PAHO/WHO Brazil and BIREME participate at a sub-regional initiative on human resources in health

The Technical Unit of Human Resources in Health at PAHO/WHO Brazil, together with BIREME, continues to develop a project aiming to identify and analyze scientific and technical information published on the main international and regional indexes on human resources in health. The results of this project will support the formulation of a regional strategy on knowledge management for the area of human resources in health.

A new theme in the VHL: natural medicine and complementary therapies

An initiative aligned to the WHO Strategy on Traditional Medicine (2014- 2023), has as main goal promoting visibility, access to, use and generation of scientific and education content and health data, in order to contribute to the promotion and development of Natural Medicine and Complementary Therapies in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a technical cooperation agreement with PAHO/WHO Nicaragua and the Instituto de Medicina Natural y Terapias Complementarias de Nicaragua, with great potential of expanding to other countries of the region.

Actions on scientific communication in health for the region

BIREME, as a specialized Center of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization(PAHO/WHO) and the Knowledge Management Project of the area of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research department (KBR/PAHO), under the management of PAHO/WHO Assistant Director, work in close collaboration on themes of scientific communication in health, strengthening the  health publications from the Region, and promoting capacities to improve the quality and quantity of scientific reports, besides making them widely available to healthcare professionals, researchers, students, and decision makers.

National Networks promote the democratization of health information

VHL is the technical cooperation model for information management coordinated by BIREME/PAHO/WHO, developed with the participation and collaboration of the networks, organizations and individuals of Latin American and Caribbean countries, and applied by other nations. In the countries, the VHL projects itself through national, thematic, and institutional fora with the purpose of enhancing visibility and promoting the use of scientific and technical knowledge, according to health priorities and information needs of users. In this context, RENICS – Red Nacional de InformaciĂłn en CiĂȘncias de la Salud de Argentina, turns 30 years old coordinated by the National Academy of Medicine with the support of the area of Knowledge Management of the country’s PAHO/WHO Representation.

ProEthos – support on strengthening research ethics committees

The goal of the ProEthos platform, coordinated by the Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research (KBR) team of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with the support of BIREME on its technological development, is to systematize ethical review of human research, thus strengthening the ethics committees in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its main objective, however, is to improve the quality of ethical reviews and to disseminate the culture of their use on research studies with human participants.

Approaching scientific knowledge and health practice

The Third International Conference on Primary Health Care brought together managers and employees of the Brazilian Unified Health System in Teresina, PiauĂ­, Brazil, in order to discuss topics related to the gap between health knowledge and practice. The event was an opportunity for BIREME to discuss information management within the context of Agenda 2030. Poverty eradication, the greatest challenge facing the world today was also debated, as a key requirement for sustainable development.