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View the latest updates from the World Mosquito Program in Colombo.

The World Mosquito Program is working in Colombo 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 Sri Lanka, we are now engaging with the community to explain our Wolbachia method in order to gain community acceptance.

The team plans to introduce mosquitoes with Wolbachia across parts of Colombo and rigorously evaluate the impact of Wolbachia on the transmission of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.

community member
Project status
Community engagement
Release areas
25
Target population
214,835
Community advocates
 
Sri Lanka

Progress updates

We’ve been working with communities in Sri Lanka since 2017 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.