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Access to publications and other information resources on public health and environmental health in the Americas and in the U.S.-Mexico border.


U.S-Mexico Border Virtual Health Library

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 Library. The references are linked to the full text article when available.

Electronic Publications of PAHO/WHO United States Mexico Border Office

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


PAHO Online Bookstore

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.

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           WHO Virtual Library

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.

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Online  PALTEX Library

PALTEX 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.

In 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.


Pan American Journal of Public health/ Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

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 (

For more information please contact the PAHO/WHO Center of Knowledge Management and Communication of the United States-Mexico Border Office
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5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4
El Paso, TX 79912

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