[NAME CHANGED] Alice,15 years old, holds her a 4-month old baby born with microcephaly in Recife.
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UNICEF in close collaboration with WHO and PAHO have convened for the creation of the first Target Product Profiles (TPPs) which aim to incentivize industry and research for the development of Rapid Diagnostic Test(s) to diagnose active Zika infection detection as well as evidence of prior Zika infection. The TPPs aim to circumvent the limitations and gaps of current diagnostic tests as well as resolve the scientific uncertainties surrounding the Zika virus infection. The TPPs therefore define the desired characteristics and important considerations for Zika diagnostic tests.

The TPPs can be found on WHO’s website here.

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