Project Highlights

ZAP Helps Dominican Republic Outsmart Mosquitoes

ZAP Builds Entomological Capacity to Reduce Spread of Zika Virus through Diploma Program The Dominican Republic experiences a significant burden of vector-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya. In 2017, there were only 10 entomologists in the country trained to study mosquito behavior and resistance trends. The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), funded […]

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The Art of Awareness

ZAP Haiti Promotes Zika Prevention through Poetry and Painting In 2016, the Zika virus broke out across Latin America and the Caribbean. Spread by the Aedes ageypti mosquito, the Zika virus can result in serious illnesses, such as microcephaly and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. In Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Population reported 10 cases of […]

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ZAP Vector Control Supervisor Odeki Turner (center) in the field with fellow ZAP supervisors. Photo: Jhevaughn Murphy

More than Mosquitoes

ZAP Empowers Youth through Employment Opportunities On the tropical island of Jamaica, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. They carry diseases that can affect the health and economic well-being of the entire population. In October 2017, the USAID-funded Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) launched its Jamaica program in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the […]

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