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ZIKAction: Preparedness, research and action network on maternal-paediatric axis of ZIKV infection in Latin America and the Caribbean

Objective

ZIKAction proposes to set up a multidisciplinary research network across Latin America with a focus on maternal and child health to coordinate and implement urgent research against the current ZIKV outbreak and lay the foundation for a preparedness research network against future emerging severe infectious threats in these vulnerable populations. Our Consortium brings together Latin American and European leaders in paediatric infectious disease research, including virologists, epidemiologists, immunologists and obstetric, neonatal and paediatric practitioners, all with a wealth of experience in vertical transmission (VT) studies, a group uniquely placed to evaluate the potentially causative relationship between ZIKV and severe reported complications. ZIKAction will collect data from prospective cohorts of pregnant women and infants to assess ZIKV complications with the necessary level of evidence which is currently lacking. Complementary work in virology will take advantage of repeated biological samples from these cohorts, while pathogenesis studies on animal models will elucidate risk factors and mechanisms of VT. Partners’ experience in conducting trials among pregnant women and children and close contact with other relevant researchers will allow rapid launch of additional interventional studies, including the addition of sites and partners, to address remaining research gaps against ZIKV. Recognizing the breadth and complexity of the research questions presented by the current ZIKV epidemic and the potential for future severe emerging infectious threats, ZIKAction will actively seek out collaborations with relevant initiatives already existing or under development to maximize synergy and avoid duplication of efforts. Our focus on vertical transmission and maternal and child health would nicely complement a range of other activities including clinical and laboratory studies in the general population, surveillance, and work in public health and prevention.
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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE PENTA - FOR THE TREATMENT AND CARE OF CHILDREN WITH HIV ANDRELATED DISEASES - ONLUS

Address

Corso Stati Uniti 4
35127 Padova

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 620 807,70

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 719 316,25

SERVIZO GALEGO DE SAUDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 545 483,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*

Jamaica

EU Contribution

€ 877 065

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 453 485

HOSPITAL DE PEDIATRIA SAMIC PROF. DR. JUAN P. GARRAHAN

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 152 153,75

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 195 126,25

FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 463 995

University of Florida

United States

EU Contribution

€ 881 793

IRMANDADE DA SANTA CASA DE MISERICORDIA DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 813 254,75

SECRETARIA DE SAUDE DO ESTADO CEARA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 394 480

INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 446,75

CENTRO HOSPITALAR E UNIVERSITARIO DE COIMBRA E.P.E.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 281 993,75

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 214 680,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734857

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 916 081,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 916 081,25

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE PENTA - FOR THE TREATMENT AND CARE OF CHILDREN WITH HIV ANDRELATED DISEASES - ONLUS

Italy