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 March 2020)
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.
Our New Caledonian team
Our dedicated team is working hard to support the project in Nouméa. Together with our local partners, the World Mosquito Program employs 30 staff in New Caledonia.