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Bridges to Malawi

Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) for mosquitoes in six Malawi villages to benefit 20,000 villagers

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The project will apply 4 applications of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) for mosquitoes in six Malawi villages to benefit more than 20,000 villagers in the Mtunthama region. Each village was identified based on its proximity to other villages that were sprayed previously and by its malaria rate. IRS is a World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recommended method and is used in other Southern Africa countries. Each village will also get training and education on malaria transmission and how to remove areas of standing water. Malaria is a killer of young children and pregnant women throughout the undeveloped world. Many who survive suffer significant brain damage, leading to cognitive deficits, blindness, deafness, partial or complete paralysis, or other chronic disabling conditions. Others in the community may be incapacitated for weeks at a time or suffer from chronic anemia and disease-related malaise, reducing their ability to work and causing greater poverty.


International, Disease prevention and treatment


01 April 2016

31 May 2018

Mr. Richard Lawrence Simon, | contact
Ms. Laura Y. Spear, Metro Providence | contact




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