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...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 15:38
A study by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (one of the most respected in the world in neglected diseases) questions the division of countries between industrialized, developing and underdeveloped. According to the research, the concept of Innovative Developing Countries (IDCs) to define a group of nations with scientific...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 15:17
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation is the new member of the International Consortium for Personalized Medicine (ICPerMed). Fiocruz is the first Latin American institution to join the consortium, which brings together more than 30 public and private health financing and research agencies from European countries and partners. The office of the Vice President of Education, Information and Communication, in charge of Manoel Barral-Netto, will be...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 14:23
Chinese researchers visited Fiocruz to present to Brazilian scientists their research, innovations and fields of studies related to infectious diseases. The 1st Academic Meeting of Brazil-China Center for Research and Prevention of Infectious Diseases (IDRPC), organized by Fiocruz and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, took place at the campus of Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro) and marked another step in the partnership between the two countries,...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 13:50
Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz) was renamed as a Collaborating Center for Global Health and South-South Cooperation of the World Health Organization (WHO) on June.
A Collaborating Center of WHO is an institution designated by the Director-General of the institution to integrate an international collaborative network, carrying out technical activities and supporting programs in the area of health. Cris/Fiocruz became a...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 12:56
Fiocruz renewed its partnership with the Pasteur Institute. The cooperation agreement was signed in June at the Institute's headquarters in Paris between Fiocruz president Nísia Trindade Lima and Pasteur director Stewart Cole. The signing of the agreement updates the centennial partnership of scientific cooperation between the two traditional institutions, which is renewed once again under the management of the two new executives....
Data de publicação: 18/07/2018 - 15:17
The Memorandum of Understanding of the Brazil-China cientific partnership was signed in February, in Shenzhen.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fiocruz scientists will hold their first academic workshop after the signing ceremony that laid the grounds for the creation of the China-Brazil Infectious Disease Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC). The seminar entitled “First IDRPC Academic Meeting” will...
Data de publicação: 14/06/2018 - 14:35
The role of health diplomacy in the political process of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean was the subject of a paper by Fiocruz researchers Paulo Buss and Sebatián Tobar, published on the April issue of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Global Public Health.
"While originally a mechanism for political and economic integration, health is now an important component of all the integration processes, with growing...
Data de publicação: 12/06/2018 - 10:06
Cutbacks to social programmes in Brazil could lead to more avoidable childhood hospitalisations and deaths compared to maintaining current funding. The findings come from new research, published on May in the journal PLOS Medicine and led by researchers at Imperial College London, Fiocruz and Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil.
Until the publication of the study, there has been little evidence on how the economic crisis, austerity...