Health Secretary discusses new partnerships with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation


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The Secretary of State for Health, Marcellus Campêlo, attended a meeting, on Tuesday afternoon (13), at the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in Rio de Janeiro, to discuss new partnerships between Fiocruz and the Secretariat State of Health of Amazonas (SES-AM).

On the agenda, the secretary discussed with the vice-president of Fiocruz, Mário Santos Moreira, and with the chief of staff of the institution’s Presidency, Valcler Rangel Fernandes, of a Term of Cooperation between the foundation and SES-AM for research projects. , assistance and continuing education. Among the actions is the installation of the first Health Situation Room on the Border. The pilot will be implemented in the municipality of Tabatinga. “We will make an advanced epidemiological surveillance post in Tabatinga”, highlighted Marcellus.

According to the secretary, the situation room allows efficiency in the actions of assistance and prevention in the epidemiological area. The project involves other partners, such as the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Health Surveillance Foundation (FVS).

“We maintained the permanent, firm relationship between the Government of the State of Amazonas and Fiocruz, which will certainly consolidate a partnership that is already historic and will extend for much longer,” said Marcellus, after the meeting.


Another agenda discussed at the meeting that SES-AM hopes to include in the cooperation agreement with the foundation is the possibility of training health workers in the interior of Amazonas.

Fiocruz has six specialization courses, one master’s degree and 100 refresher courses in the municipalities, open. The secretariat has a proposal to create the State Public Health School and the idea is to add Fiocruz’s cooperation to this project.

Marcellus also discussed with Fiocruz a partnership to support the diagnosis of Covid-19 in patients tested in Manaus, through the foundation’s laboratories. Amazonas is preparing to carry out 300,000 tests in the capital.

Another topic on the agenda was partnerships for research in the production of drugs at the Manaus Industrial Pole and in permanent education through Fiocruz’s postgraduate, master’s and doctoral courses.

With information from the advisory


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