Guidelines on public health pesticide management policy
AbstractVector control plays a key role in prevention and control of major vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis and chikungunya etc. The use of pesticides remains a key element in the integrated approach to vector control. However, the long-term sustainability of vector control is threatened due to growing insecticide resistance. Furthermore, pesticides are toxic compounds and their improper use may pose a risk to human health or the environment. The development and implementation of effective guideline for the sound management of public health pesticides is a first step in assuring long-term sustainability of vector control. The guidelines discuss issues and driving forces for national policy development. They also provide guidance on the process of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Guidelines on public health pesticide management policy. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205194