The Business Case for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS): A Private Sector Workshop on Comprehensive Malaria Control

31 Oct 2011
GBCHealth
The Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) workstream of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's (RBM) Vector Control Working Group (VCWG) has been tasked with broadening and deepening private sector involvement in IRS.

On October 10-11, 2011, RBM in collaboration with GBCHealth and the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), convened a two-day technical workshop on Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop, The Business Case for IRS: A Private Sector Workshop on Comprehensive Malaria Control, brought together more than 80 representatives from 15 countries and 50 organizations within the business, government and non-profit sectors. Key government officials who presented during the workshop included: the Namibian Minister of Health (Dr. Kamwi) and the Permanent Secretaries from Ghana (Dr. Anemana), Zanzibar (Dr. Jiddawi) and Namibia (Dr. Foster). Participants from the private sector included many senior corporate executives and corporate public health managers from the mining, pharmaceutical, energy and food & beverage industries. The workshop also included national malaria program managers and international health experts from the World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, University of Witwatersrand and senior policy makers.

Full report available at http://www.fightingmalaria.org/pdfs/irsworkshopreport.pdf