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Successful programs to prevent the spread of the Zika virus in the Dominican Republic should include a focus on ways in which gender roles may contribute to transmission of the disease, new CCP research suggests.
A new external evaluation of USAID’s response to a 2015 Zika outbreak commends the role CCP played in sharing timely, accessible information and the progress being made to counter it.
Zika isn’t the threat it once was, but many of the recommended prevention behaviors are just as relevant for avoiding other mosquito-borne illnesses such as chikungunya and dengue. CCP has trained hundreds to spread the word.
“We are charged with putting a comprehensive strategy and system in place so that should an emergency occur, we will be ready to respond,” says CCP’s Kathryn Bertram.
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s “rapid response collecting” program has been acquiring contemporary objects since 2014. The emoji, championed by CCP, joins a host of other items that “reveal truths about how we live.”
Experts, including some from CCP, came together for Mission Mosquito, a global health security and public communication forum hosted by the U.S. Department of State, which sought to address how innovative health communication approaches and partnerships can help improve responses to mosquito-borne diseases.
The mosquito emoji, proposed by CCP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and approved by the Unicode Consortium, is coming to your smartphone this summer.
There’s no emoji for the mosquito, the deadly insect that spreads malaria, Zika and more. It’s needed for communication and outreach, proponents say. A CCP staffer has proposed it be adopted.
In a public health emergency, people need information: they need updates on the response, and perhaps more importantly, a set of actions they can take to protect themselves, their families, and communities. Communicating this information in a culturally-appropriate and empowering way, so that people not
This week, CCP’s Lisa Mwaikambo presents on the importance of knowledge management and SBCC in responding to the Zika crisis at the Global Disaster Relief Summit. The Summit is being held in Washington, DC on September 7-8. Mwaikambo is Director of Knowledge Management (KM) Integration
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