Continuing the battle against a disease that kills more than 600,000 people each year, the VectorWorks project, led by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communications Programs and supported by MEDA, promotes widespread, consistent use of long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs). Other project goals include capacity strengthening in monitoring the durability of ITNs, and the expanded use of proven alternative vector management interventions and responding to emerging challenges such as outdoor biting mosquitoes and pyrethroid resistance.
MEDA’s role in the VectorWorks project focuses on providing support for private sector continuous distribution channels using demand and supply side innovations such as vouchers and product subsidies. MEDA will also assist project researchers in designing, measuring and implementing selective aspects of continuous long lasting ITN distribution and/or alternative vector management control mechanisms through commercial channels.
Project Quick Facts
Goal: scale up vector control for malaria prevention through improved distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets and optimal roll-out of promising alternative vector control tools, aiming for a future where no one dies from malaria.
Funding: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Project length: October 2015-September 2019