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Why is there Need for Long-Term Investment in the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The Home of Zika?

In this post, the authors offer a grounded account of Zika virus, one in which its discovery is an entry point into a broader history of the UVRI and the people who worked there. In doing so, they combine autobiographical…

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),…
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
UNICEF/UN011574/Ueslei Marcelino
Background Reports

A Gendered Human Rights Analysis of Ebola and Zika: Locating Gender in Global Health Emergencies

This article analyses the particular relevance of gender for debates about global health and the role for international human rights law in supporting improved health outcomes during public health emergencies. Looking specifically at the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks, what…
International Affairs

A Toolkit for Integrated Vector Management in sub-Saharan Africa

This toolkit for integrated vector management (IVM) is designed to help national and regional programme managers coordinate across sectors to design and run large IVM programmes. It is an extension of earlier guidance and teaching material published by the World…
Evidence Reviews

Guideline: Infant Feeding in Areas of Zika Virus Transmission

The purpose of this guideline is to provide a recommendation to guide governments, ministries of health,policy-makers and health-care workers in regions affected by transmission of Zika virus, in the development of local and national protocols and policies on infant feeding,…
UNICEF/UN011574/Ueslei Marcelino
Evidence Reviews

Psychosocial Support for Pregnant Women and for Families with Microcephaly and Other Neurological Complications in the Context of Zika Virus: Interim Guidance for Health-Care Providers

On 1 February 2016 WHO announced that a cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Several countries have reported an increase in the incidence of cases of microcephaly and/or…
UNICEF/UN011564/Ueslei Marcelino
Foresight Papers

Zika Virus Risk Assessment in the WHO African Region: A Technical Report

The main objective of this analysis was to assess the risk of Zika virus outbreak by country in theWHO African region and their capacity to contain it from becoming an epidemic. The specific objectives are: i. Map the epidemiological likelihood…

Using a Human Rights Accountability Framework to Respond to Zika

Like other mosquito-borne viruses, Zika thrives in areas with substandard sanitation and infrastructure—which are directly linked to state failures to ensure the basic human right to an adequate standard of living. Until recently, the Zika virus was thought to be…
Health and Human Rights Journal