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Detail of GEF Project #1331

GEF Project ID1331
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDemonstrating Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability of Environmentally-sound and Locally Appropriate Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Control in Africa
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Strategic ProgramPOPS-3; POPS-2
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-06
PDF-B Approval Date2002-03-06
Approval Date2005-06-08
CEO Endorsement Date2008-06-03
GEF Agency Approval Date2009-03-30
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyWorld Health Organization-Regional Office for Africa (AFRO); National Executing Agencies in the participating countries.
DescriptionThis project will demonstrate cost-effective, environmentally sound, and locally appropriate alternatives to DDT for malaria vector control, ensuring their sustainable use through strengthened national and local capacity for malaria control. Planning and implementation of vector control interventions require selection of appropriate vector control methods that can be applied in an area having specific and well-defined environmental and epidemiological conditions, which should be generated through regular ecological, entomological and epidemiological assessments that permit changes in the objectives of vector control programmes over time. Most of African countries, however, do not have adequate capacity to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate vector control interventions. The project strategy is to enhance the capacity of the participating countries to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate vector control interventions, which are not relying on DDT. The project activities will be implemented in a number of demonstration districts in the three project countries. In this project the following alternatives to DDT will be demonstrated based on the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) approach: - Residual house spraying with insecticides alternative to DDT; - Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs); - Environmental management (including management of groundwater, irrigation schemes, dams, roads and building construction); and - Mosquito larviciding.
Implementation StatusProject in appraisal.
PDF B Amount
384,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,485,466 USD
GEF Grant
5,869,466 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,986,810 USD
Project Cost
11,856,276 USD
GEF Agency Fees
415,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,460,296 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,966,950 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
6,811,246 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
415,000 USD
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