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Data de publicação: 14/04/2023 - 14:55
A delegation of American congressional staffers and U.S. government representatives visited Fiocruz to learn about projects that have received funding from the country. These include studies on tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. During the visit, on April 3rd and 4th, the group visited the Foundation's units, plant and laboratories, attended meetings, as well as gathered information about what has been done and what can still be built with...
Data de publicação: 13/04/2023 - 15:04
Fiocruz is part of the executive group created by the Ministry of Health (MS) to monitor the actions for the strengthening of the Health Economic-Industrial Complex, announced last Monday (3/4), with the aim to expand the national production, reduce Brazil's dependence and ensure universal access to health. It is expected that, with this action, 70% of the needs of the Unified Health System (SUS) regarding drugs, equipment, vaccines and...
Data de publicação: 13/04/2023 - 10:36
Fiocruz and the CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEEID), through the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed this morning 4/13 in Beijing a Memorandum of Understanding that creates the Sino-Brazilian Infectious Diseases Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC). The agreement takes place during President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's first visit to China after taking office...
Data de publicação: 10/04/2023 - 13:39
The construction of a large research collection in the Guarani language, the phytochemical analysis of medicinal plants, and the installation of a therapeutic garden and different educational products for the Guarani and Kaiowá people in Mato Grosso do Sul will be able to turn into a reality through a study coordinated by researchers Islândia Carvalho, from Fiocruz Pernambuco, and Paulo Basta, from the Sérgio Arouca National...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 16:28
The idea of Open Science is to make all scientific process transparent, inclusive, and democratic, as much as possible. And this is a goal for Fiocruz since 2016. But to have a real Open Science includes changing some stagnated ideas in science itself. One of the most urgent points that need dialogue is the role and place of women in scientific production.  Fiocruz's research body has 56% of women, according to its Science and...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 12:18
Fiocruz and the World Mosquito Program (WMP) announced last Thursday (3/30), in Brasília, a new partnership that will expand the access in Brazil to mosquitoes with Wolbachia, a method that reduces the incidence of dengue, chikungunya, and zika. The event was attended by the Secretary of Health Surveillance and Environment (SVSA/MS), Ethel Maciel, the Acting President of Fiocruz, Mário Moreira, the CEO of WMP Global, Scott O'...
Data de publicação: 31/03/2023 - 15:35
Fiocruz received, last Wednesday (3/22), the visit of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment of the United States, José W. Fernandez, and his delegation, which also had the consul in Rio de Janeiro, Jacqueline Ward. Representatives of the US government and Fiocruz met and discussed topics such as bilateral cooperation in health and environment in the region, the challenges and lessons learned in the preparation...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:29
The Irish Minister of International Development and Diaspora, Sean Fleming, visited Fiocruz on March 15th to discuss partnership projects between the country and Fiocruz. At the center of discussions is the possibility of developing a center in Ireland similar to the International Platform for Science, Technology and Innovation in Health (Pictis), in Aveiro/Portugal. The platform is a center for research, innovation, technological development,...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:17
Representatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and Columbia University, in the United States, met to initiate a dialogue aimed at cooperation in the research on climate change. The delegation from the American institution was received at the Mourisco Castle, in Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro. The meeting included presentations by the Deputy Director of Reference Laboratories, Outpatient Clinics and Biological Collections, Elizabeth...
Data de publicação: 24/03/2023 - 13:35
The homicide rate of women in Brazil increased 31.46% in the period from 1980 to 2019, from 4.40 (1980-1984) to 6.09 (2015-2019) per 100,000 women, reveals the study Female homicides in Brazil and its major regions (1980-2019): An analysis of age, period, and cohort effects, to be published in the journal Violence Against Women. Conducted by researchers from Fiocruz, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), the National Cancer...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2023 - 15:29
The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) is participating in the Regional Workshop on evidence-based vaccine introduction, monitoring and assessment: The case of the COVID-19 and PCV vaccines, promoted by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) from March 13th to 15th. The event aims to discuss the process and body of evidence to support policy making related to vaccine introduction and its assessment, using...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2023 - 15:18
The Governor of Ceará, Elmano de Freitas, was received, last Thursday (3/16), by the Acting President of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, to discuss advances in the Eusébio Health Innovation District, of which Fiocruz Ceará is part. The meeting focused on investments for the region and on attracting partners that might add to the health industrial center, among which is the Pasteur Institute. Urbanistic and legal issues were also...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2023 - 11:00
Fiocruz and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) discussed last wednesday (15) how to improve and strengthen the bilateral health agenda between the institutions during President Lula's State visit to China. The conference took place at the Academy's Institute of Microbiology, with which Fiocruz has been strengthening its relations since 2017. The conference took place at the Academy's Institute of Microbiology The two...
Data de publicação: 14/03/2023 - 16:19
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jamma) Network, a study by the Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (CIDACS/Fiocruz Bahia) quantified the risk of death in more vulnerable women and pointed to a general rate of protection for maternal death of 18% in women beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program (PBF). Fruit of the doctoral thesis by epidemiologist Flávia Jôse Alves, associated...
Data de publicação: 13/03/2023 - 08:54
The Venezuelan women and girls who migrated to Brazil make little use of contraceptive methods, have many children and came in search of health care services, a motivation to migrate second only to hunger. About 10% of them arrived in Brazil pregnant. The information is from an unprecedented survey by the National School of Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz) and the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), coordinated by the University of...
Data de publicação: 08/03/2023 - 16:56
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Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 17:11
Fiocruz and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) signed, this Wednesday (3/1), a Strategic Alliance Agreement, which expands and strengthens the relationship between the two institutions. The Alliance's goal is to implement, by 2027, actions that help ensuring that drugs are developed and delivered to patients in often neglected communities, in an agreement that should not be limited to Latin America. Krieger and Sosa-Estani...
Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 16:52
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) participated in a study that assessed cases of Monkeypox in people with advanced HIV infection. Presented at the 30th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2023) and published (2/21) in the scientific journal The Lancet, the study had researchers from 19 countries such as the United States, Spain, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Brazil, who provided...
Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 16:32
Fiocruz's experience in using data and information to formulate health policies led to a two-day visit by the delegation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) this Monday and Tuesday (2/28 and 29). Accompanied by members of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the group was able to learn a little more about the Foundation's operations, from drug research to vaccine production...
Data de publicação: 01/03/2023 - 17:02
The challenges and perspectives for the development and expansion of local vaccine production were highlighted at the 6th Global Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation (G-Stic 2023) in the two panels held on February 14th and 15th, in Rio de Janeiro. The plenary sessions brought together representatives of public and private organizations, aimed at seeking synergies to advance the agenda to accelerate access to vaccines. In their...
Data de publicação: 01/03/2023 - 16:20
Inequalities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between indigenous and non-indigenous populations were estimated in a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs/Fiocruz Bahia), together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the University of São Paulo (USP), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), the Federal...
Data de publicação: 28/02/2023 - 18:48
Over a year after the last in-person meeting, representatives of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in the Ad Hoc Committee to Promote the Expansion of the Regional Productive Capacity of Medecines, Immunizations and Health Technologies (CAHECPR) met last Thursday (2/16), at Fiocruz, in search of strategic actions for common problems. The event was not limited to discussing the shortcomings that became clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: it...
Data de publicação: 28/02/2023 - 12:39
Fiocruz received last Friday (10/2), the Technical Leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) for COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, to discuss projects in the fields of epidemiological surveillance and computational modeling for scenario analysis. Researchers of the Foundation presented their projects, which may help anticipate new health emergencies. The Vice-President of Research and Biological Collections at Fiocruz, Rodrigo Correia, moderated...
Data de publicação: 24/02/2023 - 12:31
The challenges of international cooperation, the opportunities for the transition to a low-carbon economy and the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic were some of the themes that guided the discussions after the first plenary of the 6th Global Conference on Innovation and Sustainability (2023 G-Stic), which began this Monday (2/13) and runs until February 15 at Expo Mag, in Rio de Janeiro. The event, co-hosted by Fiocruz, gathers around...
Data de publicação: 24/02/2023 - 12:08
Last Thursday (2/9), an entourage from the University of Münster, in Germany, visited Fiocruz to advance the existing cooperation between researchers from the Foundation and the German institution. On the occasion, the university's dean, Johannes Wessels, and the vice-president of Research and Biological Collections, Rodrigo Corrêa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at formalizing this cooperation and opening space for...


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