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Fiocruz International News - July 2017

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Fiocruz News

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

July / 2017
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (ImPrEP) project in Brazil, Mexico and Peru launched. Coordinated by the National Institute of Infectology Evandro Chagas(INI/Fiocruz), the project aims to contribute to the implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a strategy for HIV prevention in the three countries, focusing on population groups most exposed to the virus.
Chinese delegation of health and genomics experts visitsed the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro in the last week of June to discuss future scientific partnerships between Brazil and the Asian country. Partnership to be launched soon, says Fiocruz representative. Genomics and global health emergencies are among the priorities.
Interview with awarded Peruvian historian Marcos Cueto on the main characteristics of health history in Latin America. Discontinuities, tendencies to think in the short term, a tense relation between cultures, and efforts to create an egalitarian health define the continent, says him.
New study finds that ocular abnormalities can be the only initial finding of infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy.
Study in partnership with the Pasteur Institute in France points to the potential of re-emergence of the urban transmission of yellow fever in Brazil, reinforcing the importance of preventive measures such as vaccination and vector control.
Can cities in Latin America be healthier? Two Fiocruz researchers will dedicate the next five years to answering this question.
After a series of benchmarks on infrastructure, service and team performance, the Joint Commission International (JCI) has evaluated that two facilities of Fiocruz remain in line with international standards of excellence.

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