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A new strategic partnership between Fiocruz and The Global Health Network will amplify the impact of Fiocruz’s health research and capacity development initiatives by promoting research capacity building across Portuguese-speaking countries, and enabling research findings from the Zika outbreak to benefit public health worldwide.
Fiocruz, one of the world’s leading public health institutions and Brazil’s institute for health science and technology, has signed an agreement with The Global Health Network at the University of Oxford to enable evidence generated from research to drive improvements in global health in the most resource-poor and hard to reach areas of the globe.
This new partnership will:
Fiocruz has a long history of embedding health research into health systems and building research capacity through equipping health workers with the skills to put research results into practice and generate evidence, with outcomes that improve the lives of their communities. The Global Health Network brings its extensive experience in knowledge sharing and communities of practice to amplify the impact of Fiocruz’s work on a global scale.
A shared ethos between Fiocruz and The Global Health Network underpins this partnership: firstly, that public health can be improved through research and, secondly, in which the advances from each programme enriches the others. By building capacity for research across the globe, evidence can be generated where such data is missing, across diseases, geographies and communities, and the impacts of this research can be accelerated when methods, best practice and experience are shared.