What We Can Learn from Zika in the Midst of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recently declared South America the new center of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise dramatically in Brazil and other countries in the region. Several of these countries were also affected by the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, and we were curious to see how contributors were handling the current health crisis,

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Battling Mosquito-borne Diseases with Technology in Latin America

Premise has been working with local citizens to crowdsource data about mosquito breeding sites to help fill the gaps in the local governments’ vector control efforts. Armed with a mobile app, Glenis Barragan has been knocking from door to door in the poor neighbourhoods of Colombia’s northern city of Cucuta, aiming to combat the spread

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Coverage Roundup of Premise’s Work in Colombia

Premise has been working in Colombia, through a grant from USAID, to help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and chikungunya. Over the course of the last year, Premise has grown networks in Cali, Cúcuta and Santa Marta. To grow these networks, Premise worked with local health authorities, community leaders and the media.

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The Fight Against Zika Continues in Colombia

In November 2018, we had the opportunity to visit our Zika Citizen Network pilot project in three different cities in Colombia. Funded by a USAID Grand Challenge grant, we are currently in the second stage of the two part project focusing on mitigating viruses spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Cali, Cúcuta, and Santa

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Country Support Specialist Spotlight: Claudia Abello

We are continuing our global workforce spotlight series (which includes our country support specialists (CSS’s) and country managers) with Claudia Abello the local coordinator for Premise’s USAID Zika project in Colombia. Our global workforce plays a huge role in our ability to manage hundreds of networks and thousands of Contributors across the globe. We asked

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