Five questions to ask your malaria-prevention team:
1. Are you measuring and documenting program effectiveness and workforce compliance?
MosquitoZone’s quality-control team oversees program effectiveness and workforce compliance through intensive surveillance within your designated control zone(s). Based on this surveillance, we are able to make adjustments to ensure that client objectives are met. since our founding in 2005, not a single client has suffered a malaria death--or even a serious case.
2. How often are you conducting: mosquito surveillance, habitat and feeding pattern studies, and resistance testing?
MosquitoZone’s data management system is unique in its class, and contains integrated modules for entomological surveillance data, epidemiological surveillance data and intervention tracking. These modules work together to create sophisticated tools that allow for rapid response to hot spots, resistance development, and programmatic adjustment. Customized program reports help clients with program tracking, quality control, budgeting, and evaluation.
3. Do you offer an employee worksite-departure program so any malaria developing after the employee returns home is properly recognized and treated?
MosquitoZone’s worksite-departure program stresses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. This is crucial for expatriates, whose physicians and families back home are likely to be unfamiliar with the symptoms of tropical diseases.
4. Do you use professionally trained vector-control technicians—as well as environmentally safe chemicals and equipment approved by the World Health Organization?
MosquitoZone uses only chemicals that are approved by the World Health Organization. When used responsibly and according to the labels, they are environmentally safe and do not harm humans or wildlife. MosquitoZone does not allow untrained spray technicians or food-service pest-control contractors to apply insecticide. All of our vector-control personnel (including those hired and trained locally) are carefully trained and supervised according to published best practices. Due to this care, none of our programs has experienced pesticide poisoning or reportable safety incidents since our founding in 2005.
5. Are subject-matter experts updating your educational materials regularly?
MosquitoZone’s award-winning awareness and training programs are reviewed regularly by experts—and updated to reflect each project’s unique conditions. Our materials are available in five languages and multiple formats to best suit your project’s demographics.