April 2018

  • The Continuum of Care for Zika

    Alison Lucas

    Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

    Jorge Hermida

    Senior QI Advisor, MNCH, and Latin America Regional Director, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

    In 2016, scientists confirmed the link between Zika infection during pregnancy and severe birth complications, most notably microcephaly.  Thankfully, cases of Zika infection in Latin America and the Caribbean dropped dramatically in 2017; however, Zika is unlikely to ever disappear completely from the region.