In its first year of implementation, PMI VectorLink Colombia plans to examine the relative efficacy of insecticide-treated net (ITN) distribution versus indoor residual spraying (IRS) in reducing the malaria vectors in the region. The Ministry of Health will be implementing IRS and ITN distribution campaigns in-country starting in January 2021. VectorLink will establish baseline entomology data collection prior to these interventions and conduct ongoing monthly data collection after these interventions. Study areas will be receiving either IRS or ITN interventions so that we can compare the efficacy of each.
In October 2020, the VectorLink Colombia team started activities in Guapi and Timbiquí and began baseline data collection in November.