Mozambique has high levels of malaria transmission and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among the general population. For our client, malaria was the leading cause of lost work days among their local employees.
Malaria control interventions were in place at each of the work sites. However, these had never been previously audited to ensure they were in line with best practice.
Montrose was contracted to carry out a rapid audit of our client’s malaria control programme at their work sites in Inhambane and Tete provinces. The audit included:
Reviewing the client’s malaria policies and guidelines.
Reviewing local interventions by the national malaria control programme and/or district health team.
Conducting a site risk assessment including types of accommodation, potential breeding sites and current preventive measures in place.
Identifying options for source reduction through environmental modification.
Reviewing local behaviours and practices related to malaria.
Reviewing vector control interventions including indoor residual spraying.
Reviewing the human resource capacity to support the malaria control programmes.
Reviewing case management and reporting.
Outputs of the work included:
An assessment of current malaria risks and control practices.
A malaria control and management programme framework.
A detailed road map for the development of the programme.