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A Toxics-Free Future


NAPE- Documenting DDT Spraying, Production, Pollution and Alternatives in Uganda

National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) carried out this project in Uganda and it involved, among other things, a desk study and field work. The desk study revealed various aspects regarding the use of DDT in the country including where it was used, when it was used and why it was used. The field work involved moving from the office to visit different stakeholders to gather information on DDT and its use in Uganda. Data was collected from Kampala-based institutions, including:

  • Ministry of Health, Malaria Control Programme (MCP)
  • The Vector Control Department
  • The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
  • Makerere University Kampala (MUK)
  • The National Drug Authority (NDA)
  • Department of Government Analytical Laboratory (DGAL)
  • Shares Uganda Limited

NAPE also visited the districts of Gulu, Oyam and Lira, where indoor residual spraying was done using DDT.

This project relates to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Special thanks to IPEN's Anglophone Africa Regional Coordinator Silvani Mng'anya and IPEN"s Anglophone Africa Regional Hub AGENDA for their important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.

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