Field Notes

  • Making the Change to Mobile Money September 7, 2019 VectorLink (VL) Tanzania’s Finance and Administration team has made strides in improving indoor residual spraying (IRS) operations in Zanzibar with a full transition to mobile payments for IRS seasonal workers. While VL Tanzania mainland has used mobile transactions for many… Continue Reading
  • VectorLink Ensures a Net Gain! August 30, 2019 Sometimes success lies in what you don’t see. For example, recently VectorLink Ghana took over the ongoing ITN monitoring and distribution activities from VectorWorks (VW) as they closed out their project. Without a hitch or a hiccup, PSI (as the… Continue Reading
  • Steering in the Right Direction August 23, 2019 VectorLink (VL) Côte d’Ivoire recently facilitated the creation of the country’s first Vector Control Steering Committee. Under the leadership of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the strong support of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) mission team, Chief… Continue Reading
  • If the Skirt Fits… August 16, 2019 VectorLink Tanzania’s Operations Team, led by Mr. Juma Rutta, developed and piloted new personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working in the community. The new PPE “skirt” was piloted in Pemba Island, Zanzibar, during the 2019 February indoor residual spray… Continue Reading
  • Innovative Insecticide Tracking in Mali August 9, 2019 This week’s Fist Bump goes out to the VectorLink Mali team for strengthening their insecticide tracking system during the 2019 IRS campaign. In the months leading up to the indoor residual spray (IRS) campaign, the country Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)… Continue Reading
  • PMI VectorLink Senegal Team Expands their Expertise August 2, 2019 The Vectorlink (VL) Senegal team made strides in building its own capacity to understand the finery of entomological monitoring! Finance & Administration Manager, Ababacar Lo; Regional Environmental Compliance Manager Sana Diop Dieng; and even the team driver, Souleymane Khouma, went… Continue Reading
  • 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