December, 2018

06/12 às 16h00

Dialogues of the South

In order to discuss issues that affect our contemporary societies, ISAGS opens its doors to an event that promotes dialogue about Climate Change and its potential impact on health.

It is estimated that in the last 130 years the level of global warming observed is approximately 0.85 ° C. Changes in temperature, precipitation, extreme weather events – hot flashes or periods of intense cold -, floods, droughts and fires, among others, are phenomena that can have direct and indirect effects on human health.

On this occasion, on december 6th 2018, we will have the participation of:

Christovam Barcellos – Coordinator of the Fiocruz Climate and Health Observatory, researcher at the Institute of Communication and Scientific and Technological Information in Health (ICICT / Fiocruz) and professor of the Graduate Programs in Collective Health (ENSP / Fiocruz).

Theme: “Introduction on climate change and its possible impacts on health”.

Eduardo Hage – Specialist in Sanitary Surveillance at ISAGS, member of the Panel of Experts and WHO Ad Hoc Advisor for the International Health Regulations, and former head of the Department of Surveillance of Communicable Diseases of the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Topic: “Synthesis of the most recent publications and evidence on the subject in the South American region”.

Vanessa Veintimilla – Environmental Engineer and MSc in Socio-Environmental Studies at the Department of Development, Environment and Territory at FLACSO Ecuador. Intern researcher in the area of ​​Health Surveillance of ISAGS.

Theme: “Initiatives of the South American countries on the contribution of the health sector in the process of adaptation to climate change”.

Moderation: Eduardo Hage

16h30-18h00 – Dialogue / debate
Followed by a cocktail

Location: Av. Rio Branco, 151 / 19º floor – Centro – Rio de Janeiro
Date: Thursday 11/08/2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (GMT)

Open and free event

The event will also be broadcast on our Facebook page.


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November, 2018

08/11 às 16h00

Dialogues of the South

ISAGS opens its doors to an event that promotes dialogue on interculturality in Primary Health Care (PHC). The debate will be in the context of the Declaration of Astana and the invisibility of intercultural health in the application of PHC, as well as its relevance for the construction of equity in health in the region.

On this occasion, on 08/11/2018, we will have the participation of:

– Madel Therezinha Luz – Professor at UERJ and UFF Rio de Janeiro, leader of the CNPq Group on Health Rationality: Complex Medical Systems and complementary and integrative practices, of the Community Health Institute (UFF).

– Juan Bacigalupo – Bachelor in collective health and Master in health education. Researcher in education for intercultural health and member of CeLASSAN-UNILA.

– Andrea Madrid Menéndez – Researcher and PhD student at the University of Sheffield, England, focused on traditional medicine practices of indigenous populations in the Ecuatorian Amazon.

– Dra Vivian Camacho – M.D and Surgeon specialized in intercultural health, Coordinator of Health of the Peoples Bolivia and Member of the High Level Commission, 40 years of Alma Ata for PAHO.

Moderated by: Carina Vance, executive director at the ISAGS-UNASUR

16h – Welcome
16h30 – 17h30 – Dialogue/debate
18h – Closing cocktail and live Latin American music

When: November 8th, 2018 | 4 – 6 PM (UTC/GMT -3 hours)
Where: Av. Rio Branco, 151 / 19º piso – Centro – Rio de Janeiro:

Open and free event


The event will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page.

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May, 2018


World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on May 31, WHO, governments and other organizations celebrate World No Tobacco Day. The objective is to draw attention to the health risks that tobacco and its derivatives can cause and promote policies that can reduce its consumption.

This year, the campaign will focus on the impact that smoking causes on the cardiovascular health of populations.

  • Organized by: World Health Organization
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21/05 until 26/05

71st Session of the World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Organized by: World Health Organization
  • Place: Geneva, Switzerland
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