Web seminar "The use of long-term reversible contraceptives for family planning in the context of the epidemic Zika"

By Dr. Jorge Hermida | USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)
31 Jan 2017
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The webinar was offered in Spanish and the recording of it can be found here.

Tuesday, February 7 2017, 11:00 am (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua), 12:00 (Colombia, Ecuador, Washington, DC), 13:00 (Bolivia, Dominican Republic) 14h00 Paraguay, Uruguay), 15h00 (Brazil)

The World Health Organization has declared the virus Zika is a global public health emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the virus Zika can cause microcephaly and other brain defects in fetuses .

Family planning, access and quality of health services play an important role in reducing the chance of contracting the virus Zika.

The latest CDC guide and his research on the role of Zika and contraceptives, including reversible long-term contraception (LARC), will be discussed during the webinar. Also, a look at the long-term hormonal contraception in the context of the epidemic, with reference to the experience of the Dominican Republic will be provided.


Dra. Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH

Director of Reproductive Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and a clinical assistant professor at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Dr. José Mordán

Obstetrician Gynecologist, Master in Public Health, Coordinator of the Department of Family Health, Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic


Dr. Jorge Hermida

Regional Director for Latin America Project ASSIST

To register for the seminar click here .

Password: seminar

It is recommended to enter the seminary 15 minutes before starting the session.

The duration of the webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Dr. Jorge Hermida
Dr. Jorge Hermida
USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)

Dr. Jorge Hermida is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate studies in Public Health and International Health who serves as the Director for University Research Corporation’s programs in Latin America: Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia. He provides technical direction to country programs’ activities, supports country teams, coordinates with national governments and international agencies. He has worked for the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) and for the Central American Institute for Health and Nutrition Research in Guatemala. He has also been a consultant to UNICEF, PAHO, WHO, the World Bank. He currently concentrates his work on spreading and institutionalizing QI programs in developing countries, mainly in the areas of maternal and child health and infectious diseases, as well as in the application of QI in the context of health sector reforms.

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