Zika virus diagnostics target product profile and supply update
Information on the development of Zika virus (ZIKV) diagnostic tests to enhance clinically based ZIKV diagnosis in regions without access to well-equipped laboratories.
UNICEF, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Pan American Health Organization, developed appropriate target product profiles to guide industry and define point of care (POC) ZIKV diagnostic requirements. Industry is developing new ZIKV POC tests to improve diagnosis for use in resource-limited settings. UNICEF will establish 36-month long-term arrangements covering 2017-2019 upon concluding its tenders.