Group of Implementation Research students with some peers from Tropical Medicine Master Program visited World Mosquito Program (WMP) Yogyakarta Laboratory on Jalan Podocarpus I, Sekip N-14, Senolowo, Sinduadi, Sleman on Thursday (23/06).
Riris Andono Ahmad, MPH, Ph.D as part of WMP team welcomed and briefly explained the profile of the WMP Yogyakarta, as well as information about mosquitoes with Wolbachia.
Students were divided into two groups. Each group was accompanied by researchers to see firsthand the location of the Wolbachia mosquito production site. They also received information regarding the location of mosquito placement. The researchers also presented data on the decrease of up to 77% of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever cases at the site of the spread of Wolbachia mosquitoes.
This visit to the WMP Entomology Laboratory is part of a series of student Field Visits. Previously, students had visited community health centers, hospital, and penitentiary center, and was scheduled to visit Balai Besar Penelitian dan Pengembangan Vektor dan Reservoir Penyakit (B2P2VRP), Salatiga.