Zika: Then, now and tomorrow

February 2017

Where do we stand one year after WHO announced Zika as a public health emergency? (video announcement right)

International spread has continued, while surveillance has improved. In line with WHO advice, innovative approaches to mosquito control are being piloted in countries. WHO will continue to provide sustained guidance for effective interventions and support for families, communities, and countries experiencing Zika virus.

WHO and PAHO staff around the world tell their stories about preparing for and managing the Zika virus in their own region and how the response will be handled moving forward.



Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow by Enrique Vazquez

"We are developing new strategies to control the spread of Zika virus and offering quality care to families and their babies with congenital Zika virus syndrome."


Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow by Nedret Emiroglu

"We often underestimate the importance of preparedness in health emergencies."


Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow by Dr Raman Velayudhan

“More than half of the world’s people live in areas where the Aedes mosquito lives, infecting people with viruses such as Zika virus, chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever.”


This page links all WHO information to its response on the Public Health Emergency of International Concern.