El Salvador

El Salvador: Zika Emergency Response Report #1

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Key headlines

Three main points summarising progress since last report

 National Rapid Response team activated

 Surveillance and monitoring of cases

 Coordination with the Ministry of Health authorities

 Communications strategy with local media

 National Response plan in construction 1. Epidemiological Monitoring Official Information and Health Units at national and local level 2..Coordination with Dr. Soto for LACRO know the position regarding the issue. 3. Negotiations with Corporate Security LACRO to develop guidelines and warning in relation to Zika for travelers entering El Salvador 4. Coordination with Gifts in Kind for mosquito nets, repellent and other inputs that could be helpful, the Office of US support. 5. Development of Contingent Plan in conjunction with Health, People, Culture, Operations and HEA to address (in progress) 6. Identification of potential donors for fundraising.