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Zika Preparedness Latin American Network

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.
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Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Address

Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 611 362,50

Participants (24)

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LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 958 647,50

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 625 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 909 446,25

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 158 401,25

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 304 657,50

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 96 750

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 649 825

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 183 202,50

FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 274 990

UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 117 711,25

FONDATION MERIEUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 801 250

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 030 645

LA JOLLA INSTITUTE FOR ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

United States

EU Contribution

€ 60 615

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

United States

EU Contribution

€ 106 250

PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 244 500

FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 100 076,25

INSTITUTO BUTANTAN

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 454 687,50

ASSOCIACAO TECNICO CIENTIFICA ESTUDO COLABORATIVO LATINO AMERICANO DE MALFORMACAO CONGENITAS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 191 150

FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 169 347,50

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA TROPICAL PEDRO KOURI

Cuba

EU Contribution

€ 173 425

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 99 762,50

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

INTERNATIONAL VACCINE INSTITUTE

South Korea

FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DE PERNAMBUCO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 1 244 671,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734584

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 556 056,25

  • EU contribution

    € 11 566 373,75

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden