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January 2006

Newsletter VHL 029 13/January/2006

ISSN 1809-6859

VHL and Health IKM are currently being consolidated in the Guyana

The development of the VHL GUY was the main reason for the visit to Georgetown, capital of Guyana, with Richard Van-West Charles (IKM/PAHO), Abel Packer, Director, Silvia de Valentin, manager of Administrative Management, and Isabel Antelo, Project Unit of BIREME/OPAS/OMS, on December 13-16, 2005. Some work meetings were held at PAHO country office in Guyana, which counted on the participation and coordination of Bernardette Theodore-Gandi (PWR GUY), and Keith Burrowes, PWR Administrative manager
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Health Minister pays tribute to the launching of TT VHL

In order to contribute to the strengthening of Trinidad and Tobago's (TT) VHL, Richard Van-West Charles (IKM/PAHO), Abel Packer, Director and Silvia de Valentin, manager of the Administrative Management, both from BIREME/OPAS/OMS, were present in Trinidad and Tobago between December 11 and 12 , 2005, for the launching of the VHL TT. John Rahael, Minister of Health, also paid tribute to the event, which was coordinated and supported by Lilian Renau-Vernon (PWR TT), and PWR office team
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Online Scientific Literature at AIM with VHL search engine interface

Available online since November 2005, the African Index Medicus (AIM) indexes scientific literature on health by African authors or authors related to Africa using a VHL data retrieval interface, developed by BIREME /PAHO/ WHO. AIM is a joint initiative of the African Regional Office (AFRO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), contributing to the visibility and accessibility of the scientific production on health by African authors
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São Paulo State Department of Health Formalizes Specific Project for Scientific and technical Information Management

In December 2005, BIREME/PAHO/WHO and the São Paulo State Department of Health (SES-SP), Brazil, through its center for Disease Control Coordination, formalized an agreement on a specific project for improving technical and scientific information management at the level of the Department, which is one of the signing parties in the agreement for supporting the institution
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VHL Ecuador network undergoes capacity-building course on LILACS and continues on consolidation path

The Course on Technologies for Developing VHL and LILACS Methodology, Web version, conducted from December 12 to 15 2005, in Quito, was one of the moves to consolidate Equity and Development of the VHL in Ecuador. Marcos Mori, from BIREME/PAHO/WHO Information cooperative services management, and Luz Ávila, librarian working for the Ecuador's Public Health Ministry, were in charge of the course
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Good Practices on Food Manufacturing and Manipulation Course in Ceará state in Brazil closes with 90% of students approved

On December 12, 2005, the e-course on Good Practices on Food Manufacturing and Manipulation recorded a 90% student approval rate. This is yet another activity within the scope of the agreement between the Ceará State Health Secretary (SESA) in Brazil and BIREME/PAHO/WHO. The initiative started in September 2005, with support from the Instituto Vias, in Santa Catarina state and the National Health Surveillance Agency, Ministry of Health, Brazil (Anvisa)
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ICML9 | CRICS 7 ICML9 | CRICS 7 - Annais
Cochrane Library
Cooperative Service for Accessing Documents
Scientific Electronic Library Online
Products Catalog

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