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I Regional Forum Human Resources for Health and Indigenous Peoples "The Challenge Interculturalism"

A joint initiative of the Pan American Health Organization, the Ministry of Health Canada, the Indigenous Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Panama, is held the First Regional Forum for Health HumanResources and Indigenous Peoples "the Challenge of Multiculturalism" in the Hotel ElPanama in Panama City, 21 to November 23, 2011.

This forum can be followed from the Internet via the following link:

http://www.livestream.com/paho/

For more info about the Forum and transmission visit the site:

Updating Nodes VCPH Countries to Drupal 7

Between September and October, the Virtual Campus of Public Health conducted an update of VCPH Countries nodes to version 7 of Drupal.

With a commitment to stay ahead in today's technological advances, the VCPH been achieved with the active participation of countries Webmaster Nodes VCPH migrate to the latest version of Drupal CMS, with extraordinary improvements that allow both users and administrators, enjoy a friendly environment with higher performance.

Besides keeping the contents, improved visual appearance of the nodes.

Among the main features of the new system are:

World Conference looks at health impact of social inequities

Rio de Janeiro, October 19, 2011 (PAHO / WHO) - High-level representatives more than 100 countries are meeting this week in Rio de Janeiro for the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to generate support policies and strategies to improve health by reducing social inequities.

PAHO / WHO Launches Online evaluation course of health risks human exposure to chemicals

On 10 and October 11, 2011 in Asunción - Paraguay, we launched an online course evaluation of risks to human health from exposure to chemicals, in Spanish.

This course develops within the framework of cooperation between Brazil and Paraguay to strengthen local capacities in assessing risks to human health from exposure to chemicals in contaminated areas.

This technical cooperation project aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to the process of developing public policies and human resource development in the application of methodologies for assessing risks to human health due to exposure to chemicals in the areas contaminated.

Begins Virtual Course on Human Resource Planning for health systems based on PHC

From September 15 to December 3 takes place the Virtual Course on Human Resource Planning for health systems based on PHC, lasting two and a half months and the Coordination of Pilar Navarro, Professor of the Andalusian School of Health Public (EASP) and Hernan Sepulveda, PAHO Regional Advisor.

Consistent with public policy requirements, the training program the following objectives:

Start Course Virtual Learning Tutors for Telehealth Network / IDB-2011

From September 19 to 25 marks the beginning of the familiarization course Tutor Virtual Learning Network for Telehealth / BID-2011, for participants in the Telehealth Project led by the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

This course represents an area of ??systematic training of tutors for guidance and coordination of groups of networked learning in the field of Public Health with the support of Information Technologies and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Participants of the first version of the "virtual communication Diploma public health risk "meet in Panama

Panama, September 28, 2011 (PAHO / WHO) - With the objective of exchangingexperiences on the development of the first "virtual communication Diploma in public health risk" and identify a set of strengths and opportunities that contribute to the continuous improvement of this learning experience is held in Panama City a two-day meeting with participants in the cohort 2011.

First Graduates Receive Virtual Diploma in "Risk Communication for Public Health"

Washington, September 14, 2011. 

Successful completion of the Workshop "System Network for Education and Research Hospital"

Culmina con éxito el Seminario Taller "El Sistema de Red Hospitalaria para Educación e Investigación"10 and August 11, 2011 was held the Workshop "System Network for Education and Research Hospital and Node Virtual Campus of Public Health Strengthening Project Digital Health in the Republic of Panama" on the campus of the University of Panama, where he achieved the objectives of exchanging experiences on the hospital network for education and research and training in the use of the Moodle virtual platform to implement online courses in institutions.

Implementation of QR Code in the Virtual Campus of Public Health

CVSP - Código QRThe Virtual Campus of Public Health implemented the latest generation of QR Code for your website, then a little information about the code:

What is a QR code and what is it?

It is a system to store information in a kind of barcode art.

With the help of a mobile phone can retrieve this information just by pointing the camera at the QR code.

Why use the QR code?

With this system you can capture with your mobile contact information and location of any company, save in the phonebook, call, visit their website, email or even see where it is located in Google Maps.

How do I? What I have to do?

Start the Virtual Course Design and Management of Joint Health Benefits (JHB)

Curso Virtual de Diseño y Gestión de Conjuntos de Prestaciones de Salud (CPS)August 4 The program began familiarizing the Virtual Course Design and Management of Joint Health Benefits (JHB) in the Virtual Campus of Public Health, which aims to guide participants in e-learning platforms that be used and from August 18, 2011 formally begins the course aims to improve the technical skills of the teams that are responsible for the design and ongoing management of health benefit packages in the countries of the region.

Launch of the new system for sending newsletters Virtual Public Health Campus

Lanzamiento del nuevo sistema de Boletines de Noticias del Campus Virtual de Salud Pública

The Virtual Course of Evaluation and Improvement of Care Quality and Patient Safety has Started

Curso Virtual de Evaluación y Mejora de Calidad de la Asistencia y Seguridad del Paciente

During 16 weeks from 4 August to December 8, 2011 will be held on Virtual Course of Evaluation and Improvement of Care Quality and Patient Safety in order to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the principles of quality in health services, and prepare the participant to apply the concepts and methods of continuous improvement in their organizations.

Opening of the Virtual Course Self-Study "An Ethnic Approach to Health"

This opens the Virtual Course Self-Study "An Ethnic Approach to Health" in order to strengthen the integration of ethnic approach (EA) at all levels of the organization, to help reduce unjustified and avoidable health.

The course aims to support the training of officials of the Organization and its partners in dealing with conceptual and analytical tools related to ethnicity.

Online course in Chile "Conceptual Foundations of Public Health"

Online course in Chile "Conceptual Foundations of Public Health"

Already began the online course in Chile "Conceptual Foundations of Public Health" which aims to help develop and strengthen competencies of analysis, reflection and knowledge of the theoretical foundations of public health in the current national and global context of the teams of the Undersecretary of Public Health.

Knowledge Objectives:

Begins Virtual Course Capacities Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care

Virtual Course Capacities Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care

This 30 June, 2011 start the Virtual Course Capacities Development for the Renewal of Primary Health Care

This course aims to support health managers in decision-making to develop health systems based on Primary Health Care (PHC).

The five modules presented here offer students the opportunity to review key aspects of PHC-based health systems, such as its values, principles, and essential elements.

Start Virtual Course on Management of Labor, Health and Safety Health Workers 3rd Edition

Virtual Course on Management of Labor, Health and Safety Health Workers 3rd EditionFrom July 18 to December 2, 2011 carried out the Virtual Course on Management of Labor, Health and Safety Health Workers 3rd Edition that is aimed at managers that are responsible for policy development, program planning and its implementation in health systems and services.

As well as trainers of human resources in the field of health, with particular emphasis on specialists in the field of public health and union representatives who are doomed to the implementation of policies on occupational health.

Presence Week on the Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services

Presence Week on the Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services

From 8 to August 12 of 2011, will be held the Presence Week on the Virtual Course Management Mental Health Services in Leon (Nicaragua), with the collaboration of the UNAN Leon and the PAHO office in Nicaragua.

34 students attended from 11 countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Belize).

This week we face is the fourth module of the course which started last May 30 and concludes with the presentation of a singles final on 24 October.

Seminar System Network for Education and Research Hospital and the VCPH, Health Strengthening Project Digital

During the 10th and August 11th of this year 2011, the Board of Santo Tomas Hospital, the Children's Hospital Trust, the Social Security Fund and the Regional Hospital December 24 with support from the University of Panama, made the Workshop entitled "THE HOSPITAL NETWORK SYSTEM fOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AND NODE VIRTUAL CAMPUS PUBLIC HEALTH PAHO / WHO iN STRENGTHENING tHE DIGITAL HEALTH PROJECTS iN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA", which will take place at the dome of the University of Panama.

Webmaster Agreements Workshop in Panama

During the workshop Webmaster held last June in Panama City took important strategic agreements, management and technicians.
 
The agreements include new implementations in the field of security updates, ease processes, social networks, environments, graphics, statistics and more.
 
It also agreed to hold monthly virtual meetings Virtual Campus team of Public Health on technical and organizational aspects of the nodes VCPH, with the participation of the Webmaster and country coordinators.

Face phase of the Virtual Course "Integration of HIV and other infectious diseases prevalent in the first level of attention

During the week of June 27 to July 1, 2011 was held in Panama City, Phase face of the Virtual Course "Integration of HIV and other infectious diseases prevalent in the first level of care," the presence of about 100 course participants from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Panama.

On the first day Dr. Joseph B. Gardens and Ing Madgledis team Campis Almanza Virtual Public Health facilitated the workshop on e-health (e-health) from its relationship to health equity and the role of its main applications in the current challenges of health systems.

Starts Regional Workshop Webmaster

Began on June 21 VCPH the Regional Workshop in the city of Panama, with the presence of the Webmaster Nodes countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Paraguay, and the regional technical team VCPH, chaired by Dr. Joseph B. Campus Gardens regional coordinator.

The Workshop will run until June 23 with the main objective to train new professionals assigned to this responsibility, as well as an update of new tools built into the VCPH.

Professional training institutions and Health Services Virtual Courses culminate in El Salvador

Salvador, June 13, 2011. The Minister of Health, Dr. María Isabel Rodríguez, Dr. José Ruales Representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine, University of El Salvador, Mrs. Hilda Cecilia Mendez, awarded diplomas professionals at 62 National Health System that led courses through the Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP) during the years 2010 to 2011.

Launch of the Virtual Node Campus of Public Health in Uruguay

On June 14, 2011 we launched the Node of the Virtual Campus of Public Health in Uruguay, attended by officials from the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization, the University of the Republic, the Social Security Bank among others.

-MSP - Daniel Olesker Eq
-OPS - Dr. Eduardo Levcovitz
-ASSE - Dr. Mario Cordova
-FMEDA - Dr. Fernando Tomasina
-FENF - Mag Alicia Cabrera
-BPS - Dr. Maria del Rosario Oiz

Following the opening remarks from authorities and through Elluminate Dr. Joseph B. CVSP Gardens Regional Coordinator gave a presentation on current developments and prospects Campus Node Uruguay.

Technical Meeting on Education for health sciences at the Primary Health Care (PHC) and textbooks

Technical Meeting on Education for healthFrom 7 to 10 June 2011 held in Cartagena, Colombia the workshop on education in health sciences at the primary health care and textbooks aimed to propose and discuss political and technical guidelines renewal, training of health professionals has gained over the past three years a major relevance in the world, its adaptation to changing health priorities and the era of knowledge and information.

Start the Virtual Course V: Leading Human Resources for Health

We welcome you to the Virtual Course V: Leading Human Resources for Health.

On June 3 Getting started in CVSP course with a duration of 2 weeks (20 hours). You start a training experience in the field of Human Resources for Health, through the potentials and possibilities offered by virtual learning environments.

The purpose of this Virtual Learning Program is to provide a space for knowledge, reflection and operational capacity building to promote the development of workers and public health professionals. Do not forget that the most important resources at their disposal systems are health human resources.

Start Getting Virtual Training Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care

On May 12, began Familiarization Program Virtual Training Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care, which aims to support the processes of change in medical schools and health services involved in the APS renewed development, strengthening teacher training.

This course will last for 128 hours and be awarded a certificate of course approval by the OPS.

Main Teachers: Eliana Claudia Ribeiro, María Elena López, Karin Casasola, Alejandro Cragno, Carlos Diego Torino and Fernando Giraldo.

Under the coordination of Mónica Abramzón and Rosa María Borrell

Training Workshop on Tools in Paraguay VCPH

Taller Paraguay 2011As part of the bicentennial of the independence of Paraguay was officially launched Node Virtual Campus of Public Health and subsequently developed a training workshop CVSP tools to team members of the institutions to take charge of interoperating Node Network with Paraguay, among which were doctors, nurses, engineers, educators, journalists, among others.

Start the Diploma in Health and Local Development v3

Diplomado en Salud y Desarrollo Local

This May 16 to strengthen the link between health and development, the OPS provides the third version of the Diploma in Health and Local Development.

The program is intended for health stakeholders and local communities and cities in the region, in order to improve the health and quality of life of citizens through the development of skills to act on inequities, reduce exclusion and achieve full access to the right to health.

Meeting of the PLSI "Edmundo Granda Ugalde" of 2 to 6 May 2011 in Mexico City

The Leaders in International Health ProgramThe Leaders in International Health Program “Edmundo Granda Ugalde” (LIHP) 2011 held a week-long onsite meeting from 2-6 May, 2011 at the Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social (CIESS) in Mexico City, Mexico. This meeting represents the second module of the nine-month LIHP which is primarily conducted virtually.

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