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Saving Lives from Malaria in Madagascar

Saving Lives from Malaria in Madagascar

In 2008, the President’s Malaria Initiative began supporting indoor residual spraying in Madagascar to prevent malaria. In 2014, PMI expanded its reach to include coastal communities in the eastern part of the country, which suffers from typhoons, flooding and high incidences of malaria. Communities welcomed the IRS campaign and joined in the fight to improve […]

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Community members: ‘We know [IRS] is working because we can smell it.’

In Ghana, malaria is the number one cause of illness. To address this life-threatening disease, AIRS implements indoor residual spraying (IRS) to kill mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Community education and cooperation are essential in IRS programs, to ensure that a high number of households accept to be sprayed. Higher coverage ensures protected families and communities, […]

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