Improving Zika Prevention, Care, and Support for Affected Infants and Families

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The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project builds the capacity of service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and support services they provide by applying improvement methods to identify and address gaps in care. As part of USAID’s Zika response, ASSIST has been implementing health systems strengthening efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide targeted support to health systems affected by the Zika virus.

ASSIST is working to improve the capacity of Zika-related health services to deliver consistent, evidence-based, respectful, high-quality care—with a focus on pregnant women, newborns, and women of reproductive age—by supporting Ministries of Health and Social Security Institutions.

 

In 2016, USAID received $366 million to respond to the Zika outbreak, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Brendan Bannon for USAID, courtesy of Photoshare.
In 2016, USAID received $366 million to respond to the Zika outbreak, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Brendan Bannon for USAID, courtesy of Photoshare.
Publication Date 
April 2018
Authors 
URC
Resource Type 
Fact Sheets
Project Brochures
Language 
English