Colombia Fights Mosquito Breeding Sites With App

Colombia Fights Mosquito Breeding Sites With App


SEATTLE, Washington — In Colombia, 27% of the population lives in poverty, and more than seven million Colombians are internally displaced people. One of the reasons Colombians fled their homes is the country’s long-running civil war and guerilla attacks. Poverty and the refugee status of many Colombians are not the only problems the country faces today. In 2017, Colombia reported 1,400 cases of Zika, and in 2019, 84,664 cases of dengue fever. Premise, a company specializing in data analytics, partnered with the Colombian government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to fight the deadly Zika outbreaks and mosquito breeding sites with an analytical data app.

Read the full story from the Borgen Magazine here.