Representatives of the Executive Secretariat of the Ministry of Health of Brazil met at BIREME in order to review the results and discuss the specific objectives of the next 12 months, within the context of Addendum VI of the 95th Technical Cooperation Term (TA6/TC95) between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Brazil (PAHO/WHO Brazil) for the “Improvement of the Management of the Executive Secretariat of the Ministry of Health of Brazil”. The macro activities to be developed during the term of this TC were also defined.
The PAHO Ethical Review Committee (PAHOERC), responsible for reviewing research performed with human beings, has adopted the ProEthos platform as its electronic management system for research proposals. ProEthos, developed by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil, and BIREME/PAHO/WHO, allows researchers and members of PAHOERC to manage the submission, review and ethical approval of research protocols, including their monitoring, through a safe Web environment.
A recent experience is taking place with the participation and collaboration of BIREME for the reduction of maternal mortality in the Brazilian state of Piauí. Considering the relevance of this topic in the state, BIREME contributes with the elaboration of a synthesis of evidence, especially with identifying and analyzing evidence in terms of quality, equity and implementation of selected options according to the context and characterization of the problem.
Representatives of more than 30 countries of the Region met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to participate at the IX Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Strengthening of Information Systems (RELACSIS). The Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, BIREME, Specialized Center of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, was present at the meeting, represented by its Director, Dr. Diego González, and the Manager of Information Technologies, Renato Murasaki.
The Executive Committee of the VHL Brazil held its X Meeting in August with the objective of reflecting on the governance of the Brazil VHL Network, evaluating the Collective Work Plan for the first semester of 2019 and defining priorities for the second semester, with the main objective of strengthening the networking. The meeting was attended by representatives from 15 Thematic and Institutional Instances of the VHL, as well as by representatives of PAHO Brazil and of the Ministry of Health, which acts as the Network’s Executive Secretariat, in collaboration with BIREME.
BIREME attended the main Public Health events in Brazil, in addition to participating at conferences and contributing to their organization. Its presence offers the possibility of diffusing the products of the Center’s technical cooperation through the demonstrations, distribution of publications and quick courses that take place in the stands of the events.