Emergency Preparedness and Response

FDA and the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)

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Joint Statement

Statement of Continued Cooperation Between FDA and ANVISA
Zika Virus Disease

April 11, 2016

This statement expresses the intent of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency1 (ANVISA) to offer mutual support and to collaborate to address the public health emergency presented by the Zika virus disease outbreak in the Americas. To execute this goal, FDA and ANVISA will further enhance cooperative efforts with robust scientific and technical exchanges, as well as timely and effective communication. In this spirit of cooperation, openness, and mutual support, FDA and ANVISA are committed to advancing our public health missions and mitigating the negative public health impact of Zika virus disease. To support this collaboration and other activities of mutual interest, FDA and ANVISA will also rely on the attached, established statement of cooperation between the parties.


1. Referred to as the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (ANVISA) in earlier documents.


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