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Data de publicação: 13/11/2023 - 13:33
One of the most successful examples of Fiocruz's cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, Mozambique should see these ties grow even closer as a result of the visit of its minister of Health, Armindo Daniel Tiago, to the Manguinhos Campus last Monday (11/6). Accompanied by a delegation of eight members from different Mozambican institutions, the minister spoke with president Mario Moreira and representatives from at least...
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Data de publicação: 08/11/2023 - 16:49
The Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (Fiocruz Amazônia), the Rede Unida Association and Rede Unida Italy are leading a national movement in Brazil to recognize indigenous medicine as a health system that has been serving and healing indigenous peoples for millennia. The different indigenous medicines are still alive and active in different Brazilian territories, without much support from public policies. The proposal of the...
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Data de publicação: 05/09/2019 - 16:44
The International Relations and Global Health Center (CRIS), an advisory board of the Presidency of FIOCRUZ, was created in 2009 to coordinate and support the Foundation’s international activities. Responding to the growing demands for international exchange, the purpose of CRIS is to establish a level of excellence for affirming and developing FIOCRUZ as a strategic public institution for Brazil in the global health scenario. The...
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Data de publicação: 03/11/2023 - 12:44
When talking about data science for health, we might think of something hard and almost hermetic. This impression can be put into perspective with a complex combination of interdisciplinary data to analyze complex scenarios, such as the Brazilian Amazon. This challenge was taken on by the team led by researcher Claudia Codeço from Fiocruz's Scientific Computing Program (PROCC). The experience of combining this data was presented...
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Data de publicação: 26/10/2023 - 15:11
After an intense institutional agenda during the World Health Summit in Berlin, the Fiocruz delegation, accompanied by president Mario Moreira, made its first official visit to the World Health Organization (WHO) Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, based in the German capital. The Foundation has been an integral part of the Hub, since May of this year, when it signed a memorandum of understanding with the WHO to collaborate with the...
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Data de publicação: 24/10/2023 - 16:34
International cooperation in tackling the effects of climate change, pandemic preparedness, disease eradication and universal access to medical care were some of the topics addressed at the World Health Summit 2023, which from the 15th to the 17th of this month gathered around 3,500 representatives from the field, from all over the world in Berlin, in an event in which Fiocruz played an active role. In panels, workshops and bilateral meetings,...
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Data de publicação: 24/10/2023 - 10:11
On October 25 and 26, two international webinars will take place, organized by Fiocruz's Vice-Presidency for Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC), in a partnership involving the Fiocruz Hub team  at the Fiocruz Global Health Network (TGHN Fiocruz) with other institutions: the webinar “Introduction to R for Health Data Science” (October 25) and “Using Data and Interdisciplinary Concepts in Research: The...
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Data de publicação: 20/10/2023 - 10:57
Colorectal cancer mortality is growing in Latin America. Published in the scientific journal Plos One, a study carried out by researchers from the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), the National Cancer Institute (Inca) and the University of California San Diego showed that, between 1990 and 2019, there was a 20.5% increase. In most countries in the region, including Brazil, there is an increasing trend. The growth in...
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Data de publicação: 20/10/2023 - 10:35
With 42 new students enrolled, Fiocruz and Mozambique launch a large institutional consortium called the Educational Program in Health Systems (SIS-Saúde Brazil/Mozambique). The event took place in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and was attended, physically and remotely, by authorities and representatives from both countries. At the opening of the meeting, the president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, stated that this relationship is based...
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Data de publicação: 19/10/2023 - 14:41
Nearly 50 years ago, Alain Mérieux, now president of the Mérieux Foundation, came to Fiocruz with the mission of combating the meningitis epidemic that was ravaging Brazil. His return to the Manguinhos Campus last Monday (10/9) to sign a cooperation protocol between the two institutions and the Acre State Hospital Foundation (Fundhacre) was full of memories, but also of prospects for future actions, at a time when the world is...
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Data de publicação: 09/10/2023 - 12:11
The Human Milk Bank (BLH, in the acronym in Portuguese) of the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz) opened, last Tuesday (10/3), an event celebrating the 80 years since its foundation and the State's 40 years of action in managing these spaces. The coordinator and founder of the Global Network of Human Milk Banks (rBLH), João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida, stated that the...
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Data de publicação: 06/10/2023 - 15:50
Fiocruz's Fundraising Office (EC/Fiocruz) launched a partnership platform. The portal is an innovative, transparent and quick initiative for various interested audiences to access projects registered for financing. The structure of the platform was created for potential partners: companies, foundations, international agencies, civil society organizations, individuals or judicial bodies. In addition to the current complete list of projects...
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Data de publicação: 29/09/2023 - 10:02
Researchers from Fiocruz and Harvard University carried out the first national study assessing suicide among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Brazil. The study assessed suicide rates during the period from 2000 to 2020 and showed a disproportionately higher risk in indigenous people, especially those aged 10-24. The North and Central-West were the regions with the highest suicide risk, especially states such as Amazonas and Mato Grosso do...
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Data de publicação: 28/09/2023 - 11:12
Fiocruz will be one of the hosts of the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN), which will take place in the city of São Paulo in 2024. Together with the Institute of Technology in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), the Butantan Institute, a body linked to the São Paulo State Health Department (SES), will also be hosting the event, which brings together vaccine...
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Data de publicação: 28/09/2023 - 10:17
"What can we achieve together better than separately?". This was the question that opened the conference by Liam Smeeth, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at the Capes-Print Fiocruz International Seminar, held at the Center for Documentation and History of Health (CDHS) last Tuesday (9/19) with mediation by Cristiani Machado, vice-president of Education, Information and Communication, and Maur...
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Data de publicação: 27/09/2023 - 12:05
The National Immunization Program (PNI), one of the great achievements of Brazilian public health and one of the biggest initiatives of its kind in the world, turned 50 this Monday (9/18). Fiocruz, which supplies a significant portion of the vaccines used in PNI campaigns, has been an important part of this success story since the beginning of the program. The Foundation, in addition to producing immunizing agents, collaborates in the...
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Data de publicação: 27/09/2023 - 10:52
A megastructure for studies on the interaction between health and climate, considering the Brazilian continental territory and the vast diversity of climate and ecosystems, with socioeconomic, geographic, and modeling data working together to answer unprecedented scientific questions. This is the great promise of the Cidacs Clima – Climate, Environmental and Health Data Platform project, which was launched on Thursday (9/21) at the...
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Data de publicação: 27/09/2023 - 09:59
Researchers from Fiocruz Bahia carried out a study to evaluate the safety of COVID-19 vaccines using an inactivated virus platform (CoronaVac) and mRNA (Pfizer) during pregnancy, observing whether immunization could be associated with problems during the birth of the baby and neonatal mortality. The study showed that vaccination against COVID-19 in all trimesters of pregnancy, regardless of the type of vaccine, is safe and does not increase the...
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Data de publicação: 08/11/2023 - 15:55
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Data de publicação: 14/11/2023 - 11:16
For a week, French was the second most spoken language at Fiocruz. A delegation from the Sorbonne University visited the Foundation from the 23rd to the 27th of october to discuss prospects for collaboration. In addition to the meetings between the directors, a five-day seminar promoted scientific sessions that brought researchers from both sides closer together. Covering subjects ranging from neuromuscular diseases to immunotherapy with CAR-T...
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Data de publicação: 18/09/2023 - 11:14
In order to resume the historic partnership between Brazil and Angola, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva paid a state visit to the country with a delegation made up of members of the government and autonomous agencies, parliamentarians and businesspeople. Representing Fiocruz, the vice-president of Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC/Fiocruz), Cristiani Machado, was in Luanda from August 24 to 25 and took part in activities...
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Data de publicação: 11/09/2023 - 15:46
A technology developed at the Carlos Chagas Institute (Fiocruz Paraná) offers a minimally invasive, fast and low-cost method for early diagnosis of breast cancer. Thus, the proposal uses an advanced biosensor, developed by the team coordinated by the researcher from Fiocruz Paraná, Leonardo Foti, which includes Maria Luiza Ferreira dos Santos, co-author of the idea. The technology was presented at this year's edition of the Bio...
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Data de publicação: 11/09/2023 - 11:06
A group of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/China) visited Fiocruz in the last week of October and met with colleagues from the Foundation to advance the cooperation in the area of science and technology related to health. On the occasion, a working group (WG) was created to facilitate the creation of the Sino-Brazilian Infectious Diseases Research and...
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2023 - 15:24
“Seek to surround yourself with people who are smarter and more talented than you are.” In front of an audience of researchers, students and employees of Fiocruz, William G. Kaelin Jr gave advice like this and spent an hour and a half telling the audience a little about his personal trajectory and his work – including the research that led him to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine. His lecture How Mammalian Cells Sense...
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2023 - 13:34
The director of the National Institute of Health (INS, the acronym in Portuguese) of Mozambique, Eduardo Samo Gudo, was at Fiocruz on the 23rd and 24th of August to learn more about the Foundation's practices and management experience and to deepen cooperation between institutions, especially in the areas of management, research and teaching. Gudo, who holds a doctorate from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), participated in meetings...
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