Audit Services

The IPIECA oil and gas association, the World Economic Forum, and the Global Business Coalition on Health (GBC Health) all recommend annual reviews or audits to keep your programs working at peak effectiveness.

Download your free IPIECA malaria control program checklist.

Typical worksite programs covered by MosquitoZone audits:

  • Malaria management
  • Vector control
  • Water quality
  • Food storage and service
  • Pest management
  • Camp hygiene and sanitation

Fine-tune On-site Programs with an Audit

Remote sites in harsh, austere environments demand a high standard of health and safety protocols. The risk of water, food and vector-borne disease is high. Keeping your health and camp services programs in compliance and finely tuned will decrease absenteeism, reduce medical expenses and in general keep your project running smoothly.

A MosquitoZone audit identifies the difference between a water, food or vector-borne disease prevention program that only partially works and one that really works, between a program that gets cut from your budget and one that management brags about as an example to be imitated.

As MosquitoZone experts travel around the world to help our clients with annual reviews and audits, we see clients struggling with the same challenges over and over again. We see the constant struggle to keep water-, food- or vector-borne illnesses at bay.

The 7 GAPS Commonly Found by MosquitoZone Audits

  1. Improper Root Cause Analysis: If you don't know how and why your workers are getting water-, food- or vector-borne illnesses, you can't prevent these cases. Root cause investigations of this type require a sound basis of technical and medical knowledge.
     
  2. Low to no compliance with personal protection measures: As an example, unlike other safety equipment, mosquito-bite protection must be used even when workers are resting and relaxing away from the job.
     
  3. Improper selection of skin repellents: There are a large variety of different concentrations and active ingredients available. Many projects opt to purchase the cheapest product they can source locally and this often leads to problems.
     
  4. No departure program to remind travelers to “Think Malaria First
” when they fall ill back at home where symptoms are likely to be mistaken for influenza. 
     
  5. Spraying for mosquitoes on a fixed schedule: 
The best-in-class standards recognize that only evidence based vector control programs can be effective in the long run. Risks of creating resistance to insecticide are high when conducting IRS or spraying on a fixed timetable, without evidence of mosquito activity.
     
  6. Inadequate corporate policy: If leadership does not clearly articulate the role the company will play in preventing water-, food- or vector-borne disease infections, then budgets, operations and resources will not be easy to align with best-in-class protocol.
     
  7. Improper chemical and equipment selection: Water, food and vector-borne disease infection prevention programs must be organized and operated by professionals who understand chemical, equipment and QA/QC protocol.

MosquitoZone Audits Provide Exacting Reports and Guidance

Typically one week in-country is all our experts need to survey your site, interview key personnel and observe existing conditions. Within 30 days of the site visit, you can expect to receive a thorough report with findings, recommendations and a face-to-face briefing. Where we identify gaps, we recommend solutions. At times we can identify situations on the ground that can be immediately remediated, and we will propose those solutions before we leave your site. Our objective is to get you the most complete, cost effective and results-oriented feedback as soon as possible so that you can implement changes and make improvements quickly.

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