PAHO/WHO’s Vision for Knowledge, Management and Communication

  • National and regional policies established to promote free and equitable access to evidence-based information on health as a human right.
  • A Region with equitable access to information, innovation, networking, resource optimization, and proper use of information and communication technologies to achieve interoperability between sources and of health information systems.
  • Access to health information considered within the principle of nondiscrimination in health and as an integral part of the concept of health services access.
  • PAHO as the facilitator of dialogue between Member States and as a monitoring body of international human rights treaties in order to strengthen access to health information.
  • Health information networks of the Region helping leverage the social capital available.
  • Health workers in the Region fully capable of operating in the “Information Society.”
  • Development partners and donors funding projects to democratize access to health information sources.
  • Health workers in underprivileged geographical locales having open and equal access to sources of scientific and technical information.
  • Underprivileged locations connected to the Internet.
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