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

The PMI AIRS Project worked with trusted members of the community, including traditional kings and local authorities, to develop an advocacy work plan for their commune, resulting in  a 93.5% coverage.

Trust in Tradition

PMI AIRS Engages Trusted Community Leaders to Increase Acceptance of IRS In alignment with Madagascar’s National Malaria Control Strategy, the President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project conducts indoor residual spraying (IRS) to reduce the burden of malaria in five districts (Farafangana and Vohipeno in the Southeast; and Brickaville, Fenerive East and […]

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The PMI AIRS Project facilitated the disposal of 119 tons of obsolete DDT.

PMI Helps Ethiopia Clean Up Hazardous Waste

PMI AIRS Supports Ethiopia’s Disposal of DDT For the past six decades, Ethiopia has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) to control malaria. In that time, the country has used a variety of insecticides in an effort to combat resistance. As the country periodically shifted to different insecticides, it was often left with an accumulation of […]

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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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