The Red Cross has been responding to Zika since the launch of the Global Appeal in March of 2016, with over 17 National Societies supporting community based activities.

Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism, killing nearly three-quarters of a million people each year worldwide and sickens millions more. Malaria alone is responsible for more than half of mosquito-related deaths globally, but mosquitoes also transmit dengue, lymphatic filariasis, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, among other diseases, and most predominantly in the Americas, Zika.

While the World Health Organisation has declared that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an international emergency, and even though the number of Zika cases have significantly declined since the start of the outbreak, as we commemorate the 120th anniversary of World Mosquito Day/Week, we acknowledge that “there still is the need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito borne diseases, which pose a health security threat, a tourism threat and an economic threat” ( Dr C. J. Hospedales Executive Director Caribbean Public Health Agency – CARPHA) to our countries.

Zika document library

Leaflet Zika Info Elderly

This leaflet provides general information on Zika for the elderly.

5 January 2018
Poster Zika Prevention Elderly

This poster provides you with some ways to protect the elderly from Zika.

5 January 2018
Poster - Zika prevention children

This poster provides you with some ways to protect children from Zika.

5 January 2018
Leaflet-Zika General Info Children

This leaflet provides general information on Zika for children.

5 January 2018

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