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The event “FIOCRUZ for you”, held annually at the Foundation, is promoted by the Ministry of Health and Bio-Manguinhos with vaccination campaigns, a science fair, and cultural and recreational activities. The FIOCRUZ Manguinhos Campus welcomes an average of 30 thousand people to the event every year.

The program includes themes like oral health, sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS, and smoking, a stand on visceral leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by dogs to humans, community therapy, introductory painting lessons and production of canvases, encouragement for children and youth to read and write stories, and many other cultural activities.

Although the event is centered on the Manguinhos Campus in Rio de Janeiro, various activities are held and vaccines are made available during the same five days at the other FIOCRUZ campuses, including in other states of Brazil.

Photo: Bio-Manguinhos/FIOCRUZ