PAHO/WHO calls on professionals to participate in “eHealth Conversations”
Washington, DC, Monday, 1 October, 2012 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) calls on professionals that work in the field of eHealth to brainstorm, discuss and reflect on the present and future of the use and application of information and communication technologies in public health in the Americas. The virtual dialogues will be part of a project titled “eHealth Conversations: Information management, dialogue and knowledge exchange to approach universal access to health”.
The project represents a breakthrough for the eHealth Strategy and Action Plan for the Americas, as it seeks to implement a regional mechanism, through free and fair access to information and knowledge sharing, to ensure the convergence of local, national and regional initiatives related to the development, adoption and implementation of information and communication technologies for public health. It also aims to support decision makers and the general public to understand and prepare for the future of eHealth.
(Español) La ENSAP de Cuba y la Universidad Universidad Cooperativa de Santa Marta-Colombia, realizan sesiónn de Intercambio sobre APS
|The eHealth Strategy and Plan of Action for the Americas promotes knowledge and information sharing among member states and stakeholders. To that end, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launches the eHealth Seminar Series on Friday, October 5, 2012.
The seminars will discuss different themes of relevance and key players working on eHealth globally to ensure knowledge sharing among people and institutions and convergence in the implementation of eHealth National Strategies and plans of action, and also to inform public health stakeholders and other decision makers in the health sector, to better take part in the debate.
|Professionals interested in attending the 9th Regional Congress of Information in Health Sciences (CRICS9) can now register online in the CRICS9 website. The event will be held 22-24 October 2012, at the Pan American Health Organization Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
CRICS9 is the most important forum for the exchange of information on programs, projects, systems, and networks of information and scientific communication in health in the region of the Americas. Under this year’s slogan, “eHealth: reaching universal access to health”, CRICS9 will involve participants in fruitful discussions regarding eHealth through plenary sessions, round tables, panels, workshops and more.
Representatives of various public institutions of Costa Rica met to develop an eHealth proposal to facilitate access and availability of technical, scientific and public health information through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). This meeting took place in San Jose, Costa Rica, during 6-7 September 2012.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from the Spanish Cooperation, provided technical cooperation to facilitate tools and methodologies to support Costa Rica in the formulation of a national eHealth plan, in response to the request of the Minister of Health, Dr. Daisy Maria Diaz Corrales.
(Español) KMC clausura el I Congreso Centroamérica y el Caribe sobre medios de comunicación, personas menores de edad y jóvenes
KMC clausuró el I Congreso Centroamérica y el Caribe sobre medios de comunicación, personas menores de edad y jóvenes que se celebró en Costa Rica, los días 5 y 6 de septiembre de 2012, con la conferencia “La aplicación de las tecnologías de información en salud y la alfabetización digital”.
Governments, private sector, and civil society commit to reduce salt consumption through region-wide partnership
On August 30,2012 a new consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO) and comprised of more than 20 health and nutrition experts from governments, civil society, universities, and representatives from major food and beverage companies, committed to work on reducing dietary sodium after a two-day meeting on August 28-29, 2012 at the PAHO’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The meeting was held in PAHO headquarters and transmitted via Blackboard Collaborate to all the region.
The group agreed that a coordinated, salt-smart approach is needed for the region of the Americas, and joint action for a healthy heart would save lives and reduce the growing costs associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region.