Case Study

Abt Associates – VectorLink: CommCare for Reducing Malaria

Project Overview

The Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) program is dedicated to reducing malaria in Africa through an innovative, community-driven approach that includes Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS). IRS involves spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other common indoor resting places of mosquitoes.

In 2014, Dimagi joined the US President Malaria Initiative (PMI) and Abt Associates to provide an mHealth solution for sustainable intervention. The tools and systems provide efficient access to daily spray activity indicators and improve supervisory efforts. The project has resulted in preventing millions from contracting malaria throughout the African continent.

Implementing Partners: Abt Associates, PMI VectorLink

Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sectors: Infectious Disease, Maternal & Child Health


  • Case Management
  • Custom Reporting
  • Two-way SMS Functionality
  • Conditional Alerts
  • Submission of Form via SMS

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