|The Guyana Virtual Health Library Training and Launch|
The Guyana Virtual Health Library Training and Launch
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) conducted a workshop 13-15 March 2012, on the use of the Virtual Health Library and the Indexing Methodology for the easy and cost effective access to health information.
Dr. LilianCalo and Ms. Maria Analia Conceicao, facilitators from BIREME, our Collaborating Center in Brazil, conducted the training for health professionals, librarian and researches. The twenty two (22) persons who participated were from the University of Guyana and the Ministry of Health.
Following the workshop, PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the University of Guyana and the Ministry of Health launched the Guyana Virtual Health Library, 16 March 2012.
The outcome of the workshop
Participants gained the knowledge on the efficient use of the VHL and the effective indexing methodology for the easy access of scientific health information. Emphasis was placed on the indexing methodology, as a result of quality scientific health information which is needed for the Guyana Virtual Health Library.
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