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Tools and Resources to Fight the Spread of Zika

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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.


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.



Zika's Silent Threat: Prioritized Behaviors are Key to Preventing Future Outbreaks of Aedes aegypti-borne Diseases

Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH
22 Jul 2019

This post was originally published by Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH.

Zika sent waves of panic through the Americas in 2015 and 2016 when the little-known virus was linked to serious birth defects and other neurological disorders.

Fostering Knowledge to Combat Zika

Anne Ballard Sara
20 Jun 2019

The very nature of an outbreak compels speed over completeness, because the ability to act quickly and decisively in these contexts can have life-changing consequences for affected communities. Available knowledge is rapidly distributed, updated, and redistributed, and—with a multitude of actors responding to the outbreak—communication of vitally important information can be uncoordinated or disjointed.