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Wellness for a Global Workforce
Workplace wellness initiatives in low and middle income countries
 

Sentinel is proud to have been working with GBCHealth for the last 12 months, examining current practice in workplace wellness programs in low and middle-income countries. The report is now available for free download.

 

Workplace wellness initiatives are as varied as the organizations and locations in which they operate. With the vast majority of evidence and advice centered on high-income settings, designing and implementing a wellness initiative in a low or middle-income setting can be a daunting prospect.

 

This study aims to assist corporations by providing a snapshot of wellness programs currently implemented specifically in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), and collating evidence of impact. We explore the motivations for developing programs, the health conditions and risk factors most often targeted, how programs are implemented and evaluated, and useful lessons learned by program custodians.

 

Finally, we include a checklist for program managers developing a wellness program for their own organization.

Leading Practice in Malaria Control
A study conducted by Sentinel Consulting, commissioned by Rio Tinto and facilitated by GBCHealth
 

Malaria programmes are as diverse as the societies, geographies and operations in which they are implemented. There is no such thing as one programme that is perfect for every situation. This study compares and contrasts implementations of malaria interventions across different businesses and regions, with the purpose of highlighting and sharing leading practice from different contexts.


The report presents quantitative data to provide a broad visual benchmark across eighteen corporate malaria control programmes. Different management structures and strategies are identified and discussed.
Characteristics are identified that were shared by successful programmes, regardless of their setting, size, maturity or budget. These are described and discussed.

 

Finally, some examples of innovative approaches uncovered during the course of our research are presented, and areas where further pan-sector research could be mutually beneficial are identified.

Wellness for a Global Workforce
Workplace wellness initiatives in low and middle income countries
 

Sentinel is proud to have been working with GBCHealth for the last 12 months, examining current practice in workplace wellness programs in low and middle-income countries. The report is now available for free download.

 

Workplace wellness initiatives are as varied as the organizations and locations in which they operate. With the vast majority of evidence and advice centered on high-income settings, designing and implementing a wellness initiative in a low or middle-income setting can be a daunting prospect.

 

This study aims to assist corporations by providing a snapshot of wellness programs currently implemented specifically in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), and collating evidence of impact. We explore the motivations for developing programs, the health conditions and risk factors most often targeted, how programs are implemented and evaluated, and useful lessons learned by program custodians.

 

Finally, we include a checklist for program managers developing a wellness program for their own organization.

Benchmarks for malaria prophylaxis in the mining and oil industries
A project commissioned by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
 

The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to gain information about malaria chemoprophylaxis in oil and mining companies which have employees working in malaria‐endemic countries. An initial question was whether a company should make malaria chemoprophylaxis mandatory for its employees. This question was broadened to cover other aspects of chemoprophylaxis and malaria prevention. Twelve oil and mining companies were identified as being likely to have employees to have similar risks of malaria, and therefore to have relevant policies. One company approached the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for help in commissioning the survey. Ten of the twelve companies agreed to co‐operate.

Information about policies on malaria chemoprophylaxis was collected by a questionnaire, telephone interviews with five companies, and a review of documents and training materials. From the responses, a series of benchmarks for chemoprophylaxis policies was developed, and examples of good practice were identified.

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