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Malaria control

For effective and lower-risk malaria control

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Malaria is one of the major global health problems. Every year, an estimated 660.000 people die from malaria. And most of these deaths are in Africa. To date, control programs to fight malaria have been based on three different interventions: a) the use of insecticide treated bed nets, b) spraying insecticides - including DDT – indoors and c) medical treatment of malaria victims and pregnant women.

The chemicals applied - especially DDT - pose established and suspected risks for human health and the environment and drugs as well as insecticides can become ineffective through development of resistance - by mosquito vectors to insecticides and by parasites to pharmaceuticals. The widely-banned pesticide DDT is still used in many countries to control the vectors of malaria, even though the legally binding Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) calls for its global elimination.

In order to support effective and lower-risk malaria control measures, PAN Germany provides information and supports non-chemical approaches to malaria control on field level.


Information on malaria control, the use of DDT and non-chemical approaches to malaria control can be found in the right column and here



New tools to defeat malaria.

Cover Strategies to combat malaria need to relate to people’s lives and livelihoods to reduce exposure to harmful pesticides and eliminate the use of DDT. A new decision-making framework guides donors, programme initiators and project managers to promote key aspects of Integrated Vector Management in malaria control programmes.
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Framework for strengthening Integrated Vector Management in malaria control programmes

Cover A decision making tool to support sustainable malaria control and the phase out of DDT, for funders, malaria program officials and all those interested in the issue.
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Combating Malaria without DDT: An ecosystem and community approach in Beer, Senegal

 Cover Combating Malaria - Without DDT! Malindi, an African Example A pilot project to raise awareness of the causes of malaria and initiate non-chemical methods and activities for its prevention
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Combating Malaria without DDT in Beer, Senegal

 Cover Combating Malaria without DDT: An ecosystem and community approach in Beer, Senegal Report on a pilot project to raise awareness of the causes of malaria and initiate non-chemical methods and activities for its prevention
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PAN Germany Study "Environmental strategies to replace DDT and control malaria" (2nd extended edition)

Titelbild DDT-Alternativen Broschüre The Publication "Environmental strategies to replace DDT and control Malaria" is now available as a 2nd extended edition. In this new edition you can also find information on Tanzania and India and the chapter on non-chemical methods to control malaria is expanded.
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Combating Malaria - Without DDT! Malindi, an African Example

 Cover Combating Malaria - Without DDT! Malindi, an African Example Malaria can be eradicated stepp by stepp in Africa - just as in other parts in the world - by treating people who are infected, involving local groups, and implementing targeted environmental management. This example from Malindi Kenya shows what can be achieved.
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Control malaria without DDT!
There are more options than currently used

Cover Control Malaria without DDT This 6 pages A4 flyer gives an overview on methods to control malaria in the field of prevention, pathogen control and vector control.
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Press Release dated April 19th, 2010


Phasing in Alternatives to DDT

Cover Brochure DDT The PAN leaflet "Phasing in alternatives to DDT" gives an overview of the environmental and health problems related to the use of DDT, it informs about the global production, use and stocks of DDT and it informs about the international legislation. The main focus is laid on the description of existing alternatives to DDT. Examples are given from Asia, Africa and Latin America where successful vector control had been carried out without DDT.
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PAN Germany Study "DDT and the Stockholm Convention - States on the edge of non-compliance"

Titelbild DDT und die Stockholmer Konvention Broschüre Objective of the Stockholm Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants by eliminating such chemicals globally. One of these hazardous chemicals is DDT – which is still being used in vector control programs. This study shows that many players and financiers of malaria control programs do not comply with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention.
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Download of the brochure in German language (1 MB)


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