Vital Support for Zika Response Provided by Pfizer and Pfizer Foundation Contributions

To support efforts to stem the Zika outbreak, the CDC Foundation announced a $1 million donation from the Pfizer Foundation in funding for the comprehensive Zika response. Additionally, in-kind donations of up to 170,000 doses of injectable reversible contraceptive product from Pfizer have been provided for the Zika Contraception Access Network (Z-CAN) in Puerto Rico. In addition to donations of products and funding from multiple partners, this donation will provide essential support against this growing health threat for women who choose to delay or avoid pregnancy.

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Preventing Zika-related Birth Defects Through Contraception Access

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Comprehensive Zika Prevention Campaign Launches in Puerto Rico

A new communications campaign aimed at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission has launched in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and other partners announced in May, also focuses on empowering the social networks surrounding pregnant women—including partners, families, neighbors and community members—to take action to #StopZika in their homes and communities. 

Contraceptive Use Module for States

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Contraceptive Use Module for States
New York, USA
United States of America
To support state use of a module on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that assesses contraceptive use among women aged 50 and younger. This effort will allow for the development of state-level estimates of the methods of contraception used and reasons for not using contraception.
Guttmacher Institute
CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Bayer Donations Help Provide Zika Protection for Women, Including Greater Access to Contraceptive Options and Improved Mosquito Control

In response to the growing Zika virus health threat, Bayer today committed to supporting two critical aspects of the Zika response in Puerto Rico: providing women and their partners who want to delay or avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak with improved access to a range of contraceptive methods and giving additional protection to families who want to sleep under mosquito-repelling bed nets. 

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