In May 2021, the new version of the LEGISALUD platform of the Argentine Republic was officially launched, a database that stores legislative information specialized in health in general, and Covid-19 in particular, at the initiative of the Ministry of Health of the Nation, with the institutional support of PAHO/WHO and with the technological support of BIREME/PAHO/WHO, based on the Virtual Health Library methodology.
BIREME was present at the VI International Congress of Medical Education promoted by the Asociación Peruana de Facultades de Medicina (ASPEFAM), from May 25th to 29th of this year. The event, developed in an innovative way to meet current challenges regarding the virtual format, had the participation of 1,500 attendees from different countries of the Americas and mainly from Peru with a program that included pre-congress courses, stands, international meetings, symposiums, and keynote addresses.
The 5th International Congress on Primary Health Care (V CIAPS), organized by the Universidade Federal de Piauí and the Center for Studies, Research and Extension in Continuing Education for SUS (NUEPES), was inaugurated with the Conference “Maternal care in times of COVID-19” taught by Bremen de Mucio, specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Health Services Management of the PAHO/WHO Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women’s and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR), moderated by the director of BIREME, Diego González.
The selection and permanence criteria for LILACS journals in the Brazil collection were updated in order to align them with the LILACS criteria applied throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and with the editorial and scientific communication processes provided for in Open Science. The document was also restructured to make it easier to understand its application in the evaluation and selection process of journals, carried out annually.
In order to gather and structure its main scientific journals in a single virtual environment, the São Paulo State Health Secretariat created the Portal of Scientific Journals. The portal will offer differentiated services, such as the electronic management of journals through an online editorial flow, using the Open Journal System and increase the visibility of the journals of the institutes that integrate the Information and Knowledge VHL Network.
With approximately 28 million professionals worldwide, Nursing is the largest occupational group in the health sector and is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, playing a key role in patient care. In 2021, designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the International Year of Health and Care Workers, in recognition of the performance of these professionals in the face of the pandemic, the International Nursing Council seeks to catch a glimpse of the future of nursing and how these professionals will transform the vision of health care.