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

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

In Sri Lanka, dengue is an increasing health concern, along with other mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya. The World Health Organization reported that in 2017, dengue cases were more than triple the average for the same period between 2010 and 2016, with 34,274 dengue cases in Colombo and 186,101 across Sri Lanka.

(Data updated March 2021)

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Project sites

Our project in Sri Lanka is being established in the Colombo area, with the first mosquito releases having taken place in 2020.

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Our Sri Lankan team

Our dedicated team is working hard to monitor and support the projects in Colombo. Together with our partner, the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services through the National Dengue Control Unit, the World Mosquito Program employs 35 staff in Sri Lanka.