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  • A Water and Sanitation Atlas for Brazil

    Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

    Last month a branch of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (“Fiocruz“), the Institute of Communication and Scientific and Technological Information in Health (Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde – Icict), in partnership with the Health Ministry’s (MS) General Coordination for Environmental Health Surveillance (Coordenação Geral de Vigilância em Saúde Ambiental – CGVAM), […]

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    Is Childhood Vaccination Against Hepatitis A Cost-Effective? Results of a Chilean Study

    Friday, June 20th, 2008

    The May 2008 issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the scientific journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), contained an article* that analyzes the cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination of children against hepatitis A in Chile.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hepatitis A is highly prevalent across Latin America and […]

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    Brazil Develops Faster Hepatitis A Diagnostic

    Friday, May 25th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: If you are not Brazilian or involved in international public health, you may not recognize the name of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz), better known by its nickname Fiocruz. I could write a whole post (or several) just on Fiocruz and its importance, and perhaps someday I will. […]

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