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First meeting of the Interim Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for alternatives to DDT

The First meeting of the Interim Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for alternatives to DDT was held from 27 to 29 October 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Venue: International environmental House II (MIE II).

In a first step towards establishing global action to develop and deploy alternative products, methods and strategies to DDT for disease vector control, the Interim Steering Committee of the Global Alliance, appointed to guide the process, met from 27th to 29th October 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Global Alliance for the development and deployment of products, methods and strategies as alternatives to DDT for disease vector control was established by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its fourth meeting in May 2009. The Global Alliance is created to bring together all organizations and stakeholders involved in developing and deploying alternatives to DDT for disease vector control and to enhance their collaboration and effectiveness for achieving agreed goals. While the focus is on introducing alternatives to DDT used for indoor residual spraying, the Global Alliance will also work in coordination with the broader malaria control agenda to support the reduction and control of malaria transmission. Its Interim Steering Committee is composed of 15 members, including representatives from Stockholm Convention Party countries for each regional group, academic and research institutions, inter-governmental organizations, non- governmental organizations, donor countries and the private sector.

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