BIREME/PAHO/WHO, the Executive Secretariat and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health of the Ministry of Health of Brazil coordinate the development and implementation of the VHL for indigenous populations, aiming to expand access to and use of scientific and technical information in health services offered to the indigenous population, contributing to strengthening the SUS and improving the Indigenous Health Care Subsystem.
MEDLIST is a drug and device list portal with comments and annotations, as well as being a component of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Regional Platform for Innovation and Access to Health and Technology, developed by the Pan American Health Organization Health/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with support from BIREME. The platform allows access to the WHO Model Essential Medicines Lists and its main objective is to support users, mainly policymakers, through unified access to national, regional, and international medicines lists.
We highlight the results of the first year in the context of the technical cooperation project between BIREME/PAHO/WHO and the Secretary of Health of the Municipality of São Paulo (SMS-São Paulo) for the updating and maintenance of Secretary of Health of the Municipality of São Paulo Virtual Health Library (SMS São Paulo VHL) – Phase III, through the strengthening of capacities in information and knowledge management.
The course Leishmaniasis en las Américas: Diagnóstico y Tratamiento (Leishmaniasis in the Americas: Diagnosis and Treatment) is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in partnership with BIREME and the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) to train health professionals that work at different levels of care and educational training at undergraduate and graduate levels.
World Food Safety Day was celebrated on June 7th to raise awareness and inspire action to help prevent, detect, and manage food-borne hazards. BIREME/PAHO/WHO makes the VHL Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional available, coordinated by INCAP and developed by Guatemala, with scientific and technical information on Public Health, Health, Food, Nutrition, and Food and Nutritional Safety.
Climate change is the biggest threat to global health of the 21st century. Health is and will be affected by climate change through direct and indirect impacts. World Environment Day, celebrated every June 5th since 1973, is the largest global dissemination platform for environmental issues and serves as a warning to governments and populations about the seriousness of our planet’s situation. Get to know the information sources that BIREME discloses on the subject.