Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 13:58
On August 28th, the national secretary of Social Articulation, Henrique Villa, was at Fiocruz to attend Sala de Convidados (Guest Room) show, in Canal Saúde(Fiocruz Open Channel on Health). The show discussed implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda in Brazil. Villa is currently the executive secretary of the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The committee, composed of eight government members and eight civil...
Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 11:26
What are the structural factors generating health inequalities in the Americas? How should governments act to overcome such inequalities? To answer these questions, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) gathered twelve experts to set up the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas. Fiocruz former president and current coordinator of Centro de Relações Internacionais em Saúde - Cris/Fiocruz...
Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 10:48
Created in 2015, the 2030 Agenda gathers UN targets for sustainable development. Health is a transversal target and is covered by all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but addressed specifically in Goal 3. The nine targets part of this SDG were analyzed on a new report of the Health System Performance Assessment Program (Proadess), from Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnoló...
Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 10:19
Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) vice-president, Zhang Yaping, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Fiocruz headquarters, last Wednesday, September 26th. The MoU is the third memorandum entered into between Fiocruz and Chinese scientific institutions, and represents another step in cooperation between these two developing countries. The first document was signed in November...
Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 10:06
Border regions are especially sensitive to the transmission of diseases. Despite being used to stop people from crossing from one country to the other, they cannot prevent the dissemination of viruses and other infectious diseases. Additionally, border regions are generally marginalized regions, whose populations are vulnerable to the country's inequalities - including in terms of public policies. Borders are a point of contact between...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 16:22
Fiocruz was redesignated as Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Public Health and the Environment. The Foundation became a Collaborating Center in Public Health and the Environment in 2010 and this is its redesignation agenda, valid until 2022. The Center is now led by the Vice-Presidency for the Environment, Health Attention and Promotion (VPAAPS), under the coordination of researchers Marcos Menezes and...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 15:53
Every time the topic of congenital malformation caused by Aedes aegypti is brought up, we think of microcephaly caused by zika virus. But, according to new scientific findings, dengue fever, spread by the same well-known vector in Brazil, can increase the chances of neurological problems in an unborn child in 50%. These conclusions were derived from investigations conducted by researchers from Fiocruz Bahia Centro de Integraç...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 15:44
A study conducted by Fiocruz Pernambuco reveals how zika virus got to Brazil, filling a gap in the literature addressing this topic. Among the most frequent hypotheses, the virus was believed to have been introduced in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup (June 12th to July 13th), brought by African travelers. Another theory said the virus had been introduced during the world canoeing championship held in August 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, that...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 14:45
Science, technology and innovation are crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), UN’s ambitious target plan for 2030. “With the technology currently available today, we cannot solve the world’s problems”, explains Veerle Vandeweerd, former UN employee and sustainable development expert. With that in mind, in November, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO, in Dutch), collectively with...
Data de publicação: 27/09/2018 - 10:21
Since December 2016, Brazil has been grappling with its worst yellow fever outbreak for several decades. To date, there have been 2,043 human cases including 676 fatalities, mainly occurring in ten Brazilian states including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. These two states, the most heavily populated in Brazil, had been free of yellow fever for nearly 70 years. Research by scientists at the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Oswaldo Cruz has...
Data de publicação: 13/09/2018 - 16:17
The Vice Presidency of Production and Innovation in Health (VPPIS) has the mission of promoting and integrating production and innovation activities at Fiocruz in order to meet and subsidize public policies for the Economic and Industrial Health Complex (Ceis), which ensures the articulation of the productive health complex.
The activities of VPPIS reflect the priority given by Fiocruz to meeting the national demand for a technological and...
Data de publicação: 13/09/2018 - 16:15
Fiocruz has a strategic role in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) in health in the country, from the formulation of public policies to the delivery of medical products, diagnosis and health processes, always with added value for society. The Vice Presidency of Research and Biological Collections (VPPCB) is responsible for proposing guidelines for institutional research and contributes with investments in ST&I for the generation...
Data de publicação: 13/09/2018 - 16:14
It is the responsibility of the Vice Presidency of Management and Institutional Development (VPGDI) to articulate the democratic and participatory governance system of Fiocruz with the strategic management model. This is done through policies, programs, projects and mechanisms that promote institutional strengthening.
Among VPGDI activities are the creation, development and improvement of incremental and innovative governance and management...
Data de publicação: 13/09/2018 - 16:12
With a strategic vision, Fiocruz Vice Presidency of Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC) has the mission of developing projects, modernizing and integrating practices, as well as supporting innovative initiatives in teaching, scientific information and communication.
In the teaching segment, it covers technical to postgraduate courses. In the field of information and communication, it involves academic, scientific and audiovisual...
Data de publicação: 13/09/2018 - 16:08
The Vice Presidency of Environment, Health Care and Health Promotion (VPAAPS) assists and coordinates Fiocruz actions in the areas of its expertise, integrating players, technical, scientific and administrative units and offices to respond to the needs of the Unified Health System (SUS) and the Brazilian State.
For making the articulation between the areas of environment, science, technology, innovation, health and economic and social...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 15:31
Photo: Peter Ilicciev
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) welcomed the 12th Brazilian Congress on Public Health held from July 26 to 29, Abrascão 2018 - the largest event in health area in Latin America. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the Unified Health System (SUS), through discussions that involved approximately 7,500 congress members. "It was an extraordinary event, with great success and repercussion, and...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 15:11
Beatriz Grinsztejn, head of the Laboratory of Clinical Research on Aids and STDs at Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz), has taken office as a Governing Council Member for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International AIDS Society (IAS). Founded in 1988, IAS is the largest global association in the area and brings together researchers, managers and representatives of social movements from 180...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 15:02
Since the health emergency related to zika virus in Latin America between 2015 and 2016, scientists investigate possible correlations between virus infection and the development of neurological manifestations such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and congenital zika syndrome, which includes various disorders such as microcephaly.
Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro State University (Uerj) and from the...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 14:50
Dengue puts a quarter of the world's population under health risks, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A study indicates that healthcare for pregnant women infected with dengue should be even greater, because the risk of death is three times higher than in pregnant women without the disease. The risk of maternal death is 450 times higher when the woman has dengue hemorrhagic fever, the most serious form of infection.
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 14:34
Fiocruz received the visit of the king of the Yoruba peoples, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, and his entourage on June 13. He came to visit the Foundation and participate in the opening panel of Brazil-Nigeria Colloquium, organized by the House of Oswaldo Cruz (COC). Prior to the Colloquium, at Fiocruz Castle, the king met with Marco Menezes, Vice President of Environment, Healthcare and Health Promotion (VPAAPS),...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 13:59
A technology based on chemical analyses by infrared rays capable of speeding the monitoring of the presence of zika in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by 18 times and of cheapening it by 116 times. This is the new bet of researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) to improve the surveillance of virus circulation. Known as 'near-infrared spectroscopy', the technique is simple, has a high accuracy rate and requires no use of...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 13:38
“A chance for a radical cure for malaria by combining a new drug in a single dose with a diagnosis that ensures if the treatment is right for the person," was how Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has defined a treatment that can be implemented from tests developed by Instituto Elimina/Elimina Institute, a consortium of about 30 organizations - which include the Ministry of Health, Fiocruz and...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 16:48
Foto: Rafael Venuto
"Today we are gathered to say that we want Health as a right. Health is a fundamental condition for the dignity of every human being, always and everywhere." It was with this premise that physician Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile for two terms (2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018), began her lecture Rights and democracy: universal and public health systems, during the opening ceremony of the 12th Brazilian...