What are U.S. agencies doing in partnership with Latin American countries to fight Zika? Panelists discussed how to fight the outbreak. ... Play Video
Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, United States Southern Command (keynote remarks)
Kelly Saldana, Deputy Director, Office of Health Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, USAID
Ana Ayala, Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program, Georgetown University
Román Macaya, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States
Eric Farsnworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
The U.S. government has a $1.9 billion request up for debate in Congress to fight Zika at home and abroad. Cases continue to rise throughout the region, whether in countries with advanced public health systems such as Costa Rica or in those facing economic crises, such as Venezuela. Panelists discussed how integrated U.S. institutions are with efforts in Brazil and other countries experiencing the outbreak, as well as the main aspects of fighting Zika in the Americas.