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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

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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:

Launch of Virtual Course on Basic Epidemiological Concepts for front-line health workers

The virtual course on Basic Epidemiological Concepts is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada to provide training in epidemiology for front-line health workers. This course has been newly adapted to the Caribbean context and is being launched through PAHO's Virtual Campus for Public Health.

New version of Moodle 2.5 for Countries Virtual Classroom of Virtual Campus of Public Health

The Countries Virtual Classroom of Virtual Campus of Public Health receives 2014 with the new version 2.5 of Moodle with all the latest news and benefits offered by this version, especially the compatibility with different mobile devices such as cell phones and tablet.

Concept map about the Virtual Campus for Public Health published

We have published in the Portal of the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) a concept map about “What is the Campus?” The 3 main areas of the VCPH are represented: 1) Virtual Classroom, 2) Virtual Library, 3) Virtual Clinic. The VCPH Network is included as the 4th basic component, and relations between the concepts are established. In the concept map you will also find useful links under the concepts to continue exploring.

Mapa conceptual sobre el Campus Virtual de Salud Pública

New open courses available in the VCPH Regional Classroom

The latest versions of tutored courses that have recently finished are now available as open resources. Free access is available to all learning resources included in the modules.

Conclusion of the course "Capacity Building for PHC renewal and implementation of the Integrated Model of Family and Community Health" in Ecuador

In Quito, the December 11, 2013 the closing ceremony of the Virtual Course Capacity Development for the renewal of primary health care and implementation of Model of Integrated Health Care, Family and Community was performed. In this course over a hundred professional first level of health care from the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador were formed and the pair were trained in virtual tutoring 15 university teachers.

This online course was developed under the auspices of PAHO Canada-CIDA Project and can be regarded as a pioneer in Ecuador but has been preceded by five versions of the course which countries offer the PAHO Regional level. This course is associated conceptually different chapters of the Model of Integrated Health Care, Family and Community. This Ecuadorian course consists of 6 modules, in addition to baseline. Each module contains core and supplemental readings in which those specifically related to PHC and the MIAS-conjugated CRF. Otherwise follow the validated scheme online courses that are offered through the Virtual Campus of Public Health.

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Telemedicine project installation in Fuerte Olimpo in Paraguay

Towards greater HR policies according to the Quality of Life and Health with Equity and National Policy.

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The pilot will take place in Fuerte Olimpo, on December 17th of this month, so from Saturday December 7, a technical team composed of the Regional Director, Dr Luis Martinez, Coordinator Health Regions, Dr . Jacinto Noguera, Dr. Cesar Cabral of DGRRII, Mr. Juan Carlos Coronel, also of DGRRII and Mr. Virgil Cane, are located in the Regional Hospital of the place, working on the installation of the necessary equipment for implementation of this important project and making the corresponding tests with DNERHS.

By Coordination Node DNERHS Paraguay from the Virtual Campus of Public Health, PAHO / WHO (VCPH PAHO / WHO), which has other technological tools, it has all the elements for the installation of techniques in each of the health regions stations so start the Telemedicine Project in throughout Paraguay.

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