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

Children Champion for Change

ZAP Creates School-based Curricula to Prevent Spread of Mosquito-borne disease At 12 and 14 years old, Marlena Lourdes and Jose Manuel are proud to be champions for change. Appointed leaders to their school’s sixth grade council in the small village of La Majada in Chiquimula, Guatemala, the two children are organizing parades and community events […]

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Fighting the Bite to Prevent Zika

ZAP Equips Guatemala with Skills to Fight Mosquito-borne Disease The first time Juan Jose Diaz, Vector Control Coordinator for the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Chiquimula, Guatemala, heard about the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) and all it had planned, he didn’t believe any of it would happen. Two years later, he’s an enthusiastic supporter. “The […]

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The Brain Gain in Guatemala

ZAP Increases Country Capacity, Incomes & Opportunities It wasn’t long ago that Jeraldy Ramirez Herrera didn’t know much about biology, much less mosquito-borne diseases. In fact, 21-year-old Ramirez said that before working for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), she knew nothing about mosquitoes. Now as an entomological lab technician […]

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