The Research Center Aggeu Magalhães (CPqAM), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) unit in Permabuco, develops a research and educational systematic work in several fields of Public Health, aiming the prevention and control of endemic acute and chronic-degenerative diseases in the Northeast. The institution has expanded its activities in the field of development of biopharmaceuticals (vaccines) in diagnostic techniques
The training of human resources for the National Health System is an important institutional mission component of the Fiocruz Pernambuco. Its Graduate Program in Public Health offers Ph.D. Programs and Academic Master’s Degree.
Throughout its history, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Pernambuco, has accumulated knowledge and experience to become reference for Culicidae vector control (mosquitoes that transmit disease), Filariasis, Plague Chagas disease, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis to the Ministry of Health.