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Social Assistance Responses to Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil

Published on 1 January 2019

The complex and unprecedented characteristics of the Zika epidemic in Brazil demanded national and local coordination, the intersection of public policies (e.g., health, social assistance, education) and the creation of norms, procedures and protocols to attend the affected families.

The epidemic highlighted the difficult living conditions of many marginalised families and emphasised the complex and longstanding challenges involving public health, social development, infrastructure, access to water and sanitation, gender relations and reproductive rights. Besides, since its treatment requires costly treatment and daily care, it has increased vulnerabilities and social inequalities that affect the mothers and children infected by the virus.

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Villwock Bachtold, I. (2019) Social Assistance Responses to Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil, Brighton: IDS

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Isabele Villwock Bachtold

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Villwock Bachtold, Isabele
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Health
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Brazil

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