Fiocruz releases today a new step in international communication of the institution, with the release of Fiocruz Internacional newsletter. Edited by the Coordination of Social Communication (CCS) with the Center for International Relations in Health (Cris/Fiocruz), the new publication will gather news of the international activities of all units of Fiocruz, highlighting the activities of the Foundation on issues such as global health, international cooperation agreements, Sustainable Development Goals, partnerships, South-South cooperation, and more. Access here.
The new bulletin replaces CrisInforma, publication by Cris/Fiocruz edited between 2012 and 2015, with 21 issues. The former publication registered significant moments of the international performance of Fiocruz over the past three years, as the tripartite scientific partnership signed with the Pasteur Institute and the University of São Paulo (USP), the seminar on ebola promoted in partnership with the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the creation of the Technical Chamber of International Cooperation.
Fiocruz Internacional continues the international coverage of the international activities of the Foundation, bringing also some news. The language passes from PDF to HTML; the periodicity is no longer bi-monthly to become monthly; the activities of all units of the Fiocruz gain more and more importance.
The publication is also the first product to be released in partnership by the CCS and Fiocruz Portal, of the Institute of Communication and Information in Health Science and Technology (Icict/Fiocruz). While editing the content was in charge of the CCS, the design and development were the charge of Icict/Fiocruz.
In addition to the internal public, about 3000 members of international health agencies, academics, diplomats, NGOs and others interested in global health should be reached already in the first edition. This audience should increase even more next year, when an English version is planned.
The first Edition makes a retrospective of important events of international relations at Fiocruz, including participation in the Multisectoral Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York, the second meeting of the High-level Committee to Evaluate Equity and Inequalities in Health in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) and the award given by Unesco to the Director of Fiocruz Bahia , Manoel Barral-Netto.