The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is the most prominent Institution of Science and Technology in Health in Latin America. Bound to the Ministry of Health, its mission is to produce, disseminate and share knowledge and technologies, aiming at strengthening and consolidating the Unified Health System (SUS, acronym in Portuguese for the Brazilian public health system) and the promotion of health and quality of life for the population.
Since its foundation in 1900, Fiocruz has dedicated itself to coping diseases that most affect Brazilian population. For its scientific contribution, the institution has become a reference in the understanding and treatment of Chagas disease, yellow fever, dengue, Zika, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS and others.
Besides its presence in all regions of Brazil, Fiocruz has historically maintained a strong international presence through cooperation and exchange with health and science and technology institutions and international agencies in more than 50 countries in all continents. International cooperation has always been a value and a commitment for the Foundation, which is recognized by WHO with six collaboration centers.
Building and coordinating networks, especially in Latin-American and Portuguese speaking countries, is also one of the assets of the institution. The Global Network of Human Milk, the Network of National Institutes of Health, the Network of Public Schools of Health and the Network of Technical Schools of Health are some examples of this actuation.
Education is another strength of the institution. With more than 7000 students per year, Fiocruz is the main non-university institution for training and qualification of human resources for the Brazilian Health System. The Foundation offers a broad spectrum of training, ranging from technical courses for High School to post-graduate programmes in several areas, such as doctoral and masters programmes, e-learning, short courses, residency programs, basic and professional education.
Fiocruz collaborative and open access web space at TGHN aims to strengthen networks and improve capacities for public health research regionally and globally, by providing a vibrant virtual environment where professionals, students and researchers can share experiences, knowledge, method tools and resources.
Here, you can benefit from Fiocruz expertise in education to access the e-learning courses that have qualified over 1,8 million Brazilian health professionals. You also find publications with the most recent research findings, as well as information and news about Fiocruz.