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March/April 2009

Newsletter VHL 088 09/April/2009

ISSN 1809-6859

South Africa adopts the SciELO model for its journals

The South African scientific production started to promote its visibility in the open access mode, through the SciELO platform, with the online publication of high-quality academic journals. By adhering to the SciELO methodology, which is in use for more than 11 years in Latin America and Caribbe, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) leads the project in cooperation with BIREME/PAHO/WHO, having already selected four scientific journals to be included in the SciELO South Africa collection
read the full article projects itself as knowledge management benchmark in the research of infectious diseases in poverty

The on-line platform is oriented to managing information and exchanging scientific knowledge about infectious diseases most prevalent among the poor populations, such as malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, Chagas disease and other conditions. The contemplates one of the lines of action in the Special Program in Research and Training in Tropical Infectious Diseases of the WHO (TDR/WHO) and, in collaboration with the BIREME/PAHO/WHO, is projected to be a reference portal (one stop shop) for scientific research in infectious diseases
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ePORTUGUÊSe: five Portuguese-speaking countries receive VHL training

WHO has made significant advances towards the development of human resources on health in the Portuguese-speaking countries via the ePORTUGUÊSe network. Between March and April 2009, and in a joint cooperation with BIREME/PAHO/WHO, training on the VHL model was attended by people from Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, East Timor and Brazil. The event focused on the organization and availability of scientific and technical information sources on health by the VHL as a strategy to respond to the demands for information on health sciences
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NECOBELAC promotes the scientific writing and open access on public health

The Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin American-Caribbean Countries (NECOBELAC) aims to disseminate knowledge, methods and techniques about scientific communication and writing and open access to information in the public health domain. The basis of the network will be strengthening of structures, systems, networks, technologies and initiatives that already exist in the European Union and in Latin America and Caribbe
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Technical training strengthens the VHL Venezuela

The Instituto Nacional de Prevención, Salud y Seguridad Laborales (INPSAEL) with the support of BIREME/PAHO/WHO has continued with the series of training courses in March, in Caracas, aiming to empower the VHL network members in the methodologies and technologies to operate sources of information, with highlight in the bibliographic control through LILACS
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VHL week in Paraguay to celebrate 10 years of VHL

In order to commemorate 10 years of VHL, the Paraguay´s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare promoted training sessions and conferences in Asuncion, during the VHL Week in Paraguay, last March. The event supported by the BIREME/PAHO/WHO contributed to the development and strengthening of the network and also to train the health professionals and information technicians in the use of information available in the VHL, in addition to hosting the meeting of the Advisory Committee for VHL and the network of VHL Cooperating Libraries
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