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Key Considerations: Engaging Young People in Latin American and the Caribbean in the COVID-19 Response espt

This brief draws on academic and grey literature exploring how COVID-19 affects young people, as well as literature describing the pandemic response in Latin American and the Caribbean and other regions. It offers considerations on how to engage youth by…
UNICEF/UN0431147/Ryan Cortés

Key Considerations: Indigenous Peoples in COVID-19 Response and Recovery espt

Key considerations for COVID-19 response and recovery in indigenous populations, with a particular focus on the Amazon region of South America

Lessons from Brazil for the global response to COVID-19

26th March 2020
Health systems around the world struggle to respond to COVID-19 amidst declining trust in public authorities, andcitizen-led self-help groups often…

Action Ethnography on Care, Disability and Health Policy and Administration of Public Service for Women and Caretakers of Zika Virus Affected Children in Pernambuco, Brazil

In Brazil, the Zika epidemic, a national and public health emergency declared in 2015, and in effect until early 2016, caused severe neurological damage to over three thousand newborn children (3.179 confirmed cases up to the fifteenth week of 2018),…
UNICEF/UN011574/Ueslei Marcelino

Social Assistance Responses to Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil

The complex and unprecedented characteristics of the Zika epidemic in Brazil demanded national and local coordination, the intersection of public policies (e.g., health, social assistance, education) and the creation of norms, procedures and protocols to attend the affected families. The…
Institute of Development Studies

The Implementation of Intersectoral Actions of Health and Social Assistance to Assist Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome in the State of Rio de Janeiro

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…
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública
UNICEF/UN011564/Ueslei Marcelino

How do Women of Reproductive Age Perceive the Zika Virus, Future Vaccines, and Participation in Clinical Trials?

Field report of three funded research projects: a) FINATEC, the University of Brasília Research Foundation (2016-2017); b) Pro-IC, the University of Brasília’s scientific initiation fund (2016-2019); and c) CNPq (2016- 2019). The goals, activities and outcomes slightly changed and advanced.
University of Brasilia

Lessons from the Zika epidemic: Institutional links for research on care, disability and public policies

12th June 2019
For the last few years, IDS has been gathering evidence on the social, economic and political dimensions of epidemics in different contexts…
Andre Borges | Agência Brasília
Background Reports

Women’s Reproductive Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Relation to the Zika Virus Outbreak in Northeast Brazil

The objective of this report is to assess knowledge, pregnancy attitudes and contraceptive practices in relation to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. They interviewed 526 women 18 to 49 years old in primary health services in a Northeastern capital…
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases