IEC mobilizers engage communities and gain support for IRS

15,000 women trained to support indoor residual spraying

4 million children under 5 protected from malaria

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

900,000 pregnant women protected from malaria

AIRS Ghana spray operator

97% of targeted households protected from malaria

More than 25 million people in Africa protected from malaria

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Project Highlights

New Insecticide Formulation Re-Energizes Fight Against Malaria

AIRS entomological studies funded by PMI find new insecticide formulation lasts up to nine months Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is one of the most effective ways to prevent malaria. Sprayed on the inside walls and ceilings of homes, the right insecticide can reduce the density and life span of vector mosquitoes so that they can […]

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More Bang for the Buck

AIRS Overcomes Rising Insecticide Costs to Maximize Malaria Prevention in Benin In the West African country of Benin, malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and children under five. The PMI-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project helps to prevent people from contracting this deadly disease by spraying residual insecticide […]

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AIRS – How IRS Works

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five. The PMI-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project is working to stop malaria from spreading. AIRS uses long-lasting insecticide that is sprayed on the walls, ceilings, and surfaces inside homes where malaria-carrying mosquitoes rest before and after feeding. This is how […]

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