ZAP Leadership Conference

The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a Leadership Conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, from November 15-18, 2017. The conference brought together specialists on Zika prevention and control based in the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. ZAP […]

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ZAP Uses Music to Move the Message

Community Widely Accepts Household Spraying Thanks to Spray Operators’ Enthusiasm and Messaging through Music The United States Agency for International Development’s Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) is creating new ways to fight against the Zika virus. In Guatemala, ZAP conducts targeted indoor residual spraying (IRS) in homes to kill the mosquitoes that spread this dangerous disease. […]

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ZAP Conducts IRS Program in the Dominican Republic

ZAP pilots IRS in the DR to reduce spread of the Zika virus The USAID-funded Zika AIRS Project in the Dominican Republic recently conducted an indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign to reduce the spread of the Zika virus. IRS is not new in the Dominican Republic, having been used to control malaria outbreaks in the […]

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ZAP Helps Households to Take Action against Mosquitoes

ZAP works with households to remove mosquito breeding grounds to prevent the spread of the Zika virus The first cases of Zika transmission in Honduras were reported in December 2015. Despite the decline in suspected cases, the virus still remains a serious threat. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to improve […]

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Entomologists trained in vector control techniques to prevent the spread of Zika

In 2015, the first case of the Zika virus transmitted locally in Latin America was identified in Brazil. One year later, more than 33 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region were affected by the virus and the World Health Organization had declared a public emergency. While the spread of the virus is no […]

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