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Data de publicação: 13/04/2023 - 10:36
Fiocruz and the CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEEID), through the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed this morning 4/13 in Beijing a Memorandum of Understanding that creates the Sino-Brazilian Infectious Diseases Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC). The agreement takes place during President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's first visit to China after taking office...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 10:14
The recent resurgence of serotype 3 of the dengue virus in Brazil – which has not caused epidemics in the country for over 15 years – has raised the alarm about the risk of a new epidemic of the disease caused by this virus serotype. A study by Fiocruz, coordinated by Fiocruz Amazônia and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), presents the genetic characterization of the viruses referring to four cases of the infection...
Data de publicação: 10/04/2023 - 13:39
The construction of a large research collection in the Guarani language, the phytochemical analysis of medicinal plants, and the installation of a therapeutic garden and different educational products for the Guarani and Kaiowá people in Mato Grosso do Sul will be able to turn into a reality through a study coordinated by researchers Islândia Carvalho, from Fiocruz Pernambuco, and Paulo Basta, from the Sérgio Arouca National...
Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 11:18
The new president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, took office on 5/12, in a ceremony marked by emotion and emphasis on the Foundation's democratic process, which crowned the election, by the institution's employees, of yet another director directly elected. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade Lima, three former ministers (José Gomes Temporão, Arthur Chioro and Agenor Álvares) and the...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 16:28
The idea of Open Science is to make all scientific process transparent, inclusive, and democratic, as much as possible. And this is a goal for Fiocruz since 2016. But to have a real Open Science includes changing some stagnated ideas in science itself. One of the most urgent points that need dialogue is the role and place of women in scientific production.  Fiocruz's research body has 56% of women, according to its Science and...
Data de publicação: 15/05/2023 - 15:44
The first seizure of illicit fentanyl in Brazil, which occurred in March, in Espírito Santo, raised the alarm about strategies to control and prevent the circulation and use of the drug in the country. The risks and challenges of Brazil, however, must be interpreted in the context of important differentiating factors from the scenario of the United States, a country facing a severe opioid crisis. The analyses and recommendations are part...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 12:18
Fiocruz and the World Mosquito Program (WMP) announced last Thursday (3/30), in Brasília, a new partnership that will expand the access in Brazil to mosquitoes with Wolbachia, a method that reduces the incidence of dengue, chikungunya, and zika. The event was attended by the Secretary of Health Surveillance and Environment (SVSA/MS), Ethel Maciel, the Acting President of Fiocruz, Mário Moreira, the CEO of WMP Global, Scott O'...
Data de publicação: 04/05/2023 - 11:15
Considered highly safe, the yellow fever vaccine saves thousands of lives annually, especially during outbreaks of the disease. However, vaccination coverage in the population is not always complete and there are certain groups that cannot receive the immunizer due to possible adverse reactions, such as pregnant women, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, or those who are allergic to egg elements (one of the vaccine compounds). Thus...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:37
On Saturday, April 22nd, the president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for international cooperation with the Portuguese ministries of Science, Technology and Higher Education, of Health, and of Economy and Maritime Affairs. The signing took place during the XIII Luso-Brazilian Summit, in Lisbon. Moreira is part of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's entourage on a trip to Portugal, where he is accompanying the...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2023 - 10:48
Treatments that stimulate the immune system in order to fight cancer have been the focus of scientific studies worldwide. At Fiocruz Minas, a team of researchers has shown that it is possible to prevent the growth of malignant breast tumors by altering the profile of one of the body's defense cell types, macrophages, using iron oxide nanoparticles. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. A team of...
Data de publicação: 31/03/2023 - 15:35
Fiocruz received, last Wednesday (3/22), the visit of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment of the United States, José W. Fernandez, and his delegation, which also had the consul in Rio de Janeiro, Jacqueline Ward. Representatives of the US government and Fiocruz met and discussed topics such as bilateral cooperation in health and environment in the region, the challenges and lessons learned in the preparation...
Data de publicação: 03/05/2023 - 13:22
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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: 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: 04/05/2023 - 09:59
The 6th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development took place at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, from April 25 to 28. This year, the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda (EFA 2030) participated in the conference with the organization, alongside the NGO Gestos, of a parallel event on The role of social technology for post-pandemic recovery: Partnerships and means to...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 01/03/2023 - 17:02
The challenges and perspectives for the development and expansion of local vaccine production were highlighted at the 6th Global Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation (G-Stic 2023) in the two panels held on February 14th and 15th, in Rio de Janeiro. The plenary sessions brought together representatives of public and private organizations, aimed at seeking synergies to advance the agenda to accelerate access to vaccines. In their...


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