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The World Mosquito Program is working in Sri Lanka to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. 

The World Mosquito Program in Sri Lanka is part of a global, not-for-profit initiative that is working to protect local communities from mosquito-borne diseases.

In Sri Lanka, dengue is an increasing health concern, along with other mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya. The World Health Organization reported that in 2017, dengue cases were more than triple the average for the same period between 2010 and 2016, with 34,274 dengue cases in Colombo and 186,101 in Sri Lanka.

community members in Sri Lanka
Project status
Community engagement
Release sites
Target population
Total reach so far
Size of the project
19.44 km²
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Release areas

In Sri Lanka, the World Mosquito Program is working with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to protect communities in Colombo. 

our team in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Our Sri Lankan team

Our dedicated team is working hard to monitor and support the projects in Colombo. Together with our partner the Universal College of Lanka, the World Mosquito Program employs 21 staff in Sri Lanka.