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09/17/2013

NEWS

GBCHealth’s West Africa Workshop Equips Companies to Control Malaria

GBCHealth’s Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and Roll Back Malaria held a two-day private sector-targeted workshop on Sept. 12-13 in Accra, Ghana examining the challenges and opportunities related to indoor residual spraying (IRS) and malaria control activities in workplaces and communities.

The event brought together companies operating in West Africa, National Malaria Control Program Managers from 11 countries, World Health Organization representatives and leading researchers from the region.

The IRS workshop presented the latest research and covered such topics as partnering with governments, addressing the challenges of resistance and financing and evaluating corporate IRS programs.

Companies that attended included GBCHealth members AngloGold Ashanti, Bayer, Dow, GE, HEINEKEN, Lafarge, MosquitoZone, NLNG, Rio Tinto, SC Johnson, Vestergaard Frandsen and the non-profit RTI International. As a result of the workshop, three companies announced plans to start IRS for their employees and communities, two reported they would strengthen their data and surveillance programs and several others established new collaborations with host-country governments.

Read more about the event.

See event highlights.

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