We refer to our malaria programme as integrated, because it not only treats the infected but also addresses the main cause of the disease, by tackling mosquito breeding grounds and undertaking preventative activities.
In Zambia, Mopani’s medical department runs health education sessions on malaria prevention, treatment and care for its employees and the local community.
They train community support groups, comprising employees, their families and local residents, to assist with preventative activities. In the event of illness, employees and their families are diagnosed and treated at Mopani hospitals and clinics.
The incidence of malaria in Mopani catchments has reduced from 216/1000 population in 2000 to 12.45/1000 in 2015. This compares to the national incidence rate in 2014, which was 407/1000.