Field Notes

  • Decentralizing Ento Activities in the DRC Despite COVID-19 April 16, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VL Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for their successful decentralization of select entomological surveillance activities amidst COViD-19. Given the geographical size of the DRC, the NMCP expressed the wish to decentralize entomological surveillance… Continue Reading
  • School-Based ITN Distribution Exemplar April 9, 2021 This Fist Bump Friday goes out to the VectorLink ITN team for completing their recent School-Based ITN Exemplar. This exemplar a consolidated, user-friendly, step-by-step compendium to the 2016 Guide for use by National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) and their partners.… Continue Reading
  • Data Points April 2, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink’s Data Analytics and Visualization team as well as to VL Mali, VL Nigeria and VL Zambia for supporting NMCPs to optimize the deployment of vector control tools and evaluate their impact by… Continue Reading
  • Just Say No to Malaria and Yes to IRS March 26, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink Benin for their creativity and joie de vivre in increasing awareness and acceptance of IRS through the power of music and songs. VL Benin was among the first VectorLink countries to start… Continue Reading
  • VectoLink Kenya Launches 2021 IRS Campaign in Homa Bay March 19, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VectoLink Kenya as they continue with their 2021 IRS campaign, launching in Homa Bay on March 10th. Fourteen sub-counties will be covered in total - six in Migori County and eight in Homa… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink LAC Takes Off March 12, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VectorLink Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) for their perseverance in successfully launching project activities during a global pandemic. Approximately 102 million people are at risk of malaria in Latin America. While ITNs… Continue Reading
  • Ready to Launch March 5, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes to VL Sierra Leone for the success in completing their first IRS Boot Camp and Capacity Building workshop in preparation for the country’s first large-scale IRS campaign in April. The five-day training, which was held… Continue Reading
  • Collaboration and Capacity Building February 26, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to VL Burkina Faso for their success in engaging and building the capacity of project partners. In January 2021, PMI VectorLink upgraded the VectorLink Collect (VLC) database from the 2.31.10 to the 2.35.1 version,… Continue Reading
  • Malaria Fighter Prince Owusu February 19, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump Friday goes out to VL ITN Lead Prince Owusu. For nearly two decades, Prince has promoted the use of bed nets across Ghana. As ITN Lead he ensures all ITN-related malaria prevention planned activities are implemented… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink Zambia Goes the Last Mile for ITN Distribution February 12, 2021 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to The PMI VectorLink Zambia team for their ongoing support in the 2020/2021 national ITN mass campaign. During this most recent campaign, VectorLink Zambia provided the NMEP with multi-level technical support, from central level… Continue Reading