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Data de publicação: 09/02/2023 - 11:33
The animation Amazon without mining, which has been a huge success and attracting many viewers since its debut in October 2022, now has another version to reach different audiences abroad. Now, VideoSaúde Distribuidora Fiocruz, in partnership with a research group from the Polytechnic School of Health Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/Fiocruz) and the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), provides a version of the production with...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2023 - 15:18
The Governor of Ceará, Elmano de Freitas, was received, last Thursday (3/16), by the Acting President of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, to discuss advances in the Eusébio Health Innovation District, of which Fiocruz Ceará is part. The meeting focused on investments for the region and on attracting partners that might add to the health industrial center, among which is the Pasteur Institute. Urbanistic and legal issues were also...
Data de publicação: 22/03/2023 - 11:00
Fiocruz and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) discussed last wednesday (15) how to improve and strengthen the bilateral health agenda between the institutions during President Lula's State visit to China. The conference took place at the Academy's Institute of Microbiology, with which Fiocruz has been strengthening its relations since 2017. The conference took place at the Academy's Institute of Microbiology The two...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:29
The Irish Minister of International Development and Diaspora, Sean Fleming, visited Fiocruz on March 15th to discuss partnership projects between the country and Fiocruz. At the center of discussions is the possibility of developing a center in Ireland similar to the International Platform for Science, Technology and Innovation in Health (Pictis), in Aveiro/Portugal. The platform is a center for research, innovation, technological development,...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:17
Representatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and Columbia University, in the United States, met to initiate a dialogue aimed at cooperation in the research on climate change. The delegation from the American institution was received at the Mourisco Castle, in Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro. The meeting included presentations by the Deputy Director of Reference Laboratories, Outpatient Clinics and Biological Collections, Elizabeth...
Data de publicação: 07/02/2023 - 16:57
  Fiocruz brings from February 13th to 15th to Rio de Janeiro the annual meeting of the Global Community of Sustainable Technology and Innovation, G-STIC, which for the first time will be held in the Americas. Names such as Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), both online, and Nísia...
Data de publicação: 14/03/2023 - 16:19
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jamma) Network, a study by the Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (CIDACS/Fiocruz Bahia) quantified the risk of death in more vulnerable women and pointed to a general rate of protection for maternal death of 18% in women beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program (PBF). Fruit of the doctoral thesis by epidemiologist Flávia Jôse Alves, associated...
Data de publicação: 24/03/2023 - 13:35
The homicide rate of women in Brazil increased 31.46% in the period from 1980 to 2019, from 4.40 (1980-1984) to 6.09 (2015-2019) per 100,000 women, reveals the study Female homicides in Brazil and its major regions (1980-2019): An analysis of age, period, and cohort effects, to be published in the journal Violence Against Women. Conducted by researchers from Fiocruz, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), the National Cancer...
Data de publicação: 06/02/2023 - 17:57
Researchers from the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (SinBiose/CNPq) published this Thursday (2/2) the Trajectories database, in the journal Scientific Data, of the Nature group. The database brings together 36 environmental, socioeconomic, and epidemiological indicators for the period between 2000 and 2017 for all 772 municipalities in nine states of the Brazilian Legal Amazon. The data is available openly and free of charge for...
Data de publicação: 03/02/2023 - 15:59
An idea that emerged during the visit of the United States Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Jacqueline Ward, to Fiocruz in 2021, took shape and will come to fruition this year. The participation of three researchers from the Foundation in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an exchange initiative funded by the U.S. State Department, was one of the topics at the meeting with a new delegation from the U.S. diplomatic...
Data de publicação: 02/02/2023 - 10:16
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) and the scientific journal The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, held last Wednesday (01/25), an event to launch the special edition of the booklet Multinational Mpox in the Americas: Lessons from Brazil and Mexico, with articles on monkeypox. The group was welcomed by the infectologist and researcher, Beatriz Grinsztejn – head of Lapclin Aids of INI/...
Data de publicação: 13/03/2023 - 08:54
The Venezuelan women and girls who migrated to Brazil make little use of contraceptive methods, have many children and came in search of health care services, a motivation to migrate second only to hunger. About 10% of them arrived in Brazil pregnant. The information is from an unprecedented survey by the National School of Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz) and the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), coordinated by the University of...
Data de publicação: 23/03/2023 - 15:29
The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) is participating in the Regional Workshop on evidence-based vaccine introduction, monitoring and assessment: The case of the COVID-19 and PCV vaccines, promoted by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) from March 13th to 15th. The event aims to discuss the process and body of evidence to support policy making related to vaccine introduction and its assessment, using...
Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 17:11
Fiocruz and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) signed, this Wednesday (3/1), a Strategic Alliance Agreement, which expands and strengthens the relationship between the two institutions. The Alliance's goal is to implement, by 2027, actions that help ensuring that drugs are developed and delivered to patients in often neglected communities, in an agreement that should not be limited to Latin America. Krieger and Sosa-Estani...
Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 16:52
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) participated in a study that assessed cases of Monkeypox in people with advanced HIV infection. Presented at the 30th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2023) and published (2/21) in the scientific journal The Lancet, the study had researchers from 19 countries such as the United States, Spain, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Brazil, who provided...
Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 16:03
Fiocruz, in partnership with the company Microbiológica and the Center of Innovation and Preclinical Studies (CIEnP), is trying to develop an oral antiviral against COVID-19. The substance, named MB-905 by the researchers, was purified from kinetin and has been shown to be effective in inhibiting the replication of Sars-CoV-2 in human liver and lung cell lines, and in helping to halt the inflammatory process triggered by the virus. The...
Data de publicação: 06/03/2023 - 16:32
Fiocruz's experience in using data and information to formulate health policies led to a two-day visit by the delegation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) this Monday and Tuesday (2/28 and 29). Accompanied by members of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the group was able to learn a little more about the Foundation's operations, from drug research to vaccine production...
Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 14:57
Released this Thursday (01/19), a study by the COVID-19 Fiocruz Observatory points out that, in 2020, there was a 40% excess of maternal deaths, when compared to previous years. Even considering the expected increase in overall deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was still a 14% excess. The research, which estimated the excess of maternal deaths caused directly and indirectly by COVID-19 in Brazil in the year of 2020, was...
Data de publicação: 01/03/2023 - 16:20
Inequalities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between indigenous and non-indigenous populations were estimated in a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs/Fiocruz Bahia), together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the University of São Paulo (USP), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), the Federal...
Data de publicação: 08/03/2023 - 16:56
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Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 11:21
Fiocruz set up, this Monday (1/23), a Situation Room to articulate actions to support the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MS) and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (Sesai, in the Portuguese acronym) in face of the health emergency that affects indigenous populations in Yanomami territory. Some researchers from the area of indigenous health and infectious disease specialists from Fiocruz are already there to support the first actions...
Data de publicação: 17/01/2023 - 12:36
Late 1922. Scientist Olympio da Fonseca Filho returned to Brazil after specializing in mycology [the study of fungi] in the United States. With him, a collection of more than 800 specimens of these organisms that would give rise to the current Collection of Cultures of Filamentous Fungi (CCFF) of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz). IOC/Fiocruz Fungi Collection houses historical samples and maintains centennial specimens preserved in...
Data de publicação: 10/01/2023 - 15:44
Established through the cooperation between Fiocruz and the National Institute of Health of Mozambique (INS), in Africa, the Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences completed, at the end of 2022, its fifth academic master's class, with the graduation of 11 more masters. Created in 2008, the course has reached the milestone of 61 master's graduates. The program focuses on health professionals from Mozambique, mainly from the INS, aimed...
Data de publicação: 06/01/2023 - 11:23
Despite vaccine availability, rotaviruses still account for the majority of severe cases of diarrhea in children under 5 years of age in low- and middle-income countries, causing more than 200,000 deaths each year. This is what has been pointed out by a large study conducted by the Global Pediatric Diarrhea Surveillance Network, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the participation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz...
Data de publicação: 28/02/2023 - 18:48
Over a year after the last in-person meeting, representatives of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in the Ad Hoc Committee to Promote the Expansion of the Regional Productive Capacity of Medecines, Immunizations and Health Technologies (CAHECPR) met last Thursday (2/16), at Fiocruz, in search of strategic actions for common problems. The event was not limited to discussing the shortcomings that became clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: it...


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