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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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),...
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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...
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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...
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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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Data de publicação: 31/05/2023 - 11:48
Mario Moreira, president of Fiocruz, participated last Saturday (May 20), in Geneva, in the launch of the International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN), an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. The goal is to generate a global genomic surveillance platform to detect and respond to threats before they turn into epidemics or pandemics. Fiocruz comprises the initiative's leadership...
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Data de publicação: 30/05/2023 - 16:22
"Brazil is back": this is how the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade Lima, expressed the resumption of Brazil's international agenda in the field of Health in her speech on the second day of the 76th World Health Assembly (5/22). In her speech, the minister reinforced the need to democratize the international health system, defended the reform of the International Health Regulations and highlighted the innovative and...
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Data de publicação: 29/05/2023 - 10:55
On the first day of the 76th World Health Assembly (5/21) of the World Health Organization (WHO), Fiocruz had an agenda focused on strengthening networks that can contribute to promoting equity and building local capacity to deal with future pandemics. “Two points are of particular interest to us, the matter of local production, which brings autonomy to the countries' health systems, and the effort to implement the global genomic...
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Data de publicação: 26/05/2023 - 16:18
“The economy is not delivering the security and widely shared prosperity expected by large parts of our societies. Among the failings of the current economic model are rising inequality, financial instability, increasing personal insecurity, and slowing economic growth,” writes Martin Wolf in his new book The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism.1 To the failures that Wolf lists, we would add increasing health inequalities in...
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Data de publicação: 26/05/2023 - 09:42
New head of the Special Advisory on International Affairs (Aisa) of the Ministry of Health, the ambassador Alexandre Ghisleni was at Fiocruz for the first time this Tuesday (5/16). In a meeting with the Foundation's president, Mario Moreira, the ambassador discussed ways to increase the synergy with Fiocruz and articulate international cooperation strategies. On a full-day visit, Alexandre Ghisleni also met with researchers from the Center...
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Data de publicação: 30/06/2023 - 15:38
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Data de publicação: 24/05/2023 - 15:15
What are the impacts of the most serious cases of COVID-19 on pregnancy? According to an article published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the chance of fetal death was four times higher in pregnancies during which women had Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). This risk increased even further when the clinical condition of SARS in the pregnant woman was accompanied by vaginal delivery (risk 7.06 times greater), or when it was...
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Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 14:13
Fiocruz and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed this Monday (5/22) a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that establishes the bases of the international cooperation to be developed between the Foundation and the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. One of the central points of the collaboration is the development of stronger surveillance data integration tools, taking advantage of Fiocruz's...
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Data de publicação: 23/05/2023 - 15:59
The Institute of Technology on Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos/ Fiocruz) and the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed) have just received registration from the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) for the production of the meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccine. The registration is the result of a partnership between the two institutions and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), carried out in line with the Brazilian Ministry...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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