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Integrating Mobile Technology into Project Implementation: Improving Efficiency in Malaria Control Operations


January 12, 2016
Led by USAID and implemented by Abt Associates, the  U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project protects millions of people in Africa from malaria by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria. The PMI AIRS Project implements indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns in 11 countries in Africa. These campaigns focus on operations, environmental compliance, monitoring and evaluation, entomological monitoring, and information, education and communication.

This technical brief outlines how the PMI AIRS Project is finding innovative ways to incorporate technology to increase efficiency, reduce the time lag between managerial decision-making and implementation, as well as decrease bottlenecks related to administrative processes. This is an upgrade from the traditional means of implementation which relied on paper-based processes due to a lack of good technological infrastructure. 
Sub-Saharan Africa