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Detail of GEF Project #2546

GEF Project ID2546
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDemonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Strategic ProgramCB-1; POPS-2; POPS-3
Pipeline Entry Date2004-07-13
PDF-B Approval Date2004-10-18
Approval Date2007-06-14
CEO Endorsement Date2008-07-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-08-01
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyWHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO); Ministries of Health of the participating countries
DescriptionThe long-term objective of the project is to reduce the reliance on DDT without increasing the occurrence of vector-borne diseases (VBD), and to promote appropriate vector control management practices by strengthening capacities of countries to sustainably implement environmentally sound alternatives. The project objectives are to: (i) demonstrate the viability, availability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the alternatives to use of DDT; (ii) promote the replication of the good practices and demonstrated alternatives in the countries selected and elsewhere; and (iii) build capacity in each country to plan and design application of alternatives based on the principles of integrated vector management (IVM). The alternatives to be considered will mostly be non chemical-based and will include the following: - Biological control; - Environmental management (including water sanitation and irrigation management); - Insecticide treated nets; and - Combination of the above with supportive insecticide use. This will lead to significant and sustainable reductions in the vector-borne disease burdens of the countries of the region and at the same time ensure the protection of the environment and human health by reducing the use of DDT and other insecticides.
Implementation StatusProject being revised to conform to recommendations and review from GEF secretariat
PDF B Amount
650,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,913,114 USD
GEF Grant
5,563,114 USD
Cofinancing Total
8,416,402 USD
Project Cost
13,979,516 USD
GEF Agency Fees
500,680 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,960,014 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
8,416,402 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
13,026,416 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
414,901 USD
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