Congenital Zika Syndrome-Assessing the Need for a Family Support Programme in Brazil
Antony Duttine, Tracey Smythe, Miriam Ribiero Calheiro de Sa, Silvia Ferrite, Maria Zuurmond, Maria Elisabeth Moreira, Anna Collins, Kate Milner, Hannah Kuper
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020
The Zika outbreak in Brazil caused congenital impairments and developmental delays, or Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS). We sought to ascertain whether a family support programme was needed and, if so, could be adapted from the Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy programme (GTKCP) designed for children with cerebral palsy (CP). We conducted a systematic review of the needs of families of children with CZS or CP in low- and middle-income countries and reviewed the findings of the Social and Economic Impact of Zika study. We undertook a scoping visit to three facilities offering services to children with CZS in Brazil to understand potential utility and adaptability of GTKCP. The literature review sh..View full abstract
Awarded by Wellcome and DFID
This research was funded by Wellcome and DFID, grant number 206719/Z/17/Z.