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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.

Coordinators meeting of the virtual courses in the VCPH

Coordinators meeting of the virtual courses in the VCPH.

Between 24 and 26 February, took place in El Salvador, Reunion General and academic coordinator of the virtual courses in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH). The main objectives of this meeting were to exchange experiences on the development of courses in 2009 and analyze the main recommendations for improving future courses.

This event was attended by the general coordinator of the virtual courses starting this year and all of them academic coordinators, both of 2009 as the next to begin in 2010.

Course Evaluation Workshop Virtual EPHF

Course Evaluation Workshop Virtual EPHF.During the days 22 and 23 February 2010, was developed in El Salvador Workshop Virtual Course Evaluation Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) with the aim of evaluating the learning process and results of the first version of the course.

Open enrollment for Diploma "Managing for health promotion"

Open enrollment for Diploma "Managing for health promotion"

The National School of Public Health at the Medical University of Havana, Cuba, offers the Diploma "Managing for health promotion, with a humanist approach, based on the theories, concepts and methods from different areas of scientific knowledge.

To encourage an open and motivating the deployment on the experiences and initiatives of the labor force in promoting health through the exchange of learning and networking.

OBJECTIVES

Diploma graduates will:

The VI Workshop of Cuba Node Virtual Campus of Public Health was held

The VI Workshop of  Cuba Node Virtual Campus of Public Health was held With the participation of its member institutions met Node Cuba during the 11th and 12th of February.

This meeting was the opening of the DRCs Pastor Castell - Serrate Florit who emphasized the importance of these meetings and the high commitment of the institutions in the development of all activities of the Campus.

Upcoming Courses

Comenzó la especialización en “Gerencia de Programas y Servicios Salud para Personas Mayores ”Calendar is now available courses for 2010.

These courses require registration and are organized by PAHO representations in the region.

 

 

 

 

March.

  • Leaders in International Health Program "Edmundo Granda Ugalde"

April.

New format Familiarization Program

Comenzó la especialización en “Gerencia de Programas y Servicios Salud para Personas Mayores ”The Virtual Campus of Public Health of PAHO in its efforts to provide improvements in the development of courses for this year has developed a new format for the Program Familiarization with the various tools that the classroom gives both pupils and tutors .

With this new format, users can access all the necessary information through easy instructions with the help of images and a new navigation system makes users better understand the operation of the forums, chat, and Elluminate overview of all available tools in the classroom and that courses can be developed more smoothly.

Began specializing in "Management of Health Programs and Services for the Elderly"

Began specializing in "Management of Health Programs and Services for the Elderly"It began during the month of February the familiarization phase of the course "Management of Health Programs and Services for the Elderly". This is the second version of this specialization that has had excellent results in its first version made in 2009.

This course had its first Elluminate session on 4 February addressed to the familiarization of students and tutors with the tools available in the classroom and especially in using Elluminate.

Regional Rights Resource Team of PAHO / WHO met in Panama

Reunión del Equipo Regional de Recursos Humanos de OPS/OMS.

Panama, 30 January 2010. In order to check the Biennial Work Plan 2010 - 2011 and responsibilities for monitoring the monitoring indicators, the Regional Rights Resource Team of PAHO / WHO met in Panama City from 26 to 29 January.

Message from the Director of the Pan American Health Organization

Workshop on "Open Educational Resources Network. VCPH-VHL

Workshop on "Open Educational Resources Network. VCPH-VHLWith very satisfactory results developed between 7 and 9 December at the site of BIREME, Sao Paulo, the Workshop for Open Educational Resource Network (Red REA / ERO) by its initials in Spanish and English respectively.

Farewell Dr. Pedro Brito, HSS Area Manager, PAHO

Farewell Dr. Pedro BritoLast Friday, 11 December at PAHO headquarters in Washington DC. activity was performed by Dr. Pedro Brito farewell after 21 years who retires from the organization.

It was present Director Dr. Mirta Roses, the Assistant Director Dr. Socorro Gross, and Dr. Jose Luis Di Fabio, new director of HSS (acting).

Developing in BIREME, Sao Paulo, Workshop for Open Educational Resources Network

Workshop "Network of Open Educational Resources". BIREMEWith results so far very positive, has been operating since December 6 at the headquarters of BIREME, Sao Paulo, the Workshop for Open Educational Resource (Network REA / OER) by its initials in Spanish and English respectively.

Workshop Agenda

 

Workshop "Network of Open Educational Resources". BIREME

Taller “Red de Recursos Educacionales de Abiertos” . BIREME

On days 7, 8 and 9 December 2009, will be held at the headquarters of BIREME, Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Workshop for Open Educational Resource Network (Red REA / OER) by its initials in Spanish and English respectively.

On this workshop will assist those responsible for the care to the repository and the portal VCPH Nodes of each of the countries belonging to the Network Virtual Campus of Public Health.

The objectives of this workshop will be focused on:

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