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.
In August 2020, WMP announced an extremely promising result from a gold-standard Randomised Controlled Trial conducted over 3 years in Yogyakarta City. The result shows a 77% reduction in dengue incidence in Wolbachia treated communities.
(Data updated March 2020)
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.
Our project site in Yogyakarta is central to our ambitions to scale-up implementation in other regions around the world. Evidence from initial trials shows extremely positive impact on the incidence of dengue and ongoing monitoring is expected to support plans for wider scale releases.
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.