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% to less than 1%. The PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS), implemented by Abt Associates, is assisting the Government of Zanzibar in IRS and entomological monitoring and surveillance in efforts to eliminate the disease.

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