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

Where We Work

Project Highlights

PMI AIRS Study Published in Malaria Journal

The PMI AIRS Project’s manuscript “A village level cluster-randomized entomological evaluation of combination long-lasting insecticidal nets containing pyrethroid plus PBO synergist in Southern Mali” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Malaria Journal November 21, 2017. The study found that “Over the 2 years of the trial neither deltamethrin + PBO LLINs nor permethrin + PBO LLINs provided a meaningful improvement […]

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Cost Benefits of IRS Go beyond Malaria Reduction

The PMI AIRS Project Provides Income-Opportunities for Women In the small village of Chitakatira in Zimbabwe’s eastern Manicaland Province, Tsitsi Kupangwa has worked as a community health volunteer (CHV) for the past nine years, relying on her income through farming to support her family. Yet several years of drought have resulted in low yields and […]

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Gaining Ground on Malaria Control

PMI AIRS Strategizes to Maintain Gains in Malaria Control The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has conducted indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Benin since 2008, resulting in significant reductions in malaria transmission in those areas sprayed. According to Benin’s Entomological Research Center of Cotonou (CREC), the entomological inoculation rate, which is a measure of malaria […]

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