Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: With a Focus on Brazil, Colombia and Suriname

United Nations Development Programme. 04/03/2017 This 104-page assessment measures the socio-economic impacts of Zika on countries, families, and communities, and examines institutional responses. A focus is the impact of Zika on the most marginalized and vulnerable women. It finds that Zika is responsible for tangible losses to gross domestic product, imposing an immediate burden on health care and social welfare systems, and could undermine decades of hard-earned health gains and social development progress. It discusses how larger investments in prevention, preparedness, and response strategies at the local, national, and regional levels would be cost-effective. (PDF)
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