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

PMI AIRS Published Study Shows IRS Reduces Malaria in Northern Ghana

The PMI AIRS project’s manuscript “A reduction in malaria transmission intensity in Northern Ghana after seven years of indoor residual spraying” has been published in the peer-reviewed Malaria Journal. Read it here:  This study shows the significant impact on entomological indicators of malaria transmission in the IRS project districts of Northern Ghana. Transmission indicators increased following the withdrawal […]

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PMI Saves Lives in Zanzibar

Villagers credit IRS for reduction of malaria On the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, Unjuga, in the village of Dunga Kiembeni, Ashura Abdalla rides home from the market on the back of her 17-year-old son Rajab Ali’s bicycle. Ashura remembers when he wasn’t always healthy. “In 2000, my son got malaria at one years […]

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PMI AIRS Returns to Ghana’s Karaga District

In the northern region of Ghana, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project returned to Karaga District in 2017 after four years. The main reason for the return was a drop in the price of the insecticide used for indoor residual spraying (IRS). Unitaid is investing in the Innovative Vector Control […]

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