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The World Mosquito Program is working in Indonesia to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. 

The World Mosquito Program in Indonesia is part of a global, not-for-profit initiative that’s working to protect local communities from mosquito-borne diseases.

Dengue was first reported in two of Indonesia’s 29 provinces in 1968. Today dengue has spread to all provinces and is endemic in many large cities and small towns. The Indonesian Ministry of Health has identified Yogyakarta Province as one of the 10 provinces most affected by dengue each year in the last three decades.

community member and advocate in Yogyakarta
Project status
Post-release monitoring
Release sites
6
Target population
242,665
Total reach so far
242,665
Size of the project
19.44 km²
This is a breakthrough research program that aims to find a solution to our dengue fever problem. We hope the World Mosquito Program will be able to provide evidence on the impact of Wolbachia in reducing the number of dengue fever cases in Yogyakarta City.
Dr. Ani Mufidah Sari
Head of Jetis Community Health Centre

Engagement and public acceptance

Our Public Acceptance Model guides engagement, communication and
issues management. No mosquitoes are released without full endorsement from the
local Community Reference Group.

88%

PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE IN YOGYAKARTA

95%

PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE IN SLEMAN DISTRICT

90%

PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE IN BANTUL DISTRICT
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Release areas

With regular outbreaks of dengue reported in Yogyakarta, the aim of these releases was to establish Wolbachia in the local mosquito populations to reduce the transmission of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases between people.

field entomologist
 
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Our Indonesian team

Our dedicated team is working hard to monitor and support the project in Yogyakarta City, Sleman District and Bantul District. Together with the Tahija Foundation, the World Mosquito Program employs 80 staff in Indonesia.