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Data de publicação: 30/08/2022 - 11:43
By analyzing the data of the beginning of the vaccination against COVID-19 in Brazil, in 2021, a study published on Wednesday (August 17th) in The Lancet Regional health - Americas indicates that primary health care was determining to mitigate the inequalities in the vaccine coverage in Brazil. The research was led by a Fiocruz researcher, in a collaboration with researchers from PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), the...
Data de publicação: 25/08/2022 - 16:26
This Monday (29/08) begins a new series of four webinars that Fiocruz and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) carry out on infectious diseases. The meetings are the result of a joint effort to promote scientific collaboration, enhance mutual understanding and strengthen national health capacity. Foundation and CAS researchers will discuss microbiology, pandemic prevention and control. Check the schedule and list of webinar participants...
Data de publicação: 23/08/2022 - 11:29
A study from Fiocruz Minas observed that vitamin B12 regulates inflammatory processes that, during infection by the Sars-CoV-2 virus, are deregulated and lead to the COVID-19 worsening. The research compared blood samples from hospitalized patients with severe and moderate forms of the disease with blood samples from healthy people (volunteers without COVID-19), analyzing the expression of all genes by the defense cells, the leukocytes, in each...
Data de publicação: 22/08/2022 - 16:13
At a moment when researchers of Fiocruz program in Antarctica are getting ready for their new expeditions by the end of the year, the Foundation was visited, on the last August 15th, by the new secretary of the Interministerial Committee for the Sea Resources (Secirm/ Brazilian Navy), rear admiral Marco Antonio Linhares. Greeted by Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade de Lima, and by the vice-president of Production and Innovation in Health...
Data de publicação: 22/08/2022 - 15:34
Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (ITM), in Belgium, Marc-Alain Widdowson visited Fiocruz (8/8) to talk about the possibility of international cooperation between the institutions. After visiting the architectural monuments of the Foundation, Marc-Alain met with the vice-president of Education, Information and Communication (Vpeic/Fiocruz), Cristiani Machado, and with the vice-president of Research and Biological...
Data de publicação: 16/08/2022 - 12:33
In a courtesy visit on the morning of last Tuesday (August 11th), the new British general consul in Brazil, Anjoum Noorani, had a meeting with Fiocruz’s president, Nísia Trindade Lima, to know more about the forms of cooperation between the United Kingdom and the Foundation, catch up on common interests and debate future opportunities that are aligned to the principles of the British government. The consul was accompanied by the...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2022 - 11:39
While he prepares himself to take the executive director office of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) in the next month, Luis Pizarro was in Fiocruz last Monday (August 8th) to debate the content of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic alliance between the organization and the Foundation. Throughout the day, partnerships in matters such as Open Science and data sharing, development of vaccines and diagnosis,...
Data de publicação: 12/08/2022 - 10:34
On this Wednesday (August 10th), the CUIDA Chagas project launches its digital platforms aiming at increasing the visibility of Chagas disease and promoting its activities. Besides the website (, CUIDA Chagas starts its way on social networks with a Facebook page and Instagram account. The project, coordinated by the Evandro Chagas National Infectiology Institute (INI/Fiocruz), has a partnership with the Instituto Nacional de...
Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 18:52
On July 8, Fiocruz welcomed a delegation from the University of Lille, France, with the goal of strengthening cooperation between the two institutions. Professor Didier Gosset, ambassador of the university and advisor to the presidency, and the director of International Development, Joseph Armando Soba, were received by members of the Vice-Presidency of Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC) and of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (...
Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 11:18
Researchers of Fiocruz Bahia analyzed blood biomarkers to understand the causes of the worsening of COVID-19 in patients with pre-diabetes mellitus. An association was observed between the levels of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the development of severe cases of the disease. The study also observed that patients did not present severe sequelae three months after recovering. Led by researchers Natália Machado and Viviane...
Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 09:46
Beatriz Grinsztejn, an infectious disease physician and researcher of the Evandro Chagas National Infectiology Institute (INI/Fiocruz) took office yesterday (August 2nd) as the elected president of the International Aids Society(IAS) for the 2024-2026 period. Grinsztejn is the first Latin American woman to hold the post. The announcement was made during the ending ceremony of the 24th International AIDS Conference, in Montreal (Canada) - an...
Data de publicação: 04/08/2022 - 12:03
Wednesday (July 27) was the last day of the visit of a delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to Fiocruz. The group visited the Foundation to discuss the detailed design of the COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance Network Improvement Project. After a series of meetings and visits to Fiocruz laboratories and units, the terms were established in the draft of the meetings, signed on Wednesday. The document is a basis for the...
Data de publicação: 04/08/2022 - 10:54
On August 8, from 11am to 1:30pm (Brasília time), the Virtual Seminar Social Participation and Health Emergencies will be held. The event will include the launch of the new trilingual course Tools for addressing public health emergencies in the context of civil society, available on the Fiocruz Virtual Campus in Portuguese and in English and Spanish on The Global Health Network (TGHN). In addition to the course, the Policy Brief...
Data de publicação: 03/08/2022 - 10:22
A partnership with the World Health Organization that started being drawn in March this year went a step further last Friday (07/29). If four months ago the assistant director general of the WHO’s Division of Intelligence and Surveillance Systems for Emergencies in Health, Chikwe Ihekweazu, brought the proposal that Fiocruz would participate in the Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence that the WHO is assembling in Berlin, this time...
Data de publicação: 01/08/2022 - 12:32
The 1st International Forum on Social Technology and Innovation for People and The Planet closed its debates by presenting the Bahia Charter and deliberating, especially, about the theme of food and nutritional safety. National and international lecturers, community leaders, researchers, specialists in technology, civil society authorities, indigenous and quilombola representatives gathered in Salvador from July 19th to 21st to think of...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2022 - 11:49
In 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 killed more than three times as many children aged 6 months to 3 years than the sum of all deaths in this age group over the past decade from diseases that can kill and are preventable by vaccines. The data was collected by the Observatory of Health in Childhood - Observes Childhood (Fiocruz/Unifase) from the Mortality Information System (SIM). For the analysis, researchers Patricia Boccolini and Cristiano Boccolini...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2022 - 11:23
The Leonidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and non-governmental organizations Indigenous Medicine Center and Health of the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon, promoted the Training Workshop of Young Indigenous Communicators, with the theme Indigenous Medicine. The objective was to prepare communicators who will follow in the future the workshops on...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2022 - 10:51
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) set 17 global goals, called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at building a fairer, more prosperous and egalitarian world. At the time, leaders of 193 nations, including Brazil, pledged to work to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and, in the face of this commitment, indicators were established to monitor the progress of countries in relation to the goals. In recent months, the feasibility of complying with...
Data de publicação: 31/08/2022 - 11:12
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2022 - 15:12
The "Letter to Candidates for the Presidency and Society" aims to contribute to the electoral debate, based on ten guidelines, which summarize a set of proposals for fields directly related to Brazilians' health and the country's development  
Data de publicação: 22/07/2022 - 13:52
The director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), Tania Cremonini de Araujo-Jorge, was awarded the title of honorary doctorate by the Grenoble Alpes University of France. In granting the recognition, the French institution highlighted the scientist's work in research on mechanisms and new treatments of Chagas disease, as well as her work in the field of science education and in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.   The statement...
Data de publicação: 20/07/2022 - 11:34
With the goal of strengthening integrated influenza surveillance and COVID-19, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promoted training for nine countries in the Caribbean region. The course focused on molecular diagnosis and epidemiology of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. Representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas,...
Data de publicação: 15/07/2022 - 17:17
The applications are open for the 1st International Forum on Social Technology and Innovation for People and The Planet, which will occur from July 19th to 21st in Salvador. The event, which will be hybrid, will gather representatives from Fiocruz, the United Nations (UN), the government of Portugal and European Union, among others, to discuss, mainly, social technology and innovation within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event...
Data de publicação: 12/07/2022 - 16:18
Two researchers of the Immunology Department of Fiocruz Pernambuco, Haiana Schindler and Lílian Montenegro, are in Mumbai, India, for scientific activities involving technology transfer as defined in the BRICS-Tuberculosis project. Schindler and Montenegro are, respectively, coordinator and vice-coordinator of the project. The invitation came from Indian scientist Vinay Saini, director of the TUMAAS Foundation & Startup and senior...
Data de publicação: 06/07/2022 - 14:06
Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 has been killing two children under 5 years old every day in Brazil. Overall, 599 children this age died of COVID-19 in 2020. In 2021, when the lethality of the disease increased among the entire population, the number of children victims of the virus jumped to 840. A total of 1,439 children below 5 years old died of COVID-19 in the country during the first two years of the pandemic. The Northeast...


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