Care and Support for Mothers, Infants, and Families Affected by Zika: Sharing Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project organized USAID’s regional meeting: Care and Support for Infants, Mothers, and Families Affected by Zika: Sharing lessons learned and recommendations for the future held April 24th to the 26th in Panama City, Panama.

The objectives of the meeting were to:
1. Build a body of knowledge through the sharing of experiences, strategies, challenges, and successes in care and support for young children affected by the Zika virus and their families.  
2. Co-develop recommendations for medium- and long-term strategies for Zika-focused care and support work.
3. Strengthen the coordination among care and support partners by building consensus on norms and standards of care methods and tools.

Day 1

Sharing lessons learned and recommendations
Jorge Hermida, MD- Regional Director for the Latin America Region

Past, present and future of the Zika epidemic in LAC
Alvaro Arroyo, Regional Zika Coordinator, UNICEF LACRO

Maternal and Child Survival Program Zika Response Activities in the Latin American and Caribbean Region
Dr. Manjari Quintanar-Solares, MD, MPH

Screening, locating infants affected by CSaZ and linking them to health services
Dr. Zully Suarez, MOH

Antigua and Barbuda Experience
Dr. Shivon Belle Jarvis

Developing integrated models of access, clinical and non‐clinical care for infants affected by CZS, and their mothers, fathers, other family members and caregivers
Garren Lumpkin, UNICEF LACRO

Developing integrated models of access, clinical and non‐clinical care for CSaZ infants and mothers, other family members and caregivers
Dr. Shari‐Ann Davis‐Andrews

Modelos Integrados de acceso a cuidado clinico y no clinico para familias
Dr. Andres Manzueta, MOH

Development of an Integrated Model of Clinical and Non-Clinical Support to Children and Families Affected by the CSaZ or Other Congenital Malformations
Heriberto Rodríguez, MOH

Day 2

Sharing lessons learned and recommendations: Quality of clinical care for infants affected by CSaZ and their mothers in the LAC Region
Jorge Hermida, M.D. Regional Director for the Latin America Region

Improving the Quality of Clinical Care for Children and Families Affected by Congenital Zika Syndrome: Learning Experience in El Salvador
Magdalena Martínez, ASSIST

ECHO contributing to care quality improvement for children with CSaZ
Ivonne Gómez, ASSIST/Nicaragua

MCSP’s Zika Response: Therapeutic Early Stimulation and Psychosocial Support and UNICEF’s Child Care and Family Support through Care for Child Development
Fabiola A. Lara, ECD Specialist, MCSP/Save the Children & Adriana Valcarce, ECD Specialist, UNICEF LACRO

Building bridges between health center, community and family-based care
Dr. Victor Calderon, Servicio Nacional de Salud and Padre Andres Navarro, Pastoral Materno-Infantil

Creando Puentes Entre los Servicios de Salud, la Familia y la Comunidad
Emma Reyes, Centro de Salud de Nueva Santa Rosa

Care and Support Component: Early Childhood Development Circles (ECDC) and Community Support Networks
Sagrario Gonzalez, Save the Children

Mainstreaming, Sustainability, Transition, and Country Ownership
Maria Elena Úbeda, MD, MSC UNICEF LAC Regional Office
M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP USAID ASSIST Project

Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Sustainability anf Institutionalization: the experience of Ecuador
Amelia Briones, National Director of Quality Health Services

Programa de Intervencion Temprana- Promoviendo el Desarrollo Infantil Temprano Inclusivo
Cathy Lidia Reátegui Olortegui, PRITE

Institutionalization of Actions for Zika Prevention and Comprehensive Care of Zika Patients
Jaime Aroldo Guerra Casteneda, Zacapa Health Area, MOH

Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 16:15
Organization: 
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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