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

Mapping for Zika

ZAP Uses Mapping Data to Target Interventions in Areas with High Rates of Zika Transmission Public health officials have used maps to track pest and disease outbreaks for more than 150 years. Knowing when and where pests and diseases are concentrated allows for targeted interventions to reduce illnesses and the further spread of infection. The […]

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ZAP Helps Dominican Republic Outsmart Mosquitoes

ZAP Builds Entomological Capacity to Reduce Spread of Zika Virus through Diploma Program The Dominican Republic experiences a significant burden of vector-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya. In 2017, there were only 10 entomologists in the country trained to study mosquito behavior and resistance trends. The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), funded […]

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The Art of Awareness

ZAP Haiti Promotes Zika Prevention through Poetry and Painting In 2016, the Zika virus broke out across Latin America and the Caribbean. Spread by the Aedes ageypti mosquito, the Zika virus can result in serious illnesses, such as microcephaly and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. In Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Population reported 10 cases of […]

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