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REDE-TB is one of the 17 institutes of the Millennium, in which research activity guides all human resources educational actions, maintaining an exchange with the international Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease  (IUATLD) and Union International contra la Tuberculosis y Enfermedades Respiratorias (UICTER).
Involved Faculty member: Tereza Cristina…

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) - School of Hygiene and Public Health/Baltimore: Project ICOHRTA 2005-2010 – Innovative Approaches for Training in Clinical Operational and Health System Research for TB Control In Brazil" aiming to develop a center for training in Tuberculosis and AIDS to serve as a field for research and training directed to the entire REDE-TB in the clinical, operational and health service fields and also to construct a course in qualitative research in the field of Tuberculosis to qualify health professionals, members of NGOs and from the community.
Involved Faculty member: Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa

University of Alabama - Department of Anthropology. Partnership between EERP, FMRP and UNIP/RP, jointly with the American anthropologist Willian Dressler, have developed various projects over the course of 20 years, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH-USA).  Studies aim to identify the prevalence of risks for cardiovascular diseases according to social, psychological, cultural and eating variables, which can possibly explain effects on blood pressure using the concept of cultural consonance,
Involved Faculty member: Rosane Pilot Pessa Ribeiro

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) – School of Nursing. It aims to develop research projects focusing on the development of leadership in nursing.
Involved Faculty members: Débora Falleiros de Mello e Ione Carvalho Pinto.

Organization of American States (OAS) – Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) and the Secretaria Nacional Antidrogas da Oficina de Seguridade Institucional do Governo do Brasil (SENAD) [Antidrug National Secretary of the Institutional Security Workshop, Government of Brazil]. It is an institutional agreement with EERP/USP directed to the qualification on the use of research methodologies applied to multi-center studies addressing the phenomenon of drugs in Latin America.
Involved faculty members: Maria das Graças B. de Carvalho, Marta Angélica Iossi Silva, Lucila Castanheira Nascimento and Ana Márcia S. Nakano

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppndorf - Institut for Medical Psycology. Agreement initiated in 2004 for the development of cross-sectional research related to the cultural adaptation and validation of the instrument DISAKIDS to evaluate the quality of life of children and adolescents with chronic conditions and to develop a specific module to evaluate the quality of life of students with hearing impairment involving Brazil, Germany and Mexico.
Involved faculty member: Dr. Claudia Benedita dos Santos

University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Vancouver-BC, Canada. Partnership aimed to exchange experiences concerning research addressing pain in children and developmental care; to deepen theoretical-methodological discussions related to research in these topics; to discuss the education of human resources for research, teaching and care in the Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing; to propose the development of collaborative projects addressing management of pain in newborns and children.
Involved faculty members: Carmen G. Silvan Scochi, Regina Ap. Garcia de Lima, Lucila Castanheira do Nascimento, Débora Falleiros de Mello, Adriana Moraes Leite and Luciana Mara Monti de Fonseca.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing. Agreement established by EERP/USP, including research activities in the respective countries. Both nursing schools are WHO and PAHO Collaborating Centres and also collaborate within the framework of Pan-American Network of Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. This agreement of international collaboration has strengthened the partnership between the two institutions through the development of bonds among faculty members with a focus on collaborative research, qualification in research of professors at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels, joint publications in national and international periodicals, and the exchange of students. Collaboration has strengthened and constructed capabilities in the three departments at EERP-USP and in the five fields of excellence in research in the University of Alberta.
Involved faculty members: Lucila Castanheira do Nascimento, Pedro Fredemir Palha, Adriana Moraes Leite, Flávia A. Gomes, Fabiana Villela Mamede, Regina Aparecida Garcia de Lima, Maria Cândida de Carvalho Furtado

Universidad Autônoma de Madrid – Spain. Exchange is aimed to deepen knowledge in policies of Primary Health Care and on Health Information Systems that provide tools to technical-care models in health and the development of cooperative projects in these topics.
Involved faculty member: Ione Carvalho Pinto

Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Réus - Spain: Agreement with the Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rovira i Virgili aimed to provide training in techniques of heavy metals analysis through Induced Plasma Spectroscopy – Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). Collaborative projects are being developed between the two institutions with funding from the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development.
Involved faculty members: Susana Inés Segura Muñoz, Angela Maria Magosso Takayanagui

The University of Aveiro, Portugal and EERP/USP maintain collaboration relationships such as the development of a course on Specialized Nursing Education and the creation of a Master’s Program in Nursing in the Autonomous Field of Health Sciences of the University of Aveiro, through advising on teaching, research, and graduate projects in nursing, and academic degrees of the faculty members. Research has also been conducted.
Involved faculty members: Débora Falleiros de Mello, Carmen G. S. Scochi, Regina Ap. Garcia de Lima

University of Minho / Institute of Child Studies – Braga, Portugal. The partnership has enabled the inclusion of faculty members from the program in the Portuguese research group and the development of studies addressing adolescence, school violence, and sociology of childhood.
Involved faculty member: Marta Angélica Iossi Silva


Sigma Theta Tau – is an honor society whose objectives are to recognize and foster advancements in nursing and encourage the development of leadership. The Rho Upsilon was created in 2002 at EERP-USP and still continues its activities.

WHO/PAHO – as a WHO Collaborating Centre, the EERP has the commitment to development strategies related to Safe Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a partner in this initiative, two faculty members from the program in the field of women’s health participate in the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery – GANM/PAHO for the development of leadership in midwifery, task forces for the achievement of safe motherhood, assuming a role of leader/facilitator of the MPS Practice Community/Nursing and Midwifery for Making Pregnancy Safer, especially in Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries.

IBFAN – International Baby Food Action Network: is an international network composed of more than 160 groups of activists spread over about 90 countries in the developing and industrialized world. It works on the improvement of health and nutrition of children promoting breastfeeding and discouraging unethical market strategies both in relation to child food and the use of bottles, teats and pacifiers, monitoring the “Norma Brasileira de Comercialização de Alimentos para Lactentes e Criança de Primeira Infância, Bicos, Chupetas e Mamadeiras” [Brazilian Code of Marketing of Infant Food and Young Children, Teats, Pacifiers and Bottles].


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