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Tools and Resources to Fight the Spread of Zika

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Community Engagement

Empowering communities to tackle the Zika epidemic with best-practice communication tools and resources.

Health Care Worker Training

Providing high-quality training resources to integrate Zika prevention messages in counseling and diagnose and treat negative pregnancy outcomes associated with it.


Sharing best-practice communication tools and resources in a coordinated global response to curb the spread of Zika. 

Mosquito Transmission

Using personal protection and community-level mosquito control measures to prevent Zika.

Sexual Transmission

Accessing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services can reduce the risk of Zika-related birth defects.

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Effective Communication to Promote Protective Behaviors: Challenges and Realities

Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH
28 Sep 2016

Most disease outbreaks share the following characteristics:

Lack of information about the science and epidemiology of the disease, which can translate to panic, low perceived risk, or apathy Multitude of actors working to address the situation, often across geographic, organizational, and financial boundaries High need for community-level behavior change and community engagement

Zika is no exception.

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

Marla Shaivitz
20 Sep 2016

Recent health emergencies such as Ebola Virus Disease, Zika, and yellow fever illustrate that successful responses to emergency situations include social and behavior change communication (SBCC). The SBCC approach to emergencies focuses on preparing for and responding to public health emergencies by building resilience at both the health system and community levels.