4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
The 4th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was held from 4 to 8 May 2009 in Geneva.
The Conference of the Parties noted "the report on the global status of the implementation of integrated vector management (IVM) prepared by the World Health Organization and encourages developing countries Parties that use DDT to work with the World Health Organization to introduce integrated vector management in their vector control programmes."
"WHO sees these projects in the context of IVM which it promotes as the approach of choice to control transmission of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. A key element of IVM is a solid evidence base for the effectiveness of combinations of locally-adapted, cost-effective and sustainable vector-control methods. This approach will facilitate sustainable transition away from DDT... "