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

ZAP Vector Control Supervisor Odeki Turner (center) in the field with fellow ZAP supervisors. Photo: Jhevaughn Murphy

More than Mosquitoes

ZAP Empowers Youth through Employment Opportunities On the tropical island of Jamaica, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. They carry diseases that can affect the health and economic well-being of the entire population. In October 2017, the USAID-funded Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) launched its Jamaica program in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the […]

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Rwanda Expands IRS to Refugee Camp

PMI AIRS Trains IRS Managers on Planning and Operations Since the opening of the Mahama Refugee Camp by the Government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2015, Mahama Refugee Camp has become a model settlement that sets the standard for other refugee camps in the country and beyond. Despite […]

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Equal Opportunity, Equal Work: Increasing Women’s Participation in the U.S. PMI AIRS Project

The PMI AIRS Project’s article “Equal Opportunity, Equal Work: Increasing Women’s Participation in the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project” was published in the December 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global Health: Science and Practice. This important article discusses how the PMI AIRS Project’s gender policies are increasing the engagement of women […]

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