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

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Project Highlights

Malaria in Zanzibar Reduces to Less Than 1%

Malaria in Zanzibar Reduces to Less Than 1%

PMI’s Interventions Help Zanzibar to Tackle Malaria In 2006, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) began providing assistance to the Government of Zanzibar in indoor residual spraying (IRS) to kill the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. On this archipelago off the coast of East Africa, IRS has helped to reduce the prevalence of malaria from 35% […]

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Abt Associates Principal Scientist Peter Chandonait Wins USAID’s Grand Prize

Award Recognizes PMI AIRS for Developing and Implementing the Mobile Soak Pit as an Innovative Approach The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project’s very own Peter Chandonait is the Grand Prize Winner of USAID’s Innovation to Action Award. Chandonait, a Principal Scientist for Abt Associates and the PMI AIRS Project’s Director […]

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PMI AIRS to Present at PAMCA

The PMI AIRS Project will present at the Pan African Malaria Control Association’s (PAMCA) Fourth Annual Conference October 16-18, 2017, in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. AIRS Ethiopia will present on “The decay rate of bendiocarb, propoxur and pirimiphos-methyl on different wall surfaces of experimental huts in Ziway and Sokoru areas in Oromia region – Ethiopia”, and […]

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