Field Notes

  • VL Uganda’s M&E Team Driven to Deliver the Data July 10, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes to the M&E team for VL Uganda. Uganda began Phase 1 of its 2020 IRS campaign on March 3rd with complex challenges. The M&E team was tasked with updating thousands of organizational units in VectorLink… Continue Reading
  • VL Tanzania Responds Quickly with Targeted ITN Distribution in Zanzibar during COVID-19 June 26, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes to VL Tanzania for their quick response in assisting the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) with their first-ever targeted, mini mass ITN distribution campaign. VL TZ already supports broad access to nets across Tanzania, including… Continue Reading
  • VL Mali Moves Forward with IRS Campaign June 19, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes to VectorLink Mali for the launch of their 2020 IRS campaign on Monday, June 15th, in Bandiagara and Djenne districts. VL Mali has gone above and beyond to ensure the most vulnerable are protected from… Continue Reading
  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Fist Bumps June 12, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to all the VectorLink photographers who submitted to this year’s Abt Photo Contest. Among the top 10 photos that are now being voted on for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, VectorLink has four… Continue Reading
  • Go VL Ethiopia and VL Burkina Faso! June 5, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes to VL Ethiopia and VL Burkina Faso as they launched their IRS campaigns during COVID-19. VL Ethiopia launched the first phase of their IRS campaign on June 2nd in 17 out of 44 districts,… Continue Reading
  • Spray On! May 29, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VL Uganda for restarting their IRS campaign and to VL Senegal for the launch of their IRS campaign this past week. As we all know, implementing IRS during COVID-19 is no easy… Continue Reading
  • A Team Player You Can Count On! May 22, 2020 A big shout out to Solomon Wasse, VectorLink Ethiopia’s Operations Manager, for his recent presentation on the Vector LearningXChange webinar “Mapping 101: How Geospatial Data Improves Planning and Implementation in Vector Control.” Solomon shared VL Ethiopia’s experience with using satellite… Continue Reading
  • VL Ethiopia Takes Gender Equality to Task May 15, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VL Ethiopia for establishing a Gender Task Force to ensure gender mainstreaming efforts are prioritized, even against the challenging backdrop of COVID-19. Persistent challenges in improving women’s participation in IRS led the… Continue Reading
  • VL Tanzania Trains Together with Technology May 8, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to the VL Tanzania team for their training initiative during this “work-from-home” period. In efforts to promote professional development among all staff, five members of the team have led Webex trainings. A special… Continue Reading
  • Training for IRS in the Age of Covid-19 May 1, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes to VectorLink Senegal as they prepare and train for the start of their IRS spray campaign scheduled for May 28th in Kedougou and Makacolibantang (two districts which have never been sprayed), while adhering to… Continue Reading