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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD-Zika

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE PENTA ONLUS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 701 882,91
Address
Corso Stati Uniti 4
35127 Padova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 635 079,51
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SERVIZO GALEGO DE SAUDE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 476 218,75
Address
Edificio Administrativo San Lázaro
15703 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*
Jamaica
Net EU contribution
€ 832 646,31
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 496 034,30
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOSPITAL DE PEDIATRIA SAMIC PROF. DR. JUAN P. GARRAHAN
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 45 678,18
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 331 132,69
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 555 593,81
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 1 304 185,45
Address
Grinter Hall 223
32611 5500 Gainesville

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
IRMANDADE DA SANTA CASA DE MISERICORDIA DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 19 686,25
Address
Rua Dr Cesario Mota Junior 112, C/r D Veridiana 31
01221 020 Sao Paulo

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Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SECRETARIA DE SAUDE DO ESTADO CEARA

Participation ended

Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rua Almirante Barroso 600
60060440 Fortaleza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 3 199,35
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 587
08007 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FUNDACIO HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON - INSTITUT DE RECERCA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 313 338,28
Address
Passeig Vall D Hebron 119-129 Edificio De Recerca
08035 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO HOSPITALAR E UNIVERSITARIO DE COIMBRA EPE
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 20 725,46
Address
Av De Bissaya, Praceta De Mota Pinto
3000-075 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 180 680,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00