In July 2011 the Eliminate Dengue Program entered into a collaboration with Yayasan Tahija (YT) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia to test the Wolbachia dengue control method there.
Eliminate Dengue Indonesia will build on existing dengue research that YT and UGM have undertaken in Yogyakarta involving over 500,000 people through a larviciding intervention project.
The first phase of the project is underway and involves engagement with local communities and entomology surveys to determine possible future study sites. Mosquito rearing activities have also begun.
The project will not proceed to the second phase (small scale nursery establishment) without community support and regulatory approval, which will involve a comprehensive risk analysis similar to that undertaken for the Australia and Vietnam projects.