Data de publicação: 25/08/2021 - 12:33
Effectiveness studies of COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated the immunization importance for protection against severe cases and hospitalization against the new variants. In June, data showed a 92% effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine for hospitalizations against the Delta variant. Now, a new study coordinated by Oxford University in the United Kingdom points out that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, this one produced in Brazil by...
Data de publicação: 23/08/2021 - 10:04
The post-pandemic perspectives on Agenda 2030 in relation to issues such as health, human rights, and climate were addressed by the Advanced Seminars of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) this Wednesday (August, 18th). The event Agenda 2030: global stocktake and post-pandemic perspectives presented an updated assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at global, regional and national levels, pointing out criticisms and...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 11:59
On August 12th and 13th, the National University of Colombia (UNAL/Amazon Campus) hosted the 2nd Meeting of Health Researchers of the Triple Border (Brazil-Colombia-Peru). The meeting, organized by researchers of the Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), José Joaquín Carvajal Cortés and Adele Schwartz Benzaken, director of the Institution, aims at strengthening post-graduate programs through...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2021 - 10:10
In Manaus, the estimated population of pregnant women is 28.4 thousand, and of postpartum women, 4.7 thousand. According to data from the COVID-19 Manaus Vaccinometer, so far, only 6,606 pregnant women and 1,680 mothers have received the first dose of the vaccine. Coordinated by researchers from the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (Fiocruz Amazônia) and the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), a study is investigating the...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 16:53
Fiocruz will take on another challenge in the fight against COVID-19 with the production and supply of approximately 60 million antigen tests to the Ministry of Health (MS, the Portuguese acronym) by the end of 2021. Tests will be provided according to the demand of the ministry.
In addition to the production, Fiocruz will also be responsible for training the teams and providing technical and scientific assistance in the locations to be...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 10:05
The British government wants to expand its scientific partnership with Fiocruz, especially in fields such as genomic sequencing, declared the minister counsellor of the British Embassy in Brazil, Melanie Hopkins, during a meeting with the president Nísia Trindade Lima, this Thursday (August, 12th). A month in office, the minister visited the Foundation accompanied by the consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Simon Wood.
Data de publicação: 17/08/2021 - 09:52
Throughout history, there are many records of disasters that decimated entire populations, cities, states and civilizations. None of those had the same level that the climate change crisis foresees. UN’s secretary-general, António Guterres, stated that the report of Group I of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is “a code red for humanity”. The report contained compelling evidence that the gas emissions...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2021 - 10:02
The long relationship between Fiocruz and the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization (TDR/WHO) gained a more formal character with the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) this past Wednesday (August 11th). The document, which establishes the technical cooperation terms for the confrontation of tropical and neglected diseases, was signed during a virtual meeting between...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 11:20
Fiocruz, the State Government of Ceará and the State University of Ceará (UECE, acronym in Portuguese) sealed, this Thursday (8/5), a cooperation agreement for the development and production of the HH-120-Defenser vaccine against COVID-19, the elaboration of research projects and technological development. The agreement, signed by the Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and the Ceará governor, Camilo Santana...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2021 - 10:37
Providing scientific knowledge about the different aspects of the Triatominae, the insects that spread Chagas disease, also known as kissing bugs, is the goal of the book Triatominae: the biology of Chagas disease vectors. The book has 20 chapters about natural history and the evolution of the subfamily, its taxonomy, physiology, interaction with parasites, control of the insect, and its resistance to pesticides, among other topics.
Data de publicação: 09/08/2021 - 19:27
In the International Year of Health and Care Workers, this workforce is depleted. They have been the targets of applauses and assaults, seen old problems worsen, and become victims of the very COVID-19 they help fight. This panorama was outlined during the webinar Human Resources in Health in a Pandemic, promoted by the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz), on August 4th. With Francisco Eduardo Campos mediation, a public health and human...
Data de publicação: 04/08/2021 - 17:11
An African word, Ubuntu, should guide the world leaders as a principle to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is part of the commentary “COVID-19 pandemic, R&D, vaccines, and the urgent need of UBUNTU practice”, published by The Lancet Regional Health – Americas in its first edition.
This Bantu language-derived African word reflects humanity and the interconnection amongst humans. As an example, the text...
Data de publicação: 03/08/2021 - 14:40
By means of the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), Fiocruz has reached 80.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made available to the National Immunization Program (PNI, in the Portuguese acronym), delivering approximately 2.2 million doses this Friday (July 30th). Of these, 76.4 million were processed at Fiocruz and 4 million were imported ready to use from the Serum Institute, in India. Another milestone of the...
Data de publicação: 29/07/2021 - 11:19
Three projects led by Fiocruz researchers are among the ten selected worldwide by the Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science, an initiative that supports health data projects to respond more accurately to the pandemic and possible challenges in the future. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Minderoo Foundation, and Microsoft's AI for Health program, they will receive a fund of US$100,000 for their...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2021 - 19:07
The largest set of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, with about 140,000 inhabitants, Maré will be the home of a study led by Fiocruz on the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on its population. The initiative is a collaboration between the Networks of Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall by means of the Municipal Secretariat of Health, and Fiocruz. Taking into account the peculiarities in territories that include favelas and peripheral...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2021 - 17:58
Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, will be receiving the degree of Knight of Legion of Honor, France’s order of merit (Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur), as an acknowledgment of her career in the world of science and health, in particular in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambassador of France, Brigitte Collet, and president Nísia Trindade at the meeting where they discussed health...
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 18:28
Difficulties faced by African countries regarding COVID-19 are not limited to vaccines. Resources are also needed for the logistics of an immunization campaign, which involves cold rooms and even power generators, explains Augusto Paulo Silva, researcher of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) for African Issues and for cooperation between Africa & Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP in the Portuguese acronym)....
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 10:36
In another initiative to strengthen international partnerships at Fiocruz, the Vice-Presidency of Research and Biological Collections (VPPCB) is receiving this year a scientist for training in clinical research.
Argentina's Dolores Carrer was selected through the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), an activity of the World Health Organization (WHO) that allows early to mid-career researchers in low- and...
Data de publicação: 22/07/2021 - 09:30
Taking office three months ago, the consul general of Japan in Rio de Janeiro, Ken Hashiba, visited Fiocruz last Wednesday (July 7th) for the first time. According to him, the objective was “to maintain a close relationship between the Foundation and the consulate”. Along with the vice-consul, Takashi Goto, Hashiba was welcomed by the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, who commented on the cooperation with Japan...
Data de publicação: 21/07/2021 - 12:53
The implications of the fact that the pandemic is hitting younger people in Brazil are the subject of the paper Younger Brazilians hit by COVID-19 – What are the implications?, by researchers of the Fiocruz COVID-19 Observatory, published in a magazine of The Lancet group on July 14th. Following the observation that COVID-19 cases in younger age groups (adults between 20 and 59 years of age) that evolved into severe conditions and...
Data de publicação: 16/07/2021 - 18:24
Data from Relatório Luz 2021 show that Brazil did not make any progress in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. The 5th edition of the report was published on Monday (July 12th), in a public meeting of the Chamber of Deputies.
The document is prepared by the Civil Society Working Group, which consists of 57 organizations and boards from all over the country. One hundred and six...
Data de publicação: 16/07/2021 - 13:42
The dispersion of diseases in the Amazon is directly related to the agricultural development trajectory of municipalities and the loss of biodiversity. Malaria is prevalent in municipalities with an agro-extractivist profile and with forest cover, that is, half of the Amazon territory. Dengue and chikungunya occur more frequently in municipalities of recent urban expansion, such as on the southern edge of the Amazon in transition to the Cerrado...
Data de publicação: 14/07/2021 - 10:57
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No próximo dia 15 de julho de 2021, as 11h, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães do Instituto Evandro Chagas do Ministério da Saúde - Brasil, apresenta o seminário: Geotecnologias Aplicadas para Estudos de Doenças Transmitidas pela Água no Brasil, no 3º Webinar da Série ONWARD...
Data de publicação: 14/07/2021 - 09:55
A comparison of elderly vaccination data with hospitalization and death records due to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) or COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) has shown the effectiveness of the two main immunizers used in Brazil in reducing severe cases and hospitalizations. This is indicated by a Technical Note from Fiocruz's COVID-19 Observatory, published this Friday (7/9). Entitled Analysis of the COVID-19 vaccination effectiveness...