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Data de publicação: 02/09/2021 - 17:05
A study conducted by Brazilian researchers shows how age influences the effectiveness of the two main immunizers used in the country against COVID-19. Submitted as a preprint in MedRxiv, the study Influence of age on effectiveness and duration of protection in the Oxford/AstraZeneca and CoronaVac vaccines involved more than 75 million immunized people, becoming the largest study conducted with the two immunizers and may serve as a basis for...
Data de publicação: 02/09/2021 - 15:33
The Observatory of Climate and Health of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (ICICT/Fiocruz), in a partnership with InfoAmazonia and the Federal University of Acre, invests in the project Engolindo Fumaça (Swallowing Smoke), a research on the impacts of the pollution resulting from wildfires in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forest fires and wildfires caused for...
Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 14:54
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the high dependence of Latin America and the Caribbean on imported consumables and technologies for health, including vaccines. As a response to this issue, member states of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) launched last Friday (August 27th) a collaborative platform that brings together governments and interested parties of the public and private sectors, taking up the mission of facilitating the...
Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 13:20
An unprecedented survey by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) shows that the number of COVID-19 deaths in Brazil in 2020 was 18.2% higher than recorded. The analysis indicated that there were 230,452 deaths from the disease last year, not 194,949. The results of the study, funded by the Fiocruz Program to Foster Innovation (Inova Fiocruz), will be published in the Fiocruz COVID-19 Monitoring panel. Coordinator of the study, Cristiano...
Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 10:26
The release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia in Niterói, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which began as a pilot action in Jururuba, in 2015, and covered 75% of the city’s territory, has already yielded positive effects. Data released this Thursday (August 26th) by the Wolbachia Method, an initiative of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) led by Fiocruz in Brazil, indicate a reduction of about 70% of cases of dengue fever...
Data de publicação: 26/08/2021 - 11:51
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Data de publicação: 25/08/2021 - 12:33
Effectiveness studies of COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated the immunization importance for protection against severe cases and hospitalization against the new variants. In June, data showed a 92% effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine for hospitalizations against the Delta variant. Now, a new study coordinated by Oxford University in the United Kingdom points out that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, this one produced in Brazil by...
Data de publicação: 23/08/2021 - 10:04
The post-pandemic perspectives on Agenda 2030 in relation to issues such as health, human rights, and climate were addressed by the Advanced Seminars of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) this Wednesday (August, 18th). The event Agenda 2030: global stocktake and post-pandemic perspectives presented an updated assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at global, regional and national levels, pointing out criticisms and...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 11:59
On August 12th and 13th, the National University of Colombia (UNAL/Amazon Campus) hosted the 2nd Meeting of Health Researchers of the Triple Border (Brazil-Colombia-Peru). The meeting, organized by researchers of the Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), José Joaquín Carvajal Cortés and Adele Schwartz Benzaken, director of the Institution, aims at strengthening post-graduate programs through...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 10:10
In Manaus, the estimated population of pregnant women is 28.4 thousand, and of postpartum women, 4.7 thousand. According to data from the COVID-19 Manaus Vaccinometer, so far, only 6,606 pregnant women and 1,680 mothers have received the first dose of the vaccine. Coordinated by researchers from the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (Fiocruz Amazônia) and the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), a study is investigating the...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 16:53
Fiocruz will take on another challenge in the fight against COVID-19 with the production and supply of approximately 60 million antigen tests to the Ministry of Health (MS, the Portuguese acronym) by the end of 2021. Tests will be provided according to the demand of the ministry. In addition to the production, Fiocruz will also be responsible for training the teams and providing technical and scientific assistance in the locations to be...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 10:05
The British government wants to expand its scientific partnership with Fiocruz, especially in fields such as genomic sequencing, declared the minister counsellor of the British Embassy in Brazil, Melanie Hopkins, during a meeting with the president Nísia Trindade Lima, this Thursday (August, 12th). A month in office, the minister visited the Foundation accompanied by the consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Simon Wood. British minister...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 09:52
Throughout history, there are many records of disasters that decimated entire populations, cities, states and civilizations. None of those had the same level that the climate change crisis foresees. UN’s secretary-general, António Guterres, stated that the report of Group I of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is “a code red for humanity”. The report contained compelling evidence that the gas emissions...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2021 - 10:02
The long relationship between Fiocruz and the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization (TDR/WHO) gained a more formal character with the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) this past Wednesday (August 11th). The document, which establishes the technical cooperation terms for the confrontation of tropical and neglected diseases, was signed during a virtual meeting between...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 11:20
Fiocruz, the State Government of Ceará and the State University of Ceará (UECE, acronym in Portuguese) sealed, this Thursday (8/5), a cooperation agreement for the development and production of the HH-120-Defenser vaccine against COVID-19, the elaboration of research projects and technological development. The agreement, signed by the Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and the Ceará governor, Camilo Santana...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 10:37
Providing scientific knowledge about the different aspects of the Triatominae, the insects that spread Chagas disease, also known as kissing bugs, is the goal of the book Triatominae: the biology of Chagas disease vectors. The book has 20 chapters about natural history and the evolution of the subfamily, its taxonomy, physiology, interaction with parasites, control of the insect, and its resistance to pesticides, among other topics. Arranged...
Data de publicação: 09/08/2021 - 19:27
In the International Year of Health and Care Workers, this workforce is depleted. They have been the targets of applauses and assaults, seen old problems worsen, and become victims of the very COVID-19 they help fight. This panorama was outlined during the webinar Human Resources in Health in a Pandemic, promoted by the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz), on August 4th. With Francisco Eduardo Campos mediation, a public health and human...
Data de publicação: 04/08/2021 - 17:11
An African word, Ubuntu, should guide the world leaders as a principle to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is part of the commentary “COVID-19 pandemic, R&D, vaccines, and the urgent need of UBUNTU practice”, published by The Lancet Regional Health – Americas in its first edition. This Bantu language-derived African word reflects humanity and the interconnection amongst humans. As an example, the text...
Data de publicação: 03/08/2021 - 14:40
By means of the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), Fiocruz has reached 80.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made available to the National Immunization Program (PNI, in the Portuguese acronym), delivering approximately 2.2 million doses this Friday (July 30th). Of these, 76.4 million were processed at Fiocruz and 4 million were imported ready to use from the Serum Institute, in India. Another milestone of the...
Data de publicação: 29/07/2021 - 11:19
Three projects led by Fiocruz researchers are among the ten selected worldwide by the Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science, an initiative that supports health data projects to respond more accurately to the pandemic and possible challenges in the future. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Minderoo Foundation, and Microsoft's AI for Health program, they will receive a fund of US$100,000 for their...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2021 - 19:07
The largest set of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, with about 140,000 inhabitants, Maré will be the home of a study led by Fiocruz on the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on its population. The initiative is a collaboration between the Networks of Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall by means of the Municipal Secretariat of Health, and Fiocruz. Taking into account the peculiarities in territories that include favelas and peripheral...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2021 - 17:58
Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, will be receiving the degree of Knight of Legion of Honor, France’s order of merit (Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur), as an acknowledgment of her career in the world of science and health, in particular in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The ambassador of France, Brigitte Collet, and president Nísia Trindade at the meeting where they discussed health...
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 18:28
Difficulties faced by African countries regarding COVID-19 are not limited to vaccines. Resources are also needed for the logistics of an immunization campaign, which involves cold rooms and even power generators, explains Augusto Paulo Silva, researcher of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) for African Issues and for cooperation between Africa & Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP in the Portuguese acronym)....
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 10:36
In another initiative to strengthen international partnerships at Fiocruz, the Vice-Presidency of Research and Biological Collections (VPPCB) is receiving this year a scientist for training in clinical research. Argentina's Dolores Carrer was selected through the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), an activity of the World Health Organization (WHO) that allows early to mid-career researchers in low- and...
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 09:30
Taking office three months ago, the consul general of Japan in Rio de Janeiro, Ken Hashiba, visited Fiocruz last Wednesday (July 7th) for the first time. According to him, the objective was “to maintain a close relationship between the Foundation and the consulate”. Along with the vice-consul, Takashi Goto, Hashiba was welcomed by the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, who commented on the cooperation with Japan...


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