wolbito em Casa (Wolbito at Home) project in Campo Grande is a collaboration between WMP in Brazil and the Campo Grande Secretary of Education. Students from 17 elementary schools received kits containing a capsule of Wolbachia mosquito (Wolbito) eggs and a pamphlet describing how to set up the Wolbito's house. The project was carried out in 4 months and approximately 1500 students enrolled.
Mato Grosso do Sul's indigenous population is the second largest in Brazil. Água Bonita and Marçal de Souza, two urban communities in Campo Grande, worked in partnership with WMP in Brazil to facilitate the deployment of the Wolbachia method in the communities.
Our Community Reference Group includes representatives of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Dom Bosco Catholic University, Secretary of Health, Mario Dilson Scouts Group, Lions Club, São Roque Gonzalez Community Association, Pentecostal Church Jesus in Action, Rotary Club, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fire Department and Association of Residents Union.
We’ve been working with communities in Brazil since 2012 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. See our progress and project locations here.