World Mosquito Program

The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is Monash University’s groundbreaking research program utilising wolbachia bacteria to prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

In 2020 the Program opened its third regional hub in Panama City, providing a vital channel into Latin America, and successfully launched its first mosquito release in Colombo, Sri Lanka in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services. Other regional hubs are in Oceania and Asia.

The Program is aiming to expand from 12 countries to 25 countries by 2023, protecting more than 100 million people worldwide.