It is a pleasure to receive you on Fiocruz Portal, a space that is intended to be the digital entrance door to the Foundation. Here you will find information that reflects the plurality of this institution, focused on basic and applied research, science, technological development, teaching, training of human resources, assistance and production of vaccines and medicines that benefit the Brazilian population and strengthen the Single/Unified Health System. This is how Fiocruz has operated since the founding of the Federal Serotherapy Institute, which gave rise to it on May 25, 1900. The Foundation has been operating since the times of Oswaldo Cruz, Carlos Chagas and many other notable men and women who have passed through Manguinhos over the last decades.
First woman in charge of Fiocruz, elected in November 2016, I took on the presidency in January 2017, for a four-year term of office, with ten core commitments: uphold the universal right to health: commitment to SUS; promote science, technology and innovation for the benefit of society; value employees and promote inclusive labor relations with respect to diversity; promote quality and integration in health care, health surveillance and health promotion; strengthen health in the environmental and sustainable development agendas; promote scientific education and dissemination for science, health and citizenship; promote information and communication as strategic factors of institutional development and as society's rights; guide international cooperation for the strengthening of universal health systems and scientific and technological development; perform a democratic management committed to the role of strategic public institution of State; and contribute to the building of Fiocruz of the Future.
Fiocruz, for the dedication and commitment of its employees, Brazilian civil servants, internationally for the excellence of its operation and efficiency with which it responds to national demands. Together with partner institutions, both Brazilian and foreign, the Foundation is becoming more and more established as a strategic institution of the State in health and S&T&I.
Here, on this Portal, the visitor can learn more about our history, our projects and our work. Welcome.
Kind regards on behalf of all employees and good navigation.
Nísia Trindade Lima
President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation