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Started Virtual Course: Designing educational programs and materials for the Learning Network

DiseñoThe virtual course: "Designing educational programs and materials for Learning Network" began on 5 August, in its 3rd version, with an enrollment of 59 participants, many of those enrolled are students of the course graduates virtual " Tutors for Learning Network "also developed in the classroom of the VCPH

The course aims to provide opportunities for participants to experience the process of designing educational programs and materials in virtual collaborative environments, utilizing the communication tools and production of digital interactive environment.

Director of the ENSP participated in the first class of Specialization of the UNA-SUS

BrasilTo start the Specialization in Primary Health Care for the Family in the distance mode, was held last Thursday, August 5, in Mato Grosso do Sul, the inaugural lecture of the course.

This specialization is promoted by Fiocruz Cerrado Pantanal and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, with the support and funding from the Ministry of Labour Management and Health Education, the Ministry of Health, through the ANU -SUS.

The Director of the ENSP, Antonio Ivo de Carvalho, who is part of the Interinstitutional Commission on the UNA-SUS, was present at the meeting with about 500 professionals listed in the course.

Start the Course of Essential Public Health Functions

FESPOn 5 August, started the virtual course of Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF). This is the second version of the course and aims to develop leadership and management skills of the "Essential Public Health Functions" to contribute to public health practice, strengthening national health systems and improving the health of the population.

It adopts a modular structure with an introductory module familiarization VCPH platform, four thematic learning modules, and a final module that presents a proposal for intervention designed to solve a critical problem in relation to any EPHF, which will be selected by the participant from the beginning of the course.

XV International Congress on Technology and Distance Education, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nodo Costa Rica

In San Jose, Costa Rica will celebrete  on 3 to 5 November, the XV International Congress on Technology and Distance Education. The conference invites reflection on the challenges and innovations in higher education compared to twenty-first century student.

The themes are:

Launch of new website PALTEX

PALTEX

Last July was launched the new website of PALTEX, which will be integrated into the website of the Pan American Health Organization in the region and linked to Web sites PALTEX in country offices.

On this new page priority information is included on the values, structure, functioning and the achievements of PALTEX for them to serve the general public. Have also created tools for virtual dialogue.

The creators of the project have high hopes that it will become in a consultation for students, teachers, managers and health workers to health ministries, universities and professional organizations.

4th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Country Nodes

Celebrada  la Segunda Reunión del Equipo Técnico de los Nodos de Países del CVSP.

On 20 July, was held the 4th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Nodes of Countries of the year 2010. The meeting was held in the Elluminate room, this room has been designed for the exchange of work of the Technical Team and is in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

Started Virtual Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care

Liderazgo Argentina

On July 15 began the first version of the Virtual Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care

This course which started its activity with an enrollment of 65 students, aims to support the processes of change in medical schools and health services involved in the development of PHC renewed its area of influence, from the reflection on professional practice.

The program aims to provide opportunities for participants to analyze, exchange and experience developing new approaches and new training practices, utilizing the communication tools and virtual interactive environment production.

First Virtual Course "Leadership in Human Resources for Health" in Argentina

Leadership Argentina

The First Virtual Course "Leadership in Human Resources  for Health " developed since the space created for Argentina in the Virtual Classroom for countries of the region, began on 14 June.

This course has had three regional editions, which have participated regarding the Ministry of Health RRHH and the various provinces of Argentina.The country was represented also by tutors and experts who participated in his dictation and evaluation.

1st Virtual Course "Management of Palliative Care Program"

Palliatives

On June 14 began the 1st Virtual Course "Management of Palliative Care Programs" and is being developed from the space created for Panama in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) Classroom to countries of the Region.

This course is the first developed in Panama on VCPH, has an enrollment of 48 students from different provinces of the country and has a duration of 165 hours over 115 hours of networking and 50 face work hours.

II International Congress MoodleHealth 2011 "The Moodle Learning Network and Health."

MoodleSalud

Soon be published on our website the call to the Second International Congress MoodleHealth 2011 "The Moodle Learning Network and Health", to be held between 8 and 10 February in Havana, Cuba, and which will be organized by the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Node VCPH of Cuba coordinated by the National School of Public Health and INFOMED.

Virtual Seminar for Update of Human Resources for Health "Work, training and new social values"

Seminarios

Medical Careers and Residential Health

During the months of August and October, two seminars will held for upgrade of human resources in health.

These seminars raised expectations of a rich dynamic interplay based on open dialogue, confluent and creative about the conditions and possibilities that owns each of the topics to be analyzed, perceived trends as well as the role that the participants have in the generation of new contributions to be observers and creators in the management of these processes in each country.

Working to strengthen Peru's VCPH Node

Nodo Perú

Between 6 and 10 June, was performed a visit to Peru, where various activities were developed to analyze the current situation and development prospects of the Node of Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) Peru.

As part of the V Andean Development of Human Resources for Health, Dr. Joseph B. Jardines, General Coordinator of the CVSP, gave a presentation on the Virtual Campus of Public Health.

We analyzed the current situation Node VCPH Peru with Dr. Victor Cuba, Dean of the School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University and Coordinator of Node CVSP Peru, scheduling the relaunch of the node for the next three months.

Started Virtual Course: Leadership in Health Human Resources

Leadership CourseOn June 3, started the Virtual Course IV: Leadership of Human Resources for Health.The course has an enrollment of 72 students seeking further information and the basis for reflection, generating new strategies of action for the transformation of the problems.

This course is delivered via the network learning using virtual media, through the Virtual Campus of Public Health, so that provides access to multiple "managers" in their own area of work and creates networks for exchanging experiences and debates on these important

Meeting of the VCPH Argentina Node

Argentina Node

On June 2 took place in ARG FLACSO a meeting of the VCPH Argentina Node, attended by representatives of major health institutions in the country.

The meeting was held in an atmosphere of warmth and enthusiasm nucleated professionals who had earlier participated in events as well as new members who perform different functions in their respective institutions. This diversity is further enriched the experience.

Started the virtual course management and health and safety of health workers

Started STSThe virtual course management and health and safety of health workers, began on May 20 in its second version in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP). This course is aimed at managers that are responsible for policy development, program planning and implementation in health systems and services. As well as human resource trainers in the field of health, with particular emphasis on specialists in area of public health and union representatives who are doomed to the implementation of policies on occupational health.

Started Virtual Course on the Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health 2010

Inicia CVDSS

On May 20, started the Virtual Course on Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health in its second version which is intended to contribute to the continuing education of teachers and researchers in the field of Public Health at the social determinants approaches them possible to redirect her academic practice, also supporting excellence in human resource training claiming to achieve better health outcomes for population groups.

Working to strengthen Colombia VCPH Node

Node Colombia

Between 17 and 20 May, took place in Medellin, Colombia, an exchange with various universities in Colombia, with interests and developments in the field of e-learning in health and in the future can be integrated into the  Colombia VCPH Node.

The visit, conducted by Dr. Jose Baudilio Jardines, General Coordinator of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), Dr. Eduardo Guerrero, Regional Adviser, Human Resources and Dr. Gerardo Alfaro, Consultant HSS in the PAHO in Colombia, the main objective was to analyze the current situation and short-term prospects of the  Colombia VCPH Node.

Started the 2nd version of the Diploma in Health and Local Development

Started SyDeL

With an enrollment of 82 students, began on May 16, the second version of the Diploma in Health and Local Development. This course aims, to strengthen the link between health and local development to improve health situation and quality of life of citizens through the development of competence to act on inequality, reducing exclusion and achieve full access to the right to health.

This diploma is intended for: local government actors, institutional, academic, community and social organizations that promote local development and involved with specific health practices in response to three specific sections:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! VCPH-Brazil Node

FELICITACIONES!!!  para el Nodo CVSP-Brasil

After a joint effort by the team of the National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca ( NSPH / Fiocruz) and BIREME, we were able to conclude the process of interoperability for a complete collection of educational resources available on the NSPH repository, integrating them into Brazilian node of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

Thanks to this work are available on the Web VHL / VCPH and integrated interface to the Virtual Health Library about 1358 new resources.

Conclude the face activities of the Program in International Health Leaders 'Edmundo Granda Ugalde' 2010

Semana Presencial PLSIFrom 29 April to 8 May, the Leaders in International Health Program ‘Edmundo Granda Ugalde’ (LIHP) 2010 conducted a series of virtual and interactive activities in relation to its second educational module in the cities of Havana, Cuba and Panama City, Panama.

Call for Nominations Open Now for the 2010 "Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health"

Call for Nominations Open Now for the 2010  "Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health"WASHINGTON, DC (April 30, 2010) – Nominations are being accepted online now at http://www.pahef.org/awards/nominations for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, a joint program of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Already begun the 3rd. current version of the virtual course "Capacity Development for the renewal of PHC"

Already begun the 3rd. current version of the virtual course "Capacity Development for the renewal of PHC"In order to promote the development of the renewal of Primary Care in the Region of the Americas by strengthening the capacities of leaders and managers of health, was launched on 29 April 2010, the third version virtual course "Development capabilities for the renewal of PHC".

This course will last 200 hours, about 8 hours per week and has an enrollment of 93 students from 18 countries in the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Started the 3rd. current version of the "Tutors for Learning Network"

Started the 3rd. current version of the "Tutors for Learning Network"On April 15, 2010 began the third version of the Course Tutors Learning Network. This course will last 12 weeks, during which time it is estimated that participants will put into the course an average of 6 hours per week flexible schedules and distributed according to their capabilities.

The enrollment has 66 students from 17 countries, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. These students will be tutored by seven teachers from Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico.

Working in the capacity building VCPH Node Network in Brazil

Working in the capacity building VCPH Node Network in Brazil.

On 9 April, with the aim of adding new institutions to the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) was held a meeting with the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Dr. Helena Ribeiro, and part of its management team to assess the conditions that facilitate the active participation of the Institution in the VCPH.

As a result of this visit, there will be a training workshop on e-learning and tools of the Virtual Campus at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, with the participation of teachers and technical staff in charge of Digital Production Center.

Actions to improve the VCPH

Actions to improve the CVSP

In order to improve and bring new ideas to work in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), took place between March 24 and  28, several meetings and exchanges with Human Resources teams, KMR and   other areas consultants of the headquarters of PAHO / WHO in Washington DC that have launched or planned educational processes in the CVSP.

Development of a Dominican Republic VCPH Node

Development of a Dominican Republic VCPH Node.

Between March, 21 and  23 were held in the Dominican Republic, several activities to assess the conditions in this country for the development of a Virtual Campus of Public Health Node.

During a meeting with Mr. Nery Sanchez Paulino, Director of Ministry of Health Human Resources and his team, with the participation of Drs. Jose B. Jardines and Rosa María Borrell Regional Advisers PAHO / WHO and the National Human Resources Consulting Health Dr. Selma Zapata, the great interest raised by decentralizing some of the regional learning courses and the potential for the country to take advantage of CVSP tools.

Ecuador NODE

NODO Ecuador virtuales en el CVSP.

On March 18 took place in Quito, Ecuador a working meeting with the Human Resources Division of the Ministry of Health and representatives of public universities in order to evaluate the possible formation of a Node Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) in Ecuador.

Regional Workshop on Telemedicine / Telehealth

Reunión de coordinadores de los cursos virtuales en el CVSP.With the aim of continuing the agreements of the Pro-Tempore Secretariat of the V Space Conference of the Americas, developed between 16 and 18 March the "Regional Workshop on Telemedicine / Telehealth in Puyo, Ecuador.

The meeting was chaired by the Minister Fernando Suárez Moreno, Secretary Pro-tempore of the V Conference Space and Dr. Cesar Hermida, Director of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, was attended also by the institutions participating in the National Telemedicine, as well as Dr. Jose B. Jardines, Regional Coordinator of the Virtual Campus of Public Health.

LIHP marks the beginning of 2010 cohort with opening ceremony

Opening Session of the Leaders in International Health Program

23 March, 2010, Washington, DC- Approximately 200 participants from 22 countries in the Americas Region attended on 23 March, in person or virtually, the opening ceremony of the Leaders in International Health Program “Edmundo Granda Ugalde” (LIHP), now in its third year as a decentralized Program.

Held the Second Meeting of Task Force of the CVSP Countries nodes

Held the Second Meeting of Task Force of the CVSP Countries nodes.

On 4 March, the second meeting of the technical team of the nodes of countries in this year 2010 through Elluminate, synchronous communication tool that has been useful for the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) and was implemented during 2009, both for meetings and for the development of virtual courses.

The meeting was attended by the technical team of the Nodes of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and CIESS as well as the technical team of Regional CVSP.

The main objective of these meetings is to monitor compliance with agreements reached at the team meeting held at NLM in December last year.

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