Project Example

Capacity Strengthening During the Zika Outbreak Response: Empowering Communities to Fight Zika

This success story outlines the role of Breakthrough ACTION’s capacity strengthening activities as well as the importance of enhancing interpersonal communication skills of frontline workers to improve household uptake of Zika prevention behaviors.

Household visits by frontline community workers were a cornerstone activity in the USAID-funded Zika response, which provided a unique communication opportunity between families and community workers. This document also highlights several useful resources created under the Breakthrough ACTION project, including a job aid to support frontline workers, a training of trainers guide on interpersonal successes, and lessons learned for USAID and partners in future outbreak responses.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: April 13, 2020