ZIKAction: Preparedness, research and action network on maternal-paediatric axis of ZIKV infection in Latin America and the Caribbean
Led by PENTA, the ZIKAction research consortium brings together 14 partners across South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe with the complementary goals of 1) developing a multidisciplinary multinational ready-to-act network capable of rapidly addressing any maternal and paediatric research need arising from (re-)emerging infectious diseases including Zika virus and 2) conducting an interdisciplinary programme of research studies within this network to address key knowledge gaps relating to ZIKV epidemiology, natural history and pathogenesis, with a particular emphasis on maternal and child health.
ZIKAction will collaborate on key activities with two other EC funded consortia (ZikaPLAN and ZIKAlliance).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 734857. The amount of funding received in 2018 is 1.571.374,19 €.