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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.

UDELAS training workshop on the use and application of the Academic and Research Network in Moodle 2

On November 18, 2013, at the headquarters of the Universidad Especializada de Las Américas (UDELAS) in Santiago de Veraguas, Republic of Panama, the Virtual Campus of Public Health of PAHO / WHO participated in the workshop training "Use and Application of Moodle 2x Platform for Teaching and Research."

Activity in the context of the development of the UDELAS-Health-Network, Faculty of Health and Integral Rehabilitation, Universidad Especializada de Las Américas Project.

In the same part more than 45 teachers from university extensions of the Provinces of Chiriquí, Veraguas, Cocle and Los Santos.

The technical cooperation provided by the team VCPH consisted of riding the technological infrastructure of the Virtual Classroom Academic and Research Network, in addition to training staff in the use of various educational activities and resources available on the platform Moodle 2x.

UDELAS training workshop on the use and application of the Academic and Research Network in Moodle 2UDELAS training workshop on the use and application of the Academic and Research Network in Moodle 2

The Third International Congress MoodleHealth 2013 in Recife, Brazil was successfully completed

From 13 to 15 November 2013 was held successfully MoodleHealth 2013 Third International Congress in Recife, Brazil, coordinated by the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), Node VCPH Brazil UNASUS Foundation FIOCRUZ / MS. The central speakers, panels and discussion forums cases exposed to content producers, teachers, researchers and users of knowledge and pedagogical issues, technological and academic management for networked education practices.

Launch the Regional Portal and Educational Virtual Clinic mobile version

Among the latest improvements the team of Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) is conducting a new format we present Regional Portal and Educational Virtual Clinic (EVC) for smartphones (iPhone, Android and other phones).

With this new format we hope that those who access from the mobile device to enjoy a fully optimized site to your needs.

The pages are much more visual and clear. Courses can do searches more easily within the portal.

Reduces load times of all pages to be strictly necessary content and optimizing the size of pictures to smaller screens.

All this work is a result of an exponential increase of internet access from mobile devices and we're sure that within a few years many users will access through mobile phones rather than from the desktop computer.

The self-learning laboratory training in the epidemiology of influenza has started

The Virtual Campus of Public Health invites you to participate in the self-learning laboratory training in the epidemiology of influenza, was opened in October with the objective to train laboratory professionals who are involved in the surveillance process of influenza and other respiratory viruses, in the monitoring process, particularly in data analysis and dissemination of results. The clinical- epidemiological and laboratory surveillance of acute respiratory infections caused by influenza and other respiratory viruses should be integrated.

The Course Intensified national SARI surveillance training has started

On october beginning the Course Intensified national SARI surveillance training with the objetive To train national professionals involved in the process of integrated SARI surveillance, particularly influenza , according to WHO/PAHO updated guidelines.

Among the lessons learned from the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic were the lack of systems for monitoring the evolution of influenza and clinical–epidemiological characteristics, especially among severe cases, and the lack of standardized systems for comparing data between countries. Thus, systems to monitor SARI have been prioritized, and should also seek to integrate clinical-epidemiological and laboratory surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses.

health professionals invited to participate in the Educational Virtual Clinic

We invite health professionals to join a collaborative learning experience in the proper use of Information and Communication Technology. Educational Virtual Clinic is an e-learning plan coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization, through the Virtual Campus of Public Health and the Ministry of Health, in pilot phase. All health professionals can participate in the Educational Virtual Clinic. You just have to click on the following link and fill out the registration form: http://clinica.campusvirtualsp.org/user/register

National Professional Meeting to effective quality Health Services in Mexico

Held from 25 to 27 September in Mexico City National Professional Meeting to effective quality Health Services, convened by the Ministry of Health with the aim of providing health services based on increasingly higher standards and strengthen interpersonal quality of care of health professionals.

During the same Dr. Jose B. Jardines, Regional Coordinator VCPH a presentation on the Virtual Campus and its impact on the quality of health services.

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Third Regular Meeting of the Steering Committee Node VCPH Mexico

Held last September 24 at the headquarters of your PAHO, the Third Regular Meeting of the Steering Committee of Mexico Node Virtual Campus of Public Health, which was present Dr. J. Ignacio Santos CEO of Quality and Health Education, Dr. Maureen Birmingham Representative of PAHO, Dr. Jose B. Jardines Regional Coordinator Virtual Campus, with members of the Committee.

Training course for health professionals PHC approach in the National University of San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru

During the 3rd and 4th of September was held in Ayacucho, Peru, a training course for health professionals PHC approach in the National University San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, headed by its dean, Dr. Jimmy Ango, the rector and vice-rector of the university and cooperating entities: UNPHA, CARE and PAHO / WHO.

MoodleHealth 2013 extends the deadline to submit jobs until October 6

Moodle Salud 2013 - Recife, Brasil

MoodleHealth 2013 extends the deadline until October 6 to the call and present jobs.

http://moodlesaude2013.fiocruz.br

Jobs should follow the following topics:

Second version - 2013 of the virtual Course Productive Management Methodology for Health Services (Spanish) begins

Curso MGPSS

The 2nd version - 2013 of the virtual Course Metodología de Gestión Productiva de los Servicios de Salud (Productive Management Methodology for Health Services) began recently with a group of 50 participants form Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela.

This virtual learning course provides participants a space of knowledge, reflection and development of operational capabilities to promote the development of PMMHS and its tools in each of the countries of the region.

Virtual Course CARMEN School: How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in 21st Century (2013 version) begins

Carmen course

The Virtual Course CARMEN School: How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in 21st Century (2013 version) started September 23rd and is expected to end December 6th. In this course, participants will develop a thorough understanding of a comprehensive approach to addressing the health problem of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases.

The course contains 5 modules:

PAHO launches first edition of Virtual Course on Gender and Health for the English-speaking Caribbean

On September 20, 2013 the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launches the first edition of its Virtual Course on Gender and Health for the English-speaking Caribbean. The purpose of the course, which was developed in response to PAHO/WHO’s Gender and Health Policy, is to strengthen participants’ abilities to integrate the gender perspective within a diversity and Human Rights framework in their daily tasks.

“With this course, we hope to improve our partners´ access to information, tools, and evidence,” said Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of PAHO/WHO. “We also want to help users share experiences and build networks to continue the dialogue on how to include gender in health.”

El Salvador Node of Virtual Campus for Public Health was officially launched

Training Workshop on virtual education in Buenos Aires, Argentina

About thirty professionals from universities and institutes of higher education in health sciences Buenos Aires Argentina participated in a training workshop on virtual education, through the use of tools and labor potential of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Implementation of Educational Virtual Clinic in Jujuy, Argentina

Jujuy launched the pilot phase of the Educational Virtual Clinic, a platform that will enable health professionals to consult, ask experts and discussions of diagnosed cases.

This tool, developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will be useful for doctors and nurses who are in remote areas or far from the provincial capital.

The platform also has an area of ​​eLearning (learning) and a gallery that will interest clinical image sharing teaching. Thus, the initiative seeks to develop skills in family health teams and community, some of them located in areas of native peoples.

"Capacity Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care" Virtual Course begins

The 6th edition (in spanish) of the virtual course "Capacity Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care" began this past July 26. The purpose of this course is to aid managers, leaders and health professionals in decision-making for the process of renewal of primary health care systems. 

Eighty eight (88) students from 11 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Paraguay) are participating. Dr. Carlos Rosales has been designated General Coordinator for the course, and Dr. Irene Melamed is the Academic Coordinator. The course also has a team of tutors with great experience in this topic, and is expected to end in December 2013. 

Opening of Call for Applications CARMEN School: How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in 21st Century (2013 version)

We announce the opening of the call for applications for the course CARMEN School: How to Effectively Address Non Communicable Diseases in 21st Century (2013 version), which is scheduled to begin September 23rd, 2013, with a duration of 10 weeks and comprised of 5 modules (Evidence Based Public Health, Policy Analysis, Non communicable Disease Surveillance, Social Marketing in Public Health, Evidence Based Management). 

This course is targeted to NCD country managers and managers in related areas: Health promotion, NCD Epidemiology, diabetes, CVD or cancer program managers.

Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health 10-13 November, 2013

Human Resources for Health – Foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the Post 2015 Development Agenda July 2, 2013

Health professionals expand knowledge and skills to international health leadership

Forty-seven participants of the 2013 Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) representing 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries, are meeting this week in Antigua, Guatemala together with LIHP mentors and coordinators and PAHO/WHO Country Office staff in Guatemala. The purpose of the meeting is to allow participants to explore in greater depth issues related to international health, including the main concepts, theories and models of international health, its manifestations in the national and regional context and its implications for the Americas.

Begins the Virtual Basic Course for Development and Adaptation Methodology Guides using GRADE - Version 1-2013

Began on Monday July 15, 2013 The Virtual Basic Course for Development and Adaptation Methodology Guides using GRADE - Version 1-2013, with a time duration of 4 weeks with the following objectives:

First Teleconference of the Educational Virtual Clinic

IV Congress of Regional Scientific "Overview of the PHC to improve the quality of life of the population" 20 to August 22

The Ministry of Health - Health Region San Miguelito, invites you to the Fourth Congress of Regional Scientific and Panama International Congress "Overview of the PHC to improve the quality of life of the population" of 20 to 22 August in Hotel El Panama.
 
The lectures to be provided are:
 
- Integration of networks within the PHC.
- Individualizing Treatment for Diabetes M. type II.
- Health and safety of health workers.
- Legal implications in dentistry.
- Functional foods.
- Diagnosis and treatment of childhood diarrhea syndrome.
- New Vision PHC nursing.

Opening the call of the 6th version of the Capacity Building Course for Renewal of Primary Health Care

Starts the 6th version of the Capacity Building Course for Renewal of Primary Health Care which covers the period from 26 July to 13 December 2013, with a duration of 200 hours for the purpose of promoting the development of the renewal of Primary Care in the Region of the Americas for the transformation to a health system based on PHC, through the strengthening of the capacities of leaders, managers and health professionals.

The call will be open until July 21, 2013.

Dr. Carlos Bloch passed away at 81

The June 11, 2013, at 81, passed away Dr. Carlos Bloch, Rosario unionist prominent physician and sanitarian recognized internationally. He studied medicine at Rosario, was a student activist and became a doctor in 1957. He joined the Board of the School of Medicine until 1966 coup. In parallel also involved in union medical organizations as the Medical Federation of the province of Santa Fe and Rosario Medical Association. Since this space is among the organizers in 1965 Argentinean Social Seventh Medical Conference held in Rosario.

Launch Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in international Health Program 2013

The 2013 Opening Ceremony for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in international Health Program (LIHP) took place virtually on 3 June 2013, with approximately 100 people participating from over 20 different countries. The bilingual event included a keynote presentation by Dr. José Romero Teruel, Assistant Director a.i. of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, who highlighted the contributions of the Program in the development of professionals who are able to confront health and development challenges in an increasingly globalized world.

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