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 Sustainable Development Goals. The report was launched earlier this month by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Banksia’s Ignite event.

Coordinated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the report addresses Australia’s progress towards each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to ‘end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all’.

The WMP is contributing to the UN’s SDGs Global Goal #3: Good Health & Well-being by protecting the global community from neglected tropical diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

We have reached more than 1 million people in countries where we have released our Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes. As we expand into more at-risk areas globally, we plan to increase our contribution to the SDGs. Through collaboration with governments, research institutes, health agencies, donors and communities, our global approach can help reach even more communities affected by mosquito-borne diseases.

To learn more about Australia’s progress in achieving these goals, read the full report. Further information about the 17 SDGs can be found here.