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Brazil

4 January 2017

Behavioral changes are gradual and involved

Zeze has been working in public health and epidemiological surveillance for more than 30 years
The Zika campaign has reached more than 10000 people in the Olympic Games
23 August 2016

The Zika campaign has reached more than 10,000 people in the Olympic Games

Zika prevention campaign: “For the mosquitoes, you are the main attraction”
President of the Brazilian Red Cross will carry the Olympic torch
14 July 2016

President of the Brazilian Red Cross will carry the Olympic torch

President of the Brazilian Red Cross, Rosely Sampaio will carry the Olympic torch, on July 14, in Curitiba.
Technology in the hand and in the sky helps prevent the spread of Zika
1 April 2016

Technology in the hand and in the sky helps prevent the spread of Zika

People are tiny on the screen of a smartphone. At first sight, the image is just a van with the logo of the Brazilian Red Cross on the roof, a rescue vehicle and a tent with a red cross.
The trials of being pregnant during a Zika outbreak
16 March 2016

The trials of being pregnant during a Zika outbreak

Tackling Zika becomes a priority when there is an pregnant woman in the family.
Volunteers demonstrate their true value at the Rio+20 summit
20 June 2012

Volunteers demonstrate their true value at the Rio+20 summit

By Gina Guinta in Rio Rio +20 Dialogue Days have been making news all week; today the Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development actually begins. While there has been significant coverage of the broad aims of the conference in the news, what is not shown are the hundreds of events, exhibits and discussions taking place alongside the more widely known Rio +20, including the People’s Summit...
Brazilian Red Cross responds to worst floods in 40 years
9 April 2010

Brazilian Red Cross responds to worst floods in 40 years

The torrential rains hitting Rio de Janeiro over the past days have killed more than 153 people.
Brazil: Thousands cut off by severe floods
27 November 2008

Brazil: Thousands cut off by severe floods

Sixty days of rain in Santa Catarina state have caused one of the worst disasters in Brazil’s history Severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain are causing death and destruction across the Brazilian state of Santa ...
8 April 2008

Brazil: prevention is the key to dealing with the dengue fever outbreak

Approximately 50,000 people have been affected by dengue fever, mainly in several municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and 67 have died from complications of the disease.
6 February 2008

Brazil: floods leave nine dead and thousands homeless

“At least nine people died and twelve others were injured in floods that hit the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro last Saturday and Sunday,” said José Sant’Ana Mateus from the state’s Civil Defence Authority.

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