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Table 7 Role of recommendations by the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme 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

  Procurement of re-commended products Procurement using quality standards Quality standards for equipment
WHO Region % n % n % n
African 86% 29 96% 28 53% 30
American 81% 27 96% 26 69% 26
Eastern Mediterranean 81% 16 81% 16 76% 17
European 100% 5 100% 5 100% 5
South-East Asian 75% 8 100% 8 75% 8
Western Pacific 71% 24 75% 24 65% 23
All 81% 109 90% 107 67% 109
  1. as expressed by: the restriction of procurement to those vector control products recommended by WHO; the inclusion of WHO quality standards in procurement requirements by the ministry of health; and the use of WHO standards for quality control of equipment for vector control pesticide application. Presented is the percentage of countries answering each question positively, and the number of responding countries (n), in each Region.