The World Mosquito Program is working in Lautoka to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.
With government approval and community support, we began releasing Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes in Lautoka in 2019, as part of our Western Division expansion. The aim is to establish Wolbachia in the local mosquito population to significantly reduce the risk of diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.
We’ve been working with communities in Fiji since 2017 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to learn more.