Our mining company client became concerned that too many employees and their dependents at the low altitude swampy sites of Kiunga and Bige were losing work days to malaria.
This was putting strain on occupational health facilities, and the client was concerned that staff were not receiving adequate prevention and treatment advice/services.
Montrose was contracted to assess staff malaria knowledge, prevention precautions and treatment regimens, as well as the quality of company health facilities, and malaria control policy and management.
A Montrose team of a senior experts carried out the following:
Desk review of existing company malaria policy and proposed ‘lost time malaria frequency rate’ calculations.
Field visits including assessments of hospitals, clinics, residential sites, compounds and company facilities, vector control programmes, and interviews with senior occupational health and external relations staff, and other stakeholders.
A comprehensive report on the findings with recommendations, including costings and a proposed work plan for future management, policy and quality improvements.
Our experts’ input ensured international best practice for malaria control was being applied and maximum health impact could be achieved for employees and local communities.