Community EngagementCommunity engagement is necessary to halt the spread of Zika. It's crucial for community members to understand how to protect themselves, their families and communities from Zika. This protection refers to not only behaviors that an individual and household can adopt, but also social mobilization at the community level to eliminate mosquito breeding.
These featured materials are examples of communication tools that are being used in communities now.
Before being used in a new community or context, communication materials should always be tested with a group of community members to be sure the material is understood and will get its message across. Often adaptations in language and graphics are needed to tailor materials to local needs.