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.

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.

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.

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).

PAHO’s specialized center on health sciences information, BIREME will coordinate the development of the WHO Global Library of Traditional Medicine

From March 19 to 22, 2024, the World Health Organization convened experts and technicians in India to plan the activities of the Global Center for Traditional Medicine. The future Global Library will be developed based on the experience gained with the model of Virtual Health Libraries (VHL), in particular the VHL on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines developed by BIREME in collaboration with the Regional Network on TCIM for the Americas. The launch of the new library is planned for 2025.

VHL TCIM Americas will serve as a model for the development of the future WHO Global Library on Traditional Medicine

In March 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered experts and technicians in India to plan the activities of its new Global Traditional Medicine Centre (GTMC). To be launched in 2025, a new Global Library will be developed by BIREME based on the experience gained with the Virtual Health Library on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the TCIM Americas Network. Read more in the interview with BIREME’s director, Dr. João Paulo Souza.


TC95 by BIREME and CGDI/MoH: results and perspectives

BIREME and CGDI validate the results achieved and discuss joint perspectives in the context of Technical Cooperation Agreement 95 with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

VHL Regional Portal has a new interface and layout

During the month of its 26th anniversary, the VHL Regional Portal launched a new version with an updated interface and layout. Developed by BIREME, the website provides access to a collection of more than 37 million bibliographic records from 60 databases, directories, repositories, and other sources of health information.