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Data de publicação: 27/07/2023 - 11:38
To ensure greater visibility and articulation between innovative initiatives developed at the institution, Fiocruz launched (7/19) its new Innovation Portfolio. A platform that brings together technologies with high innovative potential, for the development of products and services aimed at meeting the health needs of the population and strengthening of the Unified Health System (SUS, acronym in Portuguese for the Brazilian public health system...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2023 - 14:51
Fiocruz co-organized and participated, last Tuesday (7/18), in two parallel events on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, in New York. According to the panelists at the morning table, one of the trump cards of the events was the union, in the debate, of civil society and the government, a symbol of how the 2030 Agenda theme should be addressed. In addition to highlighting the...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2023 - 12:00
Fiocruz, through the Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz), signed this Wednesday (7/19) a technical and scientific partnership agreement with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) and the Egyptian pharmaceutical company Pharco Pharmaceuticals to request the registration of the drug Ravidasvir, for the treatment of hepatitis C, at the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). The announcement is part of the...
Data de publicação: 26/07/2023 - 10:48
The Commission for Education, Research and Technological Assessment of the German Federal Parliament visited Fiocruz, last Saturday (7/15), to strengthen ties with the institution, reinforce existing partnerships and assess possibilities for new cooperation between the Foundation and institutions and the German government. The visit was part of an agenda of the Commission to Brazil from July 9th to 16th. The German Parliamentary Commission...
Data de publicação: 21/07/2023 - 16:25
Joining efforts to reduce maternal, child and fetal mortality rates in the region as soon as possible. This was one of the mottos of the meeting (7/14) between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Susana Sottoli, the UNFPA delegation in Brazil, the Chief of Staff of the Presidency of Fiocruz, Zélia Profeta, among other representatives of the Foundation. Sottoli was at Fiocruz to...
Data de publicação: 20/07/2023 - 11:44
A graduate of the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Jarbas Barbosa returned this Thursday (7/13) to the Foundation to pay homage to Fiocruz. The visit also had the signing of two agreements: one to support studies for the development of the mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, and the other for technical cooperation in the field of Traditional, Complementary...
Data de publicação: 12/09/2023 - 15:24
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Data de publicação: 14/07/2023 - 16:17
An international consortium of scientists, with the participation of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), decoded the complete genome of two species of sandflies, vectors of leishmaniasis. The insects Lutzomyia longipalpis  and Phlebotomus papatasi had their DNA sequenced for the first time, with the characterization of genes associated with important behaviors in disease transmission. The results were published in the...
Data de publicação: 14/07/2023 - 12:29
Fiocruz received, in the last week, visits from authorities and foreign delegations interested in acting and in possible areas of cooperation with the Foundation. On different occasions, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil, Zhu Qingqiao, and the Swiss Federal Councilor, Guy Parmelin, participated in meetings at the Official Residence, where they reinforced their willingness to expand existing partnerships and invest in new ones, mainly in the areas...
Data de publicação: 13/07/2023 - 09:41
The partnership that allowed Fiocruz to manufacture the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 now has the chance to be expanded in the fight against other diseases. This Wednesday morning (7/5), the Foundation and AstraZeneca signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss collaborations in other areas of innovation in health, including oncology and rare diseases. The MoU was signed by Marco Krieger and Leon Wang (photo: Peter...
Data de publicação: 11/07/2023 - 13:04
A strategic agenda for cooperation on research on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines (MTCI) is being defined between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and Fiocruz's National Observatory of Traditional, Integrative and Complementary Knowledge and Practices in Health (ObservaPICS). The PAHO/WHO consultant in Brazil for Health Systems, Health Services, and TCIM, Rafael Dall'Alba, visited the ObservaPICS on...
Data de publicação: 07/07/2023 - 10:24
Fiocruz participated in and supported a meeting called "Microbial Reservoirs and Transmission Dynamics of Escalating Infectious Diseases Workshop" from Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation. The workshop took place in Rio de Janeiro on June 16th, as part of a series of workshops exploring research investment priorities in infectious diseases. The event, co-organized by The Global Health Network (TGHN), was focused on...
Data de publicação: 05/07/2023 - 15:47
The Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and the Agostinho Neto University (UAN), in Luanda (Angola), signed a memorandum of understanding for future partnerships in teaching and research between the institutions. Representing another step in the search for closer ties with African institutions, the partnership aims at mutual collaboration in the following areas: neglected tropical diseases, with emphasis on malaria and tuberculosis;...
Data de publicação: 30/06/2023 - 15:22
Reduce the external dependence on strategic health products by building a regional chain. This was the point defended by the Vice President of Production and Innovation in Health at Fiocruz, Marco Krieger, during the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee to Promote the Expansion of the Regional Productive Capacity of Medicines, Immunizations and Health Technologies (CAHECPR), of Mercosur. The committee aims to provide proposals to the bloc's...
Data de publicação: 27/06/2023 - 15:11
Researchers from the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (ICICT/ Fiocruz) have created a working group to gather and analyze databases on the Yanomami population. The first results of the research indicate: 62% of the Yanomami indigenous communities currently live very close (less than 5 km) to areas with forest altered by non-indigenous people, placing them in a situation of immediate risk. This...
Data de publicação: 23/06/2023 - 14:41
With a long history of cooperation, and a bilateral platform on immunology being developed in Fiocruz-Ceará another step was taken to strengthen the partnership between Fiocruz and the Institut Pasteur, two members of the Pasteur Network. The Carlos Chagas Institute (ICC/ Fiocruz Paraná) will house an International Research Unit of the Institut Pasteur. The unit was approved through a competitive process opened by the French...
Data de publicação: 22/06/2023 - 10:04
Fiocruz Amazônia and the University of Washington have partnered to implement, along with several other educational and research organizations, the INSIGTH Project, aimed at promoting the strengthening of health surveillance in the Triple Frontier region (Brazil, Peru and Colombia), with a focus on endemic infections such as malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), viral hepatitis, waterborne diseases, and...
Data de publicação: 19/06/2023 - 16:39
During the pandemic, few actions to control the transmission and manage cases of COVID-19 in low-income urban communities were implemented worldwide. Inequalities in the access to health have contributed to an increase in cases and deaths in vulnerable communities. However, an article recently published by the online journal BMJ Global Health documents the effectiveness and impact in the reduction of the COVID-19 mortality rate after a...
Data de publicação: 13/06/2023 - 15:10
Fiocruz signed, this Monday (6/5), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that extends international cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Signed by the Vice President of Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC), Cristiani Machado, and by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, José Manuel Salazar- Xirinachs, the document extends the partnership for another five years, with three central axes...
Data de publicação: 06/06/2023 - 16:38
The Resolution on the Health of Indigenous Peoples, unanimously approved at the 76th World Health Assembly, last Monday (5/29), had Fiocruz's stamp from its conception to the presentation in Geneva. The document establishes that the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) develop a global action plan by 2026 and recommends actions to the member states – a step in which the Foundation should actively participate in...
Data de publicação: 06/06/2023 - 16:10
The pandemic left an important lesson for several countries that had to invest in structures or that already had the capacity to respond to health emergencies. But what was also observed were uneven responses and an asymmetry between countries in pathogen surveillance and access to vaccines and inputs. How to maintain the capacities generated by the pandemic and, at the same time, leverage fairer responses among countries for next emergencies...
Data de publicação: 02/06/2023 - 12:12
Published in the journal The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, the article addresses the construction of housing, water and sanitation patterns, in addition to the socioeconomic status of the Guarani population. This is the first research into a cohort of indigenous births carried out in Brazil. Coordinated by the researcher from the Department of Endemic Diseases at the National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca (Ensp/Fiocruz),...
Data de publicação: 01/06/2023 - 10:37
A new study carried out in the main urban centers of the Amazon, covering six states and 17 municipalities, reveals that fish in the region are contaminated by mercury. The results show that fish from all six Amazonian states had contamination levels above the acceptable limit of ≥ 0.5 µg/g established by the WHO, World Health Organization. The worst indexes are in Roraima, with 40% of fish presenting mercury above the recommended limit...
Data de publicação: 31/05/2023 - 12:52
Two years after its start, the project for the Strengthening of the Brazilian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System already has a network of 25 sentinel hospitals and 10 Central Public Health Laboratories (Lacens) across the country. In its third year, it should reinforce training to increase quality control and standardize operations in different regions, and then continue expanding this network. The balance was part of the results and...
Data de publicação: 31/05/2023 - 12:12
An important step towards the treatment of hepatitis C. The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) signed (5/2) a new partnership for the technological transfer of the drug Daclatasvir. This formalization allows expanding access to the drug deemed strategic for the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). According to the special issue of the Epidemiological Bulletin of Viral Hepatitis, published in June 2022, 718,651 confirmed cases...


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