Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Toolkit
Planning and Implementing an IRS Campaign
IRS is a highly effective intervention but it is one that can be challenging to manage. This toolkit was developed to help the IRS programme manager understand and plan the details of implementation of an IRS campaign and provides tools for training personnel to conduct digitized enumeration to map the characteristics and locations of houses to be sprayed. The tools have been developed with contributions from a range of partners and based on MACEPA’s experiences with IRS implementation in several countries.
IRS Implementation Support for Managers
Tools for IRS program managers include a sample timeline and a budget template, provided as illustrative examples that can be used as a basis for planning and implementing IRS campaigns. The sample budget template is populated with data but can be adapted for use in most settings by users with basic spreadsheet skills and serves as a key checklist for programme development.
IRS has a procurement-intensive element to it – for supplies, commodities and for PDAs. The toolkit includes detailed procurement guidance for PDAs and other procurements reflected in the workplan. Information, education, and communication (IEC) is critical for IRS campaigns. Sample IEC materials are included as guidance for developing an IRS communications strategy and to help programmes think through their communications approaches. Some sample IEC communications are provided and several reference documents are included to provide further background in IRS implementation.
Enumeration Training Materials
IRS implementation is increasingly supported by the use of handheld digital devices, sometimes called personal digital assistants (PDAs), to electronically quantify needs and to identify, track, and create regional maps indicating houses to be sprayed. Enumeration training materials in this toolkit support the implementation of household enumeration and mapping for IRS. They can be easily adapted for use in enumeration for other malaria and health interventions. The training materials are assembled from trainings implemented by MACEPA in several African countries. In addition to the agenda and presentations to support the training, reference resources are provided, including manuals, sample reports, and software guidance.
IRS Toolkit Contents
Section 1. IRS Implementation Support for Program Managers
1. Planning and Budgeting
- IRS Implementation Timeline Summary Sheet (Word)
- Illustrative IRS Implementation Timeline (PDF)
- Guidelines for IRS Planning and Budgeting (Word)
- IRS Campaign Budget Template (Excel)
- Procurement of Handheld Devices (Excel)
- Handheld Digital Device Sample Costing Spreadsheet (Excel)
- Preparing Communities for HH Enumeration (Word)
2. Supportive Resources for IRS Program Managers
- IRS Communication Strategy for Zambia (PDF)
- Sample agenda for IRS Program Launch (Word)
- Zambia Brochure for Spray Operators (PDF)
- Zambia IRS Brochure for Households (PDF)
- Zambia HCP Video for General Education
- WHO Manual for IRS (PDF)
- WHOPES Guidance: Pesticides and Application
- IRS ITN HH Enumeration Questionnaire
Section 2. Enumeration Training Materials
2. Training (PPT)
- Introduction and Objectives
- Hardware and Software
- Overview of GIS
- Overview of GPS
- Introduction to PDAs
- Introduction to HealthMapper
- Zambian exercises on HealthMapper
- Importing data into HealthMapper
- Role playing
3. Supportive Resources for Enumeration Training
- IRS GIS Training Manual [Zambia]
- IRS GIS Training Report [Zambia]
- Geocoding Structures for IRS in Zambia
- Software Installation and Programming Instructions
- Tool Designer Organization:
- Chris Lungu
Summary of main features
- Provide guidance, templates and models to support planning and implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying campaigns as well as enumeration of households to be sprayed.
- Scope of interventions
- The tool addresses Indoor Residual Spraying for malaria control programmes.
- This tool can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of IRS programmes.
- Time frame
- This tool generally applies to annual or more frequent periodic IRS campaigns in individual countries.
- Potential users
- National malaria control programmes and their partners involved in the implementation of IRS campaigns
- Skills required
- General technical knowledge of IRS is highly recommended.
- Type of software
- Word processing, PDF, spreadsheets
- User manual available?
- Type and length of training required
- The training referred to in the toolkit lasts less than one week.
- Available languages
- Country applications
- These tools have been used in several countries in Southern Africa and in Ghana.
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