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View the latest updates from the World Mosquito Program in Niterói.

The World Mosquito Program is working in and around Niterói to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

The World Mosquito Program has been active in Brazil since 2012, when it was called Eliminate Dengue: Brazil Challenge. Between August 2015 and January 2016, the project released Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti in two areas: Tubiacanga on Governador Island, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and Jurujuba, a neighborhood of Niterói. These pilot projects have been monitored since early 2016 and have proven to be successful in establishing the Wolbachia-mosquito population.

WMP staff member checks mosquito monitoring traps
Project status
Large-scale deployment, releasing mosquitoes
Number of people reached
Total area reached
51.4 km²
WMP in Niterói

A Community Reference Group meets monthly to track World Mosquito Program progress in the city. Members of the group include representatives of the Coordination of the Family Medical Program - PMF Norte II, Coordination of the Family Medical Program - PMF Norte I, Vice Presidency of Collective, Ambulatory and Family Care (VIPACAF), Regional Polyclinic Dr Renato Silva (Engenhoca Polyclinic), Health information, education and communication Municipal Department (IEC / CCZ), Federation of Residents Associations of Niterói (FAMNIT), Residents Association of Boa Vista, Regional Administration of Engenhoc, Regional Administration of Fonseca and the Municipal Education Foundation.


WMP run a public acceptance workshop in Nietroi, Brazil

Progress updates

We’ve been working with communities in Brazil since 2012 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.