The World Mosquito Program is working in Tri Nguyen Island 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 Vietnam, and engaging with the community to explain our Wolbachia method and gain their acceptance, we released Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes across Tri Nguyen Island in 2013. A second release was conducted in 2014.
We’ve been working with communities in Vietnam since 2017 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.