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USAID Announces Expansion Of Indoor Residual Spraying Program In Africa

USAID is expanding its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program in Africa, according to a USAID press release. Through a $189 million, three-year contract, “the President’s Malaria Initiative … together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide technical and financial support to the Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs in African countries to build country-level capacity for malaria prevention activities,” according to the release. “The contract awarded by USAID to Abt Associates will cover the implementation of IRS activities in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,” the release states (8/17).