The University of Panama, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in Panama and the Latin American Center of Information in Health Sciences (NLM / PAHO / WHO) held from 20 to 24 May this year the "Workshop on Introduction to Virtual Health Library (VHL) ".

The workshop aimed at participants achieve capacity building for implementation of the networking model of VHL, as well as in the promotion of open access to information and the management and operation of information sources VHL, as a strategy to support the development of VHL in Panama and other countries of the Network

"The BVS has allowed the reduction of the gap of health information to support informed decision making," said Dr. Enrique Perez Gutierrez, Representative for PAHO / WHO in Panama. The VHL "has influenced the planning, policy, management and various processes to improve the health of the population," he added.

The workshop of 40 hours was aimed at professionals involved in the management of VHL's national focal points responsible for, as well as staff responsible for the management of libraries and information centers network institutions VHL.