Malaria was a major cause of illness and absenteeism among our private sector client’s workforce.
Different approaches to malaria control were being used at different sites.
There was a need for consistency of interventions and application of best practices across the company.
Montrose provided technical support on malaria surveillance and control for the client, a mining company operating in multiple locations.
Montrose carried out detailed “inside” and “outside the fence” malaria epidemiological and entomological assessments at all of the company’s sites in Papua New Guinea (four), Indonesia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Each assessment included clear recommendations and a related work schedule with resourcing requirements. Subsequent training in entomology and vector control was provided as well as remote 24/7 technical support.
At corporate level, Montrose reviewed and made recommendations on the updating of the Group Hazard Control documents and developed a Malaria Control Policy and Malaria Guidelines. Standard Operating Procedures for vector control and case management were produced.
In addition, a cross-site corporate malaria surveillance system and malaria health education materials were developed.
A desk review of malaria and dengue risk in Fiji for our client’s future operations was conducted, and a corporate strategic plan on malaria control was produced to guide the company’s future malaria control efforts.