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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.

Policymakers

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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WEBINAR: Two years on: Implications of the Zika epidemic on the health of women and newborns in the Americas, current and future challenges (in Spanish)

Dr. Jorge Hermida
15 Feb 2018

It has been more than two years since the Zika virus spread rapidly through the Americas, after its initial appearance in Brazil in May 2015, evolving from a public health emergency to a long-term challenge.

In these two years, the virus infected hundreds of thousands of people and caused a variety of birth defects in thousands of newborns, including brain abnormalities, eye abnormalities, hearing problems, irritability, seizures, feeding difficulties and others.

Webinar: Using Digital Technology to Educate and Engage Youth in Fighting Zika

Lyndsey Mitchum
21 Dec 2017

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, UNICEF LACRO, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Western Hemisphere Region (WHR), and The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project hosted the webinar, “Using Digital Technology to Educate and Engage Youth in Fighting Zika”.  It has been two years since the Zika epidemic broke out in Latin America, and yet key populations, including young people, still lack basic information which they need in order to protect themselves from the virus: both around mosquito prevention and their sexual and reproductive health and services available.