Field Notes

  • VL Ghana Uses Mobile Technology to Improve School-Based Distribution of ITNs April 3, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VectorLink Ghana for their support to Ghana’s NMCP in developing the mobile application Net4Schs App, which records data during school-based distribution (SBD) of ITNs. The Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and… Continue Reading
  • Stepping Up for SEAs March 27, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to Sana Dieng Diop, VectorLink’s Regional Environmental Compliance (EC) Manager for her herculean efforts to complete two Supplemental Environmental Assessments (SEAs) back to back. Under USAID regulations, each IRS country requires an approved SEA.… Continue Reading
  • Working toward a Gender Equal World March 20, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VL Zambia’s Gender Focal Point Mary Malasa and the entire VL Zambia team for their commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020, a day set aside by the UN to… Continue Reading
  • VL Tanzania Goes the Extra Mile to Expand Coverage March 6, 2020 The Tanzania team successfully launched their 3rd spray campaign of the year this week, beginning IRS in two new districts only days after completing IRS in Zanzibar. Having already exceeded the targeted number of structures in the first two spray… Continue Reading
  • Teaming Up for Data February 28, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to the VectorLink Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team for facilitating a third and final regional training in Accra, Ghana, on the use of the VectorLink Collect DHIS 2 database for all IRS data… Continue Reading
  • Scaling Up! February 21, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes to VL Rwanda for their success in implementing insecticide serialization at scale across all operations sites in a brand new district in their recent IRS campaign. During the campaign, VL Rwanda also field-tested digital… Continue Reading
  • Cost Savings through Collaboration February 14, 2020 What happens when you bring the first large-scale IRS campaign to Cote d’Ivoire? If you’re VectorLink Cote d’Ivoire, you get everyone on board! This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to the VL Cote d’Ivoire team for their success in… Continue Reading
  • Entomological Monitoring Returns to Angola February 7, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes to the VectorLink Angola team for restarting entomological activities in the country in mid-January – the first time since 2016 under the PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project!   Though planning discussions began in late… Continue Reading
  • Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Kenya January 31, 2020 When the Ambassador calls, VectorLink responds. Last month, US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter visited one of VectorLink Kenya’s field sites in Sumba Village, Migori County, where the project conducts mosquito surveillance activities. During the visit, the entomology team demonstrated… Continue Reading
  • Informed Decision Making January 24, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink Zambia for supporting the country’s National Malaria Elimination Program to use data to guide the IRS insecticide choice for the coming year. During the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Insecticide Resistance… Continue Reading