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

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

We are also rigorously evaluating the impact of Wolbachia on the transmission of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases in the area.

Number of people reached
Total area reached
91 km²
“I was working as chief ironmonger and when I was on the third floor my sight became blurry. I had the impression of being jostled, and that is when I fell on the floor and my colleagues realised that I had a serious problem … luckily the men were strong and they rescued me.”
Matheo Seleone
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New Caledonia

Progress updates

We’ve been working with communities in New Caledonia since 2018 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.

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