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Table 8 Potential contributions to achieve highly functioning partnerships with commercial sector plantations

From: Eliminating malaria in Malaysia: the role of partnerships between the public and commercial sectors in Sabah

Plantation contributions State and district MCP contributions
Procure insecticides and conduct IRS (may subcontract to private company or may request training of plantation employees from district level) Advise plantations on how to procure MCP approved insecticides
Procure, distribute and retreat Insecticide Treated Nets (or distribute Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets) Train and supervise IRS activities
Provide logistical support for MCP officers to assist or supervise 6 monthly IRS/ITN Supervise ITN distribution; train staff and supervise ITN retreatment
Cover treatment costs of workers who contract malaria, including transportation to health centers (if there is no on-site clinic) Confirm private clinic malaria diagnosis and supervise treatment of cases, follow up of cases and screening of contacts
Provide on-site clinic for workers, provision of microscopes for detection of malaria by clinic staff Conduct surveillance - including active and passive case detection
Increase communication (daily or weekly) with MCP regarding potential cases or to alert the MCP of new worker arrival to implement screening Track local changes in epidemiology (on-site and in nearby communities) and alert plantation staff when outbreaks are detected
Conduct screenings when new workers arrive on-site, or when migrant workers return from endemic home countries Train volunteers to conduct screenings with RDTs or blood slides
Provide land and/or buildings for on-site subsector offices Provide trained MCP officer to staff subsector offices