Summary

The French Institute of Indonesia (IFI Jakarta) brought together specialists in vector-borne diseases on February 3 for a webinar entitled "Dengue fever in Indonesia: the challenges to be met".

To discuss this issue of great importance in public health, the IFI has invited several Indonesian and French specialists in this disease: Dr. Achmad Naufal Azhari (WHO/WHO, Jakarta), Prof. Adi Utarini (Univ. Gadjah Mada/UGM, Yogyakarta), Dr. Roger Frutos (CIRAD, UMR INTERTRYP Montpellier), Dr. Triwibowo Ambar Garjito (B2P2VRP, MoH BRIN, Salatiga), Dr. Sylvie Manguin (IRD, UMR HSM, Univ. Montpellier), and Prof. Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto (UGM, Yogyakarta).

The presentations highlighted the complexity of the fight against the disease, the importance of human activities in its spread, the fight against the proliferation of the vector (Aedes mosquito), and the need to adapt our behavior to curb the spread of the sickness. The participants also carried many messages of hope, emphasizing the very significant progress made in recent years, and the mobilization of public health actors in Indonesia and elsewhere, in particular to reduce or even eliminate the populations of mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus.

Broadcasted online, the event hosted by Gauthier Gacoin of the IFI attracted a large audience; it is available for replay here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE8vETrcfXM

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Participants from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and France at the 2nd International Scientific Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases in Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia, April 2018.
Participants from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and France at the 2nd International Scientific Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases in Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia, April 2018.