A decentralized and
dynamic information-source collection, designed to provide equitable access to
scientific knowledge on border health. International, national and specialized
bibliographic controlled databases are available and searchable on the BVHL. It offers free and direct access to more than 13
million bibliographic references of scientific documents in more than ten
different bibliographic databases including MEDLINE, LILACS and Cochran
references are linked to the full text article when available.
The technical and
scientific publications of the PAHO/WHO – U.S.-Mexico Border Office are
available in electronic format in our Website and through the Border VHL.If you wish to obtain the complete
collection in CD-ROM or a hard copy please contact our Knowledge Management and
Information Center.This Information Center provides provide a collection
of print and non-print material of documents and publications on health and
public health pertaining to the United States-Mexico border for the awareness
and dissemination of information.The Center is located within the U.S.-Mexico Border Office and the
schedule of service is Monday to Friday of 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00. An appointment is required
to carry out a information searches or to consult the documents within the
Center, by telephone to +1 (915) 845-5950 Ext.23 or
The search engine
lets you find products by theme, year, title, series, and keyword. You will
also find articles of the Magazine/Journal,
individual chapters, book reviews, and press releases among others. Its search
engine allows you to find the products by subjects, year, title, series, and
keyword. You will also find journal articles, individual chapters, book
reviews, press kits, press releases, among others.
WHO documents and publications
can be downloaded for free in many languages from the WHO database Library. You
can order copies of publications through the WHO Library, which offers
discounts for orders from developing countries. The Library also offers paid
subscriptions to serial publications, serial texts and works grouped by topic.
serves the needs not only of medical students, but also of a wide range of
professional health disciplines, including nursing, dentistry, veterinary
medicine, nutrition and environmental health. It provides print materials, and
basic diagnostic instruments required for hands-on student practice.
addition to distributing textbooks for professionals, PALTEX publishes and
distributes manuals and other materials focused on the needs of health services
personnel at all levels of the health system.
The PALTEX publications and tools can be acquired only by students
majoring in Health Sciences and health workers of public and private
institutions that have an agreement with PAHO / WHO.
The PAJPH/RPSP is a free
monthly publication of trilingual content with peer arbitration which belongs
to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Those interested to view the
full text and also receive a monthly electronic notice to the content of each
new number, can register on the website (revista.paho.org).
For more information please contact the PAHO/WHO Center of Knowledge Management and Communication of the United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4
El Paso, TX 79912