Battling Mosquito-borne Diseases with Technology in Latin America

Battling Mosquito-borne Diseases with Technology in Latin America


Premise has been working with local citizens to crowdsource data about mosquito breeding sites to help fill the gaps in the local governments’ vector control efforts.

Armed with a mobile app, Glenis Barragan has been knocking from door to door in the poor neighbourhoods of Colombia’s northern city of Cucuta, aiming to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease.

In the past year, Barragan has helped fellow residents identify and destroy mosquito breeding grounds – from water stored in containers and buckets in homes to puddles of water, rubbish and discarded tyres in city streets and parks.

Learn more about the project and check out the full story here.