Field Notes

  • 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
  • Double Up VectorLink Zambia October 18, 2019 “The first Fist Bump goes to VectorLink Zambia COP Nduka Iwuchukwu who led his team to successfully kick-off IRS in three provinces simultaneously, while also hosting the PMI/Zambia team and me in the field for several very packed (and early!)… Continue Reading
  • Bumping Up Mozambique’s Capacity to Deliver IRS October 11, 2019 Congrats to VectorLink Mozambique for not only growing the Fist Bump Craze (see photo!) but for building local capacity in the safe, effective, and efficient delivery of IRS. Recently, VL Mozambique provided hands-on technical support to the NMCP in Nampula… Continue Reading
  • Casting a Wider Net October 4, 2019 Congratulations to VectorLink Malawi for the successful distribution of PBO insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) on Chauma Island, a hard-to-reach community on Lake Malawi. The team completed distribution on Monday, 30 September!  While the number of PBO ITNs distributed was small (547),… Continue Reading
  • ITN Distribution in Cameroon September 27, 2019 This week VectorLink Cameroon completed Phase 1 of the mass distribution of ITNs, which encompasses 14 out of the 30 districts in the Far North. This is a big milestone for the project as Cameroon is a new focus country… Continue Reading
  • Extending Our Reach September 20, 2019 The VectorLink Malawi team recently provided intensive technical support to the NMCP and World Vision team as they prepare to implement IRS in a new district, this October 2019. In collaboration with World Vision (WV) and with financial support from… Continue Reading
  • U.S Congressional Visit to VectorLink Rwanda September 14, 2019 Back in August, VectorLink Rwanda hosted a team of 5 congressional staffers during their tour of Nyagatare, a district in Rwandan’s Eastern Province where the project conducts indoor residual spraying. During their visit, the staffers toured our operational site in… Continue Reading
  • Making the Change to Mobile Money September 7, 2019 VectorLink (VL) Tanzania’s Finance and Administration team has made strides in improving indoor residual spraying (IRS) operations in Zanzibar with a full transition to mobile payments for IRS seasonal workers. While VL Tanzania mainland has used mobile transactions for many… Continue Reading