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Cost Benefits of IRS Go beyond Malaria Reduction

The PMI AIRS Project Provides Income-Opportunities for Women In the small village of Chitakatira in Zimbabwe’s eastern Manicaland Province, Tsitsi Kupangwa has worked as a community health volunteer (CHV) for the past nine years, relying on her income through farming to support her family. Yet several years of drought have resulted in low yields and […]

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Equal Work, Equal Opportunity in Malaria Prevention

Equal Work, Equal Opportunity in Malaria Prevention

The President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project promotes gender equality, improving women’s economic opportunities while protecting people from malaria through indoor residual spraying. In Zambia, the PMI AIRS Project recruits women for jobs traditionally done by men, such as a spray operator. To spray the homes, the project employs seasonal workers, many […]

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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.

Yes, We Can!

Women’s Participation in IRS Improves Income Opportunities, Community Acceptance In Zambia’s northwest Luapula Province, where more than 80 percent of the population falls under the poverty line and 100 percent is at risk of contracting malaria, the PMI AIRS Project is helping women to tap into new income-generating opportunities while protecting people from the disease. […]

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