Combating Zika: Hope for Teanny's Future
Arianny Polanco was diagnosed with Zika while pregnant with her daughter, Teanny, who was born with microcephaly, a birth defect linked with the virus. USAID is strengthening health services to prevent Zika and provide care and support to affected families. As part of USAID’s Zika response, the USAID ASSIST Project is providing support to the hospital where Teanny receives therapy, Hospital Pediatrico el Robert Reid Cabral in the Dominican Republic, to improve the quality of care that she receives.
By working in Latin America and the Caribbean to control the spread of Zika, USAID is helping reduce travel-related infections and keeping citizens in the United States safe and healthy, while reducing the devastating impacts in affected countries.
This video was produced by USAID through the support of the American people and in coordination with implementing partners ASSIST, UNICEF, and Pastoral Materno Infantil. It is available on USAID’s YouTube channel.