The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention school / youth module is intended for volunteers, educators, and peer educators teaching children from ages 7 – 16 in a school or youth club setting about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods to address Zika, dengue and chikungunya (ZDC).
The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention community module is intended for volunteers teaching and coaching adults (ages 17 +) about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods to address Zika, dengue and chikungunya (ZDC).
The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention toolkit is intended to be used with the Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention modules.
This review looks at how these tools have been deployed, how effective they have been, and suggests some next steps for furthering their impact in the future, both in Haiti and around the world.
Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization.
From 2005-2015, three cross-cutting themes have emerged as consistent priorities within International Operations: a) violence prevention, b) beneficiary accountability and c) gender equality. The initial drivers for violence prevention have been three decades of domestic expertise, successful integration since the Tsunami response, partnerships with over 25 National Societies, leadership within the Movement, and collaboration with the IFRC to support the development and implementation of the global Strategy on Violence Prevention, Mitigation & Response.
Salvadorean Red Cross and IFRC staff visited the Soyapango municipality in El Salvador to conduct a community cleaning and awareness campaign as part of the ongoing regional Zika Virus operation in the Americas. Community members shared their thoughts on how Zika affects their community, the tools that the Red Cross has provided to help keep their environment safe from the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and what they are doing to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
On Sunday April 24th, the Panamanian Red Cross and IFRC delegates took to the streets of San Miguelito, Panama to conduct Community Based Surveillance activities for the Zika Virus. The objectives were to map breeding sites at the household level, identify suspected and confirmed cases of Zika, monitor rumors and misinformation from community members and sensitize, inform and empower families to adopt Zika prevention and control measures.
The Zika Operation was launched in February 2016 in response to the international emergency appeal for Zika virus intervetion. Since then, we have worked with 12 National Societies in the Americas, reaching nearly 5 million people in the fight against Zika. This video is an overview of our impact in the region and the work that we do.
This comic book is a child-friendly tool to support school safety, to raise awareness and prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.