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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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ASEAN Dengue Day 2018 at the World Mosquito Program


Dengue is a major public health burden globally, and has been the most rapidly-spreading mosquito-borne viral disease throughout Asia. Dengue...
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The New Zealand Government joins the fight against dengue fever in Fiji


Mosquito borne-diseases are a health concern for people living in Fiji. In 2017, approximately 2,200 dengue cases were reported in Fiji. Between...
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Bringing our self-sustaining solution to Mexico


The World Mosquito Program (WMP), in partnership with Baja California Sur Health authorities, were pleased to officially announce today that La Paz...
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New Caledonia to protect against mosquito-borne diseases


The WMP is excited to announce that New Caledonia will be the fourth country in the Pacific Islands to join our global initiative to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases.
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Taking our Wolbachia method to mainland Vietnam


Since August 2016, our team in Vietnam has been collecting background data and conducting meetings with ward, city and provincial leaders to...
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Advancing the World Mosquito Program's Wolbachia method in Brazil


Eliminate Dengue Brazil, part of the World Mosquito Program, has announced plans for further large-scale releases of Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes...
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Introducing the World Mosquito Program


Eliminate Dengue has changed over the years. Since launching our research trials in northern Queensland in 2011, we’ve rapidly expanded...
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Tackling mosquito-borne diseases in 10 countries


Mosquitoes are prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical areas like the Pacific and Asia. This has led to a long history of mosquito-borne diseases...
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Green light for Colombian expansion


The growth of our project in Colombia comes after promising results from small-scale trials. Following extensive consultation with health...
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Our self-sustaining Wolbachia method in action


After six years of working in northern Queensland communities, long-term monitoring by our researchers show that Wolbachia is self-sustaining at...
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