Field Notes

  • It’s a Team Effort! October 15, 2021 Our webinar on the use of data in decision-making in vector control was yesterday, so it's fitting to give a fist bump to the people who made it possible. Laurent Iyikirenga, COP for VectorLink Benin, moderated expertly. It is not… Continue Reading
  • Got Vaxxed? These Country Teams Have! October 1, 2021 This week’s fist bump is extra special as we get to highlight several of our country teams who are all fully vaccinated against COVID-19! VectorLink Liberia, Mali, Colombia, Cambodia, Niger, Malawi, and Mozambique join VectorLink Zimbabwe as teams that have… Continue Reading
  • Zambia Establishes ITN Continuous Distribution Task Team September 24, 2021 The VectorLink Zambia team is excited to report that Zambia recently set up a Continuous Distribution (CD) Task Team on insecticide treated nets (ITNs) within the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP). Special mention for this Fist Bump goes to VectorLink… Continue Reading
  • Managing Mosquitoes September 17, 2021 Please join us in recognizing VectorLink Niger and their partners at Centre de Recherche Medicale et Sanitaire (CERMES) for their success in setting up a functional insectary and susceptible mosquito colony. This is a huge accomplishment and has been a… Continue Reading
  • Community is Key for VectorLink Cote d’Ivoire September 10, 2021 This week's fist bump goes out to the VectorLink Cote d'Ivoire team and their dedicated partners for the successful completion of the country’s second IRS campaign! No small feat especially during a pandemic. The first ever IRS campaign in Cote… Continue Reading
  • A Heart of Perseverance (የጽናት ልብ) September 3, 2021 This week's Fist Bump goes out to VL Ethiopia's Environmental Compliance Officer Getinet Awoke for his great perseverance, adaptability, and resilience during the most recent IRS campaign. The 2021 VL Ethiopia IRS campaign has undoubtedly been the most challenging campaign… Continue Reading
  • VL Zambia Partners with Nchelenge District on Last Mile Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines to Hard-to-Reach Islands August 27, 2021 We don't normally Fist Bump the same country team two weeks in a row, but we're in a pandemic and this is too good not to share. So here we are Fist Bumping VL Zambia for their collaboration with the… Continue Reading
  • VL Zambia’s First Female Pump Technicians August 20, 2021 This week's Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink Zambia's first three female Spray Pump Technicians and to Gender Focal Point Mary Malasa and the team for facilitating their recruitment. In Zambia, as in many countries, some IRS roles are seen… Continue Reading
  • VL Zimbabwe Got the Jab! August 13, 2021 This week's Fist Bump goes out to VL Zimbabwe for their success in getting all 12 team members vaccinated against COVID-19, with most of the team receiving either the SINOVAC or SINOPHARM vaccine. With widespread rumors circulating around the world about… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink Zambia Conducts Virtual IRS Microplanning Meetings July 23, 2021 This week's Fist Bump goes out to VL Zambia for their forward thinking in the time of COVID. Because IRS requires long lead times of planning to be successful, VL Zambia needed to ensure that microplanning at the district level… Continue Reading