Data de publicação: 14/12/2021 - 16:48
A research published today by The Lancet - one of the most prestigious scientific journals focused on the medical field in the world - brought together experts to explain how the economic downturn will affect for years and will be worse in developing countries. Without a consensus for preventive action, families and communities will be disproportionately affected. In the long run, inequalities in health, physical and...
Data de publicação: 14/12/2021 - 16:28
Unit focused on clinical research, education, referral services and assistance in infectious diseases. Integrates the Clinical Research Network.
- Medical Care Reference in infectious diseases, including outpatient appointments, tests, hospitalization and day hospital. There are treated patients with HIV / AIDS, HTLV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Chagas disease, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, mycoses (sporotrichosis,...
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Data de publicação: 13/12/2021 - 17:59
Designated by the United Nations, December 12th is celebrated every year as International Universal Health Coverage Day. The theme this year is Leave no one’s health behind: Invest in Health Systems for All - an issue that gained even more significance as the COVID-19 pandemic rolled on. This year’s campaign will feature a video showing people from all over the world who have shown leadership and vision in this matter, the so-called...
Data de publicação: 10/12/2021 - 13:11
Fifteen years after visiting Fiocruz as a tourist, Pietro Lazzeri returned to the Foundation on Tuesday (12/07), this time as Switzerland ambassador. In office for six months, he met with Fiocruz members at the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz), where he proposed to expand technical and scientific cooperation. He also visited Bio-Manguinhos, where he found out that some of the machines used in the production of the COVID-19 vaccine...
Data de publicação: 10/12/2021 - 12:09
For one week Fiocruz will be at Expo Dubai. Starting on December 28th, visitors will be able to learn a little more about the Foundation's work and even take a virtual tour of Campus Manguinhos at the Brazil Pavilion. The World Expo takes place every five years and brings themes such as technology and sustainability. It began on October 1st, surrounded by care so that visitors can have interactive participation, but without crowds.
Data de publicação: 06/12/2021 - 14:57
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, by means of the Fio-Schisto, the Translational Research Program in Schistosomiasis, informs that researcher Otávio Pieri, of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC), was invited to become part of the World Health Organization (WHO) group on schistosomiasis and helminth diseases transmitted through the soil (geo helminth diseases). Fio-Schisto is bound to the Vice-Presidency of Biological Research and Collections....
Data de publicação: 06/12/2021 - 13:46
The search for a coordinated solution to a common problem brought together representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia this Tuesday (9/11) in the auditorium of the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos). Organized by the Presidency Pro Tempore of Brazil in Mercosur, the Technical Seminar on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: National Strategies and Possibilities of Expansion of the Regional Productive...
Data de publicação: 30/11/2021 - 12:23
Last Thursday (25 November) the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, by means of its Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), submitted to the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) a request of post-registration alteration of its COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant), asking to include the Institute as the manufacturing unit of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). Check out this 360º view of the production area for the...
Data de publicação: 30/11/2021 - 11:47
In 2018, the king of the Yoruba people, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwus, visited Fiocruz and introduced the idea of a partnership in the field of traditional medicine and integrative health practices. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conversation was stalled, but it was resumed this Wednesday (November 24th) with a visit of a delegation from the Palace of Ife to the Foundation.
(Photo: Pedro Paulo Gonç...
Data de publicação: 29/11/2021 - 10:28
Severe cases of COVID-19 are related to the ageing of the immune system and to acute immunodeficiency. It is what the new study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) shows, published in the academic journal Journal of Infectious Diseases.
By analyzing blood samples of patients that have been hospitalized with the disease, the researchers detected signs of hyperactivity,...
Data de publicação: 25/11/2021 - 13:58
“One mistake, one correction”: according to Carlos Morel, a researcher from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, former Fiocruz president and current coordinator of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), this is how the world works. Last Tuesday (23 November), after attending the first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO), a group formed by the World Health Organization...
Data de publicação: 25/11/2021 - 13:30
The first dose protects, but immunization requires a second dose and varies according to the age group and the time interval between doses. These are some conclusions of the pre-publication study that evaluated the effectiveness of the first dose of the AstraZeneca/Fiocruz vaccine against symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the population of Complexo da Maré, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). A 42.4% protection against symptomatic cases was estimated...
Data de publicação: 22/11/2021 - 13:51
With two actions this week, Fiocruz became even more engaged in the fight against Hansen's, a neglected disease that had its situation aggravated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday (11/17), the Foundation signed a Cooperation Agreement for joining the global campaign Don't Forget Hansen's Disease, with the state government and other partners, in addition to lighting the castle with purple at night as one of the actions to...
Data de publicação: 17/11/2021 - 18:41
Sociologist and president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima was appointed for The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). The appointment was in the Academy’s General Meeting, on November 1st, as part of its 15th general conference.
Nísia is one of the 20 women who were appointed, in a total of 58 new members (Photo: Reproduction)
TWAS has the goal of bringing different...
Data de publicação: 17/11/2021 - 18:24
There are a lot of statements, and a lot of commitments as well, but there is a lack of distinction of responsibilities and of the obligation in fulfilling the goals set, which hinders the operation of the G20. That is what the participants in the latest Advanced Seminar of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) point out. The G-20 Webinar: What we should expect from the richest people in the world in global and planetary health?...
Data de publicação: 17/11/2021 - 18:03
In another huge step to the internationalization of education, Fiocruz updated the ordinance that regulates the dual-degree stricto sensu graduation program regime with foreign higher education institutions regarded as of strategic relevance for the Foundation, no. 508, of 2021. The initiative allows students to get dual-degrees or titles in master's and doctorate's degrees. With this regime, when finishing the program, the student...
Data de publicação: 03/11/2021 - 11:51
Last Thursday (28 October) Fiocruz signed, during a ceremony that took place at the headquarters of AstraZeneca, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, a joint declaration of commitment for the acquisition of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) with the goal of producing 60 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) in order to make up the deliveries of the Foundation for 2022. The commitment signed by the institutions aims to guarantee wide...
Data de publicação: 03/11/2021 - 11:26
A new study published in Nature Communications last Thursday (28/11) shows that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, produced in Brazil by Fiocruz, provide high protection against the Gamma variant in people above 60 years old. Based on São Paulo, the research shows that the second dose increases protection against death by about 30% when compared to the first dose, reaching an effectivity of 93.6%. Carried out by 20 researchers in...
Data de publicação: 03/11/2021 - 09:39
Ten years after its signing, the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health is more relevant than ever, as shown by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. To celebrate the document’s tenth anniversary and evaluate the approaches adopted since, two webinars held last Thursday (21 October) brought together many actors that were crucial for the negotiations that culminated in the declaration and for the quest for...
Data de publicação: 29/10/2021 - 10:09
The team of the Viral Vaccines Laboratory of the National Institute for Quality Control in Health (INCQS/Fiocruz), which works with immunobiological drugs against rabies (LVV-Raiva), is participating in the second phase of an international study to replace potency assays in anti-rabies vaccines, traditionally made using mice for over 50 years.
Under code BSP148 and funded by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and...
Data de publicação: 27/10/2021 - 12:27
Production of the Fiocruz Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for COVID-19 vaccines is ongoing and is now moving on to a new and important phase of the process. Two pre-validation batches of the product manufactured by Fiocruz have been approved in all in-house quality tests and are now on their way to an external quality control at USA laboratories. At these labs, the samples will go through a complex testing process that involves 14 tests...
Data de publicação: 27/10/2021 - 12:01
When Fiocruz joined the small summit of guest countries of the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community (G-STIC) in 2018, the world still did not know Sars-CoV-2. Now, while the world population takes the vaccine for COVID-19, the fifth edition of the annual conference (the fourth with the participation of the Foundation), bets on a hybrid participation model from October 24th to 26th. The agenda includes both virtual and on-site...
Data de publicação: 22/10/2021 - 09:48
Would it be possible to establish a new food model without the large producers' participation? Finding this answer is an ongoing global challenge and resounded in the seminar Food security, health and pandemics in United Nations events, organized by the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz). Divergent analyses and opinions revealed behind the scenes of international decisions on hunger programs and inspired empathy in provocative,...
Data de publicação: 21/10/2021 - 13:21
Este relatório apresenta resultados preliminares da pesquisa “Covid-19, risco, impacto e resposta de gênero”, desenvolvida no Brasil pela Fiocruz e instituições parceiras1. Diversos temas relacionados aos impactos da pandemia da Covid-19 na vida das mulheres são contemplados pela pesquisa, mas este relatório concentra-se no tema da insegurança alimentar. São apresentados relatos...