Field Notes

  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going January 17, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes to the strong, tough VectorLink Senegal team for pulling out all the stops to get things done. Over the past few weeks, VectorLink Senegal has been working hard to respond to an urgent request from… Continue Reading
  • Malaria Doesn’t Take A Holiday January 10, 2020 Happy New Year to everyone across the world working on the PMI VectorLink Project! Our first Fist Bump Friday for 2020 goes out to the heroes who worked over the holidays to ensure that malaria doesn’t get the upper hand.… Continue Reading
  • Bridging the Gap in Zimbabwe December 20, 2019 In VectorLink Zimbabwe’s 2019 campaign, the team implemented a pilot leveraging paid, community mobilizers to help bridge some gaps experienced in previous campaigns. VL Zimbabwe selected five wards in Mashonaland East (Zimbabwe’s newest spray province) which had challenges last year… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink DRC and the Country’s First Vector Control Working Group December 13, 2019 This Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink DRC who recently established the country’s first vector control working group, "Groupe de Travail Lutte Anti-Vectorielle (GTLAV)," where all of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) malaria control stakeholders are set to reverse… Continue Reading
  • Know Thy Enemy – VL Cambodia Emphasizes the Importance of Mosquito Identification December 6, 2019 This week’s First Bump goes to VectorLink Cambodia’s Dr. Jeffrey Hii (COP) and Mr. Chanly Yan (Entomology Technician) for supporting the country’s National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) in updating malaria mosquito identification keys. Recent studies found… Continue Reading
  • Community Involvement for better Results! November 22, 2019 This Fist Bump Friday goes out to two VectorLink Liberia technicians, Tuwuyor Belleh and Gift M. Golay, who have gone above and beyond their entomological duties by finding ways to improve community relations and increase acceptance for entomological monitoring activities.… Continue Reading
  • VL Burundi is Charting the Way Forward to Manage Insecticide Resistance November 15, 2019 This week’s Fist Bump goes to VL Burundi for assisting the country’s NMCP with its first-ever integrated vector control (IVC) management policy and insecticide resistance management plan (IRMP). The IRMP provides strategic direction for tracking malaria vectors’ levels of resistance… Continue Reading
  • Ready, Set, Spray! November 8, 2019 We're rooting for VectorLink Madagascar as they cheer on three new districts in a race to become the district with the highest acceptance rate and spray coverage. VectorLink Madagascar will spray in Ihosy, Betioky South, and Ampanihy for the first… Continue Reading
  • Covering All Bases! Niger Puts New ITN Guidelines into Policy and Practice November 1, 2019 This week’s Fist Bump goes to VectorLink Niger’s Rose Barnes-Covenant, Daniel Koka and Dr. Elisha Sanoussi for supporting the country’s NMCP in developing national ITN guidelines. The NMCP requested VL Niger’s assistance in assessing the country’s health system services, particularly… Continue Reading
  • Engaging Women (the Powerful Definition of Engaging!) October 25, 2019 We’re fist-bumping across two countries this week. Big, blasting shout outs go to Gender Focal Points Zeddy C. Bore from VectorLink Kenya and Helen Amegbletor from VectorLink Ghana who participated in a live virtual event in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, covering… Continue Reading