World Mosquito Program


The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease brings together scientists and experts across multiple disciplines to address the global burden of mosquito-borne diseases.

A key part of the Institute’s research portfolio is the World Mosquito Program (WMP), a global not-for-profit initiative that is using naturally occurring bacteria called *Wolbachia* to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

Following years of laboratory research into *Wolbachia*, the World Mosquito Program - formerly known as the Eliminate Dengue Program - has been conducting field trials of the method since 2011. The program has met with