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Ingham community welcomes their first Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes


Ingham has welcomed some new residents into their community: Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes, released as part of the Dengue Safe Project Ingham.
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Mozzie Box deliveries arrive in Queensland's Northern Peninsula Area


The Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) is buzzing as local health authorities began implementing community egg releases in the region. The Dengue Out...
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WMP's Wolbachia method limits transmission of yellow fever


A new study confirms the World Mosquito Program’s (WMP) Wolbachia method limits transmission of the yellow fever virus in Aedes aegypti...
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A win for Wolbachia: Australian health authorities adopt innovative method


The World Mosquito Program’s (WMP) approach continues in Queensland as local health authorities adopt our innovative Wolbachia method.
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Partnering with one of Brazil’s most influential people


Rene Silva, a community partner of the World Mosquito Program, lives in one of the favelas - Complexo do Alemão - and runs a grassroots newspaper called Voz da Comunidades (Community Voice).
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World Mosquito Program: 2018 highlights


The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is celebrating another successful year protecting the global community from mosquito-borne diseases.
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WMP’s mosquito releases take flight


All eyes were on the sky in Nakasi, Fiji, as the World Mosquito Program’s first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) trial got underway on 21 November with Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes on board.
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WMP's Wolbachia method featured at UN Global Conference


The World Mosquito Program's (WMP) Wolbachia method has been featured in the second Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference...
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School projects and castles in blue: what's new with the WMP in Brazil


The walls of the neo-Moorish castle at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation were illuminated in a special shade last month: a bright royal blue. The...
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3rd anniversary of the United Nations SDGs


On this day in 2015, 193 countries adopted the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable...
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The WMP welcomes AUD$50m funding from the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust have awarded AUD$50m to the World Mosquito Program (WMP) over three years, bringing...
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Connecting with community leaders in Medellín


Community leaders have been working with the WMP since 2016 to help disseminate information and answer questions about the implementation of our Wolbachia method in Colombia.
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First releases in Vinh Luong welcomed by community members


In March 2018, the WMP commenced its 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.
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First mosquitoes with Wolbachia released in the Pacific


The World Mosquito Program, in collaboration with local health authorities and partners, is working to help protect Pacific communities from mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.
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Mexico and New Caledonia join the WMP


We have continued to expand at the World Mosquito Program, with two new countries - Mexico and New Caledonia - signing on to implement our safe and...
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Fast facts about mosquito-borne diseases


Did you know that 40% of the world's population are at risk of contracting dengue fever? Or that the Zika virus was first identified in Ugandan monkeys in 1947?
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WMP's Wolbachia method demonstrated at citywide scale for the first time


Research led by the World Mosquito Program’s Director, Professor Scott O’Neill, has shown for the first time that the WMP’s...
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Fighting mosquito-borne diseases in Fiji


Mosquitoes with Wolbachia have been released for the first time in Fiji, in an effort to significantly reduce the burden of mosquito-borne...
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First adult mosquitoes with Wolbachia released in Port Vila, Vanuatu


The first releases of adult mosquitoes in Port Vila this week marked an important step towards the implementation of the World Mosquito...
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Sustainable Development Goals: recognising the World Mosquito Program's global approach


The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is proud to be acknowledged in the Australian Government’s 2018 Report on the Implementation of the...
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