After 3 years, the 'Applying Wolbachia to Eliminate Dengue' Randomised Controlled Trial conducted in Yogyakarta City shows incidence of dengue cases in intervention areas decreased by 77% compared with untreated areas within the study site.
The World Mosquito Program is working in and around Yogyakarta to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.
The Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) has evaluated the results of Wolbachia releases in Yogyakarta and decided there was enough evidence to scale up WMP’s Wolbachia method to help protect millions more people in Indonesia. The gold-standard randomised controlled trial showed a 77% reduction in dengue cases and 86% reduction in dengue hospitalisations in Wolbachia-treated areas compared with untreated areas.
We’ve been working with communities in Indonesia since 2012 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.
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