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...
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 11:44
What is the situation of the families of children affected by zika virus more than two years after the epidemic in Brazil? What social dimensions of the disease were ignored, and how to remove them from invisibility? How is discussion about the virus inseparable from a debate on women's reproductive rights and abortion, for example? What should be an ethical approach for research subjects with such a sensitive subject matter?
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 11:21
The results of the National Survey on Prevalence of Schistosomiasis Mansoni and Geohelminthiasis, a study conducted by Fiocruz Minas under the coordination of researcher Naftale Katz, show a reduction in the number of cases of these diseases throughout the country. The rate of positivity for schistosomiasis fell to 1%, a significant drop compared to previous investigations, which recorded a rate of 10% in 1953 and 6.9% in 1977.
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 11:14
Patricia Brasil, Fiocruz researcher in infectious diseases, receiving the 2018 Christophe Mérieux Prize at the Institut de France (Photo: Fondation Merieux).
The leading researcher at the Infectious Diseases Laboratory of the National Institute of Infectology (INI/Fiocruz), Patrícia Brasil, was the winner of the 2018 Christophe Mérieux Prize, offered by the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux...
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 10:35
Marilelle at Fiocruz inaugural class of 2018 school year, on March 8 (Photo: Peter Ilicciev)
“Police incursions in slums are for what and for whom?". This was how the city councilwoman and human rights defender Marielle Franco (PSOL-RJ), executed on March 14 in a still unsolved crime, expressed her indignation at the daily violence suffered by slum dwellers during a public act for peace and citizenship held in 2017, in...
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 10:15
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia bacteria have the reduced ability to transmit Mayaro arbovirus. The finding is in an article published in the latest issue of the online scientific journal Scientific Reports, which integrates the Nature group and covers all areas of natural sciences. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the René Rachou Institute (Fiocruz Minas), located in the city of Belo Horizonte, and...
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 09:56
From the left, Jeffrey Berthony, immunologist and researcher at Fiocruz Minas and George Washington (GWU), Flávia Ribeiro, infectious agent and researcher at the Research Center of Hospital das Clínicas, and David Diemert, infectious disease specialist and professor at GWU (Photo: Fiocruz Minas)
Researchers of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), George Washington...
Data de publicação: 08/06/2018 - 15:12
The study of the use of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV, coordinated by the researcher Beatriz Grinsztejn, head of the Laboratory of Clinical Research in STD and AIDS of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz), was the subject matter of an editorial and article published in February in one of the most prestigious international scientific journals, The Lancet HIV. The editorial ¡PrEP Ya! Latin America wants...
Data de publicação: 08/06/2018 - 14:58
A paradigm shift that allows the manager to make decisions based on clear and objective criteria. This is how Sérgio Rabelo, advisor of Vice Presidency of Environment, Healthcare and Promotion (VPAAPS/Fiocruz) referred to the Climate Vulnerability System (SisVuClima), presented at Closing Seminar of Population Vulnerability to Climate Change Indicators Project, held in Brasilia, on March 28. The project, developed since 2014, results from...
Data de publicação: 08/06/2018 - 14:43
The mental health of Brazilian women can be impaired by prejudice due to skin color, both in the personal and group dimension, increasing up to 70% the chance of suffering common mental disorders (CMD). This was the conclusion of a study conducted by Maurício Barreto, researcher and coordinator of the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs) of Fiocruz Bahia, together with researchers from the Institute of Collective...
Data de publicação: 08/06/2018 - 14:13
The strategic collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Fiocruz, the expanded concept of health, and the establishment of a Health Commission by PAHO to discuss the Alma Ata gaps were the main issues of the meeting between Carissa Etienne, PAHO Director General, and Nísia Trindade Lima, president of Fiocruz, on March 13, at Fiocruz Brasilia.
Trindade Lima pointed out that the Unified Health System (SUS) is...
Data de publicação: 07/06/2018 - 13:46
President of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, participated on April 20 in the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development held in Santiago, Chile. Organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Mexico, the meeting brought together representatives from 28 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including 35 non-governmental organizations,...
Data de publicação: 06/06/2018 - 16:42
On April 19, Fiocruz and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) signed an international cooperation agreement aimed at compliance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Signed by Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, and ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, in Santiago do Chile, where the Latin American and Caribbean Countries Forum on Sustainable Development was held, the document...
Data de publicação: 24/05/2018 - 11:26
Explanation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and its implication for microbiology (English)
The U.S. Culture Collection Network (English)
Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (English)
Access and Benefit-Sharing in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
Data de publicação: 24/05/2018 - 11:11
The new Brazilian legislation on access to the biodiversity (Law 13,123/15 and Decree 8772/16) (English)
The Scienci and Legislative Power in Brazil (Portuguese)
Feature in the Jounal of Science - New Biodiversity Law (Portuguese)
Fulfilling the requirements of the New Biodiversity Law (Portuguese)
Manual on the Biodiversity Law (Portuguese)
Data de publicação: 24/05/2018 - 09:34
Since 2015, Brazil has a new legislation which provides for the use of Brazilian biodiversity by science and production chain. It is the Law 13.123, known as the Biodiversity Law. Its rules define, in the jargon of the area, "access to genetic resources, protection, access to associated traditional knowledge and benefit sharing for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity". The new legal framework was regulated by...
Data de publicação: 26/03/2018 - 12:33
Dentist Mileni Romero performed community service at a health center for low-income people and worked in the care of political prisoners at a military hospital in Venezuela. At the end of 2016, constant coughing and weakness forced her to go to several physicians in search of a diagnosis, which was given in February 2017. Mileni had tuberculosis, and at a moment's notice, the physician became patient. "The medical treatment is very...
Data de publicação: 26/03/2018 - 11:46
Researchers from the Carlos Chagas Institute (ICC/Fiocruz Paraná) developed an innovative technique that assists in the characterization of structures of homodimeric proteins - macromolecules composed of two identical subunits, which can make possible the development of new drugs, besides allowing a greater understanding of various diseases. The result will have immediate impact on the research of several national and international groups...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2018 - 15:00
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has signed an international cooperation agreement with the non-profit organization Apoyonline, which promotes communication, exchange and professional development in the area of heritage preservation in the Americas and in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries, and is headquartered in Maryland, in the United States.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions is valid for a period of five years...