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One of the greatest threats to malaria control is insecticide-resistant mosquitoes. Unless resistance is carefully monitored, it can render malaria control programs ineffective, including indoor residual spraying (IRS). Trainings supported by Abt Associates in Zimbabwe are improving entomological surveillance monitoring and increasing understanding on the most effective insecticides that can be used for future malaria control programs.
The African Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project, led by Abt Associates, helped train dozens of local malaria control practitioners in preventing insecticide resistance in mosquitoes.
Abt is carrying out IRS in 13 African countries through the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project, funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). IRS is a method of controlling malaria by applying insecticide on the walls, doors, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.