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PMI Saves Lives in Zanzibar

Villagers credit IRS for reduction of malaria On the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, Unjuga, in the village of Dunga Kiembeni, Ashura Abdalla rides home from the market on the back of her 17-year-old son Rajab Ali’s bicycle. Ashura remembers when he wasn’t always healthy. “In 2000, my son got malaria at one years […]

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Quality Control Improves Cost-Efficiency

Control Flow Valves Improve Spray Quality, Reduce Costs The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania since 2006 and 2007, respectively. IRS is an effective malaria control strategy which kills malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, thereby drastically reducing the number of mosquitoes that can transmit malaria in the targeted area. […]

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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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