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BIREME Bulletin n° 87

DeCS 2024 Edition is now available online


The annual update of the multilingual thesaurus of Health Sciences Descriptors coordinated by BIREME received 394 new descriptors in 2024. The online portal has also been renewed and now publishes the DeCS Panorama, a new section with information for users.

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ACURIL 2024: BIREME Highlights Potentialities and Challenges of Future Digital Libraries


At a conference during the Annual Congress of the Association of Caribbean University, Research, and Institutional Libraries, ACURIL 2024, BIREME reaffirmed its commitment to health information management in Latin America and the Caribbean, betting on the use of cutting-edge technologies for the digital transformation of the current model of digital and virtual libraries. Learn more about the digital transformation of libraries and see details on BIREME’s participation.

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G20: WHO highlights the importance of traditional knowledge for Health and the Bioeconomy


The second meeting of the G20 Initiative on the Bioeconomy was held in Brasilia from May 7 to 9, 2024, dedicated to the themes of science, technology and innovation, the sustainable use of biodiversity and the role of the bioeconomy for sustainable development. Check out the World Health Organization’s participation in the meeting, which contributed with a health perspective for the bioeconomy, reaffirming the importance of traditional knowledge and traditional health practices for the promotion of health and well-being for all.

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BIREME and SESAI hold workshop to strengthen the Indigenous Peoples’ VHL


Held at the PAHO headquarters in Brasília, the event established a new work plan for technical cooperation aimed at enhancing the visibility of Brazil’s actions, policies, strategies, research, and projects concerning Indigenous Health.

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New Second Formative Opinion project is presented at the XI Telemedicine and Telehealth Congress


The new Second Formative Opinion project was presented during the XI Brazilian Telemedicine and Telehealth Congress in Goiânia. The application of new technologies to teleconsulting seeks to improve decision-making for action in health. Find out more about this and other innovations for digital health in Brazil highlighted at the event.

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BIREME presents the new Ripsa portal during the 30th Interagency Workshop of the Health Information Network


The reactivation of the online portal marks a significant milestone in the resumption of the Health Information Network (Ripsa) activities, ongoing since 2022. BIREME presented the new portal during the Interagency Workshop with the Network members, held at the PAHO headquarters in Brasília. This initiative is part of the technical cooperation with the Department of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Dissemination of Strategic Health Information, within the Ministry of Health’s Secretariat for Information and Digital Health (DEMAS/SEIDIGI/MS).

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