Review of a Malaria Control Public Private Partnership (2012)

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Private sector client

Project Location

Project Duration

3 months

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • Montrose was contracted by a major mining company to review a malaria public-private partnership it had established with the local authority and national malaria control programme.
  • Our client’s area of operations was in an area of seasonal malaria transmission with malaria being a major cause of morbidity among the workforce as well as in the surrounding community.
  • To address malaria control in the community, they had established an informal public private partnership (PPP) with the local authority. To put the PPP on a more firm footing, the client requested we review its operational modalities and make recommendations on how it could be strengthened.


  • Montrose carried out a comprehensive review of the malaria PPP supported by the client. This included reviewing:
    • The overall management and governance arrangements of the PPP.
    • Vector control activities (indoor residual spraying, larviciding and environmental management) within Ndola and Solwezi districts that were managed by the National Malaria Control Centre and district health management teams.
    • Case management activities including use of and training on rapid diagnostic tests, artemisinin-based combination therapy and intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women.
    • Epidemiological surveillance.


  • Montrose’s review included detailed recommendations to address weaknesses in the programme and a detailed action plan.