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

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

Vanuatu has a long history of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue. Large dengue outbreaks are frequent, including thousands of suspected cases in 2016 and 2017.

(Data updated June 2023)

WMP in Vanuatu
Project sites
Number of people reached
Total area reached
39 km²

Project sites

Between July 2018 and March 2019, Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes were released across Port Vila and surrounding areas, reaching a population of more than 50,000 people. By releasing in the areas most at risk of outbreaks, we expect that surrounding communities will also have greater protection against mosquito-borne diseases. 


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