We are Gender Champions

“We are gender champions who have made gender equality our cause and mission in life.” So declares Richard Kpabitey who, along with Vivian Abiwu, is a VectorWorks Ghana gender champion working to redefine the gender…

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Campaign to distribute 1.6 million free insecticide-treated nets to children in 23,000 primary schools in Ghana launched

Distributing insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to selected classes in primary schools has helped Ghana sustain high ITN coverage and improved malaria prevention nationwide. On May 22, 2017, Ghana launched the fourth school-based ITN distribution campaign in…

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Getting to Elimination: VectorWorks Researches Residual Malaria Transmission in Zanzibar

On World Malaria Day this year, the “World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and their development partners to urgently improve access to life-saving prevention tools.” One of the most effective tools in malaria…

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VectorWorks Launches Insecticide-Treated Net Continuous Distribution Toolkit

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that both large-scale mass distribution campaigns and continuous distribution be part of a multi-channel strategy to achieve and maintain universal access to insecticide-treated nets (ITN). Continuous distribution channels include routine ITN delivery at…

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The United States Peace Corps and VectorWorks Ghana Team Up to Spread Messages on Malaria Prevention Among Ghanaian School Children

“Only mosquitoes spread malaria. Avoid the bites and be free from malaria. Your treated mosquito net is your protector.” Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) disseminated this key message to Ghanaian school children and community members through…

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Using Technology in ITN Distribution to Improve Efficiency and Accountability

After Dominic Nyamboga steps out of his truck and unloads a bale of lifesaving insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) at a primary school in Mara Region, Tanzania, he takes out his cell phone to confirm the GPS…

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More Bang for the Buck: Care for Your ITNs

Picture yourself inside a home of a malaria endemic village. Everywhere you look there are dangers to an insecticide-treated net (ITN). Holes and tears in nets seem inevitable with small children and animals running around.…

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Tanzanian Champions Lead the Way to Gender Integration in Malaria Prevention

Gender has been gaining recognition as an important topic in public health interventions. To date, however, little attention has been given to gender within the field of malaria prevention. Cecilia Makafu and Kanuth Dimoso of…

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Photo Story: Ghana School Mosquito Net Distribution

Ghana Primary School Mosquito Net Distribution by VectorWorks on Exposure

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VectorWorks Partners with Tanzanian Government to Combat Malaria in Pregnancy

Pregnant women are disproportionately affected by malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, making her more susceptible to malaria infection and increasing the risk of illness, severe…

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Ghana Launches Campaign to Deliver Insecticide-Treated Nets to Schoolchildren

There was overwhelming support on May 23, 2016, for the launch of the country-wide campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to 1.2 million children in over 14,000 public and private primary schools in the Volta,…

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Report Shows Strong Net Use Across Sub-Saharan Africa

One of the most common question we get on VectorWorks is “But are people really using their ITNs?” The answer is Yes! On the whole, over 80% of people with access to an insecticide-treated net…

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On the Road to Malaria Elimination, Where Have We Been and How Can We Succeed?

I arrive to an office showing years of experience. Journal articles strewn across the desk with wall hangings depicting various programs and projects Dr. Clive Shiff has impacted.  When you first meet him his sweet…

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Durability Monitoring Website and Toolkit Now Available!

Data on long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) durability in the field are crucial to understanding the effective lifespan of nets, in addition to identifying the causes of LLIN deterioration. Even more important are comparable data and…

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Looking Towards the New Year and Reflecting on the Past

The VectorWorks project just started our second year in October and we are so pleased at all the amazing work that the project has completed. In addition to our two large projects in Tanzania and…

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