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.
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.
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.
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.