We work in many countries where malaria is a recurrent health risk. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 1 million people die each year from malaria. Our own fatalities have been among employees returning from assignment in infected areas to a home country where the disease is not prevalent and therefore may not be detected and treated in a timely manner. To safeguard these employees, we developed a Malaria Prevention Program that trains and equips them with a curative malaria kit and a 24/7 malaria hotline allowing them to self-diagnose and treat their symptoms. The program was recognized at the 2005 World Petroleum Congress and many of our clients have adopted the kit we developed.
Additionally, in malaria risk zones, we regularly distribute insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets and support home fumigation for local employees and their families.