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The Foundation


Promote health and social development, generate and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge, be an agent of citizenship. These are the concepts that guide the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), under the Ministry of Health, the most prominent institution of science and technology in health in Latin America.

Oswaldo Cruz
The bacteriologist who gives name to the Foundation implemented mass vaccination in the country
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A space of integration between science, culture and society, informing and educating in a creative and entertaining manner

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