March GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project Update
The latest Zika Action and Impact Meeting was held, via Zoom, on 18 March. There were approximately 20 attendees representing nine countries (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, and Uganda), as well as two Public Health Officials (PHOs) in attendance.
The major topic discussed was how COVID-19 is affecting in-country plans. This includes which Country Mosquito Trainings (CMTs) and Local Mosquito Workshops (LMWs) are now postponed or cancelled due to governmental restrictions, as well as the issue of schools being closed for the foreseeable future. After discussing these disruptions, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) presented their preliminary survey results on outcomes of surveys conducted over the past year, as well as focus groups for the two focus countries in Africa: Benin and Togo. The Anglophone Regional Public Health Officer also attended the focus group discussions and provided valuable insights.
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office