Webinar: "Pyscho-emotional and pyscho-social support in the context of Zika" (in Spanish)
The webinar was offered in Spanish and the recording of it can be found here.
June 1, 2017 -- 12-1:30pm Quito / 1-2:30pm Washington, DC / 5-6:30pm GMT
In the context of the Zika epidemic, many women and their families feel great fear, uncertainty, and stress during pregnancy because of the worry that their baby could be born with microcephaly or suffer other consequences of the virus.
Health workers and systems are not always prepared to provide the information that mothers and families need to confront this situation, such as the necessary social and emotional support.
This Spanish-language webinar will discuss how to support pregnant women and their families in the face of an uncertain diagnosis, explore the patient-provider relationship, and outline the benefits of various types of social support. It is presented by an expert from the University of Florida who specialized in pyscho-emotional support and two implementation professionals, one from UNICEF and one from the USAID ASSIST Project, working to increase the availability and provision of pyscho-emotional and pyscho-social support for families affected by Zika in the Dominican Republic.
- Dr. Zully Rivera-Ramos, University of Florida, USA
- Mjrko Rennola, Emergency and public health consultant - Zika response, UNICEF
- Dr. Gloria Ortega, Chief-of-Party, Dominican Republic, USAID ASSIST Project
- Dr. Jorge Hermida, Latin America Regional Director, USAID ASSIST Project
To register for the webinar in SPANISH, click here.
It is recommended that you join the webinar 15 minutes before it begins.
The duration of this webinar will be 2 hours.
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