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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 June 2019)

community members in Sri Lanka
Project status
Community engagement
Release area
1
Target population
218,866
Total reach so far
TBC
Size of the project
19.44 kmĀ²
Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka

Release areas

The World Mosquito Program is working with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine through the National Dengue Control Unit to protect communities in Colombo. 

our team in Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka

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 Medicine through the National Dengue Control Unit, the World Mosquito Program employs 21 staff in Sri Lanka.