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The World Mosquito Program is a not-for-profit initiative that exists to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases.


The World Mosquito Program uses safe and natural bacteria called Wolbachia to prevent the transmission of mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. 

Since releasing the first Wolbachia mosquitoes in 2011, evidence from international pilot studies shows that we can use Wolbachia more broadly to decrease the risk of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmitting viruses. Multiple trials in various locations demonstrate that our method is a safe and effective way to help prevent the spread of diseases across entire cities and regions.

We continue to rapidly expand our operations by building partnerships with local governments and communities around the world who are embracing our Wolbachia method. 

Our work


Read stories from our team members, laboratories, project sites and local communities.

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From the team

The World Mosquito Program employs a large number of talented individuals around the globe. Currently our people comprise more than 25 nationalities and more than half of our team are women.

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From project sites

Read about where we’re working around the world and how we’re empowering communities to prevent mosquito-borne diseases in their area.

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From community members

Read personal stories of people who have been affected by mosquito-borne diseases, and are now working with us to help prevent them.

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