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April 2010

Newsletter VHL 098 14/April/2010

ISSN 1809-6859

"Social protection in health" guides the scientific program of the CRICS9

The 9th Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9) will be held in Santiago, Chile, on November 23-24, 2010. On the same week, the 6th Regional Coordinating Meeting of Virtual Health Library (VHL6) and associated networks will take place. Both events represent opportunities to gather the state-of-the-art in the topic of “Social protection in health”, by means of conferences, courses, meetings, as well as cultural and social activities
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Latin America and the Caribbean share free access to the Cochrane Library at the VHL

Latin America and the Caribbean is the only developing region with free access to the Cochrane Library, which is considered the most important source of scientific evidence on effectiveness of healthcare interventions. The Cochrane Library grows every year and access to information in English and Spanish is available at the VHL since 2003, through an annual subscription based on cooperation among the countries of the region, under the coordination of the PAHO, through the BIREME/PAHO/WHO
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VHL publishes hotsite on Urbanization and Healthy Life on the World Health Day 2010

The life conditions in cities and their impact on individual and collective health of urban populations led the WHO choose the topic Urbanization and Healthy Life to celebrate the World Health Day in 2010. The hotsite created within the VHL Sustainable Development in Health reinforces and complements the actions related to this day, providing a selection of contents towards a strategy of access to scientific and technical information on health, promoted by the PAHO through its specialized center, the BIREME/PAHO/WHO
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Women’s, Maternal and Perinatal Health at the VHL network build up at regional level

As from March 2010, the portal of the Virtual Health Library of Women’s, Maternal and Perinatal Health (VHL-MMyP) has been revised and realigned, aiming to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is expected to have more participation of other institutions in cooperative preparation and development of contents for more equitable access to information on the theme, according to the CLAP/SMR - PAHO/WHO, which coordinates the VHL-MMyP
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LEYES trainings promote the development of the VHL Legislation on Health

The LEYES database at the VHL was the focus of trainings in the past months, which were supported by the PAHO/WHO through its Representatives in Uruguay and Cuba, the area of Health Systems Based on Primary Healthcare (HSS) and the BIREME/PAHO/WHO. The activities strengthened the cooperative work to consolidate the portal VHL Legislation on Health
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Colombia: success achieved in the 1st VHL Week and 17th Updating Meeting of Medical Libraries

With over 200 participants, the 1st VHL Colombia Week, 17th National and 3rd International Meeting on Updating and Training for Medical Libraries, were successfully held in Bogotá, on March 8-12, 2010. During the event, the Instituto de Salud Pública – which coordinates the VHL in the country, presented the new VHL Colombia portal, among other activities of the scientific program
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