Data de publicação: 21/06/2017 - 15:03
Almost 130 years after the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial inequality remains structurally rooted in the country. The mortality rate due to conditions sensitive to primary care (avoidable deaths) is between 17% and 23% higher in Brazilians who self-declared to be black or pardos. However, the expansion of primary care plays an important role in reducing social inequities in health, and can help reversing these numbers.
Data de publicação: 21/06/2017 - 11:30
Relatório sobre as eleições de 2017 para o Conselho Executivo da WFCC
Data de publicação: 14/06/2017 - 16:07
The zika virus was already circulating in Brazil in the first quarter of 2014, more than one year before infection cases were detected in the country, according to new data from an international study, revealed in Nature, conducted by Fiocruz researchers in partnership with the Broad Institute and institutions of several countries. The research also revealed that Brazil was the source of the outbreak in the Americas.
Data de publicação: 25/05/2017 - 12:40
The Fiocruz Pernambuco researcher Celina Turchi was selected as one of the one hundred most influent persons in the world by Time magazine for her work organizing a task force to fight the zika virus. The traditional list of one hundred personalities is selected annually and includes names from all society areas, from public authorities to the arts, including young entrepreneurs and religious leaders. The...
Data de publicação: 25/05/2017 - 12:23
Malnutrition affects the immune response against infections and, among the several malnutrition forms, the protein deficiency in the diet is one of the most harmful forms. Protein malnutrition is a known risk factor for developing visceral leishmaniasis. In a new study published in Scientific Report Intermational Magazine, researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and from theNational University of Colombia...
Data de publicação: 19/05/2017 - 15:52
A golden lion tamarin was photographed in the Atlantic Forest Fiocruz Biological Station, an advanced campus for researching biodiversity and health for the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro. The primate species exclusive from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, which stamps the R$ 20 bill, was seen together with a group of common marmosets by biologists Iuri Veríssimo and Monique Medeiros,...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:56
Researchers of Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), in partnership with the Institute of Scientific and Technological Research of the State of Amapá (Iepa), developed an innovative trap for the collection of mosquitoes, especially anophelines, that transmit malaria. The innovation represents three direct benefits: facilitates field researches, increases mosquito capture, and increases safety in relation to vector contact....
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:46
Nísia Trindade Lima, president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, participated in a meeting held at the British Council Brazil, in March 7, in Brasília, for the official presentation of the four Fiocruz projects approved by the Public Notice Institutional Links Zika Virus. During the meeting, Nísia presented the Social Sciences and Humanities Network, facing the zika epidemic in Brazil, focused on the social repercussions of...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:43
Representatives of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation met with a delegation of the European Union (EU) on the end of March at the Fiocruz's headquarters in Rio to discuss possible cooperation partnerships on antimicrobial resistance.
The delegation was led by the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. In addition to the Commissioner, the European Union Ambassador in Brazil, João Titternigton Gomes...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:41
“We have a long history in common. The Pasteur Institute and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation not only share scientific knowledge, but also values. We are living a fascinating period in science, with the fusion of many disciplines. These new forms of scientific organization are very demanding, nothing is like 10 years ago anymore. We should keep that in mind when discussing collaborations. Thus, how can we anticipate where we will be 15...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:38
In December 2015 a yellow fever epidemic began in the outskirts of Luanda, capital and largest city of Angola. It quickly spread to the country's 18 provinces, which in that month alone recorded 360 deaths due to the disease. Given this scenario, and seen the outbreak spread to neighboring countries as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - which recorded almost 100 deaths - and Uganda, the World Health Organization (WHO) began a major...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:34
On the path that leads to Castelo Mourisco - a construction that started during Oswaldo Cruz’s time, in 1905, and is a symbol of the health work in fighting yellow fever and smallpox - the Rio de Janeiro TV Globo news team awaits to begin the interview. The camera lenses frame the current president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade, while reporter Mônica Sanches inquires about the currently most commented disease in Brazil. Shortly...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 12:33
At a meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday (April 19), the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, said that it is necessary to "think of neglected populations, not just neglected diseases". According to Lima, "the health sector needs to work in coordination with other sectors, ensuring free access to quality services that lead to health promotion and education....
Data de publicação: 25/04/2017 - 15:22
The newsletter of the Center for International Relations in Health (Cris) is prepared by the Coordination of Social Communication for Fiocruz (CCS), an advisory board of the Presidency of Fiocruz with the support of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (Icict/Fiocruz).
Editorial supervision: Elisa Andries (CCS) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Edition: Cristina Azevedo (CCS) -...
Data de publicação: 05/04/2017 - 11:47
Microbiology research has increasingly been operating against a background of laws and regulations that impact on the collection of new material from the wild, the research that is carried out on it and the ways in which the results of that research are shared with the originating country. These laws and regulations come under the heading of ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’ (ABS), and they have recently been brought into sharp relief by...
Data de publicação: 02/03/2017 - 14:57
Presentation off the Brazilian Legislation (Law 13,123/2015 and Decree 8,772/2016) regulating the use of native biodiversity and benefit sharing - full version.
Updated August 2017.
Data de publicação: 03/02/2017 - 14:59
They are constituted by specimens that represent valuable resources for the comprehension of the health and disease states in human and other animals; for the epidemiological relationship of diseases and environments in which they occur or have occurred; for a greater understanding of the evolution of diseases and pathogens, vectors and reservoirs; for the histopathological and/or molecular diagnostic reassessment; for the study of the influence...
Data de publicação: 03/02/2017 - 14:57
The Botanical Collection of Fiocruz consists of herbarium specimens of plants (exsiccates), from medicinal use, found in different Brazilian biomes. It has as main function the botanical identification and traceability of plant species of medicinal interest contemplated in Science, Technology and Innovation projects focused on the areas of medicinal and phytotherapeutic plants and the development of medicines from the Brazilian biodiversity....
Data de publicação: 03/02/2017 - 14:54
The Fiocruz Zoological Collections maintain specimens that attest the zoological richness of various regions of Brazil. They ensure the denomination of groups of organisms and establish the information basis for analysis of geographic distribution, morphological diversity, kinship relationships and evolution of species, leading to a greater understanding of the epidemiological relationship of vectors and reservoirs with their infectious agents...
Data de publicação: 25/01/2017 - 16:52
Brazil´s most important health institution, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), has a new President. Nísia Trindade Lima, a highly awarded researcher, teacher, sociologist and former vice-president of Fiocruz, is the first woman to chair the institution in its 116-year history.
After winning the internal elections with 59.7% of votes over second-place-runner Tania de Araujo-Jorge’s 39.6%, Nísia was nominated on...
Data de publicação: 21/12/2016 - 09:52
The Brazil-EU project ‘Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing – Fourth Phase,’ conducted April-July 2016, continued the dialogue between Brazilian and European governments and sectoral experts. This fourth phase specifically aimed to strengthen the regulatory capacities of Brazil and the EU by promoting the traceability of genetic resource samples through the research and...
Data de publicação: 02/12/2016 - 10:28
Nagoya Protocol: Reference Documents
The Nagoya Protocol is the international agreement that regulates the Access and Benefit Sharing. That is, it establishes guidelines for commercial relations between the provider country of the genetic resources and the user country, covering aspects such as royalty payments, establishment of joint ventures, the right to technology transfer and training.
The protocol was created by the Conference of the...