ZIKA prevention campaign

Zika virus: Posts help raise awareness in the Caribbean and Latin America regions

On 1 February 2016, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus "a public health emergency of international concern".

In response to this situation, the Universal Postal Union invited its member countries and their designated operators in the Caribbean and Latin America regions to join a campaign aimed at raising awareness of ways to reduce the risk of transmission of the Zika virus.

Outreach capabilities

Posts can make a difference and help to halt the spread of the virus by bringing the prevention message to their employees and the general public through the 50,000 post offices in the region.

To this end, and in line with the mandate given by its 25th Congress, the UPU, in cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization, prepared campaign materials for display in post offices and other workplaces. Wherever possible, Posts are also urged to print and distribute the leaflets to their customers, at home or to their post office boxes, and to publish them on their website and in newsletters.

60 Latin American and Caribbean postal representatives show their support to the UPU Campaign.
60 Latin American and Caribbean postal representatives show their support to the UPU Campaign