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Fiocruz International News – April 2019

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Fiocruz News

Bimonthly newsletter of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz)

April / 2019
Natalia Kanem, who is also Executive Director of UNFPA, advocated for the 2030 Agenda and the rights of women and young populations. She also remembered the 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development, known as Cairo 94, which recognized for the first-time reproductive rights.
The Foundation organized a task force in support of the Ministry of Health to provide humanitarian aid for the victims of cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique on March 14. For its historical cooperation and language proximity, Fiocruz is an estrategic partner for the National Institute of Health.
In Buenos Aires, PABA+40 recalled 40 years of South-South cooperation and discussed its importance for the Sustaintable Development Goals implementation. Fiocruz was represented by its former president Paulo Buss.
Malaria, Chagas desease, zika, dengue, measles and diphtheria are among the reemerging deseases that concerns the experts. According to them, surveillence on the borders needs to be improved.
Tuberculosis is one of the largest causes of deaths in the country, which faces one of the highest incidence rates in the world, with an estimated 498 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
At the occasion, health cooperation between Paraguay and Fiocruz was discussed. The partnership between the neighboring country and the Foundation is historic and goes back to the work of the patron Oswaldo Cruz.
The new technique is more sensitive, faster and cheaper than real-time PCR and proved to be efficient in tests with mosquito samples. The results were published at Nature - Scientific Reports.
With a broad review of the scientific literature and more than 115 case studies, the book points out ways for the urban transformation needed to make cities more resilient and sustainable.
Cyberbullying, the risks of sexual activities with children, violence through the internet and fake news are among the topics of the book.
Three studies recently published by Fiocruz Minas showed that sanitary facilities, although fundamental, are not enough to fulfill the right to water. Researchers point out that not complying with this right violates other rights.

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