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Regional workshop on sound life-cycle management of DDT under the Stockholm Convention

The Regional workshop on sound life-cycle management of DDT under the Stockholm Convention was held from 14 to 16 April 2015 in Wuxi, China.

Background

DDT is one of the Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) pesticides regulated by the Stockholm Convention. The Convention allows the use of DDT in public health interventions exclusively for disease vector control as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). With the goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT, the Convention requires the Conference of the Parties to encourage each party using DDT develop and implement an action plan.

Strengthening of in-country decision-making on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) and its effective implementation are key elements of sustainable solutions for reducing reliance on DDT for disease vector control. IVM contributes to sound management of available resources and tools in disease vector control under local conditions. Sound life-cycle management of DDT within the broader IVM approach provides the foundation for countries towards meeting the Convention objectives.

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