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

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

Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue pose increasing health concerns for New Caledonia. According to a World Health Organization report, more than 4000 dengue cases and 10 deaths were reported between September 2016 and June 2017.

(Data updated June 2022)

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WMP in New Caledonia
Project sites
3
Number of people reached
140,000
Total area reached
91 km²
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New Caledonia

Project sites

After conducting laboratory studies to examine the impact of Wolbachia on dengue and chikungunya viruses in New Caledonia, and engaging with the community to explain our Wolbachia method and gain their acceptance, we are releasing Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes across Nouméa.