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Data de publicação: 31/05/2023 - 11:48
Mario Moreira, president of Fiocruz, participated last Saturday (May 20), in Geneva, in the launch of the International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN), an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. The goal is to generate a global genomic surveillance platform to detect and respond to threats before they turn into epidemics or pandemics. Fiocruz comprises the initiative's leadership...
Data de publicação: 30/05/2023 - 16:22
"Brazil is back": this is how the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade Lima, expressed the resumption of Brazil's international agenda in the field of Health in her speech on the second day of the 76th World Health Assembly (5/22). In her speech, the minister reinforced the need to democratize the international health system, defended the reform of the International Health Regulations and highlighted the innovative and...
Data de publicação: 29/05/2023 - 10:55
On the first day of the 76th World Health Assembly (5/21) of the World Health Organization (WHO), Fiocruz had an agenda focused on strengthening networks that can contribute to promoting equity and building local capacity to deal with future pandemics. “Two points are of particular interest to us, the matter of local production, which brings autonomy to the countries' health systems, and the effort to implement the global genomic...
Data de publicação: 26/05/2023 - 16:18
“The economy is not delivering the security and widely shared prosperity expected by large parts of our societies. Among the failings of the current economic model are rising inequality, financial instability, increasing personal insecurity, and slowing economic growth,” writes Martin Wolf in his new book The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism.1 To the failures that Wolf lists, we would add increasing health inequalities in...
Data de publicação: 26/05/2023 - 09:42
New head of the Special Advisory on International Affairs (Aisa) of the Ministry of Health, the ambassador Alexandre Ghisleni was at Fiocruz for the first time this Tuesday (5/16). In a meeting with the Foundation's president, Mario Moreira, the ambassador discussed ways to increase the synergy with Fiocruz and articulate international cooperation strategies. On a full-day visit, Alexandre Ghisleni also met with researchers from the Center...
Data de publicação: 24/05/2023 - 15:15
What are the impacts of the most serious cases of COVID-19 on pregnancy? According to an article published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the chance of fetal death was four times higher in pregnancies during which women had Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). This risk increased even further when the clinical condition of SARS in the pregnant woman was accompanied by vaginal delivery (risk 7.06 times greater), or when it was...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 15:59
The Institute of Technology on Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos/ Fiocruz) and the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed) have just received registration from the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) for the production of the meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccine. The registration is the result of a partnership between the two institutions and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), carried out in line with the Brazilian Ministry...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 14:13
Fiocruz and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed this Monday (5/22) a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that establishes the bases of the international cooperation to be developed between the Foundation and the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. One of the central points of the collaboration is the development of stronger surveillance data integration tools, taking advantage of Fiocruz's...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 11:18
The new president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, took office on 5/12, in a ceremony marked by emotion and emphasis on the Foundation's democratic process, which crowned the election, by the institution's employees, of yet another director directly elected. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade Lima, three former ministers (José Gomes Temporão, Arthur Chioro and Agenor Álvares) and the...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 10:14
The recent resurgence of serotype 3 of the dengue virus in Brazil – which has not caused epidemics in the country for over 15 years – has raised the alarm about the risk of a new epidemic of the disease caused by this virus serotype. A study by Fiocruz, coordinated by Fiocruz Amazônia and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), presents the genetic characterization of the viruses referring to four cases of the infection...
Data de publicação: 15/05/2023 - 15:44
The first seizure of illicit fentanyl in Brazil, which occurred in March, in Espírito Santo, raised the alarm about strategies to control and prevent the circulation and use of the drug in the country. The risks and challenges of Brazil, however, must be interpreted in the context of important differentiating factors from the scenario of the United States, a country facing a severe opioid crisis. The analyses and recommendations are part...
Data de publicação: 04/05/2023 - 11:15
Considered highly safe, the yellow fever vaccine saves thousands of lives annually, especially during outbreaks of the disease. However, vaccination coverage in the population is not always complete and there are certain groups that cannot receive the immunizer due to possible adverse reactions, such as pregnant women, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, or those who are allergic to egg elements (one of the vaccine compounds). Thus...
Data de publicação: 04/05/2023 - 09:59
The 6th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development took place at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, from April 25 to 28. This year, the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda (EFA 2030) participated in the conference with the organization, alongside the NGO Gestos, of a parallel event on The role of social technology for post-pandemic recovery: Partnerships and means to...
Data de publicação: 03/05/2023 - 13:22
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2023 - 10:48
Treatments that stimulate the immune system in order to fight cancer have been the focus of scientific studies worldwide. At Fiocruz Minas, a team of researchers has shown that it is possible to prevent the growth of malignant breast tumors by altering the profile of one of the body's defense cell types, macrophages, using iron oxide nanoparticles. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. A team of...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:37
On Saturday, April 22nd, the president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for international cooperation with the Portuguese ministries of Science, Technology and Higher Education, of Health, and of Economy and Maritime Affairs. The signing took place during the XIII Luso-Brazilian Summit, in Lisbon. Moreira is part of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's entourage on a trip to Portugal, where he is accompanying the...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:21
An article recently published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry provides a systematic analysis of the burden of diseases caused by addiction to amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine and opioids in South America from 1990 to 2019. The Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study group estimated the incidence, prevalence, mortality, years of life lost (YLL), years of life with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) related to...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:09
The first thesis developed under the system of international co-supervision research at the Graduate Program in Tropical Medicine of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) shed light on an important public health problem: The spread of HIV at the border between Brazil and French Guiana. Through data collection and interviews, the study highlighted factors that contribute to the virus infections and AIDS cases. Flávia gave a...
Data de publicação: 27/04/2023 - 16:32
Fiocruz Pernambuco has been concentrating efforts on the development of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB) that are efficient, practical, fast and accessible to the entire population, especially to the most vulnerable groups and to SUS health services. These actions are part of the Study of clinical and laboratory evaluation of rapid, point of care, easy to use and accessible diagnostic testing in regions with high rates of tuberculosis...
Data de publicação: 27/04/2023 - 09:28
A world-leading international trial into the immune-boosting benefits of the tuberculosis vaccine, BCG, has found it does not protect healthcare workers against COVID-19. The BRACE trial, led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and published in the New England Journal of Medicine this Wednesday (4/26), tested whether the BCG vaccine could protect healthcare workers against SARS-CoV-2 in the first six months after vaccination. In...
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 12:13
After a period of successful malaria control actions in the early 2010s, Roraima began to register, over time, an increase in notifications of the disease. Mainly associated with the advance of illegal mining, the disease began to affect mostly indigenous people, especially the Yanomami. This is what a study conducted by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), and the Graduate Program in Biodiversity and...
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 11:49
On World Chagas Disease Day (4/14), the Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) and the German multinational Bayer signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Moorish Castle, the Foundation's headquarters, in Rio de Janeiro. The document establishes the basis for assessing a future cooperation agreement for the supply of the drug Nifurtimox to the Brazilian government, a significant step towards the treatment of the disease....
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 09:54
A study estimated, through the development of a mathematical model, that the implementation of public policies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 through breastfeeding in Brazil would prevent the infection of more than a thousand children per year. The research was conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, in collaboration with research groups in Brazil, including Fiocruz Bahia, and published in the Lancet Global Health. Brazil'...
Data de publicação: 20/04/2023 - 16:38
On World Chagas Disease Day (4/14), Fiocruz supports and participates in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) campaign with the release of a video, produced by the CUIDA Chagas Project (Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases/Fiocruz), in partnership with the Organization. With the theme It is time to integrate the care for Chagas disease into Primary Health Care, this year's campaign talks about the importance of...
Data de publicação: 20/04/2023 - 12:33
Fulfilling the motto “Brazil is back in foreign policy”, already in the first hundred days of the Lula presidency, Brazil rejoined Celac and UNASUR actively participated in the executive committee of the World Health Organization, where it presented an unprecedented proposal for a resolution on the health of indigenous peoples; and actively participates in the preparation of a treaty on pandemics and the reform of the International...


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