Fiocruz develops a range of activities related to the handling, processing, preservation, distribution and dissemination of scientific and technological information needed for actions in public health and science and technology in the health area. Tools for dissemination include scientific publications of international reference, audiovisual productions (especially Canal Saúde and VídeoSaúde), broadcasting programs on public access channels, in educational and cable TV, and community and university TV channels.
Fiocruz publishing house also plays a fundamental role in this sector, focusing on public health and science, as well as the Radis Program (Gathering, Analyzing and Disseminating Information on Health), which publishes material aiming to disseminate information on public health.
The Foundation has several programs in social communication area, designed to inform society about its operations. In addition it offers an integrated system of ten libraries, whose collection contains about 300,000 books and monographs. In 2008, over 380,000 users visited the libraries, historical buildings, scientific exhibitions and Museu da Vida (Museum of Life).
The project aims to preserv the valuable collection of the Rare Publications Section of the Biomedical Science Library at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and permits the access to this knowledge
Edited by Casa de Owsaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz), the magazine publishes original articles and other material related to the history of the sciences and health