VectorWorks is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), which has over 35 years of experience in leading development projects. With access to a broad range of technical and administrative resources, including the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, CCP is well-positioned to coordinate a team of highly-experienced and technically proficient partners. We will build upon the decades of logistics and distribution experience of Population Services International (PSI), the operations research talent of Dr. Albert Kilian and his Tropical Health team, the small-business and private-sector capacity-building skills of the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and the methodological expertise in developing cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses of Tulane University’s Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation. In addition, we have the collaborative force of the Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute to facilitate communication, collaboration and dissemination through the working groups of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.
We are also linked to a network of organizations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
About the VectorWorks Partners
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs – ccp.jhu.edu
CCP was established over 25 years ago in recognition of the pivotal role communication plays in the way people think and behave about health and development issues. We are a Center within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. CCP has active programs in more than 30 countries worldwide as well as in the U.S. Most importantly, CCP makes a difference in people’s lives.
Tropical Health – trophealth.com
Tropical Health focuses on providing cost-effective solutions in monitoring and evaluation of health programs in Africa and Asia. They offer a variety of services in monitoring and evaluation, ranging from comprehensive solutions, surveillance and routine systems to surveys, research, program evaluations and reviews, knowledge sharing and skills transfer. Tropical Health serves as a research partner for VectorWorks.
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – swisstph.ch
Swiss TPH is a world-renowned Institution for teaching, research and services in the field of International Health Development. Over 500 colleagues from 40 nations work worldwide for the Swiss TPH in research, teaching and service provision with the single goal to facilitate and contribute to health development worldwide with a strong focus on low- and middle-income countries. Swiss TPH is determined to improve public health, strengthen health systems and reduce poverty through partnerships, mutual learning, contribution and achievement. It serves as a research and policy partner for VectorWorks.
Tulane University – Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation – camre-tulane.org
The Center’s mission is to maximize the public health impact of malaria programs by applying innovative and interdisciplinary research tools to solve current and expected challenges in malaria elimination. Their goal is to improve malaria programs through applied population-based evaluation research. The Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to building a robust evidence base to guide malaria control and elimination efforts in the most affected areas. The Center serves as a research partner for VectorWorks.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates – meda.org
MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, MEDA partners with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world. MEDA serves as a ITN distribution partner for VectorWorks.
Population Services International – psi.org
PSI combines its entrepreneurial spirit and social mission to encourage healthy behavior worldwide. Through its social marketing programs in over 60 countries, PSI distributes affordable, accessible, and attractive health products. PSI serves as an ITN distribution implementation partner for VectorWorks.