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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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Stronger Together: Engaging Communities in the Zika Response

Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH
05 Jul 2018

On April 24th, 2018, USAID and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project hosted a three-day share fair event in Antigua, Guatemala for USAID-funded community engagement partners in the Zika response in Latin America and the Caribbean. Over 70 people attended from over 10 countries in the region, representing Ministries of Health and 16 partner organizations. Scroll through the executive summary of the event to learn more about what was discussed and see photos from the event.

WEBINAR: Strengthening prenatal care to contribute to the prevention of Zika in Latin America (in Spanish)

Dr. Jorge Hermida
28 Jun 2018

Due to the potential risks posed to a baby if exposed to Zika during pregnancy, prenatal care appointments offer an invaluable opportunity to talk to women about Zika and provide them with practical protection measures, like condoms, and information about Zika so that they will have the knowledge and resources to implement home and personal practices to prevent both vector and sexual transmission of the virus. However, making changes to way prenatal care is delivered poses challenges.