Malaria is endemic and transmission occurs year-round in all parts of Ghana. The entire population is at risk of malaria infection; however, transmission is markedly less intense in large urban centers compared to rural areas. IRS is a component of Ghana’s current National Malaria Control Strategy and Ghana’s Strategic Plan for Malaria Control 2014-2020. Ghana began implementing IRS with the support of PMI in 2008.
In 2018, the PMI VectorLink Project will implement IRS in seven districts in Ghana’s Northern Region: Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo, East Mamprusi, Kumbungu, Mamprugu Moaduri, West Mamprusi, Karaga, and Gushegu. In the seven targeted districts in 2018, the project will aim to spray over 300,000 structures and protect over 800,000 people.