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