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Malaria screening at the workplace in Cameroon

December 16, 2019 - 17:01 -- Open Access
Mbohou CN, Foko LPK, Lehman LG, et al.
PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225219

Malaria remains a major health problem in Cameroon; It accounts for 38% of consultations, 24% of deaths and 36.8% of absenteeism in the country. The negative economic impact of malaria has encouraged a new control approach targeting companies. In this regard, a cross sectional study was conducted from February 2015 to June 2017 in 14 companies in the town of Douala.

Effect of malaria on productivity in a workplace: the case of a banana plantation in Zimbabwe

December 9, 2019 - 16:18 -- Open Access
Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Richard Mawoyo, Karen Nelwin Zablon, Aggrey Siya and Olufunke Alaba
Malaria Journal 2019 18:390, 3 December 2019

Malaria is known to contribute to reduction in productivity through absenteeism as worker-hours are lost thus impacting company productivity and performance. This paper analysed the impact of malaria on productivity in a banana plantation through absenteeism.

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