Field Notes

  • 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
  • What’s the Buzz? April 24, 2020 Tomorrow – April 25 – is World Malaria Day! Never has our work been more important. While many of us think about IRS and ITNs as the heart of our work, we must first know which mosquitoes are carrying malaria… Continue Reading
  • VL Ghana Doesn’t Miss A Beat in COVID-19 April 17, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to COP Lena Kolyada and the whole VL Ghana team for their adaptability and tenacity to carry out IRS during COVID-19. VL Ghana has successfully completed 20 days of its 30-day campaign with a… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink Teams Up April 10, 2020 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VL Rwanda’s COP Eugene Kiti for stepping up to train pump technician trainers in Cote d’Ivoire via Webex. Cote d’Ivoire is embarking on its first large-scale IRS campaign in 2020 and is… Continue Reading
  • 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