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

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Project Highlights

Ashley Thomas and Keith Mangam present on mhealth initiatives at the Global Digital Health Forum in Washington, DC.

PMI AIRS Presents at Global Digital Health Forum

The PMI AIRS Project’s M&E specialists Keith Mangam and Ashley Thomas recently presented at the Global Digital Health Forum held annually at the National Harbor in Washington, DC, in December 2016. Mr. Mangam presented on the project’s use of mobile technology as a method for behavior change communication. The presentation was based on results of […]

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PMI AIRS Publishes Findings on New Ways of Approaching IRS to Save Costs

The PMI AIRS Project recently published “Indoor Residual Spraying Delivery Models to Prevent Malaria: Comparison of Community- and District-Based Approaches in Ethiopia” in the peer-reviewed journal Global Health: Science and Practice. Read it here. The PMI AIRS Project found that using health extension workers in Ethiopia as supervisors of the spray team reduced operational costs […]

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Paving the Way

PMI AIRS Project Collaborates with NMCP to Recycle IRS Bottles into Paving Stones Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a recommended strategy by the World Health Organization for vector control to reduce the burden of malaria. IRS requires the use of insecticides, which are most often packaged in plastic bottles. Rather than burning or disposing of […]

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