Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue are prevalent in Vietnam. The first outbreak of dengue was recorded in Vietnam in 1963. Between 1998 and 2010 more than 1 million cases were reported. Today, dengue is endemic throughout the southern region and central coast, and in densely populated hubs such as Hanoi.
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(Data updated December 2020)
The first phase of releases of Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes took place on Tri Nguyen Island, near Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province, in 2013.
From March until June 2018, we carried out our first releases of Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes on mainland Vietnam. The project is located in Vinh Luong, a community north of Nha Trang, the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province.
Our Vietnamese team
Our dedicated team is working hard to monitor and support the projects in Vinh Luong and Tri Nguyen Island. Together with our local government and research partners, the World Mosquito Program employs 27 staff in Vietnam.