Capacity development workshop for implementing networking model of VHL

The University of Panama, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in Panama and the Latin American Center of Information in Health Sciences (NLM / PAHO / WHO) held from 20 to 24 May this year the "Workshop on Introduction to Virtual Health Library (VHL) ".

The workshop aimed at participants achieve capacity building for implementation of the networking model of VHL, as well as in the promotion of open access to information and the management and operation of information sources VHL, as a strategy to support the development of VHL in Panama and other countries of the Network

Started Virtual Course Essential Public Health Functions Version 4

On May 2 the 4th started Virtual Course HSPA version in which a group of American colleagues comienzanuna training experience Essential Functions of Public Health through the potential and possibilities of the virtual learning environment offered by the Campus virtual Public Health.

This virtual learning program aims to give participants a space of knowledge, reflection and development of operational capabilities to promote the development of the Essential Public Health Functions-HSPA-in each of the countries of the region.

Presentation on the progress of the Virtual Campus of Public Health 2013

On 16 May at PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC. was called professionals consultants and technical areas and units, to a presentation by Dr. Jose Baudilio Jardines, on the progress of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

Begins Specialization in Health Management for Older Persons Virtual Course, 8th Edition, v_2013

On May 6 last began the first edition in English for the Caribbean Virtual Course Specialization in Health Management for Older Persons Virtual Course, which in turn is the eighth version of the Specialty since 2009.

Working Groups III Regional Network Workshop Open Educational Resources (OER) VCPH/BIREME/VHL

During the III Regional Network Workshop Open Educational Resources (OER) VCPH/VHL from 3 to August 5, 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil, was established as one of the main recommendations form three working groups on different development issues and operation of repositories country nodes.

Call for Online Course Design and Management of Joint Health Benefits

Five practical resources on Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons licenses have expanded to become one of the best ways to disseminate content in an open, allowing third parties to reuse and dissemination.

This idea may seem simple, becomes very complicated when this opening is intended to coexist with the laws of each country and the interests of the groups affected by the production.

In this article we bring you a series of practical resources related to Creative Commons licenses.


Started Call for applications for III Virtual Course on Pharmaceutical Services based Primary Health Care for Managers v_2013

Pilot Project Launch of Educational Virtual Clinic

Clinica Virtual Docente


About Creative Commons

A short explanation about the Creative Commons licence, we will be providing more information...

Creative Commons was created as project thanks to the initiative of a law professor at Stanford University who studies social and cultural phenomena of Cyberspace Lawrence Lessig, being a non-profit organization's main objective is to offer licenses to facilitate the distribution model and use of content.

Concludes at San Jose, Costa Rica the Training Workshop in the new environment of Moodle 2.3 for Tutors and Coordinators

Concludes at San Jose, Costa Rica the Training Workshop in the new environment of Moodle 2.3 for Tutors and Coordinators of  the Virtual Campus of Public Health with the participation of countries and VCPH regional team.

CSS and PAHO / WHO launch online course in diabetes self-learning for health professionals

Blackboard Collaborate Scheduled Maintenance

Blackboard collaborate - Campus Virtual de Salud Pública

On 2 March 2013, Blackboard Collaborate will be renumbering the IP addresses of the North American hosted web conferencing services in order to improve its reliability.

During this maintenance, Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing and Elluminate Live! sessions and recordings will be unavailable.

Maintenance will take place during a six-hour period inside the regular maintenance window as follows:

Begin time: Saturday, 2 March 2013 at 10:00 PM US Eastern (GMT-5)
End time: Sunday, 3 March 2013 at 4:00 AM US Eastern (GMT-5)


Call for applications 2013 - Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has opened the call for applications for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2013. In recognition of the multiple and evolving challenges facing leaders today, the LIHP aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to more effectively analyze, define, advocate and project their national health interests within this complex global context. The program is open to professionals in the Americas working in public health, international relations or related fields. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 15 March 2013.

Training Workshop VCPH-Moodle, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 2013

From 5 to 7 March 2013 will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Training Workshop Virtual Campus of Public Health, which aims to prepare the campus coordinators and tutors as facilitators of the training process in the new VCPH tools and develop skills in handling the new Moodle Virtual Classroom 2.3.4 as well as the online system for the submission and selection of courses VCPH.

The Regional Classroom has been updated to Moodle 2.x


Happy New Year 2013!

Upgrade on the Virtual Campus of Public Health e-learning platform

The Virtual Campus of Public Health in its commitment to improve the quality of their services are migrating very important in e-learning platform Moodle from version 1.x to version 2.x

With this update the tutors and students will enjoy the new benefits offered by this new system, in terms of technological improvements and from the educational point of view.
On January the platform and the changes will be ready and new tools available.

Expert Workshop on wage policies

Made from 3 to 5 December in San Jose, Costa Rica the "Workshop on wage policies: its role as a tool for improvement in the provision of health services" as part of the efforts in the Region of the Americas to advance desprecarización processes and ensure proper working conditions for health workers. It is considered very important initiatives to ensure job security and pay the right conditions.

Passing away of VCPH teacher Jorge Leguiza

Painfully met the death, on November 22, Dr. Jorge Leguiza, teacher and Design Course Set Management Health Benefits VCPH.

VCPH technical meeting of public health education

In Lima, Peru, public health experts meet to analyze trends and identify the challenges of public health education and production priorities of learning resources. The Pan American Health Organization is organizing this meeting through Project Human Resource for Health and PAHO Office in Peru. The meeting was held from 19 to 21 November 2012 at the premises of a downtown hotel in the city.

Concluded Regional Workshop of Educational Virtual Clinic

Workshop of Educational Virtual ClinicFrom 22 to 24 October, Regional Workshop was held for the development of Educational Virtual Clinic (CVD) Virtual Campus of Public Health, under the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information Health-CRICS9 at headquarters Pan American Health organization in Washington DC

Chaired by Dr. Charles Godue Team Leader Human Resources PAHO and Dr. Jose B. Jardines Coordinator Virtual Campus of Public Health, representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, United States, Panama and Puerto Rico with the objectives of:

eHealth: analyze the application of information technology and communication in health care

It will be from 22 to 24 October in the ninth Congress Regional Information Health Sciences, organized by PAHO / WHO and BIREME in Washington, DC.

Virtual Course of Tutor training for online learning, El Salvador

Passing away of Ms. Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge

We regret to inform of the sudden and tragic death of Ms. Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge, National Consultant for Adolescents and HIV / AIDS in the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Honduras, which occurred on September 10, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on July 24, 1978. She received the title of Industrial Engineering at the Catholic University of Honduras in 2000 and a master’s degree in Population and Health with an emphasis on Demography and Health in 2004. She also received a diploma from PAHO’s Leaders in International Health Program in 2009. At the time of her death, she was studying for a diploma in the virtual course on Comprehensive Adolescent Health, IX version, given by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Technical Meeting Knowledge Management to meet the challenges of human resources for health in Peru

The Chile University integrates Chilean Network of Public Health Training Institutions

Intervención Dra. Cecilia Sepúlveda

TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships Call for Application

Begins Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services

This August 20, 2012, begins the Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services whose overall purpose that professionals must take the course to graduate have the skills and abilities to effectively manage mental health services with a view with an emphasis on community and primary care. This may serve the countries involved in having trained managers for process of reform, modernization and decentralization of mental health systems and to reduce the gap between needs and resources. The course is part of the "Strategy and action plan on mental health" of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO)

Workshop on the Regional Network of Open Educational Resources Concludes

Taller de la Red Regional de Recursos Educacionales Abiertos (REA)On August 3, 2012, the workshop on the Regional Network of Open Educational Resources (REA/OER is the Spanish acronym) successfully concluded at the BIREME headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The workshop covered the following issues: