Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is a leading institution of science and a public health in Latin America. The new online knowledge hub launched on 3rd December 2019 and feature virtual courses, information and news about the Foundation.
The Fiocruz Knowledge Hub is an online sharing space, which aims to strengthen networks and increase Fiocruz's international presence, contributing to improve regional and global public health research capacities.
Bonny Baker who leads The Global Health Network regional programs and Gustavo Matta Researcher and Coordinator of the Zika Social Sciences Network at Fiocruz introduced the Fiocruz Hub at the International Seminar of the Fiocruz Internationalization Program in Rio de Janeiro today.
Fiocruz's virtual space is the result of partnership signed on July between the Foundation and the University of Oxford, responsible for the Global Health Network. Fiocruz is the most prominent Institution of Science and Technology in Health in Latin America, with a large expertise in teaching and researching, and solid history of cooperation with Latin American and Portuguese speaking African countries.
With the new space, Fiocruz online courses will be available for The Global Health Network community. Fiocruz Virtual Campus have already qualified over 1.8 million Brazilian health professionals, in areas such as Yellow Fever, Zika, maternal care, public systems and others. The knowledge hub will also be updated with publications with the latest research results, as well as information and news about Fiocruz.