World Vision vs. Zika

Apr 28, 2017
By Gidalia Santana; Edited by Leanna Cappiello

In the wake of the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America, World Vision has pulled together with community members and field staff to provide an emergency plan. Thanks to sponsors like you, we have a means to act.

World Vision staff have continued to monitor the situation and ensure the safety of individuals, families and communities by working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Field staff, continuing their work with communities like Okan Ere to provide the best care possible.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the virus, and Okan Ere is one of them. Education and awareness about the virus and mosquito control, as well as preventive measures including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers, has been issued.

More than 40,000 people have benefitted from World Vision's response, but there's still a lot to do. Staff continue to help children and youth to face the fight against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and all the diseases it transmits.

Thank you, sponsors, for contributing to the health and well-being of this community and beyond.

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