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 […]
AIRS has developed a new Team Leader Guide to assist supervisors leading IRS operations. The guide outlines a Team Leader’s roles and responsibilities to ensure that spray campaigns are efficient, on schedule, and environmentally compliant. The guide serves as a reference for Team Leaders, Supervisors and District Coordinators, providing checklists to reduce errors and to ensure sprays […]
Entomological Monitoring in the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Program An integral part of AIRS is robust entomological monitoring, enabling entomologists to identify which mosquitoes carry malaria, the feeding and resting habits of the vector, the quality of spraying, as well as insecticide resistance.