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[EQ] Brazils conception of South-South - structural cooperation- in health

Brazil's conception of South-South "structural cooperation" in health

Celia Almeida   – Senior Researcher and Professor of the 'Sergio Arouca' National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP/Fiocruz).
Director of the Fiocruz Regional Office for Africa, Maputo, Mozambique. Research Productivity Scholarship from the CNPq  

Rodrigo Pires de Campos, Fiocruz Representation in Brasília.

Paulo Buss, Professor and senior researcher of the ESNP/ Fiocruz. Director of Fiocruz Centre for International Relations in Health (CRIS/Fiocruz).
Ex−President of the Fiocruz. Full Member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine.

José Roberto Ferreira, Doctor Honoris Causa of the ENSP/Fiocruz. Chief of the Fiocruz International Cooperation Division, from the CRIS/Fiocruz.

Luiz Eduardo Fonseca, Advisor to the CRIS/Fiocruz.

DOI: 10.3395/reciis.v4i1.343en
RECIIS – R. Eletr. de Com. Inf. Inov. Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, v.4, n.1, p.23-32, Mar., 2010

Available online PDF [10p.] at: http://bit.ly/ppIK9X


"…..At the dawn of the new millennium, not only have poor countries' health needs not diminished, but they seem to have worsened due to a complex interplay among many factors that result in huge inequities within and between countries.


This critical situation calls international development cooperation into question once again and prompts new thinking. In this process, South-South cooperation has steadily gained importance. At the start of the 21st century, international – particularly South-South – cooperation has come to occupy a strategic place in Brazilian foreign policy, and health is a priority item on this agenda.


This paper examines the Brazilian conception of horizontal "structural cooperation in health". It presents a brief historical review of international development cooperation and health cooperation, explores the concept of "structural cooperation in health", and discusses the Brazilian proposal formulated over the past decade and its implementation to date.


This Brazilian approach centers on the concept of "capacity building for development", but innovates in two respects:
- by integrating human resource development with organisational and institutional development and
- by breaking with the traditional passive transfer of knowledge and technology.


It is still early to evaluate its impact, but this cooperation has been implemented on the basis of five interrelated strategic, political and technical considerations: (a) priority for horizontal cooperation;
(b) focus on developing health capabilities;
(c) coordinated initiatives in the regional context;
(d) strong involvement of health ministers in building strategic and political consensus; and
(e) encouraging partnership between ministries of health and foreign relations….."


Vol. 4, No 1- Saúde Global e Diplomacia da Saúde/Global Health and Health Diplomacy


Table of Contents at: http://bit.ly/osVVdm

Editorial -
Célia Almeida

Original Articles

The world system, South America, Africa, and "Emerging Powers" -

José Luís Fiori

Brazil: a cordial power? Brazilian diplomacy in the early 21st century -

Carlos Vidigal

International cooperation: an essential component of international relations -

Eiiti Sato

Global Health Diplomacy -
Ilona Kickbusch, Chantal Berger


Critical essay on international cooperation in health -

Paulo Marchiori Buss, José Roberto Ferreira


Brazil's conception of South-South "structural cooperation" in health -

Célia Almeida, Rodrigo Pires de Campos, Paulo Buss, José Roberto Ferreira, Luiz Eduardo Fonseca


The role of international cooperation in establishing human rights: Brazil, the Portuguese-speaking African Countries and the right to health -

Marco Aurélio Antas Torronteguy


Health diplomacy and South-South cooperation: the experiences of UNASUR Salud and CPLP's Strategic Plan for Cooperation In Health -

Paulo Marchiori Buss, José Roberto Ferreira


PAHO-Brazil technical cooperation and the development of health human resources: historical paths and contemporary agendas -

Fernando A. Pires-Alves, Carlos Henrique Assunção Paiva, José Paranaguá de Santana, Diego Victoria Mejía


Human resources in the health sector of Portuguese-speaking African Countries: identical problems, cross-sectional solutions? -

Inês Fronteira, Gilles Dussault


Violence in the health care workplace: a theme for international cooperation in human resources in the health sector -

Augusto de Souza Campos, Célia Regina Pierantoni

Researches in Progress

National health care policies and international health care programs in a historical and comparative perspective -

Gilberto Hochman

Technological Advances

Experiences and lessons learned on capacity building in global health diplomacy -

Ilona Kickbusch, Chantal Berger


The Fiocruz experience in Global Health and Health Diplomacy capacity building: conceptual framework, curricular structure and first results -

Celia Almeida

Toward a methodology for the study of good practices in international health cooperation

Rodrigo Pires de Campos, Elaine Rabelo Neiva, Juliana Neves Santos, Túlio Mauro Gomes


Profile of the Brazilian projects for technical cooperation on Aids in the world: a look into potential study hypotheses -
Thaísa Góis Farias de Moura Santos Lima, Rodrigo Pires de Campos


Book Reviews

Comércio Internacional, Patentes e Saúde Pública; Monica Steffen Guise - Claudia Inês Chamas

O mito do colapso do poder americano; José Luís Fiori; Carlos Medeiros & Franklin Serrano - William Vella Nozaki



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