As an outcome from both the occupational health and community health risk management workstreams, specific health programmes
may be required, either in the workforce, the community or both. SHAPE can support these programmes either as a standalone service or as an extension of the other workstreams. SHAPE can support a variety of models including supporting a turn-key approach to simply developing the terms of reference for a specific programme and assisting the client in the delivery of the objectives through verifications and management. SHAPE has five main health programme sectors:
Malaria Management Programmes
Malaria is recognised as one of the most significant public health concerns which can have significant workplace and business risks. SHAPE and its associates have experience in developing and implementing malaria and vector control programmes with the following services:
- Malaria and vector control risk analysis and needs assessment.
- Design, development and implementation of integrated malaria management and vector control programmes at both a workplace and community level. This can include awareness and education programmes, advise on bite prevention and use of chemoprophylaxis, vector control and case management.
- Collection of relevant baseline data to support with the design and monitoring of malaria and vector control initiatives.
- Surveillance of programmes
- Provision of standby emergency kits.
- Training and capacity building to promote sustainable workplace and community programmes.
HIV/AIDS and TB Management Programmes
The dual infection of HIV/AIDS and TB is a well described and known health and business risk. Extensive funding has been provided to support the fight against these diseases and this extensive research on effective programme management is available. In supporting programmes related to these chronic infectious diseases, SHAPE’s service offering is in supporting the clients understanding their vulnerability to the effects of the disease from a wellness, business continuity and reputational perspective.
Once this vulnerability is understood, programme interventions will be proposed that are evidence based and cost effective to the operation, including provision of education and awareness but also care and treatment. These services, or portions of them are often available even in remote areas of developing countries and the approach will be to partner into these systems wherever possible, rather than creating parallel programmes.
General Public Health and Facilities Management
- Communicable diseases which can affect large groups of people pose a significant risk to the workplace if not effective recognised and managed. SHAPE can support broad public health services including:
- Outbreak response risk assessment and planning. This can include pandemic influenza risk management.
- Food and camp hygiene including accommodation design and overcrowding.
- Water, sanitation and hygiene programmes
Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are the largest contributor to the burden of disease in the developed world, with the developing world at high risk for an epidemiological transition to NCDs especially in the workplace due to altered lifestyles and behaviours. The risk of these conditions (including hypertension, diabetes, dental caries, and substance abuse) may have a significant workplace business and health risk. SHAPE can support risk assessments and through associates develop wellness programmes to limit these risks.
Community Health Programmes
As an outcome of the health impact assessment process companies may be required, or as part of their voluntary contributions, develop specific community health programmes. SHAPE can provide a turnkey solution in designing, developing, implementing and monitoring the programmes but can also play a role in developing elements of the programmes and supporting the project management and verification of providers (such as NGOs).