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Data de publicação: 22/05/2012 - 09:11
The high technological complexity of products and services is a feature of the health sector. Therefore, the relationship between the scientific base of universities and institutes and the pharmaceutical industry is a necessary condition for national technological advance in this segment. One strategy already adopted and consolidated by the countries that are at the cutting edge of technological development and that, from the advent of the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:55
To fulfill its mission to produce, disseminate and share knowledge facing strengthening of the Unified Health System (SUS), Fiocruz has several publications. They are books, scientific journals, magazines and newsletters, prepared in order to meet the needs of the Foundation's vast and heterogeneous audience.
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:53
Information systems
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:36
VideoSaúde Distributor The VideoSaúde Distributor of Fiocruz carries out research, acquisition, cataloging, treating, production and distribution of audiovisual on health. The collection is available to registered users, including agencies and institutions of the Unified Health System (SUS), private schools, students, NGOs and community organizations, and individual users. The VideoSaúde Distributor is linked to the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:34
The Fiocruz Libraries Network, coordenated by the Institute of Scientific and Technological Information and Communication in Health (ICICT), gathers thousands of publications adquired since the foundation of the institution, at 1900. The network integrates libraries situated at Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Recife, Brasília and at several documentation centers. The website of the libraries network gathers...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:11
Collaborating Centre for Quality of Care and Patient Safety (Proqualis), linked to the  Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (ICICT), develops from the fact that one of the most important aspects for the improvement of health care provided to patients and to adopt measures to ensure their safety is dissemination of wide selected, updated and quality information for all involved in the chain of...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:10
Quality assurance
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:08
The reference laboratories of Fiocruz represent a set of services for the diagnosis of compulsory disease reports. Perform laboratory tests of high complexity, associated with the development of research that assists in epidemiological surveillance, health and environmental and clinical care of patients. The activities of these laboratories are associated with research and technological development. Accordingly, they generate knowledge,...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 16:07
Population Health Fiocruz's units offer various health services, always articulated with teaching and research activities. The criteria for treatment varies according to the specially and with the core to which they are linked. In general, it is necessary that patients are referred by other health services, referenced to the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS), and some specialties of the Germano Sinval Faria School Health Center, the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:51
A patent is a title that grants to its holder the right to exclusive use of an invention for a specified period. In exchange for this monopoly, the invention must be released to the society with the aim to promote development. After the end of that period, the patent becomes public domain, i.e., it may be used by everyone. The research and technological development activities at Fiocruz generated several requests for patent protection, since...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:48
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation produces kits and reagents for diagnosing several diseases, aiming to meet the endemic and injury control programs from the National Health Foundation (Funasa) and sexually transmitted diseases. Those kits are developed in Biomanguinhos, manufacturing unit that is located in their central campus, in Rio de Janeiro. They are: NAT HIV/HCV It supplements the serology tests offered at the blood centers all over the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:47
Farmanguinhos, one of the Fiocruz’s production units, guarantees, for brazilian people, the access to essential drugs, such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious medicines, painkillers. The Institute support Federal Government strategic programs, producing drugs for endemic diseases, such as TB and malaria, for central nervous system, and for diabetes and hypertension. Among the most important products offered by...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:46
The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Biomanguinhos) guarantees the brazilian self-sufficiency in essential vaccines to respond to public health demands of the brazilian vaccination schedule of the Ministry of Health. The institute is basically oriented to produce vaccines to DTP and Hib, yellow fever,  haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), meningitis A and C, poliomyelitis and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR). DTP and...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:44
Biological collections are groups of organisms, or parts thereof, organized to provide information about origin, collection and identification of each of its specimens. At Fiocruz, the oldest collections began to be composed in the early 20th century, when, during scientific expeditions, institutional researchers collected, analyzed and deposited biological material from different regions of Brazil. Currently, there are 33 collections...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:41
Research Ethics Committee The Research Ethics Committee  (CEP) analyzes and evaluates the ethical aspects of experimental projects involving human participants, to ensure the welfare of those involved and the compliance with current legislation. In the CEP Fiocruz, some units of the Foundation have their own committees, with the same responsibilities and prerogatives. Additional information on CEP can be obtained by e-mail etica@fiocruz.br...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:40
All technical and scientific Fiocruz's units develop programs for post-graduate studies with doctoral programs and academic or professional master. There are 32 programs, entered in ten areas of evaluation of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes). The Foundation also offers several post-graduation courses (specialization, improvement, upgrade and residence), and professional education through the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:33
Fiocruz has always given support to a public health proposal focusing on a hollistic vision of man as a being that lives in society and in the environment, conditioned by economic, social and cultural circumstances. Therefore, the institution has incorporated, among its best traditions, the work towards the promotion of better living conditions for unassisted and underserved communities and social groups. Involving diverse knowledge and...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:31
FIOCRUZ has historically maintained a strong international presence through cooperation and exchange with health and science and technology institutions in various countries. This work is coordinated by the Center for International Relations in Health (CRIS). International technical assistance has provided important support to the development of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation over the years, first through a North-South relationship, relying on...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:24
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation was created on May 25, 1900. It was first called Serum Therapeutic Institute. Initially the objective was produce serums and vaccines against the plague. After the designation of Oswaldo Cruz as director in 1902, the institution expanded its activities and became involved in research and experimental medicine The foundation became the base for Oswaldo Cruz’s famous sanitation campaigns in Rio de Janeiro. That...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:19
Son of the doctor Bento Gonçalves Cruz and Amália Taborda de Bulhões Cruz, Oswaldo Cruz was born on 5 August 1872 in the city of São Luís de Paraitinga, São Paulo. He lived there until 1877, when his father was transferred to Rio de Janeiro. He studied at the Laure and São Pedro de Alcântara Colleges and at the Dom Pedro II Day School. At the age of fifteen, he was admitted to the Rio de...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 15:14
Fiocruz has great tradition in cientific and public health journalism. The institution recognizes the importance of its scientific production dissemination for society, in terms of accountability, scientific difusion, knowledges, and public health policy. In Fiocruz News Agency (AFN, in portuguese), journalists and communication professionals can find agenda suggestions, reports, releases, articles, reviews, interviews and calendar of events....
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 14:58
The origins of the Foundation date back to the former Federal SeroTherapy Institute, the embryo of current Fiocruz, founded on May 25, 1900. Since then, the institution has unfolded on many fronts and today includes institutes dedicated to research, education, reference assistance, surveillance, scientific dissemination, technology, and the production of medicines and vaccines. This multiple action gives it a unique configuration, mobilizing...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2012 - 14:36
Mission Produce, disseminate and share knowledge and technologies aimed at the strengthening and consolidation of the Unified Health System (SUS) and contribute to the promotion of health and quality of life of the population. Besides the reduction of social inequalities and the national dynamics of innovation, with the defense of the right to health and full citizenship as central values. (Approved at the Sixth Internal Congress) Vision To...
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Data de publicação: 17/05/2012 - 16:47
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is recognized both locally and internationally - its most recent prizes include the Order of Scientific Merit, granted by the Brazilian government, and an award granted by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Its mission is the promotion of health and citizenship. Its activities include teaching, research and production, focusing on technological development and innovations that meet the core...
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Data de publicação: 17/05/2012 - 16:40
Clinical Research Development of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Vaccines Diagnostic Method Development Drug and Medication Development Education and Health Environment, Ecology and Health Epidemiology Experimental Models of Disease Health Assessments Health Promotion Health Surveillance History, Health and Science Immunity and Inflammation Infectious Agent Vector...
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