Step 3: Situation Analysis of Epidemiology and Context

A company malaria management programme will include aspects on protecting and informing travelling staff as well as location specific control programmes.

Location specific control programmes must first and foremost be grounded on a detailed and accurate understanding of the epidemiological context. Required activities include:

Epidemiological profiling requires access to very high quality and localised data and it is likely that this type of data will only be available if dedicated malaria prevalence surveys are carried out. Such surveys involve a representative sample of the population group of interest providing blood samples for testing. These surveys must be designed by a malaria surveillance specialist with appropriate skills to ensure the results are robust and that ethical requirements are attended to.

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