Twenty-two years ago, on the 4th Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS4) held in San José, Costa Rica, and through the San José Declaration “Hacia la Biblioteca Virtual en Salud”, a model of health information and knowledge management was born. The Virtual Health Library (VHL), coordinated by BIREME, structures and guides the development of products, services and initiatives based on cooperative, decentralized and networked work.
No Dia do Bibliotecário no Brasil, 12 de março, a BIREME homenageia os bibliotecários que integram sua equipe e das redes BVS e LILACS, bem como os pontos focais da OPAS dedicados à gestão da informação e do conhecimento.
On March 3, 1967, BIREME/PAHO/WHO was established in Brazil through its 1st Maintenance Agreement, formalized between PAHO/WHO and the Government of Brazil represented by national institutions, of which, to the present date, the Ministry of Health remains as one of the main institutional supporters of the Center. As of 2010, BIREME relies on its Statute, which, through its two Governance Committees, has members and experts from Latin America and the Caribbean countries. It has been 53 years contributing to the access to information and knowledge in health for several other countries besides those in the Region of the Americas. The Virtual Health Library Network and its main sources of information, the Latin American Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS) and Health Science Descriptors (DeSC), information and scientific communication products and services continue to characterize and strengthen BIREME's mission.
Diretora da OPAS conclama países das Américas a intensificar atividades de preparação e resposta a COVID-19
A diretora da Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde (OPAS), Carissa F. Etienne, recomendou nesta quarta-feira (26/02) que os países intensifiquem seus planos de preparação e resposta à doença causada pelo coronavírus 2019 (COVID-19) antes do surgimento de novos casos na Região das Américas. O Ministério da Saúde do Brasil confirmou nesta quarta-feira o primeiro caso de COVID-19 no país. O paciente é um homem de 61 anos que voltou recentemente de uma viagem à Itália, onde tem ocorrido um surto do vírus desde a semana passada. Até agora, o COVID-19 já afetou 81.109 pessoas em 38 países ao redor do mundo, 78.191 delas na China.
The structure of BIREME’s Biannual Work Plan (BWP) for 2020-2021 has been approved by the PAHO/WHO Executive Management and Director, which will enable the fulfillment of the technical cooperation program and institutional management priorities of the Center. Among the main approaches, it is possible to highlight its alignment with the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas (ASSA2030) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for synergies with multi-sector institutions.