One of the main interventions of CAZ project is to prevent Zika through community surveillance.
Through the ovitrap methodology, which consists on the application of containers with water, in some georeferenced places of the community, that allow to later count on deposited mosquito eggs.
The information collected is entered into a mobile application that performs an approximate calculation of mosquitoes presence in an area and thus identifies the most vulnerable zones to a possible contagion by categorizing them in green, yellow and red. This identification allows bettering directing the prevention activities.
The above mentioned activities included under the community monitoring component, such as trainings and other follow-up activities, are always carried out in consensus with community leaders and population, and in close coordination with the Ministries of Health and Local Authorities of each country.
This allows, on one hand, the appropriation of the community in the initiatives and, on the other, the sustainability of the actions over time.