Facebook recently teamed up with Brazil’s public health wing to spread awareness about the Zika virus. The virus, which can cause pregnant women to give birth to children with microcephaly, was recently declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization and now many companies are stepping up to spread awareness.
The new social media campaign is part of a partnership between Facebook and 'Ambrasco Divulga.' The campaign involves a series of videos aimed a women in Brazil and other Latin American countries impacted by the virus. The first of these videos is in Portuguese and it lists some of the preventative measures pregnant women can take to avoid contracting the mosquito-transmitted disease.
With more than 20 countries now reporting cases of the Zika virus, these kinds of campaigns can help consumers keep themselves safe.