WHO/PAHO and partners have set out the strategic response to Zika, which places a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$122.1 million are necessary to implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.
The Response Plan outlines 4 main objectives to support national governments and communities in preventing and managing the complications of Zika virus and mitigating the socioeconomic consequences:
Care & support
Expanding health systems’ capacities in affected countries is one of the cornerstones of the Strategic Response Plan. The spread of Zika virus will have long-term health consequences for families, communities, and countries, whose health systems will be challenged to care for children born with these complications for years to come.
This first quarterly update of the Zika Strategic Response Plan (July 2016 to December 2017) includes the latest information on Zika across the globe as well as the resources needed to prepare for and respond to Zika virus and potential neurological complications. As we continue to learn more about Zika, these updates aim to guide coordination and collaboration among WHO and its partners so that countries’ preparedness and response capacities are supported to the fullest extent possible