The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) is working to create meaningful impact on global public health issues through translational research.
The World Mosquito Program (WMP) – the IVBD’s flagship program - is delivering a paradigm shift in the way that arboviral infections transmitted by Aedes aeqypti mosquitoes are controlled. From proof of concept studies in northern Australia, through to city-wide projects in Latin America, the WMP's Wolbachia method has demonstrated itself as a versatile, self-sustaining and cost-effective method to combat the burden of arboviral diseases like dengue and Zika.
Discover more about the WMP in this Monash Lens publication.
To maximise efforts and achieve greater public health outcomes, the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease works in collaboration with universities and other health initiatives around the world. Some of our partners include:
- University of Antioquia
- The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
- Gadjah Mada University
- National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
- Institute Pasteur