Concludes at San Jose, Costa Rica the Training Workshop in the new environment of Moodle 2.3 for Tutors and Coordinators

Concludes at San Jose, Costa Rica the Training Workshop in the new environment of Moodle 2.3 for Tutors and Coordinators of  the Virtual Campus of Public Health with the participation of countries and VCPH regional team.

CSS and PAHO / WHO launch online course in diabetes self-learning for health professionals

Blackboard Collaborate Scheduled Maintenance

Blackboard collaborate - Campus Virtual de Salud Pública

On 2 March 2013, Blackboard Collaborate will be renumbering the IP addresses of the North American hosted web conferencing services in order to improve its reliability.

During this maintenance, Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing and Elluminate Live! sessions and recordings will be unavailable.

Maintenance will take place during a six-hour period inside the regular maintenance window as follows:

Begin time: Saturday, 2 March 2013 at 10:00 PM US Eastern (GMT-5)
End time: Sunday, 3 March 2013 at 4:00 AM US Eastern (GMT-5)


Call for applications 2013 - Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program

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) 2013. 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 15 March 2013.

Training Workshop VCPH-Moodle, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 2013

From 5 to 7 March 2013 will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Training Workshop Virtual Campus of Public Health, which aims to prepare the campus coordinators and tutors as facilitators of the training process in the new VCPH tools and develop skills in handling the new Moodle Virtual Classroom 2.3.4 as well as the online system for the submission and selection of courses VCPH.

The Regional Classroom has been updated to Moodle 2.x


Happy New Year 2013!

Upgrade on the Virtual Campus of Public Health e-learning platform

The Virtual Campus of Public Health in its commitment to improve the quality of their services are migrating very important in e-learning platform Moodle from version 1.x to version 2.x

With this update the tutors and students will enjoy the new benefits offered by this new system, in terms of technological improvements and from the educational point of view.
On January the platform and the changes will be ready and new tools available.

Expert Workshop on wage policies

Made from 3 to 5 December in San Jose, Costa Rica the "Workshop on wage policies: its role as a tool for improvement in the provision of health services" as part of the efforts in the Region of the Americas to advance desprecarización processes and ensure proper working conditions for health workers. It is considered very important initiatives to ensure job security and pay the right conditions.

Passing away of VCPH teacher Jorge Leguiza

Painfully met the death, on November 22, Dr. Jorge Leguiza, teacher and Design Course Set Management Health Benefits VCPH.

VCPH technical meeting of public health education

In Lima, Peru, public health experts meet to analyze trends and identify the challenges of public health education and production priorities of learning resources. The Pan American Health Organization is organizing this meeting through Project Human Resource for Health and PAHO Office in Peru. The meeting was held from 19 to 21 November 2012 at the premises of a downtown hotel in the city.

Concluded Regional Workshop of Educational Virtual Clinic

Workshop of Educational Virtual ClinicFrom 22 to 24 October, Regional Workshop was held for the development of Educational Virtual Clinic (CVD) Virtual Campus of Public Health, under the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information Health-CRICS9 at headquarters Pan American Health organization in Washington DC

Chaired by Dr. Charles Godue Team Leader Human Resources PAHO and Dr. Jose B. Jardines Coordinator Virtual Campus of Public Health, representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, United States, Panama and Puerto Rico with the objectives of:

eHealth: analyze the application of information technology and communication in health care

It will be from 22 to 24 October in the ninth Congress Regional Information Health Sciences, organized by PAHO / WHO and BIREME in Washington, DC.

Virtual Course of Tutor training for online learning, El Salvador

Passing away of Ms. Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge

We regret to inform of the sudden and tragic death of Ms. Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge, National Consultant for Adolescents and HIV / AIDS in the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Honduras, which occurred on September 10, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Kenia Yohana Bautista Sabonge was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on July 24, 1978. She received the title of Industrial Engineering at the Catholic University of Honduras in 2000 and a master’s degree in Population and Health with an emphasis on Demography and Health in 2004. She also received a diploma from PAHO’s Leaders in International Health Program in 2009. At the time of her death, she was studying for a diploma in the virtual course on Comprehensive Adolescent Health, IX version, given by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Technical Meeting Knowledge Management to meet the challenges of human resources for health in Peru

The Chile University integrates Chilean Network of Public Health Training Institutions

Intervención Dra. Cecilia Sepúlveda

TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships Call for Application

Begins Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services

This August 20, 2012, begins the Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services whose overall purpose that professionals must take the course to graduate have the skills and abilities to effectively manage mental health services with a view with an emphasis on community and primary care. This may serve the countries involved in having trained managers for process of reform, modernization and decentralization of mental health systems and to reduce the gap between needs and resources. The course is part of the "Strategy and action plan on mental health" of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO)

Workshop on the Regional Network of Open Educational Resources Concludes

Taller de la Red Regional de Recursos Educacionales Abiertos (REA)On August 3, 2012, the workshop on the Regional Network of Open Educational Resources (REA/OER is the Spanish acronym) successfully concluded at the BIREME headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The workshop covered the following issues:

Management Social Determinants of Health Certificate

From 1 August to 19 December 2012 the College of Américs (COLAM) of the Inter-American Organization (OUI), through the Inter-American Network on Social Determinants of Health (REDET) announce the first edition Diploma in Management of Social Determinants of Health. The training aims to develop skills to manage operations from the perspective of the social determinants of health and achieving equity. Achieving health equity requires recognizing that inequalities exist between people, especially between social groups and more weight in the socially disadvantaged.

Virtual Campus for Public Health Initiative presented at the University of Puerto Rico

Nodo Campus Virtual de Salud Pública Puerto Rico

Health and computer science professionals recently gathered for the “Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH): A Node for Puerto Rico” workshop held at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Medical Sciences Campus on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.  The workshop was coordinated by the UPR School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Pan American Health and the Puerto Rican (PR) Department of Health.

Regional Network for Open Educational Resources Workshop, August 1-3, 2012

Virtual Campus for Public Health

The Regional Network for Open Educational Resources (REA/OER) will meet to review and analyze the advances and difficulties in network performance and to exchange experiences on the institutions’ operation of the repository.  The workshop will take place August 1-3, 2012, at the BIREME/Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Workshop participants will include those responsible for the country node national repositories and the regional technical team of the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH).   Below is the proposed agenda for the three-day workshop:

Wednesday, August 1

Virtual Course Design and Management Joint Health Benefits

Diseño y Gestión de Conjuntos de Prestaciones de Salud (CPS)August 16 begin Virtual Course Design and Management of Health Benefits sets that aims to improve the technical skills of the teams that are responsible for the design and ongoing management of health benefit packages in the country of the region.

First Congress of the Argentine Forum of Public Medical Schools

El primer Foro Argentino de Facultades y Escuelas Públicas de Medicina

Public Health International Convention "Health and wellbeing for All"

Ministerio de Salud Pública de CubaThe Cuban Ministry  of  Public Health has  the  pleasure to  invite you to  take part  of  the Health  International  Convention to  take place on December 3-5th, 2012, at Palacio de  las Convenciones, Havana, Cuba.

The Convention, sponsored by prestigious international organization, expects to make an analysis of the Cuban health conditions and the rest of the world. This meeting will be a space for deep reflections, committed and oriented to discuss themes related to health international agenda where participants will be able to exchange their experiences.

Meeting of the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program in Managua, Nicaragua

The Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2012 held a meeting from 28 May – 1 June, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua. This meeting represents the second module of the nine-month LIHP which is primarily conducted virtually. In attendance were 37 participants from 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as the LIHP mentors and coordinators for the learning modules, the LIHP coordination, PAHO/WHO staff from the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Nicaragua and participants from previous cohorts of the LIHP in Nicaragua.

Beyond Flexner: Social Mission of Medical Education Conference

Evaluation Meeting, restructuring and rescheduling of the virtual course of Essential Public Health Functions

On days 3 and May 4, held an evaluation meeting, restructuring and rescheduling of the virtual course of Essential Public Health Functions.

This meeting was held in Bogota and included the participation of most of the tutors of the course, academic coordinator, Dr. Ruben Dario Gomez, officials Virtual Campus of Public Health and the draft Human Resources for Health area Health Systems based on PHC.

PAHO Staff can now Access the Virtual Campus with their PAHO username and password

Campus Virtual de Salud Pública

Recently Team Virtual Campus of Public Health in collaboration with ITS Team Headquarters in WDC, users got PAHO Staff can enter all the contents of the Virtual Campus with PAHO username and password.

With this new technological development, the Virtual Campus of Public Health is successful the last link in the user authentication in various systems on campus.

This means that from this time members of staff from PAHO, to enter the Portal and the Virtual Classroom of the VCPH must use the username and password you have in the organization.