Exploration and Production projects can potentially create adverse health impacts for workers and surrounding communities unless appropriate malaria control programs are designed, implemented and monitored on an ongoing basis. These company based control programs often contain measures that often are not evidence-based and that may actually impair community malaria control efforts.
This paper will present strategies and tools for use in developing effective malaria prevention and control programs through reviewing the current literature regarding:
Bite prevention and vector control
Diagnosis and treatment
These strategies can result in cost effective mitigation of potential adverse health impacts by implementing scientifically based programs developed for the specific malaria risk in the defined geographic area.