PMI Transfers Capacity for ITN Durability Monitoring

ITNs are distributed across sub-Saharan Africa in mass distribution campaigns to ensure that as many at risk people as possible use them and are protected from malaria. But how long do they last and what…

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Improving LLIN Distribution Through the Use of Mobile Technology

Improving LLIN Distribution Through the Use of Mobile Technology       Ghana’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) increased the efficiency of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) distribution through the development and use of NetApp, a mobile application for…

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School based distribution of ITNs: a new way forward in Guinea?

By: Jennifer Boyle and Sara Berthe “Everyone did their job to ensure success for the entire district,” Ousmane Yattara reflected proudly on the National Malaria Program’s recent distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) to school…

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New Videos Highlight VectorWorks Impact on Insecticide-Treated Net Distribution in Tanzania

A motor bike drives by on a dirt road, while an aerial shot pans out to see a rural health clinic in Tanzania. A narrator speaks: “There are people who spend their time working hands-on…

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The Chandarua Kliniki Program Launches in Zanzibar

Today, thanks to intensive malaria control efforts, most of Zanzibar’s population of 1.5 million people are free of the disease. Malaria cases are becoming more and more isolated, although 1,436 people fell ill on the…

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VectorWorks at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2017 Annual Meeting

The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) brought together tropical health specialists from around the world to meet in VectorWorks’ hometown:  Baltimore, Maryland. At the Baltimore Convention Center,…

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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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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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