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

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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

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97% of targeted households protected from malaria

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More than 39 million people in Africa protected from malaria

Where We Work

Project Highlights

Dr. Abdullahi Yayaha, a PMI AIRS-trained entomologist, carries out insecticide resistance studies at the Usmanu Danfodyio University Entomology Laboratory. Photo Credit: Okeke Ifeanyi Joseph

Closing Nigeria’s Entomology Knowledge Gap

PMI AIRS trains local entomologists for evidenced-based decision-making in malaria control programs Entomological monitoring plays a key role in malaria control programs. Understanding the behavior of the mosquitoes that carry malaria requires precise data on the vector’s density, feeding time, location, and its resistance to insecticides. Trained entomologists are critical to ensuring the necessary research […]

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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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Community Takes Ownership of IRS

PMI AIRS Project Pilots Community-Based IRS to Reduce Costs, Promote Acceptance Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has proven highly effective in reducing the burden of malaria. However, the high cost of IRS presents a challenge to scaling up protection in many countries. In Senegal, the President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project, with […]

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