The Fifth Session of the Scientific Committee occurred on November 28th and 29th, attended by specialists from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico, who proposed effective recommendations to improve the visibility and quality of BIREME’s products and services for Latin American and the Caribbean. The member from Jamaica justified her absence, while sending her contributions.
The General Coordination of Documentation and Information of the Ministry of Health (CGDI/MS) and the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization of Brazil (PAHO/WHO Brazil) continue to act jointly in a technical cooperation initiative in the context of the Sixth Amendment of the 95th Technical Cooperation Agreement (TA6/TC95), to be developed by BIREME/PAHO/WHO over the next 18 months.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, through the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME) and the Knowledge Management, Publications and Translations Office (KMP), have just launched an Introductory Course in Sc Commholarly
The new Global Index Medicus (GIM) portal was launched on November 1st with several global promotional actions, through social media and the institutional websites of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Regional Offices. GIM offers exclusive access to health data and information produced in low- and middle-income countries. The principal objectives of GIM are increasing the access, visibility, use, and impact of health information published in the countries and regions in question.
To celebrate the 34th anniversary of the LILACS database – Latin American Literature on Health Sciences – in 2019, several actions were carried out to disseminate and strengthen the most inclusive index of the Region, which culminated in the launch of the new portal with great participation of professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean.
A technical cooperation initiative between the Latin American Center for Perinatology / Women’s Health and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Brazil and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME) enabled the distribution of 3,000 kits of perinatal technologies elaborated by CLAP/WR to improve the health of pregnant women, newborns, and children in seven states in Brazil.