In the ongoing quest to improve editorial practices and the quality of scientific journals in Latin America and the Caribbean, the LILACS sessions are aimed for members of editorial teams of Latin American scientific journals in Health Sciences that are already indexed in LILACS, that intend to be indexed in the database or that are in the process of being created. Check out the details of the training sessions held in the first semester of 2023.
The reactivation ceremony of the Inter-Agency Network on Health Information (RIPSA) and the 29th Inter-Agency Workshop were held at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Brasilia, with the participation of BIREME. Check out the details in the article.
Strategies to strengthen the sector and prioritize applications in digital health and industry 4.0 were highlighted in the agenda of the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, in São Paulo. Visit happened between July 10 and 12, 2023; check out the highlights of the agenda in the article.
In preparation for the first World Health Organization Global Summit on Traditional Medicine, to be held in India in August, PAHO hosts this week in Rio de Janeiro the Global Seminar on Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, Health and Well-being. Check out BIREME’s participation, and the contribution of its information products and services to the field of traditional, complementary and integrative medicines in the Americas.
Hosted in June, in Jamaica, the Annual Conference of the Association of University, Research and Institutional Libraries of the Caribbean was attended by BIREME with a focus on sustainability and innovation in libraries, museums and archives.
In partnership with PAHO and BIREME, the RIPSA Project is reactivated by the Ministry of Health to produce and make available health information to support the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies. New phase includes updates and product launches, including new platform for Indicator Qualification Sheets. The objective is to facilitate access to relevant information and support decisions by managers.
BIREME/PAHO/WHO carried out a significant restructuring of its Datacenter, ensuring high availability and security for approximately 300 instances of technical cooperation. With the move to a modern infrastructure, BIREME is prepared to meet the growing demands of technical cooperation. The activity was successfully conducted by the IT team, resulting in concrete benefits for the center and its users. Check the details in the article.
In 2023, countries participating in the 76th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to address unintentional drowning. In the last decade, more than 2.5 million lives have been lost worldwide. The World Health Organization will coordinate global efforts and promote cooperation among countries to address the problem. PAHO campaign emphasizes public health issue and highlights six interventions to prevent drowning. Check them out.
Held on May 24, the IX Session of the Scientific Committee of BIREME focused on the strategy that aims to implement the digital transformation of the Center whose components, considering the recommendations of the members of the Committee, will be in the Center’s BWP 24-25.
The Virtual Health Library, that completed 25 years in 2023, was presented in the 2023 Annual Conference of the Medical Library Association (MLA) held in collaboration with the Special Libraries Association (SLA) on topics on medical librarianship, like leadership and management. The event took place in Detroit, Michigan, on May 16-19 with hybrid participation. Sharing global health and equity projects, experiences, challenges, and successes from around the world was its focus.