Acceptable Purposes: DDT

Register of DDT pursuant to paragraph 1 of part II of annex B of the Stockholm Convention

Party Production
notification
(x = received)
Use
notification
(x = received)
Date of notification Remarks
Botswana X 29/09/2004 In 1998 Botswana changed policy from DDT to pyrethroids for residual house spraying and treatment of mosquito nets.  The change was as a result of non availability of good quality DDT.  The complaints from the community about stains DDT left on their walls also contributed to the change.  However, the Ministry of Health has not banned the use of DDT for public health purposes.  Should the country have an invasion of anopheles funestus which are currently only susceptible to DDT, Botswana will revert to it and avert malaria epdemics and save lives of the population at risk.
Completed notification form
Eritrea
X 31/05/2010 Indoor residual spraying by the Ministry of Health against mosquito in the malaria control programme. The Ministry has been using DDT for several years and will continue to do so until effective and environmentally friendly alternative is available.
Completed notification form
Ethiopia X X 12/09/2006 DDT is being produced and used in Ethiopia for malaria vector control as indoor residual spray in accordance with the WHO recommendation and guidelines.
Completed notification form
India X X 27/10/2006 Malaria (Anopheles culicifacies, An fluviatilis, An. Minimus, An. Dirus)
Kala-azar( Sandfly) M/s Hindustan Insecticide Limited (HIL) is the sole manufacturer of DDT in the country.
Completed notification form
Madagascar X 27/08/2007 DDT is prohibited for agriculture use in Madagascar. Since 2004, it has been stopped in Public health use. It is planned to be reused on October, 2009, during the implementation of National Strategic Plan, and for resistance management.
Malaria; the main vectors targeted are Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae s.l.
Completed notification form
Marshall Islands
X 22/05/2004 Acceptable purpose: Disease vector control in accordance with Part II of Annex B (Malaria / Other related illnesses).
Completed notification form
Mauritius
X 27/09/2007 1) DDT is being sprayed as a residual inseticide at the port and airport. About 1500Kgs of DDT are used annually.
2) Secretariat was notified in March 2003 for exemption. This notification was subsequently updated on September 2007.
Completed notification form
Morocco
X 14/04/2005 Le DDT est utilisé au Maroc exclusivement par le Ministère de la Santé pour la lutte contre le paludisme pour des foyers ponctuels quand la situation épidémiologique l’éxige. Unofficial translation: DDT is used in Morocco exclusively by the Ministry of Health for malaria control in limited areas when the epidemiological situation so requires.
Completed notification form
Mozambique
X 13/09/2007 Planned as from 2005 up to 2008 Mozambique is using DDT, only for Malaria vector and other disease combat, the DDT is administrated by ministry of health Mozambique; under article of; WHO, For only malaria prevention.
Completed notification form
Namibia X X 28/01/2009 For indoor residual spraying of houses to control malaria vectors by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. ±100 tonnes of DDT 75%WP.
Completed notification form
Senegal
X 09/07/2006 Plaudism is endemic in Senegal. Currently, the assumption of responsibility of the patients is effective. However, in the treatment of the mosquitos, the DDT is not excluded in the event if plague persists.
Completed notification form
South Africa
X 24/11/2004 Notified the Secretariat of its request to be included in the DDT Register for disease vector control in accordance with the World Health Organization recommendations and guidelines, and in accordance to the requirements of the Stockholm Convention.
Completed notification form
Swaziland
X 28/06/2006 Use restricted to malaria vector control in accordance with Part II of Annex B.
Completed notification form
Uganda
X 20/07/2008 Planned as from January 2008 Malaria targeting Anopheles gambiae s.s, An. funestus and An. arabiensis.
Remarks: see attached
Completed notification form
Venezuela
X 11/05/2009 Control del vector de la malaria. Venezuela decide mantener el uso restringido del DDT en el país, sólo en situaciones de emergencia de salud pública para el control del vector de la malaria, así como también su uso en investigaciones.
Completed notification form
Yemen
X 29/03/2005 1) Yemen has banned the use of DDT for agriculture since 1990, but Yemen is still using DDT for disease vector control (Malaria);
2) Yemen is now making efforts to replace DDT with other safe chemicals, but Yemen needs some support to fulfil its plans and to make its efforts succeed.
Completed notification form
Zambia
X 20/10/2008 DDT is restricted for Malaria Vector control until an effective and affordable alternative is made available.
Completed notification form

Withdrawal from the DDT Register

Parties listed in the DDT register may withdraw their name from the Registry, at any time, upon a written notification to the Secretariat (paragraph 7 of Part II, Annex B). 

Party Activity Date of notification Date of withdrawal Remarks Comments
China, People's Republic of Production and use 02/02/2005 28/02/2014 DDT was used in a closed-system indoor site in a small amount to control disease vector, but it was forbidden strictly using outdoor in order to prevent pollution. DDT was mainly used in some malaria epidemic areas such as Yunnan province. The average annual consumption of DDT original power was about 300 tons. Presently, it is only kept to be used in case of emergency of malaria.
Completed notification form
Withdrawal notification
Myanmar Use 08/082006 17/02/2012 Remarks not provided.
Completed notification form
Withdrawal notification - Myanmar imports the alternative insecticides such as malathion and alphacybermethrine instead of DDT.