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In response to the commitment made with Member States through the Strategy on eHealth for the Americas, we present the PAHO/WHO eHealth Newsletter. This space will enable people in the Americas, and in other corners of the world, to share news, events, resources and experiences on the application of information and communication technologies to health. We invite you to subscribe to the newsletter and be part of this collaborative space.

The Pan American Health Organization will continue to support the region in eHealth to reach universal access to health.


Virtual dialogues address the present and future of eHealth in the Americas

Conversaciones eSaludPAHO/WHO calls on professionals that work in the field of eHealth to brainstorm, discuss and reflect on the present and future of the use and application of information and communication technologies in public health in the Americas. The virtual dialogues will be part of a project titled "eHealth Conversations: Information management, dialogue and knowledge exchange to approach universal access to health". Read More...

News on the media



Video Interview Ariel Pablos-Mendez
Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator of Global Health at USAID, speaks about eHealth during the CRICS9.

In Other Regions of WHO

From the Regional Office for Europe

Efforts are currently ongoing for the development of a national eHealth strategy in the Republic of Moldova. WHO, with resources from the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine are working directly with country representatives in Moldova to shape the strategy development process and ensure that stakeholders within the Ministry of Health receive assistance in addressing key eHealth issues of local importance.

Thailand: eHealth strengthening fight against malaria drug resistance


Recommended Readings

Pan American Health Organization. Strategy and Plan of Acion on eHealth (2012-2017). 51st. Directing Council; 26-30 September 2011; Washington (DC): PAHO; 2011 (resolution CD51/13).

World Health Organization. eHealth [online]. 58th World Health Assembly; 16-25 May 2005; Geneva, Switzerland: WHO; 2005 (resolution WHA58.28).

World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union, The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit. Geneva: WHO, ITU; 2012.

App of the month

App ImageeGSHS App: Monitor Children's Health in the Americas
The first PAHO/WHO app for iPhone and iPad allows users to access data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) electronic database. The purpose of the GSHS is to provide accurate data on health behaviors and protective factors among students 13 to 15 years of age concerning alcohol, drugs, diet, hygiene, mental health, physical activity, sexual behaviors, tobacco, violence, and unintentional injuries. This application helps countries and international agencies to compare, visualize and share health indictors in different formats such as tables, bars and trends, in both Spanish and English. Read More...



  • Online Course: Access to Information Sources and Management of Social Networks, Virtual Campus of Public Health, PAHO/WHO (in Spanish)
  • Online Course: Using New Media Strategically in response to HIV, JSI Research and Training Institute
  • Grant: "Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology", Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.
    Closing date: 5 August 2014
  • Grant: Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology, National Institutes of Health.
    Closing date: 7 September 2013
  • Grant: Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.
    Cloinge Date: November 13, 2013

eHealth Experience: Ministry of Health in Peru

Video My Right to IdentityThe projet Information Systems for the online registry of the Certificate of Live Births is one of the telehealth initiatives in Peru. This innovative project, with the theme "My Right to Identity" enables immidiate registration of the newborn and mother in the delivery room, also including data of the health personnel that participated during childbirth.

Walter Curioso, Director General of the Office of Statistics in the Ministry of Health in Peru, described it as a user-friendly system that requires only a computer, internet and a printer. He said that the project is already running in 44 establishments and it could be in 150 by the end of the year.

This web system for the Registry of Live Births, coordinated by the Ministry of Health and the National Registration of Identity and Civil Status (Reniec), will reduce the amount of errors in issuing inaccurate data and statistics, replace manual registration of the certificate of live birth, and will issue the certificate with an identification number of the newborn. Read More...



9th Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information
22-24 October 2012
Washington DC, USA

Photos | Videos

CRICS9: Experts Highlight Importance of eHealth in Access to Health Services

Telemedicine: Experts Present Experiences and Best Practices in the Americas

eHealth Experts Claim Technology Could Provide Solutions to Health Problems

CRICS9 Concludes Sessions with Advances in the Area of Scientific Information and its Relation to eHealth

Other Events

8vo Foro Nacional de Tecnologías para la Salud
6-8 November 2012
City of Mexico, Mexico

WHO Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability
3-4 December 2012
Geneva, Switzerland

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