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Table 2 Status of policy and coordination in the WHO Regions

From: Status of pesticide management in the practice of vector control: a global survey in countries at risk of malaria or other major vector-borne diseases

  Use of the Code IVM policy Vector control unit Usage records
WHO Region % n % n % n % n
African 83% 29 53% 30 60% 30 73% 30
American 76% 25 78% 27 89% 27 93% 27
Eastern Mediterranean 56% 16 71% 17 56% 16 76% 17
European 80% 5 60% 5 60% 5 100% 5
South-East Asian 63% 8 57% 7 88% 8 88% 8
Western Pacific 65% 23 50% 24 63% 24 65% 23
All 72% 106 62% 110 69% 110 79% 110
  1. as expressed by: the use of, or reference made to, the International Code of Conduct in the management of public health pesticides; the presence of a national IVM policy; the presence of a national vector control unit or core group responsible for all vector control activities; and the availability of records on usage of vector control pesticide products to the ministry of health at central level. Presented is the percentage of countries answering each question positively, and the number of responding countries (n), for each Region.