Data de publicação: 26/03/2018 - 12:33
Dentist Mileni Romero performed community service at a health center for low-income people and worked in the care of political prisoners at a military hospital in Venezuela. At the end of 2016, constant coughing and weakness forced her to go to several physicians in search of a diagnosis, which was given in February 2017. Mileni had tuberculosis, and at a moment's notice, the physician became patient. "The medical treatment is very...
Data de publicação: 26/03/2018 - 11:46
Researchers from the Carlos Chagas Institute (ICC/Fiocruz Paraná) developed an innovative technique that assists in the characterization of structures of homodimeric proteins - macromolecules composed of two identical subunits, which can make possible the development of new drugs, besides allowing a greater understanding of various diseases. The result will have immediate impact on the research of several national and international groups...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2018 - 15:00
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has signed an international cooperation agreement with the non-profit organization Apoyonline, which promotes communication, exchange and professional development in the area of heritage preservation in the Americas and in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries, and is headquartered in Maryland, in the United States.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions is valid for a period of five years...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2018 - 14:50
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, through the Fiocruz Global Health Center, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) held a meeting on December 14 at the Fiocruz Campus, in Rio de Janeiro, to evaluate a scientific partnership. The institutions consider developing collaborations in public health care. Areas considered to be priorities for future partnerships include the health of indigenous people, primary health care,...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2018 - 16:49
Climate changes such as the destruction of ecosystems, deforestation and urbanization contribute to the increase of several infectious diseases in Brazil, such as pulmonary hantavirus syndrome, dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis and leptospirosis, a new study found.
In a recently published article, researchers Alessandra Nava, from the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazonas), Juliana...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2018 - 16:22
The decree that regulates the Legal Framework for Science, Technology and Innovation in Brazil was published at the beginning of February in Brasilia. The new rules seek to bring universities closer to companies, making research, scientific and technological development and innovation in the country more dynamic, as well as reducing the bureaucracy in investments for the area.
According to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology,...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2018 - 15:47
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation launched another important initiative to the fight against arbovirus: the course of clinical management of chikungunya in English and Spanish. Open and free, the course is available on the platform of the Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) Registration is open until May 31.
This is an initiative of Fiocruz Mato Grosso do Sul and Federal University of Mato Grosso do...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2018 - 15:30
One often overlooked dimension of the challenges posed by the current yellow fever outbreak affecting Brazil is the rapid circulation of inaccurate information through social media. Besides hampering the understanding of the real dimensions of the problem, messages spread through instant messengers and social media often contain false claims and create an incorrect sense of alarm.
For epidemiologist and infectologist Rivaldo Venâncio,...
Data de publicação: 12/03/2018 - 12:04
The Proviosnal Act of August 23,2001, was the first legal framework to regulate access to Genetic Heritage (GH) and Associated Traditional Knowledge (ATK) in Brazil for pupose of scientific research, bioprospecting, and technological development.
Download the document of Brazilian Journal of Microbiology about this subject, published on 2018.
Data de publicação: 04/03/2018 - 14:57
The operational activities pertaining to international exchange feature drafting agreements, contracts, and/or memoranda of understanding with institutions from partner countries, procedures for time spent abroad, orientation on applications for special passports and requests for third party notes, and receiving foreign colleagues at the Foundation.
These are formal instruments for establishing and strengthening...
Data de publicação: 04/03/2018 - 14:41
The Post-2015 Development Agenda - is an initiative of the United Nations with a contribution by FIOCRUZ to promote the inclusion of health, linked with the economic, social, and environmental dimensions in the context of sustainable development. The Foundation studies the impact of mega-projects, biodiversity, climate changes, and basic sanitation and their effects on health and citizenship.
South American Institute for Health...
Data de publicação: 26/02/2018 - 15:59
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation signed on Monday (Feb 26) a Memorandum of Understanding with Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, Beijing Genomic Institute (BGI), Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology of the Institute of Immunological Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the telecommunications company ZTE, in Shenzen, China. The document establishes the foundations for a scientific cooperation agreement that will allow the...
Data de publicação: 31/01/2018 - 12:18
At the dawn of 2018, political and health leaders must seize the growing momentum and opportunities to tackle the protracted challenges of access to medicines that undermines efforts to save lives and improve health as committed under the Agenda 2030 SDG by all UN member states.
Over half of the world’s population does not have access to essential health services, 3.5 billion people are excluded from getting essential medicines; they...
Data de publicação: 31/01/2018 - 11:15
Fiocruz and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/China) have taken a decisive step towards strengthening bilateral cooperation in Science and Technological Development in Health. The president of Fiocruz, Nisia Trindade Lima, and the General-Director of CDC/China, George Gao, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 1st, which aims to jointly develop research and technological development projects,...
Data de publicação: 31/01/2018 - 10:56
Fiocruz hosted last November 1st a meeting with a commission of 15 delegates of the European Union (EU) on its campus in Rio de Janeiro. Issues such as the trade agreement between the EU and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), the importance of public investment in science and technology, and international cooperation in health have been on the agenda. During the event, the coordinator of the Fiocruz Global Health Center, Paulo Buss,...
Data de publicação: 29/01/2018 - 21:55
Report about the International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Health-Related Goals, held from 6 to 8 November 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Data de publicação: 29/01/2018 - 15:16
The last day of the International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Health-Related Goals gathered international organizations, researchers and representatives of social movements and civil society at the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro. At the center of the discussions, the relevant contribution of social technologies. The meeting was also...
Data de publicação: 29/01/2018 - 13:32
On 8 December, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) announced that they will be co-funding the Phase III clinical study conducted by the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium.
This study aims to provide clinical data and support for registration of a new praziquantel (PZQ) tablet formulation to treat schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children in sub-...
Data de publicação: 29/01/2018 - 11:31
The year of 2004 was marked by the 270,295 forest fires in Brazil (– the peak number for forest fires in the 21st century. At the time, there were 145,251 seats of fire in the Amazon biome alone, which accounts for approximately 40% of the national territory occupied by the States of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, and Roraima, as well as parts of Maranhão, Tocantins and Mato Grosso.
According to data...
Data de publicação: 24/01/2018 - 15:24
"Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) in the health sector must incorporate the foundations of social inclusion, the appropriate use of natural resources and the integration of policies to achieve effectiveness in their interventions". With these words, the manager of the area of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and international adviser of the Fiocruz Global...
Data de publicação: 19/01/2018 - 11:24
On the last November 6, 7 and 8, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA); the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) and Fiocruz promoted the International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Health-Related Goals. The meeting brought together government and UN Officials, researchers, and representatives of...
Data de publicação: 02/01/2018 - 20:06
Final Report - International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Health-Related Goals. Rio de Janeiro, nov 2017.