Step 1: Screening and scoping

The purpose of this phase is to assess how important it is that a malaria management programme is put in place, and to collate the data to support this.

These initial steps will collate available data or expert opinion on:

Assessment of these findings will allow the company to consider whether it has a responsibility to address malaria as a problem and/or whether there are significant benefits to the company in designing a malaria management programme. Benefits may arise from meeting health and safety responsibilities. For example, there may be financial benefits in implementing a malaria management program through a decrease in the number of employee sick days or increased social capital through supporting malaria control in wider communities, potentially through capacity building within local institutions.

If the scoping finds that malaria is not currently a major concern for the company, then the company may still consider getting involved in advocacy work or malaria business coalitions given its presence in the region.

The subsequent steps refer to progressive activities companies may undertake once they have determined that malaria is likely to have an impact on their business activities, or vice versa, and a substantive programme may be needed to address this.

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Examples of successful industry malaria control programmes
Sources of technical support and advice