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Regional Programme of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America

Within the context of the GEF Operational Program 10, and with a GEF PDF-B grant of US$ 330,000 and co-financing of US$ 440,000, a project has been developed entitled "Regional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America." The Brief has been submitted for inclusion in the GEF May 2002 Council Work Program. Total proposed project financing is GEF US$ 7.165 million and co-financing US$ 3.158 million. The proposed project aims to prevent reintroduction of DDT for malaria control by promoting new integrated vector control techniques and implementing a co-ordinated 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.

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Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 1591
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Project Closure
Start Date 11 Sep 2003
End Date 01 Dec 2010
Project documents
Mid-term Evaluation
Terminal Evaluation
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 7,165,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 13,575,400
Partners
Belize , Costa Rica , El Salvador , Guatemala , Honduras , Mexico , Nicaragua , Panama , - Regional

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Project contacts
Mr. Luiz Galvao Director/Project Manager/CTA
Emilio Ramirez Pinto Regional Coordinator-DDT Alternatives in Central America
Samuel Henao Project Coordinator
Sally Edwards Regional Advisor
Mr. Walter Jarman Programme Officer /IA Contact