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

The World Mosquito Program in Colombia is part of a global, not-for-profit initiative that is working to protect local communities from mosquito-borne diseases.

More than 25 million people are at risk of dengue, which is more than half of Colombia’s population. A number of large-scale outbreaks have occurred in recent years. The number of Zika cases also increased rapidly following a global outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in 2015.

(Data updated June 2023)

Colombia Cali Phasee III
Project sites
Number of people reached
Total area reached
183 km²
CE in Colombia

Following many years of laboratory research and field trials with promising results, we have received widespread support from communities, governments and regulators around the world. 

The World Mosquito Program’s work in Colombia is generously supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge.

Project sites - Colombia

Project sites

A large-scale research trial is now underway in Bello and Medellín. Recently, three new cities have joined this initiative: Cali in the Cauca Valley, and Itagüí and Sabaneta in the Aburrá Valley.

Engagement and public acceptance

Our Public Acceptance Model guides engagement, communication and
issues management. No mosquitoes are released until we receive endorsement by the
local Community Reference Group.


public acceptance in Bello (Paris)


public acceptance in Bello (municipality)


public acceptance in Medellín
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