Zika hit the headlines in 2015 as the newest tropical borne viral infection, while adults don’t usually suffer severe complications, the implications for pregnant women and their newborn babies are life-changing. Since its peak, the virus has subsided and the focus on Zika has declined. However, thousands of families have been affected and are suffering the aftermath of looking after a severely disabled child. Find out more here
We’re working, in conjunction with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to tell the stories of some of these families and highlight their ongoing challenges and the solutions they have found to support one another on the journey of bringing up their children.
Your donation will be used to develop this vital film and translate versions from Brazilian Portuguese into Spanish, increasing reach substantially beyond Brazil and into Latin America more broadly – 11 more countries!
Thanks to all your generous donations, Hope After Zika was made in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and released in 2019.
Hope After Zika is a story of love and friendship, and the short documentary explores how communities can work together to bring up happy and healthy children under the most challenging of circumstances.