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The World Mosquito Program works closely with communities around the world to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

Francisca Osuna holds a mosquito kit
 
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Stories from our communities

Before we release mosquitoes, we work with communities to explain our method and answer their questions. 

We partner closely with community groups and local health officials in the communities where we work. We ensure that all questions are answered and the local community endorses our method before Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes are released in our project sites.

We encourage community members to become actively involved in our research by growing mosquitoes in their own backyards and by hosting bug traps. We only undertake release activities with community support, including by a Community Reference Group made up of local community leaders. Community engagement and education are key to our approach.