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Data de publicação: 19/04/2021 - 15:55
A “pandemic of inequalities”, which denies people access to water to wash their hands, is one of the factors that have worsened the dissemination of Sars-CoV-2 in Latin America and in the Caribbean. This is the assessment of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. A physician herself, last Thursday (April 15) she opened the Advanced Seminaries on Global Health and Health Diplomacy...
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: 03/08/2020 - 13:49
Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation develop a plan to support the fight against Covid-19 among indigenous peoples. One of the goals is to intensify surveillance and improve information about the impacts of the pandemic on these populations, through six lines of action. The initiative mobilized different units and vice-presidencies and was highlighted by the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima. “This is a joint action...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2020 - 17:59
A group of researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) has just released a report on the risk of Covid-19 dissemination among indigenous populations, due to the geographic and sociodemographic vulnerability of this segment of the Brazilian population. According to the study, the arrival of Covid-19 has imposed many challenges to indigenous communities, to health authorities and to society as a...
Data de publicação: 06/08/2020 - 17:07
The Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz), the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), the Network of Public Health Schools in Latin America (Resp-AL), the Latin American Alliance for Global Health (Alasag), the Argentine Network of Public Health Schools and the International Network of Health Technicians (Rets), which usually act in partnership, promoted the international seminar Vaccines and medicines for Covid-19 as global...
Data de publicação: 17/11/2020 - 10:45
Large-scale fires in the Amazon and Pantanal regions, which have reached record levels in 2020, tend to worsen the Covid-19 epidemic scenario in these regions, which include municipalities usually lacking in high-complexity hospital infrastructure as well as basic healthcare services. These areas are also home to populations with higher social vulnerability. According to data from the National Institute of Spatial Research (Inpe), in the...
Data de publicação: 05/02/2021 - 10:19
On the side of Maici river (Aldeia Dudu), an indigenous woman called Potai Pirahã received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Aftere 28 days, she should get the second dose. Potai Pirahã is part of a group of 713 indigenous people that will be vaccinated in the municipality of Humaitá (in the South of Amazonas). The vaccination in indigenous lands of the area started on January 26th, along with lectures to raise...
Data de publicação: 06/11/2020 - 10:35
To mark the six months of Covid-19 in Brazil, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has published a special edition of its Covid-19 Observatory Bulletin with an assessment of the pandemic that has been having effects on the health of populations and challenging science all over the world. Made by a multidisciplinary team of researchers of the Foundation, the investigation includes the main aspects related to Covid-19, such as social, economic,...
Data de publicação: 13/05/2021 - 13:09
There is little data available on the mental health of young indigenous people. In this context, between December 2020 and January 2021, scientists from the Research Center Leônidas & Maria Deane (Fiocruz Amazonia) carried out a diagnostic study that involved eight regions of the Amazon and that resulted in a better understanding of the effects of COVID-19 in this population group. “The study focused on the...
Data de publicação: 30/04/2020 - 12:36
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Data de publicação: 09/11/2020 - 13:00
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) was chosen to preside the Latin American Alliance for Global Health (Alasag) at the 6th Latin American and Caribbean Global Health Congress, which took place online on October 28th and 29th. Fiocruz was the host of the meeting, whose central theme this year was Sustainable Development and Global Health: The Challenges of Inequality in the Region, and was attended by about 650 enrolled participants from more...

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