The PAHO/WHO Director visited BIREME for the first time on December 2018. Dr. Carissa Etienne participated in the IV Session of the Scientific Committee and inaugurated the 10th edition of the Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information. Besides the official agenda, the Director was able to interact with the Center’s collaborators and find out more about the work performed by BIREME.
The year of 2018 was particularly prolific for BIREME, which continues to strengthen its institutional presence in the Region through technical cooperation projects, as well as through its products and services in technical health information and innovative launches. Find out more about BIREME’s outcomes in the past year.
The IV Session of BIREME’s Scientific Committee was held on December 3rd, 2018. During the session, the current situation of the development of the Center and its products and services was presented, in the context of the Biannual Work Plan 2018-2019 and the PAHO/WHO Strategic Planning. The meeting was attended by the Director of the Organization, Dr. Carissa Etienne
The e-BlueInfo App, launched by BIREME during CRICS10, is an Information Platform for Health Practice which places information in the palm of the hand of health professionals. Its main objective is to decrease inequity in access and use of scientific information and evidence oriented to health care services.
BIREME has recently updated the interface of the Regional Portal of the Virtual Health Library (VHL) with new information architecture that highlights the products and services developed by the Center, with the objective of increasing and facilitating even more the access and use of the VHL by all users and members of the VHL Network in each country.
Bringing an end to the stigma, discrimination and prejudice against people suffering from leprosy is the main theme of the World Day to fight this disease, celebrated on January 28th. BIREME, in its role of democratizing information, knowledge and scientific evidence, joins this movement through different actions, among which is the creation of a knowledge showcase in the Virtual Health Library (VHL) containing relevant scientific and technical literature on the topic.