News – OICH

The poison, the silence and the ghost of Bhopal

For 30 years, in December 3rd, 1984, the city of Bhopal in India recorded the largest catastrophe in the history of the chemical industry. Although there is controversy about the numbers and technical details of the disaster, as the pesticide company refused to provide information, it is known that already…
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Nethis/Fiocruz and ISAGS discuss joint activities

Cecília Lopes (Nethis/Fiocruz), Felix Rigoli (ISAGS), José Paranaguá de Santana (Nethis/Fiocruz) and Roberta de Freitas (Nethis/Fiocruz). Photo: Sérgio Velho (UNA-SUS) The holding of sessions of the Cycle of Debates on Bioethics, Diplomacy and Public Health to countries of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) was one…
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Nethis/Fiocruz Brasília Coordinator is honored at the III International Conference on Primary Health Care, in Piauí

Honorary President of the scientific meeting, José Paranaguá de Santana spoke about the evolution of policies of education and work in health in Latin America José Paranaguá de Santana (Nethis/Fiocruz Brasília) Image: Federal University of Piauí On the night of last Thursday, May 4th, the health…
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Brazilian Society of Bioethics issues note with criticism of the Bill on new rules for research with human beings

The Plenary of the Senate approved, on February 15th, Senate Bill # 200/2015 (PLS # 200/2015), aimed to modify the existing rules on research with human beings. Such a stance is contrary to the majority opinion of militancy in favor of the rights of the participants of the studies, since,…
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Poverty shortens life more than obesity, alcohol and hypertension

Source: Javier Salas, El País. The scientific evidence is strong: poverty and social inequality seriously harm your health. However, health officials do not give these social factors the same attention they devote to others when they try to improve the health of citizens. A study about 1.7 million people, published by the medical…
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Nethis wins R$ 35000 in Capes open call

For the second year in a row, the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (Nethis) won the open call / notice of the Program for Support to Events in the Country of the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Paep/Capes). The resource (R$ 35000 ) will…
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Smoking will kill 8 million people annually, says WHO

Study estimates that habit costs around US$1 trillion a year to the global economy Smoking costs the global economy more than US$1 trillion a year and will kill a third more number of people until 2030, compared to the number of deaths that already causes currently. The forecast is that…
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Law of Chilean labelling receives international support

Promulgated on June 27th of last year, the Chilean law on food has caused great debates and political and economic pressures, both inside and outside that country. When resolving to face the high rate of child overweight in the country, which reaches half (5 in 10) of Chilean children, the…
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Seminar features exchange of experiences in community health between Brazil and Africa

The experiences in the implementation of the program of Health Agents in Angola and connections to the practice carried out in Brazil were the themes of the I Seminar Development, Inequality and International Cooperation in Health held on Monday (19th), in the Auditorium of the Rectory of Federal University of…
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Access the book: The sanitarians from Jucás and the health agent

This book records the testimonies of two health professionals committed to the ideals they share, weaving routes and traversing trails in search of their dreams. Memories that sometimes recount stories of our nation's public health, particularly when the intertwined narratives of personal experiences with the processes of emergence and institutionalization…
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