Impact of malaria on the Extractive Industry

The extractive industry often sees assets located in remote areas where malaria transmission may be high and health services may be particularly weak or absent. This combination of characteristics means that employees, and local communities may be particularly at risk from malaria. Working practices in the extractive industry can also exacerbate the potential for impact from malaria for example:
The economic impact of malaria on companies in the extractive industry may therefore be particularly high. There is also a duty of care towards workers for whom the job raises the risk of malaria infection and there may be a strong social responsibility case for intervening to support malaria control in the local communities. The often long-term engagement in an area strengthens the case for getting involved.