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Chief of Party, PMI VectorLink Project, Guinea

Evelyne Alyko is a medical doctor, public health specialist, and entomologist with more than 18 years of experience in public health program management. She specializes in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of malaria prevention and control projects. She has led or provided technical assistance for donor-funded vector control programs in seven countries and also served in Benin’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). Alyko has worked with such organizations as the Global Fund and the World Bank.

Alyko is currently the chief of party (COP) of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project in Guinea. There she leads the provision of technical assistance to the NMCP to support its efforts in monitoring malaria vector bionomics and insecticide resistance. Her team has successfully trained 13 local technicians on malaria entomology, a capacity strengthening effort that is advancing Guinea’s ability to conduct quality entomological monitoring that provides data for vector control decision-making, helping the country to attain its national malaria targets.

Prior to his role as COP for PMI VectorLink in Guinea, Alyko held the same position for PMI VectorLink in Sierra Leone for nearly four years, providing strategic leadership to the project and overseeing the first district-wide indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign. 

Before joining VectorLink, Alyko held several positions on the PMI Africa IRS (AIRS) Project. She was a senior analyst in Zambia for three years, where she planned, monitored, and supervised all entomological surveillance activities. In Benin, she was the country technical manager, responsible for monitoring entomological surveillance, advising the NMCP and other stakeholders on vector control, and coordinating all information, education, and communication/behavior change communication activities. Before joining AIRS, Alyko served in Benin’s NMCP for nine years, first as a departmental coordinator in the southern region and then rising to the position of national vector control coordinator, managing activities with donors including the Global Fund, the World Bank, and PMI.


  • Leadership
  • Entomology
  • Vector control
  • Malaria case management
  • Public health
  • Capacity building and strengthening

Key Projects:

  • PMI VectorLink


  • Oxborough, R. M., Seyoum, A., Yihdego, Y., Chabi, J., Wat’senga, F., Agossa, F. R., Coleman, S., Musa, S. L., Faye, O., Okia, M., Bayoh, M., Alyko, E., et al. (2021). Determination of the discriminating concentration of chlorfenapyr (pyrrole) and Anopheles gambiae sensu lato susceptibility testing in preparation of distribution of Interceptor® G2 insecticide-treated nets. Malaria Journal. 20:316
  • Alyko, E., Smith, S., Yihdego, Y., Levine R., Carlson, J., Mansaray, S., Schnabel, D., Jose, R., Yamba, F., and Mokeuena, M. (2019). Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae s.l. to insecticides in Sierra Leone. Abstract presented at the meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Alyko, E., Mumba, P., Chirwa, B., Nielsen, C. F., Sinyangwe, C., Chizema, E., Ngulube, W., De Gier, L. M., Nasilele, S., Seyoum, A., Brogdon, B. and Norris, L. (2018). Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying with Pirimiphos-Methyl CS on the Human Biting Rate and Entomological Inoculation Rate of An. funestus s.s. in Zambia during the 2015 spray season. Abstract presented at the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference.
  • Fiekowsky, E., Johns, B., Alyko, E., Sodjinou, J., Belemvire, A., George, K., and Fornadeli, C. (2014). Assessing the Association between Indoor Residual Spraying and Recorded Malaria Cases in Benin’s Health Management Information System. Abstract presented at the meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Georgia Barikissou Damien, Armel Djènontin, Evelyne Chaffa,, Sandra Yamadjako, Papa Makhtar Drame, Emmanuel Elanga Ndille, MarieClaire Henry, Vincent Corbel, Franck Remoué , Christophe Rogier (2016). Effectiveness of insecticidal nets on uncomplicated clinical malaria:  a case–control study for operational evaluation, Malaria Journal 15:102

Countries Served In:

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Zambia
Evelyne Alyko