Toolkit for the sound management of DDT for disease vector control

The Toolkit aims to provide a one-stop shop for information and resources regarding the life-cycle management of DDT and other vector control insecticides within the context of chemicals and waste conventions. It does not present new guidelines or new guidance on DDT, but collates information from authoritative guidance documents, primarily those produced by WHO and FAO.

The toolkit covers the management of DDT and other vector control insecticides from production until use and disposal. Specifically, the pesticide life-stages discussed are: production, formulation, import and export; registration; procurement; pesticide quality control; transport and distribution; storage and stock control; application in vector control; and safe disposal.

The life-stages are described in separate chapters, and key points for monitoring and evaluation are presented. It is hoped that the document will assist countries to critically review the management of DDT and other vector control insecticides at country level, in order to plan, implement and monitor constructive improvements.

The full text of DDT Toolkit is available. For a quick overview, you can download the DDT Toolkit Pamphlet.