Learning from Zika: Lessons for future public health emergencies

By Lyndsey Mitchum | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
21 May 2019
Learning from Zika: Lessons for future public health emergencies

USAID and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project invite you to “Learning from Zika: Lessons for future public health emergencies” in Washington DC on June 11, 2019.

The Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean was sudden, unexpected, and left a lasting public health impact that continues to affect communities. In April, country representatives from 18 partner organizations across 14 countries met to critically reflect on the most effective approaches from the USAID-funded Zika outbreak response from 2016-2019. The “Learning from Zika” event will build on these conversations and share broadly applicable effective approaches identified across a variety of topics, including recommendations and discussions for the applicability of these practices to future outbreak responses.

Discussions will focus on effective approaches in relation to community engagement strategies, effective coordination during an emergency response, impacts on services and health systems, support to affected families, and learning / adapting during a rapid response. Disease outbreaks are a worldwide concern and will continue to be a critical consideration in the future of public health. The USAID-funded Zika outbreak response offers a unique opportunity to explore experiences and knowledge gained.

This event is intended for senior professionals responsible for designing and implementing an outbreak response. The event will be in English. 

Register for the event here by June 7, 2019.

 

Lyndsey Mitchum
Lyndsey Mitchum
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Lyndsey Mitchum is a Program Coordinator for the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project with the the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs. Lyndsey has worked with the Knowledge for Health project since 2016. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from York College of Pennsylvania. She is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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