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UNICEF/UN0431147/Ryan Cortés
Briefings

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
SSHAP
2021
UNICEF/UN029601/Libório
blog

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…
UNICEF/UN029601/Libório

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),…
PPGA UFPE
2019
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
2019
UNICEF/UN029601/Libório

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
2019
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
2019
blog

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…
Briefings

Xenofobia y Discriminación Hacia Refugiados y Migrantes Venezolanos en Ecuador y Lecciones Aprendidas para la Promoción de la Inclusión Social es

La crisis política y económica en Venezuela ha transformado al país desde 2010 de un país receptor de inmigrantes a un país emisor de emigrantes. Más de 4,000 venezolanos ingresan a Ecuador cada día, y actualmente la población de venezolanos…
SSHAP
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
2018
UNICEF | UN0211678 | Naftalin
Background Reports

Perceptions of Health Communication, Water Treatment and Sanitation in Artibonite Department, Haiti, March-April 2012

The international response to Haiti’s ongoing cholera outbreak has been multifaceted, including health education efforts by community health workers and the distribution of free water treatment products. Artibonite Department was the first region affected by the outbreak. Numerous organizations have…
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
2015
Andre Borges | Agência Brasília
Briefings

Ethical Challenges for International Collaborative Research Partnerships in the Context of the Zika Outbreak in the Dominican Republic: A Qualitative Case Study

The establishment of international collaborative research partnerships in times of infectious disease outbreaks of international importance has been considered an ethical imperative. Frail health research systems in low- and middle-income countries can be an obstacle to achieve the goal of…
Health Research Policy and Systems
2017
UNICEF/UNI178349/La Rose

An Analysis of Community Perceptions of Mosquito-Borne Disease Control and Prevention in Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands

In the Caribbean, mosquito-borne diseases are a public health threat. In Sint Eustatius, dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are now endemic. To control and prevent mosquito-borne diseases, the Sint Eustatius Public Health Department relies on the community to assist with the…
2017
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