Guidelines on the management of public health pesticides

May 2003


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 54
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/WHOPES/2003.7



Report of the WHO Interregional Consultation held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 25 to 28 February 2003.

The objectives of this report is to assist Member States to develop national policies and guidelines and the legislative basis for the effective management of pesticides in public health. Guidelines for the major aspects of management of public health pesticides are provided on this document, including legislative control, administrative set-ups, product registration, procurement, storage and transport, application, maintenance and disposal, monitoring and surveillance, management of insecticide resistance and quality control. While some countries may already have policies on such matters, it is expected these guideline will significantly improve the management of public health pesticides.