This book is part of the Green Chemistry series published by the Royal Society
of Chemistry, and is designed to provide a modern overview of the current
status of insecticides. We present the current approaches for insect pest control
as green alternatives to classical agrochemicals, which should be of interest to a
vast group of researchers: agrochemists, biochemists, chemists, toxicologists,
etc. Throughout the book, the diﬀerent approaches to pest control which
involve ‘‘greener chemicals’’ in particular are emphasized.
The GOI’s desire to achieve the MDGs is at the heart of its health programming. Health is identified as a priority for the GOI in the 2010‐2014 National Medium‐Term Development Plan. Additional strategies and plans from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and presidential decrees guide implementation of the plan. These include disease specific strategies, such as those for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) control, immunization, lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination, avian influenza (AI), and others focused on animal and human interactions. Presidential Decree No.
Neglected Tropical Diseases and other infectious disease threats: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and soil transmitted helminthaisis (STH) are endemic throughout Indonesia; Indonesia accounts for 9.3% of the world’s at-risk population, with an estimated 125-200 million people at-risk for LF nationally. STH is a widespread problem affecting child health and development. In 2011, USAID began to provide critical support to the National LF Elimination Plan and national program for control of STH.
In coordination with the MNCH component of the GHI strategy, prevention of NTDs will also
include the promotion of WASH practices in households, the provision of safe water and
construction of sanitation facilities. Since lymphatic filariasis (LF) can be prevented through the
use of bednets, efforts in this arena can be more tightly integrated with PMI to emphasize bednet
distribution in areas with LF, even if malaria is not highly prevalent.