Health Ministers and other authorities of the countries of the Region of the Americas met in Washington D.C., U.S.A, from September 23 to 27, to participate in the 56th Session of the PAHO Directing Council and the 70th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas. The objective was to define priorities in technical cooperation and collaboration among countries, as well as plans to address the great health challenges faced by the Region. BIREME was on the agenda with two main topics: (1) current situation of the Pan American Centers; and (2) substitution of three-member countries of its Advisory Committee
The scientific program of CRICS10 has been defined. Most of the speakers are confirmed, especially the keynote lectures, to be delivered by renowned experts from Ecuador, the United States and Brazil. Get to know them and the theme of their conferences.
With the objective of strengthening health information management and updating the Virtual Health Library in Paraguay, a mission for cooperation and technical courses for librarians and members of the Red de Información en Salud de Paraguay (REDISAL – Paraguayan Health Information Network) took place, fostered by the PAHO/WHO Office in the country, the Instituto Nacional de Salud/Biblioteca Nacional de Salud (National Health Institute/National Health Library) and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information.
The sixth edition of the Encontro da Biblioteca Virtual em Educação Profissional em Saúde (EPS VHL – Virtual Health Library on Professional Health Education Meeting), organized by the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, aimed to discuss the responsibilities of the Advisory and Executive Committees of the VHL-EPS, as well as to generate an exchange of research experiences among the Escolas Técnicas do Sistema Único de Saúde (ETSUS – Technical Schools of the Unified Health System) that compose the SUS Technical School Network (RET-SUS).
The Virtual Health Library on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Americas (VHL TCIM Americas) advances, within its editorial policies, projects oriented to share research experiences about TCIM in the Region, as well as methodologies to develop pedagogical tools for strengthening research capacities in TCIM in each country. The presence of the VHL TCIM and the TCIM Americas Network at the BIONAT 2018 Congress allowed participants to recognize the innovation and trajectory constructed by Cuba and other countries of the Region to produce high quality research in the different fields of this relevant and integrative health practice.
Women’s Health, a priority topic for all countries of the LA&C Region, is one of the topics of the 56th Directive Council and 70th Regional Committee Session of the WHO for the Americas, which took place in September 2018, through the Plan of Action for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2018-2030. BIREME collaborated in the search and evaluation of evidence for issues addressed in researches and syntheses of evidence developed during the master’s course “Women’s Health” of the Universidade Federal do Piauí in Teresina, PI, Brazil.