Anna Spelman has been covering the Zika virus in central Miami and Central America for the past year. From her application to the award selection committee:
The intersection of religion, women’s rights, and healthcare is vital in the case of Zika. In places where access to health care is already limited, and in a countries where Catholicism and government policy frown on birth control and abortions, what are women doing in order to prevent the possibility of contracting the virus and possible causing microcephaly in their unborn children? What can they do? How does this affect their daily lives and ability to take care of their families and live a normal life?
She continues to work on her project. Some previews from her upcoming work are below.