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

New Approach to IRS Reduces Costs

PMI AIRS Project, Communities Use Bicycles when Possible to Improve Cost-Efficiency Indoor residual spraying (IRS) remains an effective strategy against malaria in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. With increased insecticide resistance and the rising cost of effective insecticides, the President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project is finding innovative ways to reduce operations […]

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Promoting Gender Equity in IRS

Seasonal employment expands opportunities for women in IRS The President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project is combating malaria in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar through indoor residual spraying (IRS), by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Traditionally, IRS has been viewed as a […]

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One Million Bottles and Counting

PMI AIRS Prevents Hundreds of Tons of CO2 Emissions through Recycling Program The President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project recently surpassed one million plastic insecticide bottles recycled since the effort began in Ghana in 2012. The Project now recycles bottles in nine of its program countries. The recycled bottles are washed, crushed […]

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