Spray Operations

Before spraying, the PMI AIRS Project conducts advocacy and sensitization meetings with various stakeholders – from district government officials to residents. We make sure citizens understand how IRS will help prevent malaria in their homes and follow safety precautions to keep their families safe and healthy during spraying.

We ensure that the spray personnel are adequately trained and equipped to effectively apply residual insecticides to dwelling walls. In addition to training our spray operators, we build the skills of wash persons, security guards, warehouse managers, spray pump technicians, and other IRS personnel.

During spray operations, supervision and monitoring is carried out at the community level. Project staff ensure correct techniques are used to spray homes, accurate data is collected, and performance targets are met. Local leaders and Ministry of Health officials play a critical role in planning, supervision, and monitoring of spray operations.

A worker sprays the eaves of a home in Ghana with insecticide that kills mosquitoes. Credit: Nicole de Gier

A worker sprays the eaves of a home in Ghana with insecticide that kills mosquitoes. Credit: Nicole de Gier

 

The PMI AIRS Project provides a high level of organization, planning and oversight of warehouses and logistics. We make sure necessary equipment, commodities, and supplies are at the right places, in correct amounts, at all times during a spray cycle. In addition, we establish a system that enables spray personnel to move from place to place as required to implement the program.