To prevent the reintroduction of DDT for malaria control through the demonstration and evaluation of alternative and integrated methods of vector control that are cost effective, replicable, and sustainable.
The project has 4 components:
- Demonstration Projects of integrated malaria vector control without DDT in each participating country, in areas under different environmental and socioeconomic conditions;
- Strengthening of the national institutional capacities to control malaria without the use of DDT;
- Elimination of obsolete DDT stockpiles in the 8 participating countries,
- Coordination, management, and evaluation of the activities and results of the project.
Set of techniques for integrated malaria vector control without the use of DDT evaluated in relation to their costs and their effectiveness, which are replicable in other parts of the world under environmental or socioeconomic similar conditions.
Rural populations affected by malaria, public institutions that have to face the problem of malaria control, populations affected by the use of the DDT in the past, workers of vector control who have been exposed to DDT, women, and children who live in unhealthy settings close to vector breeding sites.