This study is part of the set of projects supported by the ZIKAlliance Social Sciences Research Group, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which was established to investigate various historical, social and political realms of the Zika epidemic in Brazil.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Public Policy area, the National School of Public Health, and the Fluminense Federal University to investigate the response of health and social assistance policies to the impacts of the epidemic, taking the case of the State of Rio de Janeiro.