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Update of VCPH regional portal in HTML5 with better accessibility from mobile, new applications with a simple and user-friendly design

Human Resources for Health and the Public Health Virtual Campus in Cuba attended Health Convention 2015

Increase in the number of seats for the course Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurse Leaders in Latin America (2015)

Because the enormous interest and the number of applications received for the course "Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurse Leaders in Latin America (2015)" the coordination of the course decide to increase the number of seats. Candidates selected for this edition will be informed soon.

The new date for the beginning of the course will be on May 18 and will run until August 10, 2015.

Candidates not selected at this time will have a chance to take the course in future editions that are already programmed.

Exhibition of photographs towards universal access to health and universal health coverage in the Americas

In the framework of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama, the Departments of Health Systems and Services and Communications prepared the exhibition of photographs Towards universal access to health and universal health coverage in the Americas.

The photographs underscore the importance of health in the lives of people and highlights key steps for countries to move.

We invite you to view a sample of this online exhibition:

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List of upcoming virtual training sessions will be organized from the WHO HQ Library

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS:

  • The WHO HQ Library instructor will lead the offered courses online using WebEX.
  • Courses are approximately 90 minutes in duration with time allowed for questions/interaction between instructor and  participants.
  • Please verify your local time by using the following site http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
  • Participants need a computer, internet connection and ability to install the Java script to take full advantage of the course.
  • Audio speakers are required and ideally a microphone to fully participate.
  • You can pretest your WebEX functionality by using this test site http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

VIRTUAL TRAINING AGENDA:

The VCPH regional team provides advice on the development of virtual training projects managed by the Directorate General of Human Resources Development Management of the Ministry of Health of Peru

Between 26 and 27 March Eng. Edgardo De Gracia and Lic. Gabriel Listovsky attended a workshop in Lima, Peru intended to assist the development of virtual training projects managed by the Directorate-General for Management Development HR Ministry of Health of Peru.

Trained in the design of virtual environments for training human resources in public health in Panama

Panama, March 31, 2015 (PAHO / WHO) - Officials from several institutions in the Panamanian health sector participated in the workshop skills training tutorials and design of virtual environments, with the aim of strengthening the implementation process Node Panama in the Virtual Campus of Public Health, PAHO / WHO.

"This workshop is very important because it seeks to implement the Node Panama to update staff nationwide," said Dr. Itza Barahona de Mosca, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, during the opening of the workshop. "This is the best tool to train border to border, at low cost," she said.

Annual meeting of decentralized nodes of the Virtual Campus for Public Health in Colombia

On 4 and 5 March the annual meeting of the decentralized nodes of the Virtual Campus for Public Health was held in Bogota, Colombia.

RISS, evaluate the performance of decentralized nodes and develop the work plan for 2015 - On 4 March, a working meeting devoted to evaluating the experience in developing the course of PHC was performed.

Launch of the Virtual Course on Properly Completing Death Certificates for medical doctors

We are pleased to launch of the Virtual Course on Properly Completing Death Certificates for medical doctors on the PAHO Virtual Campus (March 20th, 2015), developed by experts in the Family of International Classifications (FIC-WHO). This course aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the mortality data. It is a self-learning virtual course that can be accessed from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. The target audience is medical doctors responsible for filling out death certificates in hospitals or any other health facility. In addition, final year medical students are also encouraged to participate.

Deadline to submit applications for "How to effectively address NCDs in 21st Century" course extended to March 2nd

We announce that the deadline to submit application forms to participate in the Virtual Course "How to effectively address Non Communicable Diseases in 21st Century (2015 version)" has been extended to March 2, 2015 (previously the deadline was February 26).

The course will run from 9 March to 7 June, 2015, and is targeted to Caribbean NCD country managers and managers in related areas: Health promotion, NCD Epidemiology, diabetes, CVD or cancer program managers. Selected participants will be notified by March 5.

You can review the course information for more details.

Workshop in the regional office of VCPH of different professionals related to area of information, and who are working at the nodes of Central America and the Caribbean

Between 2 and 6 February an Workshop in the regional office of VCPH of different professionals related to area of information, and who are working at the nodes of Central America and the Caribbean.

The workshop is proposed to meet the following objectives:

Third meeting for the constitution of VCPH Panama Node

On Wednesday 28 February the 3rd meeting in the creation of Panama Node Virtual Campus of Public Health, PAHO was held at the offices of PAHO in Panama.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Gaspar Da Costa, assigned by the Ministry of Health to coordinate the node, Dr. Federico Hernandez Pimentel - PAHO Representative in Panama and Dr. Rosa María Borrell -. Head Unit Resources human Health (ai). PAHO-WDC.

VCPH Technical workshop, review and analysis of management processes in PAHO-Panama

Between 27 and 29 January, a workshop for review and analysis of management processes of VCPH was held at the regional office in Panama.

Call for applications for the “Virtual Course on How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in the 21st Century” Version 2015

We are initiating the call for applications for the “Virtual Course on How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in the 21th Century” Version 2015, which will be offered on the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH). The General Coordinator (GC) for this course is Dr. Branka Legetic, regional advisor in prevention and control of NCDs in NMH/ND unit and Director of the course is Dr Anselm Hennis, Director of NMH.

The self-learning course VIAA (Visual inspection with acetic acid) and cryotherapy for cervical cancer prevention is available

Call for registrations to Self-Learning Virtual Course Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean

Application forms for enrollment to the Self-Learning Virtual Course "Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean", will be received online until February 2, 2015. 

This course is intended for nursing professionals with a minimum of an undergraduate-level nursing education who are seeking to enhance their leadership capacities and who meet the following professional and technical qualifications:

The VCPH regional team visit Nicaragua

The past November 16 the regional team of Virtual Campus of Public Health, participated in a workshop in Managua for the consolidation of Nicaragua node where the Virtual Campus of Public Health presented with the country's institutions (MINSA and their diverse areas, universities, institutes of technical education and military hospitals).

Seminar 8: Universal Health Coverage and the Pursuit of Equity in the Americas

When: Friday 5th December, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:30 am (Washington, D.C. Time)

Where: Room C, PAHO HQ Building, 525 23rd Street N.W., Washington DC, 20037, USA

The session will be broadcasted through the following links:

Moderator:

  • Dr. Francisco Becerra Posada, Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization

Presentations

Workshop on the Analysis of the situation of human resources for health at the national level and its harmonization with health policies in Panama

Under the "Workshop on the Analysis of the situation of human resources for health at the national level and its harmonization with health policy" on Wednesday October 29 was presented at the PAHO Headquarters Panama Virtual Campus for Public Health as a tool for development and technical cooperation.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Social Security Fund, Universities and Professional Associations.

On Thursday October 30th a day of work centered on present experience in the development of the country and nodes accompany Panamanian institutions in developing Panama VCPH node was performed.

Meeting of Ministers of Health in Veracruz, Mexico, on October 28, 2014 at the XIV Iberoamerican Conference of Health Ministers

On 27 and 28 October was held in Veracruz, Mexico, the XIV Iberoamerican Meeting of Ministers of Health.

The meeting discussed how technological innovations help to strengthen public health policy, especially aimed at the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. In the statement there are several specific issues related to human resources for health, training and promoting the use of ICT.

These include:

  • The use of tele-education for the training of health professionals.
  • Promoting the use of ICTs to strengthen the skills and work in interdisciplinary teams.

COMING SOON! Open call for applications to the self-learning Virtual Course “NURSING LEADERSHIP: EMPOWERING NURSE LEADERS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN”

The call for applications to the first version of the self-learning virtual course NURSING LEADERSHIP: EMPOWERING NURSE LEADERS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN will be open soon. The course will take place from March 2 to May 22, 2015

The course aims to empower nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean by enhancing participants’  understanding and application of nursing leadership and management principles.

The course is free of charge and open to nursing professionals with a minimum of an undergraduate-level nursing education and currently practicing in the nursing field, either as a nurse clinician, educator or administrator.

Chilean Network of Training Institutions in Public Health: From Competition to Cooperation. Presentation by Dr. Oscar Arteaga Herrera, Director of Public Health School, University of Chile

The Director of the School of Public Health University of Chile, Dr. Oscar Arteaga Herrera gave a presentation of the Chilean Network of Training Institutions in Public Health: from competition to cooperation.

Recent Completion of courses in the area of Pesticides, GRADE Methodology and English version of Virtual Course for Tutors

Recently, three courses offered through the Regional Virtual Classroom of the Virtual Campus for Public Health concluded successfully.

Nineteen (19) health professionals distributed throughout the region of the Americas (specifically in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) participated and successfully completed the first version of the "Virtual Course with regional experts in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute pesticide poisoning (in Spanish)".

Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba.

Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local communities that need them most

The VCPH collaborated on reviewing of the first prototype of the PMIS

Over three weeks, the PMIS central team in collaboration with the VCPH, together with colleagues from various departments and country offices, participated in the process of "Review of Solutions". During the working sessions of the first prototype of PMIS, which has the initial configuration of modules HR Payroll evaluated.

The Review Solutions was a very interactive exercise in which Collaborative Solutions, responsible for integrating all systems PMIS, presented his interpretation of the administrative processes of the PAHO and how these fit into Workday (central system PMIS) "said Gonzalo Contreras, Manager PAHO Argentina.

First training workshop for Administration, Evaluation and Certification Technology Platforms VCPH in Havana, Cuba

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Core Competencies for Public Health: A Regional Framework for the Americas

The Regional Core Competency Framework for Public Health (RCCFPH) is the result of a collective effort, led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and deriving from a process that involved over 240 collaborators from 28 countries in the Americas Region. The Framework hopes to strategically support the countries of the Americas in strengthening the capacity of their health systems in the area of public health. The purpose of the Framework is to promote the development of master training plans for health human resources, as a strategy for the optimal performance of the Essential Public Health Functions. 

Workshop to update "New tools of the Virtual Campus of Public Health" is realized

On 25 and 26 June 2014 was held at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC workshop update "New tools of the Virtual Campus of Public Health", involving general coordinators and academics various regional courses. The workshop as educational aspects VCPH pattern, environment and toolchain VCPH Virtual Classroom in Moodle 2.5 platform were reviewed. Various practical activities in which each participant created a single project and browsing, editing, resources and learning activities, assessment and monitoring through the Virtual Classroom explored were also developed. It was attended by Dr. Francisco Becerra, Assistant Director of the Organization, who stressed the importance of the Virtual Campus of Public Health reiterating its support; and Dr.

Virtual Dialogue on the training of specialists in Family Medicine under the Universal Health Coverage

Inaugural Meeting Agenda

Self-Learning Spanish course "Prevention Measures and Cholera Treatment"

The Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) releases the Spanish Virtual Course "Prevention Measures and Cholera Treatment" (Curso Virtual “Medidas de Contención y Manejo Correcto del Cólera”).  This course has been prepared by the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and kindly shared for publication through the Virtual Classroom.

It is important to note that "in the world today 3 to 5 million cases of cholera occur annually and is responsible for 100,000 to 120,000 deaths. Overall, diarrheal diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially among populations with the lowest human development ... "

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