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We have growing evidence for the effectiveness and safety of our Wolbachia method and have set up projects in 14 countries.

To help capture the effect our Wolbachia method is having in real time, we’ve put together the Hope Clock, which provides live data of our impact.

Economic studies assign a $ value to a day of lost productivity, i.e. for each work day lost due to dengue illness or caring for a family member with dengue, plus the lost future productivity of the small proportion of dengue cases who die. The sum of these $ are the 'societal costs' of dengue (as opposed to the 'direct costs' of providing healthcare to dengue patients). The 'averted societal costs' are these cumulative societal costs that are assumed to have been prevented by preventing X dengue cases since Wolbachia was released in a given location.

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