CCIH Network Response


    CCIH members are responding to the Zika virus in a number of ways, such as providing bed nets, educating communities, reducing the mosquito population, treating people infected with Zika, providing family planning services to women who want to avoid pregnancy due to harmful complications from Zika infection to developing babies, and more. Here is a summary of responses from some CCIH members. Please let us know if your organization is responding by contacting kathy.erb [at] ccih.org CCIH members are responding to the Zika virus in a number of ways, such as providing bed nets, educating communities, reducing the mosquito population, treating people infected with Zika, providing family planning services to women who want to avoid pregnancy due to harmful complications from Zika infection to developing babies, and more. Here is a summary of responses from some CCIH members. Please let us know if your organization is responding by contacting Kathy Erb at kathy.erb [at] ccih.org

    ADRA International

    • Providing bed nets to protect people from mosquitoes

    • Educating people at risk for Zika exposure on how to protect themselves

    • Reducing mosquito population

    • preventing breeding areas with covered water container distribution

    Active in Honduras, Brazil, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay 

    Blessings International

    • Treating people infected with Zika

    • Providing medicines to various teams treating symptoms for those infected with the Zika virus.

    Active in All Countries in the Caribbean and Central America. 

    CMMB

    • Educating people at risk for Zika exposure on how to protect themselves

    • Treating people infected with Zika

    • Improving health facilities and equipping health workers to address Zika

    • Advocacy with US Government, local government, or multilateral organizations for funding to combat Zika

    Active in Haiti 

    ISAIAH 58 CARE FOUNDATION

    • Providing bed nets to protect people from mosquitoes

    • Reducing mosquito population

    • Awareness and sensitization of communities on dangers of keeping dirty environments that breeds mosquitoes. Fighting Zika requires raising awareness on how people can protect themselves, as well as supporting communities. Isaiah 58 knows that there is an urgent need to inform the public about the realities of the virus.

    Active in Nigeria  

    MAMA Project

    • Treating people with Zika (those that come to the consultation saying that they have Zika)

    • Providing medicines to treat Zika to the local public clinics

    • Educating the people about the prevention of vector-bourne illnesses, including Zika

    Active in Honduras  

    MAP International

    • Treating people infected with Zika

    • Improving health facilities and equipping health workers to address Zika

    • MAP International is responding immediately to fulfill field requests for strong mosquito repellents, pain relievers and antibiotics. Our primary goal is to protect mothers and their unborn children from this virus that is known to cause birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

    Active in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti 

    Medical Teams International

    Educating people at risk for Zika exposure on how to protect themselves

    Active in Guatemala and Haiti 

    Samaritan’s Purse

    • Develop information and orientation materials

    • Training social services personnel to prevent neglect and abandonment in cases of newborns with microcephaly as a result of Zika virus

    • Provide technical assistance to prioritized municipal governments and departmental governments for the development of contingency plans for protection of boys, girls and adolescents.

    Active in Bolivia, Cambodia, Haiti, Myanmar, and Vietnam 

    UMCOR

    • Providing bed nets to protect people from mosquitoes

    • Educating people at risk for Zika exposure on how to protect themselves

    • Providing family planning to help women avoid pregnancies where the child may be affected by Zika

    • Improving health facilities and equipping health workers to address Zika

    • Education to many partners since the outbreak began; nets to existing grantees.

    Active in Brazil, Nicaragua, Haiti, Panama, Mexico, USA.

    Expect to provide nets in Nicaragua in the near future.