Stories From the Frontline: Fighting Zika

By Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
13 Aug 2018
Stories From the Frontline: Fighting Zika

Join the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and USAID for Stories From the Frontline: Fighting Zika. Hear scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 Zika pandemic. You’ll hear from those on the frontline of virus response and prevention and have a chance to talk with them about the current status of Zika preparedness. Their stories of innovative strategies, cross-border collaborations, and cutting edge research—from tracing the virus to fighting mosquitoes and searching for a treatment—will reveal the importance of working together to stop the spread of diseases in our connected world.

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018

Time: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Address: Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20013-7012 United States

Featured Speakers 

  • Dr. Ana Valeria Mayen, Technical Advisor, ASSIST Project, El Salvador
  • Dr. Gabriella Woo, Program Director of AMOS Health & Hope, Nicaragua
  • Dr. Yvonne Linton, Science Director, Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit, an affiliated agency of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Kerri-Ann Guyah, Vector Control/Environmental Compliance Manager, Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), Jamaica
  • Dr. Rusty Low, Senior Scientist, NASA Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA
  • Elizabeth Fox, Senior Advisor at the USAID Bureau of Global Health
  • Andre Murrell, Project Officer, Caribbean Zika Project, Barbados Red Cross

Tickets are free, but limited. Reserve yours today!


Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH
Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Lisa has over ten years of experience working on USAID-funded and privately-funded family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS projects. Lisa is a certified Knowledge Manager and has a Master of Public Health from Case Western Reserve University and a BA from the College of Wooster. She is currently based in North Carolina.

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