The mission of BIREME is to contribute to the development of health in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through the democratization of access, publication and use of scientific information, knowledge and evidence.

The main groundwork for BIREME’s existence is the following:

  • Access to scientific and technical health information, which is essential to the development of research, education and healthcare systems;
  • The need for technical cooperation in order to develop and strengthen national and regional capacities and infrastructure for scientific and technical information in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, in accordance with the international state of the art;
  • The need to increase, in a sustainable way, visibility, accessibility, dissemination, use and impact of scientific information generated at national, regional and global levels.