Field Notes

  • Community Mobilization Free of Charge July 26, 2019 It’s no secret that IRS is becoming more expensive to implement. Increasingly, we need to come up with new ideas to reduce costs, and Technical Specialist, Godfrey Karera had a great one. VectorLink (VL) Rwanda was paying 3,445 village mobilizers… Continue Reading
  • Abt Associates in Action July 19, 2019 In June, Lisa Simeon, Chief Human Resources Officer; Noel Samuel, Chief Financial Officer; Cathy Thompson, Regional Managing Director for East Central and Southern Africa; and Amy Thomas, International Human Resources Director, visited three of Abt Associates' International Development projects operating… Continue Reading
  • Data Drivers June 28, 2019 VectorLink Tanzania’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team lead the charge to build the capacity of key government partners on data-use using the VectorLink Collect System! One of the first teams to adopt the new DHIS 2-based VectorLink Collect system, Grace… Continue Reading
  • Crossing New Bridges June 21, 2019 Chief of Party, Peter Mumba, and the VL Ethiopia team received high praise from the U.S President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) for their efforts in this year’s spray campaign. The VectorLink Ethiopia team was asked to conduct indoor residual spray  (IRS)… Continue Reading
  • Stepping Up June 14, 2019 Sometimes we need a little help from our friends. Today’s Fist Bump Friday goes to VectorLink Uganda’s Environmental Compliance Assistant Timothy Okwir for stepping up under difficult circumstances to uphold and maintain environmental compliance in Uganda. When the Uganda Environmental… Continue Reading
  • Team Building Within and Across Countries June 7, 2019 VectorLink (VL) Zambia has worked in country and across countries to strengthen teams. For example, when VectorLink Collect (DHIS2- the District Health Information System 2) was piloted in Zambia during the 2018 spray season, VL Zambia’s database coordinator, Kelvin Mwenya,… Continue Reading
  • 2019 End of Spray Games May 31, 2019 In East Mamprusi District of Northern Ghana, the project’s IRS District Operations Coordinator (DOC) decided to celebrate the successful (over 90% spray coverage) and timely completion of the 2019 spray operations with a soccer game. On the last day of… Continue Reading