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Data de publicação: 18/06/2019 - 15:48
Scientific editor of the journal History, Science, Health – Manguinhos (História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos), historian Marcos Cueto was elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of History of Sciences, which is headquartered at Unesco in Paris. Cueto is also a researcher at the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC / Fiocruz) and professor of the Postgraduate Program in History of Science and Health (...
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Data de publicação: 12/06/2019 - 12:03
The Amazon Rainforest and the Brazilian Cerrado (savanna region) together amount to more than seven thousand square kilometers in extension. Despite the numerous scientific investigations undertaken in these regions, this vast stretch of territory still holds surprises. Two of them have just come to light: Brazilian scientists have identified two species of virus that had never been described in the world. Denoted as Xapuri and Aporé, in...
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Data de publicação: 12/06/2019 - 10:56
The Network of Clinical and Applied Research into Chikungunya (Replick), an initiative resulting from the partnership between the Evandro Chagas National Infectiology Institute (INI/Fiocruz), the Ministry of Health and the Pan-American Health Organization (Opas/OMS), was launched on May 10, during the Symposium; Challenges and Opportunities in Clinical Research into Chikungunya: Producing Evidence for Public Health. Replick involves...
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Data de publicação: 11/06/2019 - 15:59
The president of the National Public Health Institute of Guinea-Bissau (Inasa -Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública de Guiné-Bissau), Dionísio Cumba, was at Fiocruz on May 3 to discuss new forms of cooperation with the Foundation. The institute already possesses a bilateral Cooperation Agreement with Fiocruz, executed in 2015, which must be expanded. From left to right:  technical advisor of the...
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Data de publicação: 11/06/2019 - 15:37
The president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, was one of the Brazilian representatives at the 72nd World Health Assembly (AMS). The event took place from May 20 to 27, in Geneva, and brought together world leaders, such as Ministers of Health of the 194 member-states of the World Health Organization (WHO) and representatives of the most important institutions in Global Health. The Assembly is WHO’s decision-making body and this...
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Data de publicação: 11/06/2019 - 14:25
The conference "ASCI and DIE/MGG International Conference: Training and Dialogue for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda” was held between April 23 and 26 in India, in the city of Hyderabad, with the goal of continue the peer exchange between public sector workers of developing countries for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda. Representatives of public schools from Brazil, India, South Africa, China and Indonesia participated...
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Data de publicação: 10/06/2019 - 16:14
From May 7 to 8, the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, took part in a workshop in Rwanda on priority setting for research and innovation in health. Organized by the Wellcome Trust, with the collaboration of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Indian Council of Medical Research, the University of Global Health Equity and Fiocruz, the event is part of the WHO Global Action Plan to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for...
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Data de publicação: 10/06/2019 - 14:47
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2019 - 15:48
In order to expand its internationalization process, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC / Fiocruz) presents the English version of its website. At the web address, it is possible to have access to news and the main services offered by COC, in the areas of research, education, heritage, information and communication and dissemination of science. Also available are the contacts of Researchers and Managers of the unit, as well as information about...
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2019 - 15:13
Recognition of the right of all people to enjoy the highest possible standards of health without distinction as to race, religion, political affiliation and socio-economic status is one of the premises of the World Health Organization (WHO) constitution. Investigating how the organization pursued this mission, since it was formed in 1948, is proposed in the book The World Health Organization - A History, written by the researcher from Casa de...
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2019 - 14:28
Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) have been to Fiocruz for the Brazil-China seminar on Bioinformatics, BigData and Precision Medicine. The event took place in the Auditorium of the Museum of Life, at Manguinhos campus of Fiocruz, on April 17. The activity was promoted by the Bioinformatics Center of the National Laboratory of Scientific Computation (LNCC), in partnership with Fiocruz, the National Institute for Cancer (Inca...
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Data de publicação: 22/04/2019 - 16:12
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Data de publicação: 18/04/2019 - 15:21
Fiocruz was one of the Brazilian institutions represented at the 2nd High Level Conference of the United Nations on South-South Cooperation (PABA+40), which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between March 20 and 22, promoted by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The event marked the 40-year anniversary of the UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, also  hosted in Buenos Aires, in 1978,...
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Data de publicação: 12/04/2019 - 14:07
A research by Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC/Fiocruz) in Brazil and the Pasteur Institute in France has assessed the possibility of establishment of the wild cycle of chikungunya in Brazil, which may make it harder to control the virus and impossible to erradicate it in the territory. The disease is currently found in urban centers in the country and Aedes aegypti is its main vector. Published in the science magazine Plos Neglected Tropical...
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Data de publicação: 01/04/2019 - 15:06
The opening of the academic year of Fiocruz included a conference by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Natalia Kanem. With the theme "Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Advancement of the ICPD and 2030 Agendas: Ensuring Rights and Choices for Women and Youths," the conference filled the auditorium of the Museum of Life at the Foundation's Manguinhos campus...
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Data de publicação: 01/04/2019 - 14:02
Concern over the situation of some 900 million people living without clean water has led the United Nations to declare, in July 2010, that access to water and sanitary sewage is an essential human right. At the time, a resolution supported by 122 countries, including Brazil, included a series of important conditions to fulfil this right, emphasizing that it was necessary to go beyond infrastructure. This need is being confirmed by the Fiocruz...
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Data de publicação: 29/03/2019 - 15:52
Tuberculosis is one of Timor-Leste's major health problems. The disease is one of the largest causes of deaths in the country, which faces one of the highest incidence rates in the world, with an estimated 498 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and a total of 6,500 cases and 1,400 deaths in 2017. In order to face this challenge, the Government of the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA) requested technical support from...
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Data de publicação: 29/03/2019 - 15:15
Yes, the internet is a public health issue. And thinking about it, the researcher from the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz) and general coordinator of the Internet, Health and Society Laboratory (Laiss), André Pereira Neto, discusses this subject in a book called The Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends, recently launched in the United States, in partnership with editor-in-chief Matthew B....
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Data de publicação: 29/03/2019 - 14:48
Fiocruz have organized a task force in support of the Ministry of Health to provide humanitarian aid for the victims of cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique on March 14. More than 1.85 million people were affected by the strong winds and rains. The number of victims could increase as the rescue teams prepare to contain outbreaks of diseases, such as malaria and cholera. The humanitarian aid effort is trying to assess the scale of the disaster...
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Data de publicação: 26/03/2019 - 11:16
A new technique to detect the Zika virus, which is more sensitive and cheaper than real-time PCR (the gold standard used today for the molecular diagnosis of the disease), proved to be efficient in tests with mosquito samples. Developed in a Master's Degree in Biosciences and Biotechnology in Health by the student Severino Jefferson, under the guidance of researcher Lindomar Pena, with researchers from Fiocruz Pernambuco Constância...
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Data de publicação: 26/03/2019 - 10:47
More than a political and economic crisis, Venezuela is facing other problems that have an impact, not only in the country, but also in the public health of neighboring countries, especially regarding vector-borne diseases. In Brazil, an increase in imported cases of malaria from Venezuela has already been seen, rising from 1,538 (in 2014) to 3,129 (in 2017). In addition to malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Chikungunya and Zika, among others...
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Data de publicação: 25/03/2019 - 16:31
For five years, scientists from five continents have worked to gather updated data on the impacts of climate change on cities and the measures that can be taken to address the phenomenon. The effort, which was supported by more than 400 experts, was led by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), an international consortium that connects researchers from approximately 150 cities across the globe. The result is in the book Climate...
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Data de publicação: 22/03/2019 - 11:24
Minister of Health of Paraguay, Julio Mazzoleni, and Consul General of the country, Hernando Arteta, visited Fiocruz last Thursday (March 21) for a meeting with the president of the Foundation, Nísia Trindade Lima, and other representatives of the institution. At the occasion, health cooperation between Paraguay and Fiocruz was discussed. The partnership between the neighboring country and the Foundation is historic and goes back...
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Data de publicação: 15/03/2019 - 11:45
According to scientific research, the chikungunya virus arrived in Brazil at least a year earlier than it was detected by public health surveillance systems. The findings are from researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in an article published by the academic journal Scientific Reports, from Nature Group. The intent of the research is to assist in decision making...
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Data de publicação: 18/02/2019 - 10:48
A new study confirms the World Mosquito Program’s (WMP) Wolbachia method limits transmission of the yellow fever virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, reducing the threat of urban outbreaks of the disease. Following this research, the WMP’s method has now been demonstrated to be effective against four mosquito-borne diseases including dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. Published on Gates Open Research, the study...
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