World Mosquito Program (WMP)

Overview

Dengue fever has become a major challenge in Asia and other parts of the world. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary species responsible for transmitting viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.

URC, with funding from the World Mosquito Program (WMP), will undertake an entomological field survey in selected high-risk dengue transmission areas in Hlaing Tha Yar Township. This surveillance system will provide information on mosquito populations in target areas before potentially moving into dengue control activities. The project is supported by the Australian government through Monash University, a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Duration
2019 to 2021
Funders 
Australian Government
Partners 
Monash University
Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports
Regions/ Countries