The PMI AIRS Project works to promote the role of women in spray operations, improving their overall economic power in the household with additional income. Malaria transmission in Zambia occurs throughout the year with the peak during the rainy season, between November and April.

21,000 women trained to support indoor residual spraying

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Nearly 6 million children under 5 protected from malaria

A mother and her child in northern Ghana are protected from malaria by AIRS. Credit: Erin Schiavone

1.2 million pregnant women protected from malaria

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97% of targeted households protected from malaria

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More than 39 million people in Africa protected from malaria

Where We Work

Project Highlights

Training: A Pillar for IRS

The PMI AIRS Project Ramps Up Training for IRS Managers to Improve Spray Quality High quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) requires spray techniques and skills mastered by IRS trainers and spray operators. In 2016, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project in Ethiopia conducted a series of trainings for malaria […]

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PMI AIRS Project Takes on Zika

The PMI AIRS Project Expands to Fight Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean The USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project expanded its scope of work to support USAID Missions and Bureaus to plan, implement, and monitor and evaluate vector control activities to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria and Zika. […]

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Smartphones Enhance IRS Supervision

Successful indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns depend on close supervision to ensure safe and effective spray performance. Data generated on a daily basis enables supervisors to determine performance trends, track insecticide utilization rates and ensure adherence to operational standards. In the past, supervisors collected data on paper forms to manage environmental compliance and spray operations. […]

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