Data de publicação: 25/10/2019 - 15:57
The Novartis Group and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) signed, in Rio de Janeiro, a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the cooperation intention of the two institutions in teaching, research and technological development projects to combat neglected diseases such as Leprosy, Chagas disease, malaria and sickle cell disease. The partnership contemplates the elaboration and joint implementation of initiatives in health research and the...
Data de publicação: 25/10/2019 - 15:37
The growth of unemployment associated with the reduction of public investments in health and social programs increased the mortality rate among adults in Brazil in the period of 2012 to 2017. The finding is a study conducted by Fiocruz, University of London and Fundação Getulio Vargas, which evaluated the effects of the recession on the number of deaths and verified whether social protection programs affected in any way. The...
Data de publicação: 22/10/2019 - 14:55
The history of global health and of the World Health Organization (WHO) is often told by the few voices that are in positions of command. However, the multilateral historical perspective and research in human sciences can contribute with new discoveries that challenge the idea that global health decisions are taken by a handful of actors from dominant countries. This is the proposal of the researcher of the University of York and head of WHO...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2019 - 16:40
The 1st Brics Workshop on Human Milk Bank, held in Brasilia from August 28th to August 30th, resulted in the construction of an international agenda and a commitment signature to mobilize efforts to expand and share knowledge and technologies focused on food and neonata nutritional safety; and childhood care, with the right to health as its central value. The action will be coordenated and it will have as reference, the Fiocruz Brazilian Human...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2019 - 16:01
Health in the Americas has seen a dramatic improvement in the past decades, but many people are being left behind. This is one of the main conclusions of the report called Just societies: Health equity and dignified lives launched on October 1st, during the 57th meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), held at the PAHO headquarters, in Washington.
The report gathers evidence of the relationship...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2019 - 15:28
In a study coordinated by the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (Icict), Fiocruz has mapped the impact of fires on children’s health in the Amazon region. The survey concluded that in the areas most affected by the fire, the number of children hospitalized with respiratory problems doubled. There were about 2.5 thousand extra hospital admissions each month, in May and June 2019, in...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2019 - 14:33
The scientific journal The Lancet has published an article about the process of implementation and expansion of the Brazilian Public Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde [SUS]). Led by a group of researchers from Harvard University, the article Brazil's unified health system: the first 30 years and prospects for the future was also attended by the researcher of the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz...
Data de publicação: 14/10/2019 - 15:18
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the National Center for Scientific Research of France (CNRS) promote, from 16 to 18 October, the Symposium "A Health Cooperation Agenda". The event, open to the public, marks the signing of the memorandum of technical, scientific and technological cooperation between the two institutions. The Symposium, to be held at the International Salon of the National School of Public Health (Ensp /...
Data de publicação: 10/10/2019 - 11:50
13h30 – Round table 1 - Global health issues, migration, global epidemics
• Anne Cécile Hoyez, CNRS, ESO
● Frédéric Keck, LAS/ EHES CNRS
● Gustavo Matta, ENSP/Fiocruz
● Marcus Cueto, COC/Fiocruz
15h30 – 17h – Discussion Session
9h - Round table 2 - Access to healthcare and health systems,...
Data de publicação: 09/10/2019 - 16:50
The Symposium “A Health Cooperation Agenda” is organised by Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Fiocruz.
As part of the celebration of Fiocruz's 120 years and the 80th anniversary of CNRS, the event aims at strengthening partnership and scientific collaboration bewteen both institutions within the humanities and social sciences domain by exchanging research themes, concerns and agendas.
Data de publicação: 08/10/2019 - 15:42
Symposium “A Health Cooperation Agenda”.
Data de publicação: 08/10/2019 - 15:39
Symposium “A Health Cooperation Agenda”.
Data de publicação: 04/10/2019 - 13:53
Twelve multilateral agencies launched on October 24 a joint plan to support governments to accelerate the fulfilment of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) during the next 10 years. The plan was launched at an event at the UN headquarters in New York, during the 74th General Assembly, with the presence of the First Ministers of Germany, Angela Merkel, and of Norway, Erna Solberg, of the President of Gana, Nana Akufo-...
Data de publicação: 05/09/2019 - 16:44
The Center for International Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS), an advisory board of the Presidency of FIOCRUZ, was created in 2009 to coordinate and support the Foundation’s international activities.
Responding to the growing demands for international exchange, the purpose of CRIS is to establish a level of excellence for affirming and developing FIOCRUZ as a strategic public institution for Brazil in the global health scenario....
Data de publicação: 05/09/2019 - 12:13
The international partnerships at Fiocruz are governed by various collaborative agreements. The following is a list of the agreements currently in force.
In France, FIOCRUZ is the only Brazilian institution that belongs to the Pasteur World Network, which maintains projects with the Alliance Nationale pour les Sciences de la Vie et la Santé (Aviesan), a French national institution that includes the Institut...
Data de publicação: 22/08/2019 - 15:09
Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, and the representative of The Global Health Network (TGHN), Trudie Lang, of Oxford University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 31.
The partnership defines the establishment of a knowledge sharing center by Fiocruz, incorporated to The Global Health Network online platform. This sharing center will be complementing the Foundation’s dissemination activities, giving...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2019 - 15:22
Manuel Heitor, the Portuguese Minister for Science and Technology, was at Fiocruz on August 9 to debate a proposal of technical cooperation with the institution, in particular regarding the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), a global project for the integration and development of knowledge on climate change and the Atlantic Ocean. The minister was in Rio de Janeiro for the launching of the local office of the initiative,...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2019 - 13:18
The search for malaria elimination is based on a combination of measures to treat patients and prevent the transmission of the disease. New research points out that a molecule investigated for cancer treatment may contribute to achieve this goal. In mice, considered a model for the study of cerebral malaria, the most serious complication of infection, the administration of the compound known as DON (6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine) significantly...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2019 - 16:54
Fiocruz formalized on July 17 a partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa). The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Fiocruz’s President Nísia Trindade Lima and Unfpa’s Executive Director Natalia Kanem took place at the Unfpa headquarters in New York at the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development.
"The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with an...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2019 - 15:25
Nísia Trindade Lima, President of Fiocruz, and other representatives of the institution took part in the 2019 High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will took place on July 9-19 at the UN headquarters in New York. Promoted by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Forum brought together more than two thousand attendees, including ministers, UN officials and experts from around the world to discuss...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2019 - 14:12
The assistant general director for strategic initiatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), Ranieri Guerra, and the representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Brazil, Socorro Gross, were at Fiocruz on July 26. They met with the director of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/FIOCRUZ, in the Portuguese acronym), Paulo Buss, to discuss cooperation strategies for universal health coverage and primary healthcare...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2019 - 13:35
The vice-mayor of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, Wu Yihuan, visited Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) on 24 June, when her delegation met with Fiocruz representatives. The meeting was attended by the vice-president of Production and Innovation In Health (VPPIS), Marco Krieger, who was representing the presidency; the coordinator of the Center for Technological Health Development (CDTS), Carlos Morel; the vice-president of Research and Biological...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2019 - 11:21
Science and technology are subjects that arouse great interest among young Brazilians, even more than sports and as much as religion. Most of them, however, including those in college, are unable to provide the name of a national research institute or of any Brazilian scientist. This was the result found by the survey called What do young Brazilians think of science and technology? by the National Institute of Science and Technology in Science...
Data de publicação: 25/07/2019 - 16:06
The team from the STD and AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory (LapClin-Aids) of the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) received on June 5 the 2018 Community Engagement Award in recognition of the international excellence of its activities for promoting health and citizenship among groups vulnerable to HIV infection. “Community participation in research is fundamental because it is for society that we do...