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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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Reported Malaria Cases in Zimbabwe Reduced After Using New Insecticide

PMI AIRS Presents Findings at APHA The PMI AIRS Project presented study findings that show a reduction in reported malaria cases in areas sprayed with the newer class of insecticide – organophophates (OPs). As resistance among malaria-carrying mosquitoes to the commonly used pyrethroid insecticide has increased, the PMI AIRS Project has switched to using OPs, […]

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Training the next generation of entomologists

  One of the greatest threats to malaria control is insecticide resistance. Resistance is the ability of a mosquito that transmits malaria, or malaria vector, to survive doses of insecticide that would normally kill it. Unless insecticide resistance is carefully monitored, it can render indoor residual spraying (IRS) and other vector control programs ineffective at […]

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