From CAZ Project, we work in the promotion of healthy practices at community level and to generate healthy and lasting behavior changes in the communities, that contribute to reduce the transmission of Zika among the most vulnerable population and to minimize the risk of Congenital Zika Syndrome and other disabilities related to the virus.
In this sense, we believe that prevention begins with personal and environmental care and we promote three behaviors primarily addressed to pregnant women and their partners:
- Use mosquito repellent to prevent Zika virus by the vector bite.
- Use a condom in all sexual relationships during pregnancy to prevent sexual transmission of Zika.
- Go to prenatal controls during pregnancy to monitor the health of mother and baby.
And three prevention behaviors related to the environment, for the general population:
- Eliminate stagnant water and all objects that may accumulate rainwater.
- Properly cover the containers where we accumulate frequently used water such as wash sinks, barrels or containers.
- Properly brush the inside of the containers where we accumulate water.
In accordance with the above, we work to inform and empower population from different areas such as household visits, through an educational approach in schools, through focus groups discussions or support circles, among others, to achieve a holistic approach that contributes to a more effective prevention.