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Brazil: The Virtual Campus and EPSJV/Fiocruz discuss the use of PAHO's Educational Platform by health technicians'

Brazil: The Virtual Campus and EPSJV/Fiocruz discuss the use of PAHO's Educational Platform by health technicians'

Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) participated in a two-day workshop at the Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic School of Health (EPSJV in Portuguese), located on the grounds of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aim was to discuss strategies to increase access to courses offered by PAHO's Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), for health technicians.

The Virtual Campus launches a series of seminars to improve the technical skills of its teaching teams

The Virtual Campus launches a series of seminars to improve the technical skills of its teaching teams

The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of training seminars for tutors involved in the courses offered on the educational platform. The purpose is to improve the technical skills and capacities of its teaching teams, in virtual tutoring.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - May 2024

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What are the profile and educational trajectories of health technicians who are users of the Virtual Campus? A research project by the CVSP and EPSJV/Fiocruz seeks to answer that question

The Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (CVSP/PAHO) plays a fundamental role in training health technicians throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. To understand the experience of these professionals to reach health technicians with training offerings suitable to their characteristics and needs, the Joaquim Venâncio School of Health Polytechnics (EPSJV/Fiocruz) from Brazil, together with the Virtual Campus, has entered into a joint work agreement.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - April 2024

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The Virtual Campus promotes the strengthening of leadership for educational management in the Americas, through an action-research strategy

The Virtual Campus promotes the strengthening of leadership for educational management in the Americas, through an action-research strategy

Washington DC, April 26, 2024 (PAHO)- The development of virtual educational proposals in health institutions requires trained teaching teams with the capacity to analyze the environment and the challenges of the transformation of the world of work in health and education.

As part of the commitments of the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) to strengthen the teaching capacities in health institutions in the Region of the Americas, this Special Program of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has collaborated with academic institutions in the design of a course focused on "Leadership for Educational Management in Health Organizations".

The course has already been approved for development by the governance committee of the Virtual Campus and work has been carried out to define its contents.

The Virtual Campus highlights the importance of virtual education for public health, in the 1st International Meeting of Scientific Communication, Health and Social Impact

The Virtual Campus highlights the importance of virtual education for public health, in the 1st  International Meeting of Scientific Communication, Health and Social Impact

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) supported the organization of the First International Meeting on Scientific Communication, Health and Social Impact, held from April 8 to 12 at the Faculty of Sciences of Information from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), in Spain. Scholars and researchers from Africa, Latin America and Europe participated actively during the event.

The Virtual Campus for Public Health surpasses three million users

The Virtual Campus for Public Health surpasses three million users

The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) surpassed 3 million users from more than 225 countries and territories around the world.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - March 2024

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - March 2024

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - February 2024

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - February 2024

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - January 2024

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Virtual Campus for Public Health News - December 2023

Virtual Campus for Public Health News - December 2023

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - December 2023

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - December 2023

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The Virtual Campus for Public Health encouraged the development of a Learning Pathway in Primary Health Care

The Virtual Campus for Public Health encouraged the development of a Learning Pathway in Primary Health Care

Washington DC, 11 December 2023 (PAHO)- The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) participated in the workshop "Capacity development in PHC: Learning Pathways for person centered models of care”, at the Regional Forum: Alliance for Primary Health Care in the Americas, which took place from December 4 to 6, 2023, in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Gabriel Listovsky, Chief of the VCPH special program, presented on the topic “Learning Pathways within the framework of lifelong education” and highlighted that it is necessary to design plans for continuous training of human resources for health in accordance with the regional and national contexts. This means, advancing in the design of Learning Pathways to strengthen human resources.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - November 2023

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - November 2023

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The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Design, use and circulation of Open Educational Resources”

The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Design, use and circulation of Open Educational Resources”

Training and exchange meetings 2023 on November 16, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The topic of the meeting will be “Design, use and circulation of Open Educational Resources”.

PAHO Director: Strengthening and investing in health promotion is essential to build stronger, healthier and more equitable communities

PAHO Director: Strengthening and investing in health promotion is essential to build stronger, healthier and more equitable communities

PAHO launches the new online course on Health Promotion and the Health Promotion Window of Knowledge, two e-learning tools to advance Health Promotion in the Region of the Americas.

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2023 – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, highlighted that “to build stronger, more equitable, and healthier communities, it is essential to strengthen and invest in health promotion”, which involves, he added, “creating healthy environments, promoting community participation and empowerment, strengthening health governance and intersectoral action, and incorporating this approach into healthcare systems.” 

With over 2.5 million users, PAHO's Virtual Campus for Public Health celebrates 20 years of operation

With over 2.5 million users, PAHO's Virtual Campus for Public Health celebrates 20 years of operation

Washington D.C., 30 October 2023 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today commemorated 20 years of operation of its Virtual Public Health Campus (VCPH), highlighting its fundamental contribution to virtual health education. Today, the Campus has over 2.5 million users.

"When we look back to the year 2003 and remember the launch of this pioneering platform, we don't just see a technological tool, but the birth of a vision," PAHO Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa said during an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Campus.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - October 2023

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - October 2023

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Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PAHO's Virtual Campus

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PAHO's Virtual Campus

Virtual education has gained a prominent place in the field of health education and the experience of the pandemic has increased the need for countries and institutions to prioritize it. Since its official launch in 2003, the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been a pioneer in the development of virtual education in public health.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - September 2023

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - September 2023

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The virtual course on Introduction to the Renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) is now available in English

The virtual course on Introduction to the Renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) is now available in English

Washington D.C. September 24, 2023: The Pan American Health Organization, in coordination with the Virtual Campus for Public Health, presents the English version of the course "Introduction to the Renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF)." The primary objective of this online course is to introduce the new conceptual framework of EPHF, providing key concepts of its evaluation methodology and strengthening the stewardship of health authorities.

The goal is to inspire participants to identify their personal contributions and become agents of change in advancing universal health.

The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Teaching competences in Public Health”

The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Teaching competences in Public Health”

Training and exchange meetings 2023 on September 21, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The topic of the meeting will be “Teaching competences in Public Health”.

The Dominican Republic Node of the Virtual Campus for Public Health launches the online course on tutor training for network learning

The Dominican Republic Node of the Virtual Campus for Public Health launches the online course on tutor training for network learning

Panama, 20 July 2023 (PAHO)- The Dominican Republic node of the Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (VCPH/PAHO) launched the second edition of the virtual course "Training of tutors for network learning" with more than 35 participants. The course is expected to last for ten weeks, from July 16 to September 24, 2023, and offers an overview of the different tasks and functions related to the management of online training programs.

The Virtual Campus participates in the event #LearningSavesLives organized by OpenWHO

The Virtual Campus participates in the event #LearningSavesLives organized by OpenWHO

Panama, 15 July 2023 (PAHO) - The Virtual Campus of the Pan American Health Organization (VCPH/PAHO) participated in the event #LearningSavesLives: OpenWHO stories from around the world on July 13, 2023, organized by OpenWHO, the free learning platform of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The online event was focused on showcasing how learners have used the OpenWHO.org learning platform to protect public health in their communities.

“Since the start of the pandemic, and in active collaboration with OpenWHO, the Virtual Campus responded quickly to virtualization and capacity-building needs, offering the first course in Spanish on COVID-19 in February 2020 and working together with OpenWHO to translate material into Spanish and Portuguese, making it available to people on both platforms,” said Gabriel Listovsky, regional coordinator of the Virtual Campus.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - August 2023

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - August 2023

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The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Communication strategies and dissemination of virtual education programs”

The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the topic "Communication strategies and dissemination of virtual education programs”

Training and exchange meetings 2023 on August 17, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The topic of the meeting will be “Communication strategies and dissemination of virtual education programs”.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services – July 2023

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The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the theme "The evaluation of virtual educational processes. The formative assessment. Process evaluation and impact evaluation. The articulation with the processes of work and technical cooperation”

The Virtual Campus holds a virtual seminar with the theme "The evaluation of virtual educational processes. The formative assessment. Process evaluation and impact evaluation. The articulation with the processes of work and technical cooperation”

Training and exchange meetings 2023 on July 20, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The theme of the meeting will be “The evaluation of virtual educational processes. The formative assessment. Process evaluation and impact evaluation. The articulation with the processes of work and technical cooperation”.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services – June 2023

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