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.
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 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.