The Next Generation IRS Project

In September 2016, Anglogold Ashanti signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IVVC on the Next Generation IRS (NGenIRS) project. NGenIRS ensures the geographical expansion of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Ghana through savings from the procurement of a low cost insecticide (US$15 per bottle instead of US$24.50) offered through this project. From 2018, a third generation IRS formulation will be provided that will help AGAMal to address the emerging insecticide resistance in Obuasi and possibly elsewhere.

AGAMal implements the NGenIRS project in Ghana with funding from UNITAID between 2017 and December 2019 in the following three Upper East districts (click on the map to enlarge):

  • Builsa North
  • Builsa South
  • Kassena Nankana West

The selection of the districts was based on:

  • The fact that AGAMal used to implement IRS in Upper East Region but had to pull out in 2015 due to the lack of funding
  • Proximity to current operational sites in Upper West Region
  • Savings available compared to districts’ sizes and number of structures