The 13th Brazilian Congress of Collective Health, organized by the Brazilian Association of Collective Health – Abrasco – in 2022 had the theme ‘Health is democracy: diversity, equity and social justice’ and was held in Salvador, Bahia, on November 19-24, 2022. The event was supported by the PAHO/WHO Officet in Brazil and BIREME, which participated in its stand, serving as a focal point for the promotion of its products and services, publications by PAHO’s technical areas and book launches from the Organization.
In the context of the BIREME/PAHO/WHO technical cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean in the management of technical and scientific information in health and in follow-up to the actions to move forward with the initiative of the Caribbean Virtual Health Library, training took place in early November on how to use the FI-Admin tool, developed by BIREME, to enter data into the MedCarib database.
The 6th National Conference on Indigenous Health (CNSI) took place from November 14 to 18, 2022, in Brasília, promoted by the National Health Council (CNS) and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health Care (SESAI). BIREME participated in the event through the PAHO/WHO Brazil booth, where it made presentations to promote products and services related to Indigenous Health.
In November 2022, the Nursing VHL congregated two of its important governance committees: the International Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee of Brazil. The 2nd Meeting of the International Advisory Committee, called XV Reunión de la Red Internacional de la BVS Enfermería, took place virtually on November 7, during the 17th Coloquio Panamericano de Investigación en Enfermería, within the scope of the XV Reunión de Redes Internacionales de Enfermería, on the 6th -7th of that month, in Miami, Florida, in the United States.
The PAHO/WHO Knowledge Management (KM) area is part of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH), which also includes BIREME. Among its workstreams is the Digital Literacy activity, which promotes periodic training for staff in PAHO/WHO Offices and Centers in the context of the Research4Life Program (HINARI). BIREME has been participating in the training activity focused on the search for scientific and technical literature in the LILACS database.
November 14th marks World Diabetes Day, celebrating the birth date of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin in 1922. The worldwide celebration is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes on people’s health and highlight the opportunities that exist to strengthen the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes. BIREME provides relevant and updated information on diabetes for health professionals, researchers, and the population in general, as a way of contributing to the awareness and prevention of this disease.