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Knowledge Management for the Zika Epidemic: Improving Knowledge and Coordination among Health Care Providers and First Responders

We propose creating the Zika Communication Network, an online hub for the latest Zika news, research and response tools.

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The Zika Communication Network (ZCN) is a one-stop shop for Zika prevention and preparedness materials.

ZCN connects responders with state-of-the-art knowledge and tools that they can easily use or adapt. The collection is continually updated and users are encouraged to submit evidence-based materials to the collection.

ZCN materials can be searched by resource type, topic, audience, language, country, or publication source. They address:

  • Social behavior change communication (SBCC)
  • Vector control
  • Delivery of maternal and child health and family planning services
  • Research and development updates


We hope that ZCN will achieve the following goals:

  • Empower communities to tackle the Zika epidemic with best-practice communication tools and resources.
  • Provide health care workers on the front lines of preventing, diagnosing, and treating Zika and related negative pregnancy outcomes with high quality counseling materials and training resources.
  • Enable preparedness, as the spread of Zika and the associated negative pregnancy outcomes are a public health emergency requiring a coordinated global response.
  • Equip leaders, including policymakers, health ministers, and other key players, to curb the spread of Zika and promote prevention.

Are you participating in the Partners in Health Campagin?

  • No

Do you plan to apply for USAID’s Grand Challenge for funding?

  • No

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