Eliminate Dengue Vietnam is part of the World Mosquito Program, a global initiative that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases.

Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue are prevalent in Vietnam. The first outbreak of dengue was recorded in Vietnam in 1963. Between 1998 and 2010 more than 1 million cases were reported. Today, dengue is endemic throughout the southern region and central coast, and in largely populated hubs such as Hanoi.

Eliminate Dengue Vietnam was established in 2006 with oversight by the Ministry of Health. The first phase of releases of Wolbachia carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes took place on Tri Nguyen island, near the port of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province.

From March until June 2018, the WMP carried out its first releases of Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes on mainland Vietnam. The project is located in Vinh Luong, a community north of Nha Trang, the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province. The WMP released Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes in eight hamlets in Vinh Luong over several months. Our team is monitoring and evaluating the mosquito population, to ensure that mosquitoes with Wolbachia are successfully establishing in the local mosquito population.

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