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February 2006

Newsletter VHL 032 03/February/2006

ISSN 1809-6859

Virtual Community of Oral Health Care for the Americas is launched

The 1st ELACSB [Latin American Meeting of Oral Health Coordinators], associated with the 24th CIOSP [Sao Paulo International Dentistry Congress] held in Sao Paulo on January 31st 2006, launched the Virtual Community of Oral Health Care for the Americas. This is a pioneering initiative in Primary Oral Health Care in Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative has the support of the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Country Office in Brazil, and BIREME/PAHO/WHO. This initiative also aims to develop the VHL - Oral Health Care for the Americas, thus joining the actions and efforts already accomplished by the Brazilian Dentistry VHL
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BIREME adopts project management methodology in network and in VHL

The VHL model for the management and operation of networks of information sources and flows in healthcare is operated by individuals and institutions that produce, mediate, and make use of information by means of specific projects, and some associates. Project management is crucial for VHL successful, expansion and strengthening. BIREME/PAHO/WHO is developing a project management methodology and matching methodologies that focus on the Logical Framework Approach and PMBOK concepts
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PANAFTOSA is visited by the International Commission to eradicate the foot-and-mouth disease

The PANAFTOSA/PAHO/WHO, a specialized center of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Rio de Janeiro, which works in the development and consolidation of the VHL in Veterinary Public Health (VHL VPH), actively participated in this meeting. Latin American authorities discussed the best policies to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease, which is considered a major public health challenge
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Digital and information inclusion is the theme of IFLA workshop in Chile

The Public Library of Santiago, Chile, held a meeting on January 24-25, 2006, with representatives from nine LA & C countries, and representatives from all Chilean regions invited by the IFLA. Meeting participants were encouraged to share experiences about the development of internet-based information services offered by Libraries and Networks in the countries of the region. Elenice de Castro, VHL Events Coordinator, represented BIREME/PAHO/WHO
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ILSL and BIREME plan to develop Virtual Community and VHL Leprosy

On January 23, 2006, Director Abel Packer and the BIREME/PAHO/WHO team met with Dr. Marcos Virmond and Dr. Clůvis Lombardi, Director and Technical Consultant of the Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), a world reference institution in the treatment of leprosy. The objective was to develop joint projects that may contribute towards a reduction in the number of Brazilian leprosy cases
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BIREME at the 1st meeting on staff security in the UN system in Brazil

January 24, 2006, the headquarters of the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) in Brasilia held the first meeting of the year for the security group. The meeting was comprised of operational and administrative representatives of the United Nations System Agencies in Brazil, the 1st Security Management Team (SMT) 2006. FabrŪcio Lima, of the Process Support Unit, Administrative Management (AM), represented BIREME/PAHO/WHO, which is also responsible for the development of the UNDSS site in Brazil
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