Notícias da Rede EnfAmericas OPAS/OMS

OPAS facilita o acesso ao conhecimento científico e técnico sobre Recursos Humanos em Saúde 

O site do Observatório Regional de Recursos Humanos em Saúde (RHS) da Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde (OPAS) colocou à disposição dos usuários, neste mês, acesso direto à produção técnico-científica e literatura não convencional (cinzenta) sobre RHS. A iniciativa permite realizar pesquisas na Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), com mais de 150 mil títulos; no repositório com a literatura cinzenta identificada pela Rede Regional de Observatórios de RHS, composto por mais de 1.200 documentos; e consultar os painéis de indicadores infométricos da literatura publicada nas bases de dados Medline (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) e Lilacs (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe de Informação em Ciências da Saúde). 

Nursing’s Voice at the 72nd World Health Assembly 

Nursing had a strong presence at the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 20–28. (These proceedings can be viewed on the WHO’s website, www.who.int/about/governance/world-health-assembly/seventysecondworld-health-assembly.) Propelled by the leadership of Elizabeth Iro, the WHO’s chief nursing officer, nurses were effective in giving voice to critical discussions highlighting their essential role in addressing complex global health challenges and in achieving universal health coverage and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In attendance were delegations from the WHO’s member states as well as nonstate actors, which include a variety of nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions. The week was full of intensive deliberations on key global health issues. These discussions took place within committee meetings as well as in a host of formal and informal side events. Of note, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) had a delegation consisting of 80 international nurse leaders—who were either from the ICN or delegates of its national nurses’ associations and partner organizations, including CGFNS International (the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools), the WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, and Sigma Theta Tau International—as well as 20 students hosted by Nursing Now, the threeyear global campaign run in collaboration with the WHO and ICN. Representing 20 million nurses around the world, the ICN delegates made formal statements on several key agenda items. Links to these statements are available on the ICN’s website, www.icn.ch/nursing-policy/icn-and-world-healthorganization.

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