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Table 6 Status of safety aspects of public health pesticide management 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

  Health monitoring guidelines Health monitoring programme Public awareness programme
WHO Region % n % n % n
African 33% 30 13% 30 40% 30
American 56% 25 44% 25 22% 23
Eastern Mediterranean 41% 17 31% 16 41% 17
European 60% 5 40% 5 60% 5
South-East Asian 50% 8 38% 8 63% 8
Western Pacific 35% 23 13% 23 50% 24
All 43% 108 26% 107 41% 107
  1. as expressed by: the presence of national guidelines for health monitoring of pesticide applicators in vector control operations; the presence of a national programme to monitor applicator exposure in vector control; and the presence of any national information and awareness programme, for the public, on use of public health pesticides. Presented is the percentage of countries answering each question positively, and the number of responding countries (n), in each Region.