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Fiocruz President talks about the arrival of the Covid-19 in Brazil

Nísia Trindade Lima comments on the context of the pandemic, its challenges and the institutional response to the health crisis.

In an interview to the Fiocruz News Agency (AFN), Nísia Trindade Lima comments on the context of the Covid-19 pandemics and the challenges of its arrival in Brazil. The Fiocruz president also lists some of the actions taken by the ... Read more

Fiocruz builds new hospital center and invests in clinical trials with WHO

The rapid assembly unit will have 200 beds exclusive for treatment of Covid-19. The new space will hold the Solidarity clinical trial.

The Foundation started the construction, in Rio de Janeiro, of the Hospital Center for the Covid-19 Pandemic - National Institute of Infectious Diseases, which will assist the state and municipal governments in fighting the disease. The rapid assembly hospital unit ... Read more

Inequalities in the realm of International Health Emergencies

Dr. Deisy Ventura, professor at the Faculty of Public Health of the University of São Paulo, stated that strengthening national health systems is key to respond to any emergency

On this occasion, Dr. Ventura, talked about the crucial role of health systems to respond to emergencies and the inequalities inherent to emergency declarations issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) system. Read more

Fiocruz inaugurates a laboratory in Antarctica

Pamela Lang (AFN)

With the launch of the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctica Station on January 15, Fiocruz now relies on a permanent laboratory in the continent. Fiolab will be a biosafety laboratory prepared to respond to Brazil’s needs regarding epidemiological and public health ... Read more