Guidance and awareness raising

A Global inventory of DDT Stockpiles and DDT in landfills financed by the Government of Germany was conducted over the period 2016 – 2018 and is available in English, French, Russian and Spanish . The aim of this report is to provide a global overview and baseline for planning and implementing projects with the aim of identification and sound disposal of obsolete DDT stockpiles towards the complete elimination of such stockpiles.

The Guidance to promote effective stakeholder engagements for the introduction of safer and sustainable solutions towards reducing reliance on POPs pesticides was prepared in 2020 and financed by the European Union. It is intended for officials in countries, especially LMICs, who are seeking to identify alternatives for POP pesticides and to make effective engagements with local stakeholders to achieve substitution with these lower risk and sustainable solutions.

As part of its technical assistance, a case study on alternatives to DDT and the elimination of malaria was implemented in Sri Lanka in 2017 financed by the Government of Germany.

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. 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. For a quick overview, you can download the DDT Toolkit Pamphlet.

At its fourth meeting held in 2009 the COP endorsed the establishment of a Global Alliance for the development and deployment of products, methods and strategies as alternatives to DDT for disease vector control. In 2011, the COP invited the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to lead its implementation. During its 6th meeting held in 2013, the COP invited the UNEP, in consultation with WHO, the DDT expert group and the Secretariat, to prepare a road map for the development of locally safe, effective, affordable and environmentally sound alternatives to DDT.

The WHO guidelines for Malaria were published 13 July 2021 and contains a lot of useful information for countries dealing with Malaria.

Press release

BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?

Historic WHO announcement on a malaria vaccine, and recent recommendations of the Stockholm Convention’s Expert Group, give grounds for optimism that DDT could soon be phased out forever.

BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?

BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?