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Zika Preparedness Latin American Network

Objective

The ZikaPLAN initiative combines the strengths of 25 partners in Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and various centres in Europe to address the urgent research gaps (WP 1-8) in Zika, identifying short-and long term solutions (WP 9-10) and building a sustainable Latin-American EID Preparedness and Response capacity (WP 11-12). 

We will conduct clinical studies to further refine the full spectrum and risk factors of congenital Zika syndrome (including neurodevelopmental milestones in the first 3 years of life), and delineate neurological complications associated with Zika due to direct neuroinvasion and immune-mediated responses. Laboratory based research to unravel neurotropism, investigate the role of sexual transmission, determinants of severe disease, and viral fitness will envelop the clinical studies.

Burden of disease and modelling studies will assemble a wealth of data including a longitudinal cohort study of 17,000 subjects aged 2-59 in 14 different geographic locations in Brazil over 3 years. Data driven vector control and vaccine modelling as well as risk assessments on geographic spread of Zika will form the foundation for evidence-informed policies.
The Platform for Diagnostics Innovation and Evaluation will develop novel ZIKV diagnostic tests in accordance with WHO Target Product Profiles. Our global network of laboratory and clinical sites with well-characterized specimens is set out to accelerate the evaluation of the performance of such tests. 

Based on qualitative research, we will develop supportive, actionable messages to affected communities, and develop novel personal protective measures. Our final objective is for the Zika outbreak response effort to grow into a sustainable Latin-American network for emerging infectious diseases research preparedness. To this end we will engage in capacity building in laboratory and clinical research, collaborate with existing networks to share knowledge and tackle regulatory and other bottlenecks.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD-Zika
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Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 680 618,75

Participants (25)

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 958 647,50
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 625 000
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 909 446,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 651,09
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 396 156,15
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 96 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 649 825
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 183 202,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 274 990
Address
Kilometro 5 Antigua Via A Puerto Colombia
156951820 Barranquilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 117 711,25
Address
Calle 13 100-00, 3Er Piso, Oficina 3027, Ciudad Universitaria Melendez, Edificio De La Administracion Central
760032 Cali
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION MERIEUX
France
EU contribution
€ 801 250
Address
Rue Bourgelat 17
69227 Lyon
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 030 645
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LA JOLLA INSTITUTE FOR ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
United States
EU contribution
€ 60 615
Address
9420 Athena Circle
92037 La Jolla Ca
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
United States
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
"Airport Drive 104 Suite 2200 Cb #1350"
27599 Chapel Hill
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 500
Address
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 100 076,25
Address
Avenida Afranio Peixoto 4
05507 000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO BUTANTAN
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 454 687,50
Address
Av Doutor Vital Brasil 1500
05503000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIACAO TECNICO CIENTIFICA ESTUDO COLABORATIVO LATINO AMERICANO DE MALFORMACAO CONGENITAS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 191 150
Address
Avenida Brigadeiro Trompowski, Depto Genetica, Instituto Biologia, Ccs, Bl A Sl A2 Num 067
Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 169 347,50
Address
Avenida Brasil 4365
21040 900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA TROPICAL PEDRO KOURI
Cuba
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Autopista Novia Mediodia Km 6 1/2
11300 La Habana
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 99 762,50
Address
Avenue Pasteur 36
DAKAR Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL VACCINE INSTITUTE

Participation ended

South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
San 4-8 Bongcheon-7 Dong, Kwanak Gu
151919 Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DE PERNAMBUCO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 1 244 671,25
Address
Av Agamenon Magalhaes S/n
50100 010 Recife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 38 920,26
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments