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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 ... "

AUDIT-SBI Virtual Course now available

The AUDIT-SBI Virtual Course (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - Screening and Brief Intervention) is now available as a Self-Learning course in the Virtual Classroom. 

This course consists of 5 Modules and you are free to self-enroll and access all the resources:

Farewell of "Hubert Humphrey Fellows" in the office of PAHO in Washington

On 10 June, the Director met with Hubert Humphrey Fellows to bid them farewell at the conclusion of their two-month ‘professional affiliation’ experience at PAHO, a key component of their 10-month leadership training in the United States.

This year’s group came from nine countries in the five WHO regions: Albania, Egypt, Haiti, India, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines and Thailand.

Opening Ceremony Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2014

Launch of the online course "Leadership, Planning and Management of Human Resources in the Field of Health in Panama"

Extended meeting with Bolivian authorities and technical institutions on the Virtual Campus for Public Health and Educational Virtual Clinic

On May 7, 2014, in La Paz, Bolivia, with the presence of Dr. Michel Thieren, Representative of PAHO / WHO and the organizers Bolivia Hannover and Dr. Susana Escalante Giovanni, a meeting with officials and technicians was conducted 10 Bolivian educational institutions and health, where node creation of the Virtual Campus for Public Health of Bolivia was analyzed. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Jose Jardines and Mr. Edgardo De Gracia VCPH, who presented the project of the Virtual Campus for Public Health and Educational Virtual Clinic.

In this activity the 20 participants confirmed their commitment to the development of Bolivia node considering:

Evaluation of the Pilot Project Educational Virtual Clinic in Panama

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Panama, supporting the initiative of the Educational Virtual Clinic of Virtual Campus for Public Health, called the specialist and health professionals who participated in the pilot project . The event was chaired by Dr. Zelibeth Valverde, Director of Planning, Ministry of Health and Dr. Gaspar Da Costa, an expert in psychiatry and project manager in the Educational Virtual Clinic.

This activity held last April 30, 2014, aimed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Virtual Clinic, and formulate a strategy for the implementation of the second phase of the project.

Open Educational Resources Network (OER) General Guidelines Presentation

   
 
Recently, the formal presentation of the document of the General Guidelines for the Open Educational Resources Network (OER Network)**, which contextualizes the existence of the Network, clarifies its objectives/guidelines and defines the following aspects: concept of open educational resource, inclusion criteria of OER in the VCPH / VHL, target audience, publishing workflow, evaluation processes, description of resources, search and retrieval, interoperability, and copyrights/licenses.
 

Seminar of Ethical priority-setting for a progressive realization of universal health coverage

Ethical priority-setting for a progressive realization of universal health coverage

When: Thursday 8th May, 2014, 10:00 am to 11:30 am (Washington, D.C. Time).

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

The session will be broadcasted through the following links:

Spanish: www.paho.org/virtual/HSS-CoberturaUniversalenSalud

English: www.paho.org/virtual/HSS-UniversalHealthCoverage

The Course of Patient Rights Law opened in Argentina

The Argentina VCPH Node informs that inscription is opened for the Course of Patient Rights Law. With this course, students will have the opportunity to learn about the law that determines which 26,529 are the essential rights of the patient and what the obligations of the professional health team and what to consider your company or health institution.
Entry deadline: April 30 | Quota: 25 students | Starts: May 5 | Offer: distance
More information and Registration

14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India, February 11-15, 2015

We warmly invite you to be part of an exciting event in global public health – the 14th World Congress on Public Health to be hosted in Kolkata, India from 11-15 February 2015. The Congress will aim towards fostering the promotion of “Healthy People – Healthy Environment” and will bring together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.

Introducing the Educational Virtual Clinic in Evaluation Workshop of Palliative Care National Program

On March 25, 2014, Dr. Jose Jardines and Mr. Edgardo De Gracia from the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) team, made ​​the presentation of the pilot of the Educational Virtual Clinic (EVC) project in Evaluation Workshop of Palliative Care National Program of the Republic of Panama. In it, VCPH services were presented and especially the Educational Virtual Clinic as an opportunity to exchange experiences in Palliative Care.

The National Palliative Care Program aims to "provide health services of the highest quality, essential to achieve an optimal state of physically, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings, promoting quality of life and relief suffering of the patient and family in the final stage of an advanced terminal illness" (National Palliative Care Program, 2011). We hope the Educational Virtual Clinic serve as a tool to fulfill this purpose.

Presentación de la Clínica Virtual Docente en el Taller de Evaluación del Programa Nacional de Cuidados Paliativos

VCPH Implementing Reports System

The Virtual Campus of Public Health modernizes the reports generation system, implementing JasperReports for generating relevant information required by the Academic Coordination and Virtual Courses.

JasperReports is a library of free reporting code written in Java, that generates documents in formats of word processors, spreadsheets and printing. It also provides a web interface to manage, store and generate reports that have been designed in iReport Designer. The latter is a graphical interface for the design, implementation and export reports to be stored anywhere interface JasperReports.

VCPH technical cooperation in Training Program in Health Information System for Caja de Seguro Social of the Republic of Panama

In the last four months the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization has developed in conjunction with the Caja de Seguro Social (CSS) of the Republic of Panama a virtual training for managing Health Information System (HIS). This health information system generates a single electronic patient record, which can be consulted at national level health facilities in the CSS.

VCPH Countries Nodes Integration by Multi-Sites

In the middle of February 2014 the migration process of Drupal Countries Nodes to a Multi-Sites installation was completed.

This migration took place in nodes countries Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and the American Center for Social Security Studies (CISS). Allowing integrate these nodes with the goal of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) and educational services provided in Educational Virtual Clinic and Virtual Classrooms.

With this step the management and updating of all sites and creating accounts VCPH simplified. This is accomplished by sharing the same Drupal installation between all nodes including Drupal core, modules and themes. Despite this, content management and users are managed in a decentralized manner in each of the nodes. On the other hand, security, efficiency and upgrades done centrally to ensure technological unification of the different sites.

Integración del Portal del CVSP con los Nodos de Países mediante función de Multi-Sitios

Live from Lima, Peru: International Conference “Towards universal health coverage” 20th and 21st of february

Live from Lima, Peru: International Conference “Towards universal health coverage” 20th and 21st of february.

We invite you to participate virtually: http://minsacu.tribalhost.net

English – speaking Caribbean health workers to receive training in epidemiology in order to improve disease surveillance and control

With the intention of improving disease surveillance and control in the English-speaking Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) launched a virtual course on Basic Epidemiological Concepts for front-line health workers.

Entrenarán en epidemiología a trabajadores de salud del Caribe Inglés para mejorar la vigilancia y control de enfermedades

Call for applications for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2014

The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has opened the call for applications for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2014.

In recognition of the multiple and evolving challenges facing leaders today, the LIHP aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to more effectively analyze, define, advocate and project their national health interests within this complex global context.

The program is open to professionals in the Americas working in public health, international relations or related fields.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 7 March 2014. For more information, visit:

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