The Brain Gain in Guatemala

ZAP Increases Country Capacity, Incomes & Opportunities It wasn’t long ago that Jeraldy Ramirez Herrera didn’t know much about biology, much less mosquito-borne diseases. In fact, 21-year-old Ramirez said that before working for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), she knew nothing about mosquitoes. Now as an entomological lab technician […]

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Zika Fighter: Lastenia Doris Borjas

Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Lastenia Doris Borjas started working with the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) in Honduras in 2017 as a Vector Control Technician and since has been promoted to Vector Control Supervisor. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ZAP helps countries to tackle Zika and other vector-borne diseases through vector control management […]

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ZAP Entomology Training

The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) is working across the Latin America and Caribbean region to support governments to plan and implement vector control activities and conduct entomological monitoring to reduce the spread of Zika and other arboviruses. A critical element of ZAP’s support is to maintain consistent and accurate surveillance of Aedes aegypti mosquito populations, […]

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