Published: 2017-01-10

Indonesian strategy in reducing Aedes aegypty diseases in ASEAN economic community era

Ramadhan Tosepu, Devi Savitri Effendy, Hartati Bahar


Indonesia is one of the countries that has a very strategic role in the ASEAN region. The state of readiness of Indonesia in ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 will involve all elements of the society due to very large population. Economically, Indonesia should be able to compete with ASEAN countries, and human resources should also be prepared. On the other hand, shifts and movements of the people between countries will be increased, this could be a threat for the country. However, those who are ready with the human resources, it might be a positive value, otherwise, it might be a weakness for unprepared countries. AEC era is not only economic power that should be concerned, but also health problems that should be a priority. Nowadays, the Aedes aegypti cases are still high in Indonesia. This paper aims to describe the strategies to reduce the disease, which also be a focus of government.


ASEAN Economic Community, Aedes aegypti

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