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Data de publicação: 24/09/2021 - 10:56
The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) was selected last Tuesday (September 21st) by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a hub for the development and production of vaccines using messenger RNA in Latin America. This Foundation unit was chosen due to the promising advancements in the technological development of an mRNA vaccine against Covid-19, currently in a pre-clinical stage. The initiative used resources of...
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Data de publicação: 24/09/2021 - 10:24
As part of the preparations for the new Brazilian expedition to Antarctica, Fiocruz donated 3,000 rapid tests to detect Sars-Cov-2 antigens to the Navy. The kits, produced by the Institute of Technology in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), will be used to test the entire crew on board, on the support flights, the team at the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station and the researchers who will be part of the new trip - including the...
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Data de publicação: 21/09/2021 - 15:48
A Swedish study with people infected by the Sars-CoV-2 and with subjects immunized with the Oxford/AstraZeneca (produced in Brazil by Fiocruz), Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, and with people who were given one dose of each vaccine shows good protection 12 months after vaccination, against the so-called variants of concern. Submitted as preprint (without peer review), the research shows that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine result in the smallest...
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Data de publicação: 21/09/2021 - 15:20
Researcher Jorge Bermudez, chief of the  Department of Medicines Policy and Pharmaceutical Services at the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz, in the Portuguese acronym), is now a member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) created to advise the World Health Organization (WHO) in scientific, technical and strategic issues related to COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). C-TAP is a solidarity mechanism launched...
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Data de publicação: 20/09/2021 - 18:30
Women are the majority in the healthcare workforce. Yet they are far from leadership positions, face unequal pay, and are often victims of bullying and sexual harassment. If the panorama described in the webinar Women in Global Health, promoted by the Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz) on the last 15th, seems bleak, it also brings foci of hope: at the same time that it exacerbated these inequalities, the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on...
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Data de publicação: 16/09/2021 - 08:35
The president of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Nísia Trindade Lima, has been appointed to the Board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). She becomes one of two representatives for Latin America on the Board. CEPI is an international organization, that aims to fund research projects to accelerate vaccines against epidemics. CEPI has secured...
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2021 - 17:47
Last Wednesday, September 1st, Nísia Trindade Lima, president of Fiocruz, was granted the Knight Grade of France’s Legion of Honor (Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur). She was graced with the honor as an acknowledgment of the Foundation’s president in the fields of Science and Health, especially regarding the actions undertaken by the institution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, which...
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Data de publicação: 04/09/2021 - 12:50
The world is ageing, and it is not only in the wealthiest countries. In Brazil, this matter has an aggravating factor: while more developed nations become rich first and then age, Brazil is ageing in poverty, warns Alexandre Kalache. The president of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil, who is a doctor, was the mediator in the webinar Ageing, demographic changes and the pandemic, of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz),...
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Data de publicação: 03/09/2021 - 13:06
Despite the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, the team at the Laboratory for Clinical Research on Mycobacterioses of the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectology (INI/Fiocruz) considers 2021 a year of great advances. "Besides the adaptation to work in home office and the remote service implementation for patients, we have been contemplated in different national and international initiatives. This allows us to carry out new...
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Data de publicação: 02/09/2021 - 17:05
A study conducted by Brazilian researchers shows how age influences the effectiveness of the two main immunizers used in the country against COVID-19. Submitted as a preprint in MedRxiv, the study Influence of age on effectiveness and duration of protection in the Oxford/AstraZeneca and CoronaVac vaccines involved more than 75 million immunized people, becoming the largest study conducted with the two immunizers and may serve as a basis for...
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Data de publicação: 02/09/2021 - 15:33
The Observatory of Climate and Health of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (ICICT/Fiocruz), in a partnership with InfoAmazonia and the Federal University of Acre, invests in the project Engolindo Fumaça (Swallowing Smoke), a research on the impacts of the pollution resulting from wildfires in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forest fires and wildfires caused for...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 14:54
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the high dependence of Latin America and the Caribbean on imported consumables and technologies for health, including vaccines. As a response to this issue, member states of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) launched last Friday (August 27th) a collaborative platform that brings together governments and interested parties of the public and private sectors, taking up the mission of facilitating the...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 13:20
An unprecedented survey by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) shows that the number of COVID-19 deaths in Brazil in 2020 was 18.2% higher than recorded. The analysis indicated that there were 230,452 deaths from the disease last year, not 194,949. The results of the study, funded by the Fiocruz Program to Foster Innovation (Inova Fiocruz), will be published in the Fiocruz COVID-19 Monitoring panel. Coordinator of the study, Cristiano...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 10:26
The release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia in Niterói, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which began as a pilot action in Jururuba, in 2015, and covered 75% of the city’s territory, has already yielded positive effects. Data released this Thursday (August 26th) by the Wolbachia Method, an initiative of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) led by Fiocruz in Brazil, indicate a reduction of about 70% of cases of dengue fever...
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Data de publicação: 26/08/2021 - 11:51
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Data de publicação: 25/08/2021 - 12:33
Effectiveness studies of COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated the immunization importance for protection against severe cases and hospitalization against the new variants. In June, data showed a 92% effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine for hospitalizations against the Delta variant. Now, a new study coordinated by Oxford University in the United Kingdom points out that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, this one produced in Brazil by...
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Data de publicação: 23/08/2021 - 10:04
The post-pandemic perspectives on Agenda 2030 in relation to issues such as health, human rights, and climate were addressed by the Advanced Seminars of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) this Wednesday (August, 18th). The event Agenda 2030: global stocktake and post-pandemic perspectives presented an updated assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at global, regional and national levels, pointing out criticisms and...
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Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 11:59
On August 12th and 13th, the National University of Colombia (UNAL/Amazon Campus) hosted the 2nd Meeting of Health Researchers of the Triple Border (Brazil-Colombia-Peru). The meeting, organized by researchers of the Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), José Joaquín Carvajal Cortés and Adele Schwartz Benzaken, director of the Institution, aims at strengthening post-graduate programs through...
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Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 10:10
In Manaus, the estimated population of pregnant women is 28.4 thousand, and of postpartum women, 4.7 thousand. According to data from the COVID-19 Manaus Vaccinometer, so far, only 6,606 pregnant women and 1,680 mothers have received the first dose of the vaccine. Coordinated by researchers from the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (Fiocruz Amazônia) and the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), a study is investigating the...
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Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 16:53
Fiocruz will take on another challenge in the fight against COVID-19 with the production and supply of approximately 60 million antigen tests to the Ministry of Health (MS, the Portuguese acronym) by the end of 2021. Tests will be provided according to the demand of the ministry. In addition to the production, Fiocruz will also be responsible for training the teams and providing technical and scientific assistance in the locations to be...
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Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 10:05
The British government wants to expand its scientific partnership with Fiocruz, especially in fields such as genomic sequencing, declared the minister counsellor of the British Embassy in Brazil, Melanie Hopkins, during a meeting with the president Nísia Trindade Lima, this Thursday (August, 12th). A month in office, the minister visited the Foundation accompanied by the consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Simon Wood. British minister...
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Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 09:52
Throughout history, there are many records of disasters that decimated entire populations, cities, states and civilizations. None of those had the same level that the climate change crisis foresees. UN’s secretary-general, António Guterres, stated that the report of Group I of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is “a code red for humanity”. The report contained compelling evidence that the gas emissions...
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Data de publicação: 16/08/2021 - 10:02
The long relationship between Fiocruz and the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization (TDR/WHO) gained a more formal character with the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) this past Wednesday (August 11th). The document, which establishes the technical cooperation terms for the confrontation of tropical and neglected diseases, was signed during a virtual meeting between...
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Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 11:20
Fiocruz, the State Government of Ceará and the State University of Ceará (UECE, acronym in Portuguese) sealed, this Thursday (8/5), a cooperation agreement for the development and production of the HH-120-Defenser vaccine against COVID-19, the elaboration of research projects and technological development. The agreement, signed by the Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and the Ceará governor, Camilo Santana...
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Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 10:37
Providing scientific knowledge about the different aspects of the Triatominae, the insects that spread Chagas disease, also known as kissing bugs, is the goal of the book Triatominae: the biology of Chagas disease vectors. The book has 20 chapters about natural history and the evolution of the subfamily, its taxonomy, physiology, interaction with parasites, control of the insect, and its resistance to pesticides, among other topics. Arranged...
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