Datacenter is restructured with positive effects for BIREME and its users

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.

World Drowning Prevention Day: Anyone can drown, but no one should

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.

The VHL was presented during the MLA/SLA 2023

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.

International Nurses Day 2023: Our Nurses. Our future

International Nursing Day 2023 calls on countries to discuss the capacity, availability and distribution of these professionals to expand access and coverage of Primary Health Care, with special attention to the most vulnerable populations.

World Hypertension Day 2023 “Measure your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!”

Considering that cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are the main cause of death in the Americas, PAHO created the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative, led by the Ministries of Health with the participation of local actors. The objective is to promote the adoption of global best practices in the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and to improve the performance of services through better control of hypertension and promotion of secondary prevention with an emphasis on primary health care.