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The Zika Virus Initiative

In 2015, Brazil sampled a test positive for the Zika virus and the Pan American Health Organization issued an alert regarding these findings. Since then, Brazil and many other West Hemispheric countries have reported neurological and developmental disorders associated with its explosive proliferation.

First detected in 1952 in Uganda, the tropical infection is closely related to the West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever. It is characterized by mild, week-long symptoms of fever, headache, rash, joint/ muscle pain, and conjunctivitis. The Aedes mosquito-born Zika virus elicits strong correlations between itself, congenital microcephaly (newborn babies), Guilliain-Barré syndrome (adult males), and pesticides.

(Source: Business Insider)
(Source: Business Insider)

Much research is still being conducted.

Current treatment is focused on relieving symptoms; there is no cure.

The World Health Organization expects 3-4 million new cases in the Americas over the next year. Further, earlier this month, the health agency convened in Geneva in declaration of an international public health emergency.

The Zika Virus Initiative, a subsidiary organization created by The G.O.Y.A. Project, was established to improve access to sanitary and family planning resources within the Western Hemisphere. Further, the committee seeks to provide monetary and/ or material donations, collaborate with grassroots and campus (Rutgers) organizations, and hold a fundraising/ donations drive.

With warm regards, The G.O.Y.A. Project welcomescafe de colombia their first partner, C.A.F.E. de Colombia, with whom the organization has entered into a joint venture partnership with. C.A.F.E. de Colombia is a student-led organization that has pledged life-long service to The Republic of Colombia.

In concert with their joint partner, C.A.F.E. de Colombia and many more cosponsors, The G.O.Y.A. Project hopes their efficacy within the West Hemisphere will be as prosperous and gratifying as their efficacy within West Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States.

For More Information Please Visit:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/

 

 

 

9 Days and Counting…

WALK FOR LITERACY FLYER 2 (2)

Its about that time! Our 14th Annual Walk For Literacy is just around the corner! Spend some of your Saturday morning giving back to the local community in New Brunswick as we pass out books to kids during our walk. Take a peek at the video below to get a glimpse of what last year’s Walk For Literacy was like:

Fun right?
So be sure to spread the word and bring plenty of friends as we give back to the New Brunswick community and beyond!
Hope to see you all October 3rd!
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