August 5 2016. Written by Stephanie Parsons-Freeburger, Maryland Responds State Administrator.
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Preparedness and Response deployed 25 Maryland Responders to assist with the packaging of 10,000 Zika Prevention Kits. Volunteers formed an assembly line to package kit materials such as informational handouts, mosquito repellent, mosquito dunks and condoms. Kits were then distributed to all local health departments to be distributed to at risk populations. MRC participation in this important public health activity helped raise awareness about Zika virus and the strategies that can be used to prevent the disease. Thanks to all of the Maryland Responders who made this mission possible:
Elizabeth Agbetsiafa-Awuah, Andrea Amprey, Phillip Bovender, Mary Bridenhagen, Patricia Dove, Amanda Driesse, Raquel Dureza-Muneses, William DuSold, Judy Gibson, Arnold Honkofsky, Lynae Johnson, Mercy Nnanna, Jumoke Omisore, Pearl Parker, Kizzy Parker-Cleveland, Lorraine Quarrick, Mary Sue Righter, Georgeann Roeder, Ruth Schelhaus, Joan Segura, Dorothy Sheu, April Tepfer, Nwanne Udeagha, Cynthia Williams-Queen and Reid Zimmer.