Health report outlines potential impacts of vector-borne diseases on operations

OGP’s Health Committee has recently published “Vector-borne disease management programmes”, a guide for managers and supervisors working in areas where vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are endemic. Vectors are organisms that transmit infections from one host to another. The guide is aimed at health, safety and environment practitioners, as well as medical personnel and health risks managers.

It outlines the major vector-borne diseases, including malaria, and their potential impact on operations, and provides guidance on the design of appropriate vector-borne disease management programmes (VBDMPs).

The guide describes the importance and rationale underpinning the development of a VBDMP. While the broad principles described apply to many vector-borne diseases, examples of more specific requirements of particular diseases are also covered.

Significant emphasis is placed on malaria because of its substantial impact, but the principles outlined may be adapted for other conditions where appropriate.

The following support material is available:

  • Primary prevention of transmissible vector-borne diseases
  • Example malaria case investigation form
  • Sample implementation checklist to assist with a company malaria control programme

The guide can be downloaded at here.

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