Guatemala

Utilización de condones por mujeres embarazadas y sus parejas para evitar la transmisión sexual del Zika en Guatemala

Este breve informe presenta los resultados de dos rondas de monitoreo de la utilización de condones reportada por mujeres embarazadas que asistieron a la atención prenatal en 37 establecimientos de salud del segundo y tercer nivel de...

Zika, Condom Negotiation, and Gender-Based Violence in Latin America

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

"The women say, 'I understand', they take the condoms from their antenatal care appointment, but they never tell their partners for fear of how they will react. They prefer to be silent … and there is a risk that the pregnant women will be hit." (Health Provider, Zacapa, Guatemala)

Zika, negociación de condones y violencia de género en América Latina

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

“Dicen ‘Entiendo’, se lo llevan, pero nunca se los proponen por miedo a como va a reaccionar. Prefieren callar. El esposo ni siquiera se entera … y hay el riesgo que se golpeen las mujeres embarazadas.”  (Proveedor de salud, Zacapa, Guatemala)

Co-responsibility: Male Involvement in Antenatal Care in Zika Prevention

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), men are the primary providers and key decision-makers in the family, often determining women's access to economic resources and restricting women’s ability to make choices about their health and children’s health.1 Since many health systems require out-of-pocket payments, this practice can limit women's access to maternal health services and obstetric care, which are essential to Zika prevention and overall maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) (1).

Corresponsabilidad: participación masculina en la atención prenatal para la prevención del Zika

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

En muchos países de ingresos bajos y medios, los hombres son los principales proveedores y los principales responsables de la toma de decisiones en la familia, determinando el acceso de las mujeres a los recursos económicos y restringiendo la capacidad de las mujeres de tomar decisiones sobre su salud y la salud de los niños (1) Muchos sistemas de salud requieren pagos de bolsillo, esta práctica puede limitar el acceso de las mujeres a los servicios de salud materna y obstétrica, que son esenciales para la prevención del Zika y la salud general de la madre, el recién nacido y el niño (1).

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed six years of implementation of theUSAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the sixth Annual Performance Monitoring Report...

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.

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