Emergencies preparedness, response

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice surveys Zika virus disease and potential complications

Resource pack

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 24 March 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/ZIKV/RCCE/16.2


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This is a resource pack for a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys about Zika virus and its suspected complications such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

This resource and associated advice was requested by governments and response partners as a way to rapidly obtain valuable and insightful information in order to tailor interventions to better address people's needs at community level, thereby contributing to the overall public health response to Zika virus and its potential complications. It can be used in communities with Zika virus transmission or those at risk.

This resource pack has been developed by WHO in collaboration with response partners as part of its Strategic Response Framework for the Zika emergency. The KAP questions in this resource pack have not been field-tested. Rather, it is a resource for partners and Member States who plan to conduct KAP surveys in a community setting with adult respondents. It provides a bank of key questions in the domains of knowledge, attitudes and practices. It is intended that partners will identify key areas for investigation according to their operational priorities, select the most relevant questions and update them to reflect national and sub-national contexts.

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