Involving Men in the Prevention of ZIka in Honduras

This case study describes activities carried out by personnel of the Tela Hospital, in the Atlántida Region of Honduras to involve men in the prevention of the Zika virus and its complications. One of the limitations of the strategy of providing condoms to pregnant women in order to help prevent sexual transmission of Zika is the reluctance of women to bring condoms home and use them, out of concern over their partner’s potential reaction.  The hospital staff decided to carry out activities to train spouses or partners of pregnant women, through educational activities and invitations, as well as to other men who visit the hospital for medical consultations, in order to bring them together, provide group counseling, and show them how to use condoms properly in preventing Zika.

USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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