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: 28/07/2017 - 14:43
A delegation of health and genomics experts from China visited the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro, in the last week of June, to discuss future scientific partnerships between Brazil and the Asian country. In several appointments, meetings and lectures, the two parties discussed areas of mutual interest, getting closer to a scientific cooperation agreement.
In a special session jointly organized by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/...
Data de publicação: 18/11/2019 - 14:00
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the University of the Republic of Uruguay (UdelaR) and Pasteur Institute of Montevideo signed a memorandum of understanding for future partnerships between the institutions. The meeting was held at UdelaR’s headquarters in Montevideo, on October 28.
The meeting was attended by the director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), José Paulo Gagliardi Leite; Fiocruz’s Vice-Presidents...
Data de publicação: 14/08/2018 - 15:38
A study by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (one of the most respected in the world in neglected diseases) questions the division of countries between industrialized, developing and underdeveloped. According to the research, the concept of Innovative Developing Countries (IDCs) to define a group of nations with scientific...
Data de publicação: 26/02/2018 - 15:59
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation signed on Monday (Feb 26) a Memorandum of Understanding with Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, Beijing Genomic Institute (BGI), Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology of the Institute of Immunological Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the telecommunications company ZTE, in Shenzen, China. The document establishes the foundations for a scientific cooperation agreement that will allow the...
Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 11:04
Researchers of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) presented on 11/21 new evidence of the reduction of arbovirus-caused diseases in areas where Aedes aegypti with Wolbachia were released, in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia. Wolbachia is an intracellular bacterium that, once present inside mosquitoes, prevents dengue, zika and chikungunya viruses from developing within these insects, therefore reducing the transmission of the diseases....
Data de publicação: 18/07/2018 - 15:17
The Memorandum of Understanding of the Brazil-China cientific partnership was signed in February, in Shenzhen.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fiocruz scientists will hold their first academic workshop after the signing ceremony that laid the grounds for the creation of the China-Brazil Infectious Disease Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC). The seminar entitled “First IDRPC Academic Meeting” will...
Data de publicação: 23/07/2019 - 11:14
The Pasteur Institute, a French foundation for research on infectious disease prevention and treatment, inaugurated the Scientific Pasteur-USP Platform at the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo on July 4. The platform is the result of a scientific partnership between the Pasteur Institute, USP and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) signed in June 2015. This platform will develop research to study emerging pathogens, of...
Data de publicação: 26/11/2018 - 16:07
For the first time, Fiocruz will be one of the cohosts of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conferences (G-STIC), that takes place in Brussel, Belgium, between 28 and 30 of November. Aiming to promote new technologies with the potential to solve the biggest contemporary challenges in sustainability area, the event will gather heads of state and government, opinion leaders, policy makers and internationally renowned delegates of...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 14:45
Science, technology and innovation are crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), UN’s ambitious target plan for 2030. “With the technology currently available today, we cannot solve the world’s problems”, explains Veerle Vandeweerd, former UN employee and sustainable development expert. With that in mind, in November, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO, in Dutch), collectively with...
Data de publicação: 22/10/2019 - 14:55
The history of global health and of the World Health Organization (WHO) is often told by the few voices that are in positions of command. However, the multilateral historical perspective and research in human sciences can contribute with new discoveries that challenge the idea that global health decisions are taken by a handful of actors from dominant countries. This is the proposal of the researcher of the University of York and head of WHO...
Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 13:38
“A chance for a radical cure for malaria by combining a new drug in a single dose with a diagnosis that ensures if the treatment is right for the person," was how Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has defined a treatment that can be implemented from tests developed by Instituto Elimina/Elimina Institute, a consortium of about 30 organizations - which include the Ministry of Health, Fiocruz and...
Data de publicação: 11/12/2019 - 16:09
Fiocruz received a Dutch delegation that was in Brazil for prospection meetings involving big data in the areas of health and life sciences, on the 11/29. In addition to representatives of the Dutch government, the group also included professionals from different universities in Holland.
The delegation was able to get to know Fiocruz’s actions regarding big data, such as the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) and...
Data de publicação: 24/07/2019 - 16:20
Arboviruses are transmitted through insect bites and cause several diseases. Among the most well-known in Brazil are dengue fever, zika and chikungunya. Other arboviruses, such as mayaro and o’nyong-nyong, less known but also with potential to cause epidemics, have drawn the attention of the scientific community, with the appearance of the first cases of these diseases in areas where there was previously no trace of them.
A work group...
Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 15:53
Every time the topic of congenital malformation caused by Aedes aegypti is brought up, we think of microcephaly caused by zika virus. But, according to new scientific findings, dengue fever, spread by the same well-known vector in Brazil, can increase the chances of neurological problems in an unborn child in 50%. These conclusions were derived from investigations conducted by researchers from Fiocruz Bahia Centro de Integraç...
Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 10:06
Border regions are especially sensitive to the transmission of diseases. Despite being used to stop people from crossing from one country to the other, they cannot prevent the dissemination of viruses and other infectious diseases. Additionally, border regions are generally marginalized regions, whose populations are vulnerable to the country's inequalities - including in terms of public policies. Borders are a point of contact between...
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: 31/07/2017 - 11:41
A study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) in partnership with the Pasteur Institute in France points to the potential of re-emergence of the urban transmission of yellow fever in Brazil, reinforcing the importance of preventive measures such as vaccination and vector control. In laboratory, scientists measured the efficacy of urban and wild mosquitoes in Rio de Janeiro with regards to the potential of transmitting the yellow...
Data de publicação: 30/10/2019 - 15:34
Fiocruz and one of the main French research institutions, the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS, in the French acronym), have made official the continuity of a historical partnership, with a celebratory three-day symposium and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MdU). From 16 to 18 October, the joint event A cooperative agenda for health promoted exchanges between social and human science researchers applied to the health...
Data de publicação: 21/06/2019 - 13:05
Between May 14 and 15, the UN headquarters in New York hosted the UN's Science, Technology and Innovation Forum for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum). Fiocruz was represented by the coordinator of the Fiocruz Strategy for 2030 Agenda (EFA 2030), Paulo Gadelha, and his team. The Forum is part of the mandate of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM), in which Gadelha is a member of the Group of Ten.
The event brought...