Malaria Safe is an initiative led by the Private Sector Malaria Prevention (PSMP) project of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, designed to help businesses tackle malaria as a health issue in the workplace, as well as in surrounding communities. The ultimate goal is to build a partnership of active companies that are benefiting from protecting employees and communities through Malaria Safe actions, sharing their success stories and championing the malaria cause.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development, PSMP is a three-year project led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs. Together with the Ghana National Malaria Control Programme and other partners, PSMP aims to accelerate private-sector workplace investments in malaria prevention; corporate insecticide-treated net distributions to employees, their families and their communities; and workplace malaria education sessions for company staff and community members. PSMP also works with manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to help expand the commercial sector’s ability to sell insecticide-treated nets in urban retail markets. The PSMP project teams brings extensive experience in capacity development, social and behavior change communication, and market linkages within Ghana’s health sector.