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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 24 to 26 November 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (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 Conference of the Parties to the Convention encourages each party using DDT to 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 the sustainable solution for reducing reliance on DDT for disease vector control. Sound life-cycle management of DDT within the broader IVM approach builds the foundation for countries to meet the Convention’s objectives.

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