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6th. Meeting of the Steering Committee of VCPH Node Mexico in Guadalajara

Reunión sobre la Adaptación de las habilidades de los Programas de Salud Pública del Caribe InglésThe 6th Meeting of the Steering Committee Meeting  VCPH Node Mexico took place between 1 and 2 October 2009, in the city of Guadalajara in the facilities of the University Center on Health Sciences at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

This is the third time this year, in which all institutions of Node Mexico have met in person.

During this meeting to reach agreements that help development and growth of Mexico Node as:

CALL Leaders in International Health Program Edmundo Granda Ugalde 2010

Reunión sobre la Adaptación de las habilidades de los Programas de Salud Pública del Caribe InglésThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) recognizes that health systems of the XXI century must confront new challenges in achieving the goals of national and international health to a globalized world. The Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2017 sets an ambitious set of priorities and commitments which require intersectoral and international action for achieving an equitable and inclusive

Meeting on the Adaptation of the Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program to the English-speaking Caribbean

Meeting on the Adaptation of the Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program to the English-speaking CaribbeanOn 9-10 September, 2009 a workshop was held in Kingston, Jamaica to commence the adaptation process of the Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program to a Caribbean context.

The Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program is a highly regarded, interactive, online course that was originally developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to increase the skills of health professionals across Canada.

Virtual Course "Practical approach of the rational use of antimicrobials in the community"

Innauguración del Primer Curso Virtual de Gestión de Servicios de Salud Mental

Is now open the call to virtual course "Practical approach of the rational use of antimicrobials in the community."

This course is offered in both, Spanish language, and English, with a difference of days to start. This is a fundamentally selflearning course, but also has tutorials.

Inauguration of the First Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services

Innauguración del Primer Curso Virtual de Gestión de Servicios de Salud Mental

Validation Workshop Approach to Education of the CVSP

Validation Workshop Approach to Education of the CVSPValidation Workshop Approach to Education Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between 10 and 11 August this year in order to validate and enrich the educational approach through the comments put participants perform.

First International Congress on Education Online and Free Culture "MoodleMoot / MoodleHealth 09"

Primer Congreso Internacional de Educación  en Línea y Cultura Libre “MoodleMoot / MoodleSalud 09”During the days 13, 14 and August 15 this year, was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the First International Congress on Education Online and Free Culture "MoodleMoot / Moodle Health 09".

Sponsored by Flacso Argentina (Virtual Flacso) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the event took place at the headquarters of FLACSO Argentina, with the presence of institutions involved in using the Moodle platform for teaching.

Diagnostic Workshop Institutes of Public Health

Diagnostic Workshop Institutes of Public HealthWorkshop on Diagnostic Institutes of Health was held in Costa Rica during the 20th and July 21. This event aimed to validate the diagnosis with the regional order that IANPHI and other international efforts that contribute to addressing the countries of Central America, Mexico and Dominican Republic will strengthen or establish their National Institutes of Health.

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Preparatory Meeting of the Virtual Course "Management of Mental Health Services."

Preparatory Meeting of the Virtual Course On 16 and July 17 this year in Panama was the Preparatory Meeting of the Virtual Course "Management of Mental Health Services"

The project of this course is framed in the context of the status of systems of mental health care in the region of Central America and Dominican Republic.

This course aims to provide training in management of mental health services to health professionals or mental health or lead managed public mental health services within the context of community mental health with a focus on primary health care .

The 6th International Congress of Public Health. "Primary Health Care with a commitment of all equity."

6to Congreso Internacional de Salud Publica

During the days 11, 12 and June 13, this year took place in the National Faculty of Public Health, University of Antioquia, the sixth version of the International Congress of Public Health "Primary Health Care A commitment to fairness for all ".

This conference aimed to promote primary health care as a policy within the framework of equity, social justice, solidarity and guarantee human rights to address the health and direction of health systems and services the new challenges resulting from the social dynamics to achieve sustainable levels of health that lead to improved quality of life of people.

Inauguration of Diploma in Health and Local Development

Inauguration of Diploma in Health and Local DevelopmentDr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization, launched on June 17 passed the Diploma of Health and Local Development, which will involve about 80 members between students and mentors from 17 countries

Dr. Mirta Roses Video, Inauguration of Diploma in Health and Local Development
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Course Influenza A (H1N1) available to all institutions

Course Influenza A (H1N1) available to all institutionsNode of Mexico has taken the initiative to make available to all institutions of the country and the region the Course "The Influenza A (H1N1)", developed by the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and compiling a set of materials WHO - PAHO during the contingency. This course is an object of self-directed learning, which seeks to qualify the staff of primary care to deal with a more effective influenza virus A (H1N1). It is free and for free distribution.

Course design workshop on Design and Management on the Joint Health Benefits

Course design workshop on Design and Management on the Joint Health BenefitsOn days 1 and June 2, 2009, in the city of Buenos Aires met a group of experts to discuss the formulation of a course on the design and management of health benefit package.

The workshop, led by Dr. Ruben Torres, was the discussion of an initial draft of proposed course content and objectives; learning platform Virtual VCPH; Moodle tool and Elluminate as a tool indide Moodle.

Workshop to formulate a program of learning for teachers Medicine

Workshop to formulate a program of learning for teachers Medicine(Enlarge image) From 26 to May 28, 2009, in the city of Buenos Aires, met a group of experts in medical education to discuss the broad outlines that would set a course for teachers of medical studies to help establish the change in orientation training to Primary Health Care (PHC).

Workshop for the evaluation of the Virtual Course Design Educational Programs

Workshop for the evaluation of the Virtual Course Design Educational Programs(Enlarge image) On June 1, 2009, the group of tutors, together with the coordination of the course and the campus, met in the city of Buenos Aires to assess the course offered late last year and consider the necessary changes according to the needs, experience and results. The experience was rated positively, both in the number of participants enrolled and completed the course, for the results of design proposals submitted by participants.

UNAM won the Prince of Asturias Award

UNAM won the Prince of Asturias Award

The Virtual Campus of Public Health welcomes the news that one of its most active in Mexico, UNAM, has been recognized with the Prince of Asturias Award.

UNAM is the first public university to receive this prestigious award. Moreover, according to the latest survey by the Higher Council for Scientific Research, the university reached 44th place worldwide, making it the most prestigious educational institution in Latin America. Notably, the three mexican Nobel Prizes have been in UNAM: Octavio Paz, Arturo Garcia Robles and Mario Molina. The collective of Mexico Node CVSP warmly welcomes the colleagues from the university.

Establishing Node System of Social Protection in Health in the Federal District

Se crea el Nodo del Régimen de Protección Social en Salud del Distrito FederalOn June 9, 2009 was presented Node System of Social Protection in Health in the Federal District, creating the fourth node within its structure CNPSS training. The Ministry of Health of Mexico City joined the network in an effort to develop the skills of workers. In the words of Mr. Ignacio Villaseñor Ruiz, Assistant Secretary for Emergency Medical Services and the Ministry of Health of Mexico City, one of the major challenges for the installation of this node is "that we can gain knowledge at the service of the people" .

Launch of the Virtual Course II Capacity Building for the Renewal of the Primary Health Care

Lanzamiento del II Curso Virtual Desarrollo de las Capacidades para la Renovación de la Atención Primaria en Salud.Launch of the Virtual Course II Capacity Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care (PHC) was held last May 26 at 11 am Washington DC, with over 50 people, including focal points at country level, participants, tutors and course coordination. This launch was held by Announcing a meeting, which was moderated and led by Dr. Carlos Rosales Regional Adviser in Human Resources Area Health Strengthening Health Systems and Services (HSS) by (PAHO) and the  academic coordinator Dr.

Launch Course Management Labor, Health and Safety for Health Workers

Lanzamiento del Curso Gestión del Trabajo, Salud y Seguridad de los Trabajadores de la Salud”Last May 21 was launched from the First Course Virtual Management of Labor, Health and Safety Health Workers, which had a participation of approximately 150 people from different parts of the Region of the Americas. This launch was led and organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Ministry of Health of Brazil / Ministry of Labor and Management Education, the Federal University of Minas Gerais (FUMG) / NESCON and School of Public Health at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, through a Elluminate meeting

Launch of the Virtual Course "essential public health functions"

Launch of the Virtual course "essential public health functions"Last May 22 was the official launch of the Virtual Course Essential Functions of Public Health (EFPH). This release was presented by Dr. Joseph Ruales, Regional Adviser in Health Systems PAHO / WHO, Dr. Pedro Brito, Area Manager, Systems and Services Development, PAHO / WHO, Dr. Eduardo Levcovitz, Project Coordinator Health Systems and Social Protection, PAHO / WHO and Dr, Socorro Gross, Assistant Director, PAHO / WHO.

Nodes are created in the state of Veracruz and Tlaxcala CNPSS

Nodes Created in the State of Veracruz and Tlaxcala CNPSSAfter the successful experience in Michoacan, between days 25 and May 29 were set up two other nodes of the State Commission for Social Protection in Health (CNPSS) in Tlaxcala and Veracruz, as part of the efforts of the Strategic Training Program is leading the Seguro Popular.

Participants of the Leadership Program International Health Edmundo Granda Ugalde reach PAHO in Washington DC for the Module II

Curso de Tutores para el aprendizaje en RedDuring the days 11 to May 22 this year, participants of the Leadership Program in International Health Edmundo Granda Ugalde were in the PAHO to participate in the stage presence of Module II of the course.

In these two weeks, PLSI 2009 participants had the opportunity to deepen the analysis of the conceptual model of health; advance the development of her country in international health in coordination with stakeholders at headquarters and other institutions in the area and to know in greater depth on technical cooperation, diplomacy and health in the subregional integration processes.

COMING SOON: World Fair on Municipalities and Health: Rights, Citizenship and Integrated Local Management for Development

I Feria Mundial de Municipios y Salud: Derecho, Ciudadanía y Gestión Local Integrada para el DesarrolloArgentina will host the "I World Fair on Municipalities and Health: Rights, Citizenship and  Integrated Local Management for Development", which takes place during days 18 to August 21 at Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires.

The 3rd Meeting Technical Program. Virtual Course "Diploma in Health and Local Development"

3ra Reunión Técnica de Programación. Curso Virtual “Diplomado en Salud y Desarrollo LocalOn days 11,12 and 13 May this year, was held in Panama the 3rd Technical Meeting of Programming course "Diploma in Health and Local Development."

This course is the convergence of several initiatives from PAHO: Project Human Resources for Health Development, in particular, the training initiative and the technical health of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) Project Social Determinants and the Millennium Development Goals Initiative Faces, Voices and Places initiative and the health and local development.

Successful creation of the Node VCPH State of Michoacan in Mexico

Creation of the Node VCPH State of Michoacan in MexicoIn the meeting chaired by Dr. Armando Luna Escalante, Secretary of Health of the State of Michoacan in Mexico, Dr. Manuel Vázquez Valdés, Director General of Health Services Management of CNPSS, Dr. Rafael Tinajero, director of the REPSS Michoacán and other personalities of these entities and the health services of the country, was formed the Node of the State of Michoacan, as being the first virtual training experience decentralized Mexico.

Workshop Training Course Tutors for Virtual essential public health functions

Workshop Training Course Tutors for virtual essential public health functionsDuring the 21 to April 23, was held in Bogota, Colombia, the training workshop to tutors in preparation for the Virtual Course of Essential Public Health Functions, scheduled to start next May 18. This course will last for 180 hours and has been constructed from the results of the first experiment conducted in English with the World Bank Institute and PAHO.

Start of course "Fundamentals of social determinants of health"

Fundamentals of Social Determinants of health

On April 16 began the Virtual Course: "Fundamentals of social determinants of health." This course aims to contribute to the education of teachers of Public Health in the new approach to social determinants of health that allows reorient their teaching practice.

The opening words were made by Dr. Charles Godue, Coordinator of Human Resources for Health, Dr. Peter E. Brito, Manager, Health Systems and Services and Dr. Luis Galvao as a special guest.

Workshop of Preparation Virtual Course "Essential Public Health Functions"

Workshop of Preparation virtual Course " Essential Public Health Functions"

With the aim of developing leadership and management capabilities of the Essencial Functions of the Public Health (EFPH) to help strengthen national health systems and improving the health conditions of the population, will run from May 18 to November 18, 2009, the virtual course essential public health functions.

Start Program in International Health Leaders 2009, Edmundo Granda Ugalde

Programa de Líderes en Salud Internacional 2009

On March 23 last began the Program in International Health Leaders 2009, starting this year will bear the name of Dr. Edmundo Granda Ugalde, great academic leader in health and health equity in his native country of Ecuador and throughout the Region.

First meeting of the Director Committee of the Node Mexico-2009

First meeting of the Director Committee of the Node Mexico-2009

On March 4, 2009, took place at the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, the first reunion of the Steering Committee of Node Mexico.

The objectives of this reunion were to organize work for the year 2009 and search criteria to enable greater functionality Node Mexico.

Minuta - Director Committee of the Node Mexico

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