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Data de publicação: 30/11/2023 - 11:55
After nine years of effort, experts have completed the development of a standardized and validated methodology for the molecular diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Americas. Advances in diagnosis could help control the disease, which is considered neglected by the World Health Organization (WHO). The infection causes sores on the skin, damaging patients' quality of life both due to the impact of the lesions and the stigma. The...
Data de publicação: 30/11/2023 - 11:34
Four years after arriving for the first time in Antarctica, Fioantar began, last Wednesday (11/21), the last expeditions planned in the first 2019-2024 public notice from the CNPq/Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI). Researchers Adriana Marcos Vivoni, Maithê Magalhães and Lucas Machado Moreira boarded a Brazilian Air Force plane, along with journalist Matheus Cruz and engineers Armando Carlos Lopes and Carlos...
Data de publicação: 29/11/2023 - 16:05
The multidimensional crisis, which encompasses the economic, social, environmental, health and even ethical areas, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is the main theme of the book Perpectivas y desafíos en un enscenario post pandemia, adressing the health and the health system situation in Latin America. The e-book edited by the Latin American Alliance for Global Health (Alasag), with the support of the Center for International Relations in...
Data de publicação: 29/11/2023 - 10:17
Fiocruz will host the next Pasteur Network Annual Meeting (PNAM), a vast scientific community with over 30 members in more than 20 countries, in which the Foundation has participated since 2009 and became an official member in 2015. The announcement was made during this year's edition, which took place in Tunis, Tunisia, between November 19 and 21, and whose main themes included infectious diseases and pandemic preparedness with a focus on...
Data de publicação: 24/11/2023 - 12:20
This Friday (11/17), Fiocruz, through the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) signed a Term of Commitment with the National Administration of Laboratories and Institutes of Health Dr. Carlos Malbrán (Anlis), aimed at enabling the Argentine institution to produce and supply the yellow fever vaccine in its country. The signing took place after the meeting of Mercosur health ministers at Itamaraty, in Brasí...
Data de publicação: 24/11/2023 - 11:36
Between 5 and 10 million people. This is the estimate, according to the United Nations (UN), of people infected by HTLV-1 or Human T-cell lymphotropic virus in the world. According to Fiocruz, the regions with the highest prevalence are Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as Japan and Australia. But data on the disease is underreported, and the virus is still little known both amongst the population and health professionals. To...
Data de publicação: 18/11/2023 - 14:55
The Joint Steering Committee of the Dengue Alliance met last week at Fiocruz to exchange experiences and align important points to advance toward the goal of having a new treatment accessible from already approved drugs - and their combinations - for dengue within five years. At the meeting, which took place between November 8 and 10, it was possible to make progress in the debate on the selection of a drug candidate for clinical trials and the...
Data de publicação: 14/11/2023 - 11:16
For a week, French was the second most spoken language at Fiocruz. A delegation from the Sorbonne University visited the Foundation from the 23rd to the 27th of october to discuss prospects for collaboration. In addition to the meetings between the directors, a five-day seminar promoted scientific sessions that brought researchers from both sides closer together. Covering subjects ranging from neuromuscular diseases to immunotherapy with CAR-T...
Data de publicação: 13/11/2023 - 16:43
During a mission to Germany in October (10/16 to 20), Fiocruz president Mario Moreira and vice-president of Research and Biological Collections Maria de Lourdes Oliveira made official visits to three institutions: the Robert Koch Institute; Charité; and the Paul Ehrlich Institute. The aim was to map out the possibilities for synergy between the actions of Fiocruz and the German institutes for future partnerships, especially in the areas...
Data de publicação: 13/11/2023 - 16:17
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) is open for applications for the selection process of the 5th International Refresher Course in Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology and Histopathology for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases, held in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/USA). The target audience is undergraduate healthcare professionals, postgraduate students and...
Data de publicação: 13/11/2023 - 13:33
One of the most successful examples of Fiocruz's cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, Mozambique should see these ties grow even closer as a result of the visit of its minister of Health, Armindo Daniel Tiago, to the Manguinhos Campus last Monday (11/6). Accompanied by a delegation of eight members from different Mozambican institutions, the minister spoke with president Mario Moreira and representatives from at least...
Data de publicação: 08/11/2023 - 16:49
The Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (Fiocruz Amazônia), the Rede Unida Association and Rede Unida Italy are leading a national movement in Brazil to recognize indigenous medicine as a health system that has been serving and healing indigenous peoples for millennia. The different indigenous medicines are still alive and active in different Brazilian territories, without much support from public policies. The proposal of the...
Data de publicação: 08/11/2023 - 15:55
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Data de publicação: 03/11/2023 - 12:44
When talking about data science for health, we might think of something hard and almost hermetic. This impression can be put into perspective with a complex combination of interdisciplinary data to analyze complex scenarios, such as the Brazilian Amazon. This challenge was taken on by the team led by researcher Claudia Codeço from Fiocruz's Scientific Computing Program (PROCC). The experience of combining this data was presented...
Data de publicação: 26/10/2023 - 15:11
After an intense institutional agenda during the World Health Summit in Berlin, the Fiocruz delegation, accompanied by president Mario Moreira, made its first official visit to the World Health Organization (WHO) Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, based in the German capital. The Foundation has been an integral part of the Hub, since May of this year, when it signed a memorandum of understanding with the WHO to collaborate with the...
Data de publicação: 24/10/2023 - 16:34
International cooperation in tackling the effects of climate change, pandemic preparedness, disease eradication and universal access to medical care were some of the topics addressed at the World Health Summit 2023, which from the 15th to the 17th of this month gathered around 3,500 representatives from the field, from all over the world in Berlin, in an event in which Fiocruz played an active role. In panels, workshops and bilateral meetings,...
Data de publicação: 24/10/2023 - 10:11
On October 25 and 26, two international webinars will take place, organized by Fiocruz's Vice-Presidency for Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC), in a partnership involving the Fiocruz Hub team  at the Fiocruz Global Health Network (TGHN Fiocruz) with other institutions: the webinar “Introduction to R for Health Data Science” (October 25) and “Using Data and Interdisciplinary Concepts in Research: The...
Data de publicação: 20/10/2023 - 10:57
Colorectal cancer mortality is growing in Latin America. Published in the scientific journal Plos One, a study carried out by researchers from the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), the National Cancer Institute (Inca) and the University of California San Diego showed that, between 1990 and 2019, there was a 20.5% increase. In most countries in the region, including Brazil, there is an increasing trend. The growth in...
Data de publicação: 20/10/2023 - 10:35
With 42 new students enrolled, Fiocruz and Mozambique launch a large institutional consortium called the Educational Program in Health Systems (SIS-Saúde Brazil/Mozambique). The event took place in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and was attended, physically and remotely, by authorities and representatives from both countries. At the opening of the meeting, the president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, stated that this relationship is based...
Data de publicação: 19/10/2023 - 14:41
Nearly 50 years ago, Alain Mérieux, now president of the Mérieux Foundation, came to Fiocruz with the mission of combating the meningitis epidemic that was ravaging Brazil. His return to the Manguinhos Campus last Monday (10/9) to sign a cooperation protocol between the two institutions and the Acre State Hospital Foundation (Fundhacre) was full of memories, but also of prospects for future actions, at a time when the world is...
Data de publicação: 09/10/2023 - 12:11
The Human Milk Bank (BLH, in the acronym in Portuguese) of the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz) opened, last Tuesday (10/3), an event celebrating the 80 years since its foundation and the State's 40 years of action in managing these spaces. The coordinator and founder of the Global Network of Human Milk Banks (rBLH), João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida, stated that the...
Data de publicação: 06/10/2023 - 15:50
Fiocruz's Fundraising Office (EC/Fiocruz) launched a partnership platform. The portal is an innovative, transparent and quick initiative for various interested audiences to access projects registered for financing. The structure of the platform was created for potential partners: companies, foundations, international agencies, civil society organizations, individuals or judicial bodies. In addition to the current complete list of projects...
Data de publicação: 29/09/2023 - 10:02
Researchers from Fiocruz and Harvard University carried out the first national study assessing suicide among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Brazil. The study assessed suicide rates during the period from 2000 to 2020 and showed a disproportionately higher risk in indigenous people, especially those aged 10-24. The North and Central-West were the regions with the highest suicide risk, especially states such as Amazonas and Mato Grosso do...
Data de publicação: 28/09/2023 - 11:12
Fiocruz will be one of the hosts of the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN), which will take place in the city of São Paulo in 2024. Together with the Institute of Technology in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), the Butantan Institute, a body linked to the São Paulo State Health Department (SES), will also be hosting the event, which brings together vaccine...
Data de publicação: 28/09/2023 - 10:17
"What can we achieve together better than separately?". This was the question that opened the conference by Liam Smeeth, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at the Capes-Print Fiocruz International Seminar, held at the Center for Documentation and History of Health (CDHS) last Tuesday (9/19) with mediation by Cristiani Machado, vice-president of Education, Information and Communication, and Maur...


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