HRW Consultant Discusses Lack Of Support Services For Families Impacted By Zika In Brazil
Human Rights Watch: Brazil Should Not Forget the Zika Families
João Guilherme Bieber, consultant at HRW’s Environment and Human Rights Division, discusses the impact of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Bieber writes, “[F]amilies raising children with congenital Zika syndrome don’t have the support they need, much less services that protect their basic human rights to life and health. … The lack of community-based services and support could have devastating consequences for children with congenital Zika syndrome. … Federal and local authorities should not leave them to struggle alone. These children need the best medical and developmental care available, and they need care within reach…” This post also appeared in Huffington Post Brazil (9/27).