Regional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America

Project Summary

During the last decade Mexico and Central American countries have gradually discontinued DDT sprayings for vector control. Malaria, however, still poses a serious risk for the population of these countries. This proposal aims to prevent reintroduction of DDT for malaria control by promoting new integrated vector control techniques and implementing a coordinated regional program to improve national capacities. Major project components will be: the implementation of demonstration projects of vector control without DDT or other persistent pesticides that can be replicable in other parts of the world and which are cost-effective, environmentally sound, and sustainable; the strengthening of national and local institutional capacity to control malaria without the use of DDT; and the elimination of DDT stockpiles in the eight participating countries.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
PAHO - Pan American Health Organization
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,165,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,719,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
417,000 USD
Total Cost 14,214,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Feb 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
19 May 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Apr 2003
Project closed
31 Jul 2011