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April 2006

Newsletter VHL 040 07/April/2006

ISSN 1809-6859

World Health Day honors health workers

The World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, 2006, will be dedicated to health workers. In Latin America they comprise a contingent of 7.5 million people. Access to scientific and technical information about health is one of the aspects of honoring healthcare professionals for improving the quality of their work. The VHL Network, coordinated by BIREME/PAHO/WHO, has a mission to expand the dissemination of information and knowledge on health through the Internet, in an open and free mode
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Iberian-American Cochrane Network supports Portal of Evidence at VHL

Representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain and Mexico at the Iberian-American Cochrane Network met with the Director of BIREME/PAHO/WHO, in Quito, Ecuador, on March 28, 2006. After analysis of the effort, these representatives decided to support the proposal to create and operate a Portal of Evidence at the Virtual Health Library. This would integrate products, services, news and events related to evidence in scientific research in the field of health, to support the decision-making processes in health in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Pierre Lévy proposes a new language for information technology

Information Economy Meta Language (IEML), a new information technology language, based on semantic communication concepts, may be the basis for relation “between machines” in a virtual knowledge society. In general lines, this was the subject presented by the technology science philosopher, Pierre Lévy, to BIREME/PAHO/WHO collaborators, on March 30, 2006
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VHL Brazil Cooperating Center VC is a source of communication and information of the Network

The VHL Brazil Cooperating Center Virtual Community, a source of communication and information at the VHL, is used as a facilitating space to gather participants of the Brazilian Health Sciences Information Network, coordinated by BIREME/PAHO/WHO. This community aims to contribute to improving VHL processes, promoting discussion of contents, functionalities, resources and other issues
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Virtual Library SDE put available contents discussed at world forum in Mexico

The 4th World Water Forum, the largest event on water resources worldwide, was held in Mexico, between March 16 and 22. It was attended by representatives of all agencies and programs of the United Nations (UN), including CEPIS of the PAHO Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area, which contributes to developing the VHLDE (Virtual Health Library of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health). The central theme was "Local Actions for a Global Challenge", and the event hosted 35 representatives of 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries
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Quality of care to SUS users awards VHL cooperating center in Brazil

The Instituto Nacional de Traumato-Ortopedia (INTO) was granted the Certificate of International Quality by the Joint Commission International (JCI), from the US, for quality of care provided to users of the Unified Health System (SUS). The Into is an agency related to the Secretary of Healthcare of Ministry of Health (MS), located in Rio de Janeiro, and it is one of the cooperating centers of the Virtual Health Library (VHL) through the BiblioSUS Network
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