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Fiocruz International News - July 2021

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Fiocruz News

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

July / 2021
Fiocruz was elected a member of the Joint Coordinating Board of the WHO’s Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. The Foundation's mandate is to run from January 1st, 2022, to December 31st, 2025
Almost 70% of the local population has been tested for the disease and everyone of eligible age (from 18 years old) was vaccinated in just one day
Teams are preparing for new research missions this year and debating ways to provide more robust responses to the Unified Health System (SUS, acronym in Portuguese for the Brazilian public health system)
The contract with AstraZeneca formalizes the knowledge transfer to speed up the production of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient locally, at Bio-Manguinhos
The webinar gathered eight debaters from different countries to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 in multilateral mechanisms, access to vaccines and inequities
The study published in Cell scientific journal suggests that blood serum from people previously infected with other strains is less potent against this variant first detected in India
Homeless populations were among the groups that suffered the most from COVID-19 and will continue to struggle with the new health crises associated with other events such as the climate crisis
Fiocruz Bulletin points out that Brazil has a high number of deaths among pregnant and postpartum women and a mortality rate of 7.2%, more than double the country general rate (2.8%)
The results showed a reduction of 77% of cases of dengue fever in areas that received the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the bacteria
Using physics approaches and information theory techniques, researchers found evidence to support efficiency of measures such as the use of face masks, social distancing and mass testing
Cooperation between the so-called Global South countries took a hard hit during the pandemic, said ambassador María del Carmen Squeff
The course was developed by the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz) and aimed at speech therapists and other health workers. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

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