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Fiocruz International News - May 2017

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Fiocruz News

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

May / 2017
At a meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday (April 19), the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima,  said that it is necessary to "think of neglected populations, not just neglected diseases". According to Lima, "the health sector needs to work in coordination with other sectors, ensuring free access to quality services that lead to health promotion and education."
Meeting at the Fiocruz's headquarters in Rio gathers Brazilian and French managers and researchers, as well as members of the French diplomatic staff and University of Sao Paulo representatives. The agenda included projects that develop the historic agreement in partnership with the three institutions signed in 2015.
The greatest outbreak of yellow fever in 70 years brings back the risk of a new urban introduction of the disease. More than 200 deaths have been registered so far.
The World Health Organization (WHO) began a major mobilization after an yellow fever outbreak in Angola in 2015. Counting on emergency aid from laboratories that produce the yellow fever vaccine, an immunization campaign began in African countries. The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) was one of the laboratories involved.
Representatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation met with a delegation of the European Union (EU) last Monday (3/27), in Manguinhos (RJ) to discuss possible cooperation partnerships on antimicrobial resistance.
Zika involves complex social, political, cultural and economic issues, that ultimately expresses a hybrid of socio-biological demands that needs to be addressed by an interdisciplinary approach. Fiocruz is taking part in a network supported by the Newton Fund to develop interdisciplinary research and human resources qualification projects to address the virus and its impact on society.
Researchers of Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), in partnership with the Institute of Scientific and Technological Research of the State of Amapá (Iepa), developed an innovative trap for the collection of mosquitoes, especially anophelines, that transmit malaria.

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