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

Paving the Way

PMI AIRS Project Collaborates with NMCP to Recycle IRS Bottles into Paving Stones Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a recommended strategy by the World Health Organization for vector control to reduce the burden of malaria. IRS requires the use of insecticides, which are most often packaged in plastic bottles. Rather than burning or disposing of […]

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Community Takes Ownership of IRS

PMI AIRS Project Pilots Community-Based IRS to Reduce Costs, Promote Acceptance Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has proven highly effective in reducing the burden of malaria. However, the high cost of IRS presents a challenge to scaling up protection in many countries. In Senegal, the President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project, with […]

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The PMI AIRS Project will present at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene November 13-17, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. The PMI AIRS Project will share its work in entomological monitoring and surveillance and environmental management across multiple countries. The project will present orally on the Impact of New Combination LLINs on […]

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