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Pan-Amazonian Network of Science, Technology and Innovation in Health

Atibaia, May 9th, 2007

Laís Costa –

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Globalization, Health and Sustainable Development in Health

Health Sector  human development, equity and social justice

Unexplored potential of health sector to achieve development goals.

Health industry, research, market, services, education  relevant tool for the regional integration and development

Technologic and economic importance: innovation, job, profit

Brazilian & The International Agenda

→ Health Sector’s importance for human and overall development;

→The project must foster national development and regional integration through the empowerment of endogenous resources.

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Amazon and strategic development in Health

  • Region of global interest, low HDI - poor access to basic services;

  • One of the richest biodiversity - better competitiveness;

  • Forest’s potential - social inclusion, industrial development;

  • Urgent needs to develop environmental management;

  • Common issues & cooperative work

  • Improvement of S&T capacity - mutual effort work;

  • Empowerment of population - guarantee of resources’ sustainable use;

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Amazon - Challenges in Health

  • To establish the Amazon’s importance in a global set;

  • To implement public policies to develop science, technology, biotechnology and innovation skills;

  • To preserve biodiversity stimulating research;

  • Foster civil society’s participation to definition priorities and policies evaluation implementation;

  • To approach strategically the health sector in Amazon for the national and South American development;

  • To establish a natural resources management.

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Pan-Amazonian Network of ST&I/H in Health

The need to address regional matters locally

  • There's a recognition that challenges concerning to sustainable development of Amazon, and building science, technology and innovation in health research skills is no longer considered a domestic one, but a regional, or better, a global, one.

  • There's a recognition of the mutual benefit of addressing the challenge in collaboration with other Amazonian countries, specifically, and other countries and development agencies and initiatives.

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Fiocruz, OTCA and Amazon in Health

Cooperation networks as a tool to overcome challenges

  • Mutual benefits recognition of a coordinated work trough international cooperation

    “Pan-Amazonian Network of S,T & I/H”

    as an answer to demands of the “Amazon agreement in S,T&I/H” strategic planning.

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Fiocruz, OTCA e Amazônia in Health


Pan-amazonian Network of Science, Technology & Innovation in Health





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Pan-Amazonian Network of ST&I/H in Health


1. To implement a ST&H/I International Cooperative Network with members of the Amazon Pact and Amazon agreement in ST&I/H;

2. To stablish an Strategic Agenda for developing ST&IH in the region (sustainable development, globalization and citizenship).

Date: July 2007

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Pan-Amazonian Network of ST&I/H in Health

 Executive Committee Structure:

  • Fiocruz, OTCA, PAHO, UNAMAZ, the Andean Health Organism and the Ministry of Health of Brazil (Mercosul)

     Achieved Results :

  • I International meeting Pro- Pan-Amazonian network of S,T&I/H – Nov/2006:

  • Work Plan to its installation;

  • Establishment of priorities.

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    Pan-Amazonian Network of ST&I/H in Health

    Leads to empowerment through:

    • Coordination of investment;

    • Rationalization of research;

    • Connection of researchers to obtain a concrete application and the benefits of their uses;

    • Improvement of civil society’s participation;

    • Endogenous knowledge and economic impact;

    • Transparency (governance and accountability).

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    Relevance of Pan-Amazonian Network in Health

    It helps channeling the reality that only 10% of world’s health research resources are applied to solve diseases that affects 90% of population, by defining, with civil society participation and within the region, the priorities of research.

    By promoting international cooperation, research will be optimized, and the gains will become more transparent, leading to a better share of its benefits and more civil society’s participation.

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    Relevance of Pan-Amazonian Network in Health

    • Increasing the HDI trough the regional development;

    • Increasing of the capability to provide basic services;

    • Strategic region (sustainable use of natural resources);

    • precarious access to basic services;

    • Better focus and evaluation on education and health policies;

    • Empower population to take part in the definition of strategies and resources application.

    • High potential of generation of innovation to regional industries;

    • Strengthen the region through build up research capabilities;

    • Promote international cooperative and mutual work;

    • Rationalize use of human and financial resources.

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    Aims of Pan-Amazonian Network in Health

    • To improve S&T capacity;

    • To promote transparency;

    • To approximate research of its final use and real necessity;

    • To set priorities to Amazonian knowledge-based development;

    • To establish natural resource management;

    • To improve indigenous capacity;

    • To foster participation on political and development strategies

    • To improve regional capacity to set priorities, generate, and apply knowledge;

    • To give support to production, rationalization, dissemination, application and evaluation of S&T results.

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    Fiocruz and Amazon: Challenges in Health

    • Financial and organizational sustainability;

    • Efficacy and effectiveness;

    • Biodiversity;

    • Sustainable development;

    • Articulation of knowledge and policies.

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    Fiocruz and Amazon: Opportunities in Health

    • Amazon’s Biodiversity Innovation Network;

    • Brazil three times program;

    • Amazon SustainablePlan;

    • Legal Amazon Health Plan;

    • Growth Acceleration’s Plan;

    • Brazilian Society for Science's Progress (SBPC);

    • Malaria Research Network;

    • Brazilian Association of Collective Health’s Post graduation (ABRASCO);

    • Financial (IDRC, PAHO, IDB, Eletrobrás, Ministry of Health)

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    Fiocruz and Amazon: in Health

    • Involved Parties:

    • Presidency of Republic - Nuclear Strategic Issues - NAE

    • Presidency of Republic - Federative Issues Sub secretariat

    • National Integration Ministry

    • Science and Technology Ministry

    • Ministry of Environment


    • Ministry of Health – Science and Technology Department

    • Ministry of Health – Decentralization Support Department

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    Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz in Health

    Laís Costa

    Strategic Projects and Programs Coordination

    SEPN 510, unidade II do MS, 4and., sala 413

    Brasília – Distrito Federal – CEP 70.750-520

    Phone.: +55 61 3349-0659 / 3447-6160