Local and Regional health professionals will discuss the way forward in the fight against the mosquito borne Zika virus at a National Symposium to be held here this evening.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will host the Zika Symposium at the National Insurance Services (NIS) Conference Facility from 5:30pm.

Remarks will come from the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne, and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Dr. James Hospedales.

There will also be presentations from the PAHO/ World Health Organization Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis by Dr. Marcos Espinal and key professionals in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.

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