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2007

Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa

International (Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Djibouti, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iran)

Titre : Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa

Pays  : Regional (Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Djibouti, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iran)

Organisme de financement  : UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
Organisme d’exécution  : WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) ; Ministries of Health of the participating countries

Approuvé le : June 14, 2007

Finalité et objectifs
The long-term objective of the project is to reduce the reliance on DDT without increasing the occurrence of vector-borne diseases (VBD), and to promote appropriate vector control management practices by strengthening capacities of countries to sustainably implement environmentally sound alternatives.

The project objectives are to :
(i) demonstrate the viability, availability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the alternatives to use of DDT ;
(ii) promote the replication of the good practices and demonstrated alternatives in the countries selected and elsewhere ;
(iii) build capacity in each country to plan and design application of alternatives based on the principles of integrated vector management (IVM).

The alternatives to be considered will mostly be non chemical-based and will include the following : - Biological control ; - Environmental management (including water sanitation and irrigation management) ; - Insecticide treated nets ; and - Combination of the above with supportive insecticide use.

This will lead to significant and sustainable reductions in the vector-borne disease burdens of the countries of the region and at the same time ensure the protection of the environment and human health by reducing the use of DDT and other insecticides.

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 5,563,115 US$
Cofin Amount : 8,416,402 US$
Project Cost : 13,979,516 US$

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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