PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) World Malaria Day Activities
Protect Yourself, Use Mosquito Repellents. Prevent re-infection, complete your treatment.
PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) is a large copper and gold mining company with a workforce population more than 26,000. Located in the district of Mimika, Papua province in Indonesia, the company operates a holistic health services delivery program including malaria control.
The Public Health & Malaria Control (PHMC) program is sponsored by PTFI and operates a robust, evidence based, integrated malaria control program covering residential and industrial sites within its concession. Malaria is endemic with Plasmodium vivax being the dominant strain.
23/03 - Knowledge and behavior survey using a malaria questionnaire for distribution and completion during medical check-ups. Questionnaire seeks to determine level of knowledge on the disease, prevention measures and acceptability of repellents.
18/04 - Email blast / pop-up message will commence on this date and beamed to all desktops and laptops.
21/04 - Webinar on this day recommended due to a bigger audience than 25th April. This is the highlight of the commemorations. Speakers have been selected to present on the following topics:
- Topic 1: The Importance of Completing Malaria Treatment: Dr Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo Sp. A, MSc, PhD (Paediatrician and Researcher, Timika Research Facility, Mimika District Hospital, Papua, Indonesia).
- Topic 2: The Role of Topical Repellents in a Malaria Control & Elimination Program-Challenges & Opportunities: Prof Din Syafruddin, MD, PhD (Head of Parasitology Department, University of Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.
22/04 - Webinar Presentation to 80 Safety, Health & Environment Practitioners.
- Topic: The ABCD in Malaria Control- Emphasis on Bite Prevention: Ms Riska Okyana, SKM, MSc (Entomology General Foreman, Public Health & Malaria Control, International SOS) N/B It is hoped SHE Officers will cascade messages to their various workplaces.
23/04 - Webinar beamed to International SOS health staff onsite.
- Topic: Malaria distribution in Mimika district & Drug Resistance. Dr Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo Sp. A, MSc, PhD (Paediatrician and Researcher, Timika Research Facility, Mimika District Hospital, Papua, Indonesia).
25/04 - Distribution of Repellents & Brochures.