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


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


97% of targeted households protected from malaria


More than 39 million people in Africa protected from malaria

Where We Work

Project Highlights

Mobile Messaging to Prevent Malaria

Feasibility and Effectiveness of mHealth for Mobilizing Households for Indoor Residual Spraying The PMI AIRS Project’s recently published “Feasibility and Efficacy of mHealth: A Case Study of Mobile Messaging in Mali” in the peer-reviewed journal Global Health: Science and Practice. Read it here. The PMI AIRS Project in Mali piloted a mobile mass-messaging service in […]

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Sharing the Secret: Mobile Soak Pits Improve Safety, Efficiency in IRS

The PMI AIRS Project recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Environmental Management on the benefits of mobile soak pits – an innovation developed by the project. Mobile soak pits improve spray team mobility, productivity and safety of PMI malaria control programs. Read the article here. End-of-day clean-up operations require the safe disposal of wash water […]

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PMI AIRS Malaria Fighter: Ndombour Gning Cisse

Eliminating malaria must remain a key priority for each of us to increase attendance at school, improve worker productivity, and support local economies. DAKAR, SENEGAL Dr. Ndombour Gning Cisse began working on the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project in Senegal in 2011 as Spray Operations Coordinator. In 2014, she was […]

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