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September/August 2010

Newsletter VHL 102 30/August/2010

ISSN 1809-6859

Director of PAHO/WHO visits the BIREME and localities in Sao Paulo

Mirta Roses Periago, Director of the PAHO/WHO, was in Brazil on August 23-27, 2010. After meetings in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, the Director visited the BIREME/PAHO/WHO on August 26 and the focus of the activity was the new institutional landmark of the Center. The Director met some of the main representatives of the institutions that support BIREME - Ministry of Health, State Secretariat of Health of Sao Paulo and Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and participated in a meeting with the collaborators of the Center. Within the context of PAHO/WHO in Sao Paulo, she visited the district of Itaquera and in the city of Guarulhos
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ICMJE releases new model of disclosure of conflict of interests

To update the requirements for submission of scientific works, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the biomedical journals to provide the authors the new form of Disclosure of Conflict of Interests. The updated form, which had the collaboration from the BIREME/PAHO/WHO in the Portuguese version, should also be adopted by the LILACS and SciELO networks, after their approval
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VHL RIPSA innovates and facilitates access to health indicators

The Interagency Network of Information for Health (RIPSA) adopts the VHL model to provide information about the use of health indicators built based on national data and research. Through cooperation projects with BIREME, as from 2006, the VHL RIPSA has advanced and the most recent results include the new interface of the portal, presenting contents in three languages and using the integrated search system iAHx, among other improvements that contributed to enhance visibility of the network
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AGAP Project results in successful experiences in use of evidence

The National Seminar of Evaluation of the project Improved Management in Primary Care (AGAP), held in Brasilia, D.F., on July 26-28, demonstrated how the states from the Northeastern region in Brazil have effectively used scientific evidence to face old problems in primary care. As part of the project, trainings on access and use of the VHL Portal of Evidence, Cochrane Library at the VHL and the Telehealth and Primary Care Portal (APS)
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VHL Leprosy: projects bring new information sources and resources for users

The implementation of technologies and methodologies within the VHL Leprosy strengthens access to and visibility of information sources about the control of the disease in Brazil. By means of a cooperation project between the Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL) and the BIREME/PAHO/WHO, the VHL Leprosy is now available in English and Spanish, and enhances its Contents Network with digitization of part of the collection International Journal of Leprosy, among other improvements implemented in 2010
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LILDBI-Web - VHL Colombia Network participates in trainings

In Colombia, 53 documentalists of the Collaborating Centers of the LILACS Network participated in trainings on use of the application LILDBI-WEB, focused on bibliographic description and indexing, and shared information on good practices within the context of the VHL model. The trainings were held by the PAHO/WHO Representative in Colombia, Biblioteca de Profamilia and the Biblioteca Fundadores de la Universidad CES from Medellin
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