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Fiocruz International News – June 2018

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Fiocruz News

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

June / 2018
On April, Fiocruz and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) signed an international cooperation agreement aimed at compliance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Signed by Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, and ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, in Santiago do Chile, where the Latin American and Caribbean Countries Forum on Sustainable Development was held, the document establishes collaboration among the institutions in initiatives that link socio-economic development and health.
Patrícia Brasil, was the winner of the 2018 Christophe Mérieux Prize, offered by the Foundation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux and the Institut de France. The award recognizes the academic trajectory of the scientist and the relevance of her study on pregnant women after infection with the Zika virus and neonatal complications. It is the first time that a Brazilian scientist has been chosen to receive the honor since 2007 when the annual scientific prize was instituted to support research into infectious diseases in developing countries.
The strategic collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Fiocruz, the expanded concept of health, and the establishment of a Health Commission by PAHO to discuss the Alma Ata gaps were the main issues of the meeting between Carissa Etienne, PAHO Director General, and Nísia Trindade Lima, president of Fiocruz, on March 13, at Fiocruz Brasilia.
Rio's councilwoman and human rights defender Marielle Franco, executed on March 14 in a still unsolved crime, had a long history of collaboration with the Foundation, that she used to call "her second home".
The study of the use of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV, coordinated by Fiocruz researcher Beatriz Grinsztejn, was the subject matter of an editorial and article published in February in The Lancet HIV.
The workshop “Global Health: the zika outbreak and the international intersections”, organized by Zika Social Science Network, brought together national and international researchers and institutions.
The findings come from new research, published on May in the journal PLOS Medicine and led by researchers at Imperial College London, Fiocruz and Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil.
A study reveals that mental health of Brazilian women can be impaired by prejudice due to skin color, both in the personal and group dimension, increasing up to 70% the chance of suffering common mental disorders (CMD).
The system gather 64 variables that allow in-depth analysis. From the analysis, one can map/identify more vulnerable areas and their needs.
That as the topic of an article by Fiocruz researchers Paulo Buss and Sebatián Tobar published on the Oxford Virtual Encyclopedia.

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