Marilia Coutinho

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Brazil is considered to have an immature national innovation system. One significant situation that contributes to it is that Brazil concentrates its research efforts and inventiveness in academic environments, while the private sector has very little access to this activity. Measures are being taken to correct this situation. Nevertheless, scientists'(More)
1 Resident in Ophthalmology, Recife Eye Institute, Recife/PE, Brazil; 2 Trainee at the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil; 3 Adjunct Professor of Pathology, University of Pernambuco (UPE), Recife/PE, Brazil; 4 Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), João Pessoa/PB,(More)
There is a contradiction between the perceptions held by different sectors of the Establishment with regard to the questions of hunger and nutrition in Brazil. On the one hand, the flagship of the present Brazilian government's social policy is the "Fome Zero" program. This program is based on the notion that the condition of hunger is socially relevant in(More)
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