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Table 1 Outcomes of regional policy consultations

From: Strengthening public health pesticide management in countries endemic with malaria or other major vector-borne diseases: an evaluation of three strategies

  WHO Region
Item African Americas Eastern Mediterranean Southeast Asia Western Pacific
Type of outcome Guidelines; Meeting consensus [31] Meeting consensus [32] Regional resolution; Regional framework [33, 34] Guidelines [35] Regional framework [36]
Year developed 2011 2011 2012 2010 2012
Title Guidelines on public health pesticide management policy for the WHO African Region; complemented by workshop outputs Antigua Charter for the sound management of pesticides in public health Framework for action on the sound management of public health pesticides (2012-2016) Guidelines on public health pesticide management policy* Draft Regional framework for action on the sound management of public health pesticides (2012-2016)
Objectives/recommendations:     
a. Legislation Review/revise pesticide legislation Strengthen legal framework and policy development Develop comprehensive pesticide policy and legislation - Develop comprehensive pesticide policy and legislation
b. Registration Strengthen capacity for registration and post-registration monitoring Monitor and report on registration Operate an effective pesticide registration scheme - Operate an effective pesticide registration scheme
c. Management practices Develop capacity for procurement, transport, distribution, storage, and disposal Improve storage, disposal, exposure reporting, product traceability, and alternative products Improve procurement, storage, distribution and disposal - Improve procurement, storage, distribution and disposal
d. Quality control Strengthen laboratories, forge inter-country collaboration Monitor and report on selection, procurement, and quality control Improve quality control, post-registration monitoring and enforcement - Improve quality control, post-registration monitoring and enforcement
e. Application Build capacity for monitoring and evaluation of vector control operations Training on safe use and application of pesticides Ensure safe and judicious application of pesticides - Ensure safe and judicious application of pesticides
f. Efficacy testing - Monitor pesticide efficacy and resistance - - -
e. Regional cooperation - Improve harmonization of regulations, information sharing - - -
  1. *Guidelines for countries, without specific objectives or recommendations.