The PIMI strategy is built on a four stage geographic implementation model:
- Operating Lease: Resource operator committing to achieve malaria control, and elimination, within their operating lease.
- Impact zone: Control within resource operator impact zone.
- Influence area: Resource operator to support through PPP with Provincial Administration the expansion into their influence area (e.g. adjacent districts).
- Province: Resource operator to support expansion across entire province through PPP with Provincial Administration.
PIMI has committed to operate as an 18 month taskforce with a Board, Expert Panel and Project Team.
- Board: Comprising eight members who represent a cross section of leaders of the resource industry in PNG.
- Expert Technical Advisory Panel: Comprising 10 national and international experts.
- Both Board and Expert Panel serve on a pro bono basis.
- Project Team: Consisting of a small project team (max 4 staff) of highly qualified national and international experts that are committed to operate for 18 months to support PNG resource operators to control and eliminate malaria and create public-private partnerships with the Provinces.
Timeframe and goals
The Project Team will support resource operators (in energy, mining and agribusiness) to create public-private partnerships with their host provinces to progress malaria control and drive towards elimination.
This will allow resource industry partners to:
- Gain rapid insight into global best practice malaria control;
- Draft pilot project scoping study terms of reference;
- Identify potential technical experts for feasibility studies;
- Conduct baseline analysis of their current malaria status;
- Develop high level, tailored malaria control and elimination strategies;
- Negotiate PPPs.