The aim of this project is to promote well-informed dialogue and collaboration between affected groups and service-providers about the biological, social and emotional effects of Zika. The research will pursue an understanding of therapeutic itineraries of affected populations and their capacity for accessing necessary care, exploring demands and rights.
An additional focus will be on analysis of service provision and access, including the perspectives of the providers of relevant health and social care services. This requires creation and dissemination of material that contributes to broaden recognition of service needs, provision and entitlements, and improve intersectoral integration of health and public services, locally and beyond. The priority action of the research team and of key actors from groups involved in the project will be to collaborate to achieve such social impact. We aim to achieve this through international collaboration that builds links between key UK and Brazilian institutions and will bring capacity building in interdisciplinary research and engagement between researchers with core expertise to approach these questions.