Maintenance work on the CVPH Classroom

MantenimientoTo ensure the updating of Virtual Campus of Public Health classroom (VCPH) during the year 2011, will be performed ,in the month of January, the maintenance work required by the system. 

Debido a esta situación es posible que en algunos momentos el acceso al Aula Virtual se encuentre temporalmente limitado, lo cual esperamos restablecer lo antes posible.

Because of this situation it can happen that access to the Virtual Classroom can be temporarily limited, we hope to restore as soon as possible. 

VI Regional Workshop of Virtual Campus of Public Health, Node Cuba: "Assessment of Experiences"

Taller CubaOver 22th and 23th December, 2010, was developed in Havana, Cuba, the Sixth Regional Workshop of Virtual Campus of Public Health,  Node Cuba :"Assessment of Experiences. " This event took place in classrooms and laboratories of the National School of Public Health (ENSAP) of Cuba and was chaired by Dr. J Baudilio Jardines Méndez, Coordinator of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) and DRCs. Pastor Castell - Florit Serrate ENSAP Director.

Message from the Director of the Pan American Health Organization

Mensaje 2010


VCPH participation in the Sixth Army Medical Congress in Nicaragua

Convocatoria PLSI 2011On December 2, in the City of Managua, Nicaragua, after the close of the Military Medical Conference, Dr. Jose B. Jardines on behalf of the Pan American Health Organization presented the keynote address "Public Health Virtual Campus a model of network learning (net-learning)" which promotes the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the processes training and training of human resources in health.

He explained that the VCPH is a collaborative learning network, in which ministries, Health Associations, and other academic institutions, support to strengthen the educational process in public health.


Virtual Course Evaluation of Medical Training in PHC

Taller TutoresOn days 1, 2 and 3 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was held the "Virtual Training Course Medical PHC" evaluation, which developed its first version year 2010 in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH)

This event was held with the participation of coordinators, tutors and students of the course, some of which were virtually and was chaired by Dr. Rosa Maria Borrell, PAHO regional consultant and Ms. Monica Abramzon as academic coordinator of the course.

Assessment Workshop Course Tutors and Design materials

Taller TutoresOn 29 and 30 November took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Assessment Workshop Course "Train the Tutors" and "Design of educational materials", made both during the year 2010 in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

25th Anniversary of the Leaders in International Health Program

25 annos PLSIThe Leaders in International Health Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

In 1985, a group of professionals in the Department of Human Resource Development of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) agreed on the need to develop a new type of leadership in the region that would allow better understanding and practice of changing the processes of international cooperation and the proper role of the Organization.

Attached are the links to follow the International Health Conference:

PAHO published the invitation to participate in the "Leaders in International Health Program" Edmundo Granda Ugalde "Version 2

Convocatoria PLSI 2011The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) recently published on its website a call for the Leaders in International Health "Edmundo Granda Ugalde" 2011.

Course on "Mainstreaming HIV and infectious diseases prevalent in primary care"

Proyecto Gorgas

On March 2011 will start the course "Integrating HIV and infectious diseases prevalent in the primary care level", through which it intends to train about 200 people from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua.

This course is a collaborative effort between the Pan American Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University and the Gorgas Memorial Institute for the Study of Health of Panama.

Project "Regional Competency Framework"

The project "Regional Competency Framework" has with groups of experts in all domains defined in the Mexico Workshop 2010.

Is expected by December this year there is already a first draft containing the proposed general skills for health workers in the Americas. Experts participating in this initiative from Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and the OPS.

Working to strengthen Chile's VCPH Node

From 24 to October 28 were held in Chile last several meetings designed to share with organizations and health institutions in Chile on the prospects of bringing the Node VCPHChile and to specify an action plan in the short term Node Virtual Campus Public Health  in Chile under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, PWR-Chile and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Chile ASOFAMECH.

VCPH Node creation and development of RH Observatory in Uruguay

Noticia UruguayyIn order to analyze the prospects of creating a node of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) in Uruguay was held in Montevideo from 17 October 21 different meetings with representatives of PAHO and leaders of institutions Uruguay developments in the field of e-learning in health.

These exchanges also aimed to assess the current development of the National Observatory of Human Resources in Uruguay and the possibilities of creating the Subregional Centre for the Southern Cone.

Registration open for "Virtual communication Diploma in public health risk"

Comunicacion en riesgoThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) and the Universidad del Norte in Colombia, have issued the invitation to participate in the "Virtual communication Diploma in public health risk."

This Diploma course haven't cost to participants and is for communicators and health professionals from the ministries of Health, and nonprofit organizations, including the United Nations system. The call also goes to teachers and professors of communication faculties of universities in the public or nonprofit to the regional level.

E-training Urged to Shape a New Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean


On October 27th  to October 1st, was held at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington D.C. , Ministers of Health of Member States of PAHO. Among the topics discussed, it was the use of virtual education programs for health personnel to transmit knowledge and skills in health systems based on primary care, highlighting the advantages and rule in favor for this type of learning on the grounds that E-Learning will help to train more human resources in the region based on primary care systems.

That is why in the Blog of 50 PAHO Directing Council has published the following press release:

Call for the design of the graphic identity of the Social Security program for all

Convocatoria CIESS

The CIESS node in the network of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), offers to the international community a call for the concourse to create the graphic identity of the "Regional Strategy educational program citizenship for social safety culture" Social Security for all."

This program was presented by the Inter-American Social Security Studies (CISS) as part of the XXVI General Assembly of the CISS was recently held in Panama.

The concourse is open to those who wish to participate and the deadline for submission of materials is November 26 this year.

Was held in Panama "Meeting of Mayors"

Encuentro de AlcaldesOn October 7 and 8th,  2010, was held in the District of Santa Fe de Veraguas, Panama,  the "Meeting of Mayors." This event was attended by mayors and delegates from mayors of the municipalities of Arraiján, Taboga, Santiago, San Francisco, Calobre, Rio de Jesus and Kusapín, and they signed an agreement to promote the Millennium Development Goals, through strategies territorial development of the Ministry for Agricultural Development (MIDA), the strategy Voices Faces and Places (VFP) of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organ

New Facebook module available on the Website of VCPH

Actualización de Elluminate Live en el Aula Virtual

Last September was implemented in the portal of VCPH a new Facebook module, the social network with more users in the world.

Second Virtual Seminary of Health Human Resources Update


Medical Residency

During days 7 to October 22 will held in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), Second Virtual Seminary of Health Human Resources which will address the issue of medical residency.

The Medical Residency Seminar aims to open a space for dialogue, exchange and reflection among participants with the purpose of analyzing the general problems of medical residency and identify joint ways to overcome them.

The seminar will consist of two forums as meeting spaces between all participants to address and discuss two topics of current interest:

5th 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 September 21th, developed the 5th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Country Nodes as on previous occasions, was conducted through the Elluminate room intended for exchange of work of the Technical Team on the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

This meeting was attended by teams Nodes: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and technical teams of BIREME and the Regional VCPH.

Face-week on the Virtual Course "Management Palliative Care Program"


From 13th to 17th September, in the premises of the National Nurses Association and the School of Nursing at the University of Panama, was held the face-week on the Virtual Course Management Palliative Care Program of Panama.

This course is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Social Security Fund of Panama with the collaboration of the University of Panama, FUNDACANCER, ANCEC, the Palliative Pro-care Association HOSPES and the sponsorship of the Pan American Health Organization through Virtual Campus of Public Health

Available in the VCPH classroom, the virtual course "Tobacco and Public Health: from theory to practice"

Tobbaco course

On September 15 was made available to users of the VCPH classroom the virtual course "Tobacco and Public Health: from theory to practice." This course is freely available and has been created both in Spanish and English.

The course consists of four modules: Introductory, Protection, Prevention and Cessation. The grouping is purely didactic, because most of the topics are related and complemented by the modules.

The general objectives of the course are:

Started Virtual Course: Pharmaceutical Services Renewed based on PHC

Pharmaceutical ServicesLast August began the virtual course "Pharmaceutical Services Renewed based on PHC", with an enrollment of 43 participants.

The virtual course on pharmaceutical services based on PHC for planners, whose vision is to support the development of pharmaceutical services with social relevance, integrated health systems based on PHC, which meet the needs of the individual, family and community. The roles and functions of the Pharmaceutical Services must be well defined so as to promote healthy lifestyles, access and rational drug use, contributing to the right to the highest attainable standard of health.

Update Elluminate Live on Virtual Classroom

 Update Elluminate Live on Virtual ClassroomIn the early days of September was held in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) a major upgrade in the service of Elluminate.

This new version has new features that will be very helpful for the development of the sessions, as well as for access and organization of the various rooms within the course

The possibilities offered by Elluminate now to prepare in advance and upload the entire session before the activities and learning resources to be used in online courses, we will be implementing to the next year 2011 with a prior process of training.

Biostatistics Course with access from the VCPH

BioestadísticasThe electronic version of manual: Biostatistics: Methods and Applications of UD Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaga, also includes videos, test questions and is now accessible from the Virtual Campus of Public Health..

The course aims to introduce students to the first steps of Biostatistics, in an intuitive and real, with videos, and content questions about:

First Regional Workshop on Public Health Competency

Taller Mexico

From August 25 to 27,were held in Mexico the First Regional Public Health Competency.

For more information about the event you can visit the following link:

First Regional Workshop on Public Health Competency

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


From August 7 is being developed in the classroom of Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP) the Seminar Update Vitual Health Human Resources.

The Inaugural Conference and the debate about Health Careers were made by Mr. Gregorio Montero, Deputy Minister of Civil Service. Dominican Republic, Dr. Carlos Rosales, Regional Human Resources Advisor. PAHO / WHO and Dr. Rodolfo Kaufmann, Program Coordinator of the Adolescent Health and the Project Consultant EFPH (Essential Functions of Public Health), Ministry of Health of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Started semi-face course "Pharmacovigilance of medicines, vaccines and biological"


The course Pharmacovigilance of medicines, vaccines and biological: a pro-active. PAHO / WHO 2010 "began on August 6, this is a course with a virtual component, which will develop individual work, group sessions, real-time and working with tutors.

Additionally there will be a face meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the month of September and the curriculum of the course will include the completion of a work of intervention where participants develop their professional activities.

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.