Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:31
FIOCRUZ has historically maintained a strong international presence through cooperation and exchange with health and science and technology institutions in various countries. This work is coordinated by the Center for International Relations in Health (CRIS).
International technical assistance has provided important support to the development of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation over the years, first through a North-South relationship, relying on...
Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:24
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation was created on May 25, 1900. It was first called Serum Therapeutic Institute. Initially the objective was produce serums and vaccines against the plague. After the designation of Oswaldo Cruz as director in 1902, the institution expanded its activities and became involved in research and experimental medicine
The foundation became the base for Oswaldo Cruz’s famous sanitation campaigns in Rio de Janeiro. That...
Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:19
Son of the doctor Bento Gonçalves Cruz and Amália Taborda de Bulhões Cruz, Oswaldo Cruz was born on 5 August 1872 in the city of São Luís de Paraitinga, São Paulo. He lived there until 1877, when his father was transferred to Rio de Janeiro. He studied at the Laure and São Pedro de Alcântara Colleges and at the Dom Pedro II Day School.
At the age of fifteen, he was admitted to the Rio de...
Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:14
Fiocruz has great tradition in cientific and public health journalism. The institution recognizes the importance of its scientific production dissemination for society, in terms of accountability, scientific difusion, knowledges, and public health policy. In Fiocruz News Agency (AFN, in portuguese), journalists and communication professionals can find agenda suggestions, reports, releases, articles, reviews, interviews and calendar of events....
Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 14:58
It is a pleasure to receive you on Fiocruz Portal, a space that is intended to be the digital entrance door to the Foundation. Here you will find information that reflects the plurality of this institution, focused on basic and applied research, science, technological development, teaching, training of human resources, assistance and production of vaccines and medicines that benefit the Brazilian population and strengthen...
Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 14:36
Produce, disseminate and share knowledge and technologies aimed at the strengthening and consolidation of the Unified Health System (SUS) and contribute to the promotion of health and quality of life of the population. Besides the reduction of social inequalities and the national dynamics of innovation, with the defense of the right to health and full citizenship as central values. (Approved at the Sixth Internal Congress)
Data de publicação: 17/05/2012 - 16:47
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is recognized both locally and internationally - its most recent prizes include the Order of Scientific Merit, granted by the Brazilian government, and an award granted by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Its mission is the promotion of health and citizenship. Its activities include teaching, research and production, focusing on technological development and innovations that meet the core...
Data de publicação: 17/05/2012 - 16:40
Development of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Vaccines
Diagnostic Method Development
Drug and Medication Development
Education and Health
Environment, Ecology and Health
Experimental Models of Disease
History, Health and Science
Immunity and Inflammation
Infectious Agent Vector...
Data de publicação: 17/05/2012 - 12:39
Brazilian Information Access Act (Law 12.527, 18th of Nov 2011)
Data de publicação: 15/05/2012 - 12:36
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Data de publicação: 10/05/2012 - 14:04
One of Fiocruz’s main missions is manufacturing strategic products for the Brazilian Unified Public Health System (SUS). With one of the largest public pharmaceutical laboratories in the country - the Drug Technology Institute (Farmanguinhos) - Fiocruz contributes with nearly 40% of the drug purchased by the Ministry of Health from official laboratories, but accounts for only 5% of these expenditures. Farmanguinhos generates savings to the...
Data de publicação: 10/05/2012 - 11:57
The Foundation runs more than a thousand researchs and technological development projects, which produce knowledge for the control of diseases such as AIDS, malaria, Chagas' disease, tuberculosis, hanseniasis, measles, rubella, schistosomiasis, meningitis and hepatitis, and other topics related to public health , including violence and climate change, and the history of science.
Fiocruz is the main institution non-university on training...
Data de publicação: 10/05/2012 - 10:13
Fiocruz units offer a variety of health services, always in connection with teaching and research activities. Each year over 80,000 primary care outpatient visits, nearly 130,000 procedures of reference care and thousands of hospitalizations are made.
The National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF) carries out an important work related to breastfeeding and is a reference for children with cystic...
Data de publicação: 10/05/2012 - 10:01
The country’s main agency when dealing with technological issues and standards for assessing the quality of inputs, products, environments and services in the health sector is the National Institute for Quality Assurance in Health (INCQS), which comprises the National System of Sanitary Surveillance, and has a background of over 30 years worth of experience. Among the products assessed by INCQS, one can highlight generic and reference...
Data de publicação: 09/05/2012 - 15:29
Promote health and social development, generate and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge, be an agent of citizenship. These are the concepts that guide the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), under the Ministry of Health, the most prominent institution of science and technology in health in Latin America.