Commitment to Action

Zika Prevention & Care

Commitment by

Direct Relief International

In 2016, Direct Relief, in partnership with International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), Batey Relief Alliance, and others, committed to launch a multi-national response to the current Zika outbreak across Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean. The multi-faceted response will focus on reproductive health and family planning, prenatal care, and the prevention of transmission through the distribution of essential commodities empowering communities to take preventative actions and make informed decisions about their health. This response will take the form of Zika Modules designed to protect against the transmission and the potentially devastating consequences of the virus. Direct Relief will distribute up to Zika Modules to partners involved in comprehensive, community-based Zika response efforts in Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, the United States (specifically Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas), and Venezuela. Modules will include: insect repellent, biodegradable mosquito traps, digital thermometers, ultrasounds, fetal dopplers, and contraceptives.

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Summary

Commitment

Zika Prevention & Care

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$2,880,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

ARGENTINA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, JAMAICA, PUERTO RICO, United States, VENEZUELA

Commitment by

Direct Relief International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Hopital Albert Schweitzer, 3M Foundation, Ministry of Health of Jamaica, Asociacion de Salud Primeria de Puerto Rico (ASPPR), Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC), PLAFAM, Ansell Limited, Medtronic, Inc., National Association of Community Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Proyecto Aldea Global, FUSAL, Fundacion Ruth Paz, Ministerio de la Primera Infancia, Argentina, Jamaica, ProFamil, Greenlid Envirosciences, Batey Relief Alliance