Fighting the Zika Virus

by MAP International
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Summary

CNN is reporting that the mosquito born Zika virus is "now spreading explosively" in Central and South America. MAP International is responding immediately to fulfill field requests for strong mosquito repellants, pain relievers and antibiotics. Our primary goal is to protect mothers and their unborn children from this virus that is known to cause birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
$75,000.00
total goal
$73,037.00
remaining
19
donors
1
monthly donor
12
months active

Challenge

CNN is reporting that the mosquito born Zika virus is "now spreading explosively" in Central and South America. The WHO's director-general said that where the virus is active there's been a "steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads and in cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome." Both can cause severe developmental issues, potential paralysis and sometimes death.

Solution

MAP International is responding immediately to fulfill field requests for strong mosquito repellants, pain relievers and antibiotics. Our primary goal is to protect mothers and their unborn children from this virus that is known to cause birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Long-Term Impact

There is no vaccine for the Zika virus, which is why our efforts to control it are key. MAP is seeking support to provide pain relievers, antibiotics and mosquito repellent to our teams and partners in the affected regions. Your donation today will provide urgently needed protection supplies to mothers and children in need in Latin America.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.map.org/​
MAP International's website
MAP's page on the Zika Virus

Organization Information

MAP International

Location: Brunswick, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.map.org/​
Project Leader:
Kathryn Hearn
Marketing Project Manager
Brunswick, GA United States
$1,963 raised of $75,000 goal
 
24 donations
$73,037 to go
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