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Technical Excellence is Main Focus of PAHO's New Strategy for Knowledge Management and Communication

Washington, D.C. (PAHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has approved a new strategy for Knowledge Management and Communication, to ensure technical excellence in all content produced by the Organization, as well as high quality standards in PAHO/WHO information and communication products, and equitable access to evidence-based information products and services.


PAHO sees health information as a regional public good, essential for economic and social development and for a just, equitable and healthy society. The organization will use an open access philosophy with respect to all its electronic content.
Information that stimulates decision-makers in the Region will be given priority, along with the promotion of appropriate technology in health care practice, suitable for adaptation and use by various levels of health workers in PAHO Member States.

The new Knowledge Management and Communication strategy is the first step in fullfilling the organization's vision of a region with equitable access to information and innovation in Public Health. PAHO aims to help its Member States to have health workers fully capable of operating in an Information Society, with open and equal access to health information sources.

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