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Detail of GEF Project #1591

GEF Project ID1591
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRegional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program10; 14
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-06
PDF-B Approval Date2000-05-19
Approval Date2002-05-17
CEO Endorsement Date2003-04-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-09-11
Project Completion Date2010-12-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyPAHO - Pan American Health Organization
DescriptionDuring the last decade Mexico and Central American countries have gradually discontinued DDT sprayings for vector control. Malaria, however, still poses a serious risk for the population of these countries. This proposal aims to prevent reintroduction of DDT for malaria control by promoting new integrated vector control techniques and implementing a coordinated regional program to improve national capacities. Major project components will be: the implementation of demonstration projects of vector control without DDT or other persistent pesticides that can be replicable in other parts of the world and which are cost-effective, environmentally sound, and sustainable; the strengthening of national and local institutional capacity to control malaria without the use of DDT; and the elimination of DDT stockpiles in the eight participating countries.
Implementation StatusThe eight countries adopted in the demonstration areas the “malaria integrated control model” based on the Mexican experience, which includes alternative methodologies without using DDT or other persistent insecticides. With this approach it is being demonstrated that the alternative methods are replicable, cost-effective and sustainable, thus preventing the reintroduction of DDT in the region for malaria control. Concluded provision of equipment to gas chromatography laboratories that will be used in all the countries to develop the risk assessment due to DDT exposure. The eight countries began the elimination process of 136.7 tons of DDT and 64.5 tons of other POPs through a contract with TREDI and PAHO; Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama already signed the Basel export notification document. National health and environmental authorities, PAHO and UNEP have been participating on the meetings of the Steering and Technical Committees for project evaluation, exchange of experiences and approval of working planes.
PDF B Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,165,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,495,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,410,400 USD
Project Cost
13,905,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
417,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,165,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,719,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
14,214,000 USD
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