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New module on public health pesticides

19/10/2018

In some countries, different regulatory authorities evaluate and register agricultural pesticides and public health pesticides. Typically, these ministries responsible for agriculture and health. The scientific background of the persons evaluating public health pesticides is therefore often different from those assessing agricultural pesticides and evaluation methods may vary. Furthermore, while many efficacy and risk assessment methods are very similar irrespective of the type of pesticide that is evaluated, some differences do exist.

A new module on the registration of public health pesticides was therefore developed for in the Toolkit, under the Special Pages menu. The module provides an entry point into the Pesticide Registration Toolkit for those persons registering public health pesticides. The aim of the special pages is to make relevant parts of the Toolkit more easily accessible to regulators of public health pesticides. In addition, several issues that are specific to the registration of public health pesticides are covered.

The Public Health Pesticides module was developed in close collaboration with the Vector Ecology and Management (VEM) Unit of the World Health Organization.