Declaration of San José
Towards the Virtual Health Library

VI Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information,
IV Pan American Congress on Health Sciences Information,
San José, Costa Rica, March 24th - 27th 1998


We, the delegates of the Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information, at the Meeting held in San José, Costa Rica from the 23 - 27 March, 1998, IV Pan American Congress on Health Sciences Information.

 

Taking into account

That health and well-being are the foundation and reason for all efforts channeled towards development;

That health conditions are intimately related to the equity of living conditions and access to the fruits of development;

That access to information constitutes one of the essential elements to achieve these goals;

That the changes in information and communications technology in the name of globalization offers risks as well as opportunities for the goals of human development in the region;

That it is the responsibility of nations to act consciously to reduce the negative effects and maximize the benefits that technological development brings;

That the Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information, under the leadership of BIREME/PAHO/WHO has been consolidating and effectively managing the new technologies and is capable of applying them to the realities of the region.

 

Pledge

To construct the Virtual Health Library in a cooperative manner, as a unified response to our health situation, facilitating wide access to information for the permanent improvement of health of the people. At the same time it will be a tool to strengthen our health systems and sustain human development in the Region.

 

Urge

The Pan American Health Organization to continue to support and strengthen the Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information, and coordinate the formulation of policies and plans for the construction of the Virtual Health Library;

The technical and financial cooperation agencies and other entities, both regional and international offer major support to the initiatives and actions that generate the fulfillment of these goals;

The Governments of the Region to support the strengthening of National Health Information Systems, facilitate the coordination of relevant national plans, assign and mobilize the necessary resources for the development of the Virtual Health Library and include it as an essential component of any initiative that seeks to promote the use of technology in the name of health and well-being of the people of the Region.


National Coordinating Centers Delegates
of the Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information


Anguilla Public Library
Russel Reid, Resp.

The Valley - ANGUILLA
Fax: (809) 497-2441 / 497-2908
E-mail: reid@offshore.com.ai
N-mail: AI1

Health Information Division
Ministry of Health & Home Affairs
Sheila Rosemarie Pigott, Resp.
Aflak Building - Friar’s Hill Road
St John’s - ANTIGUA
Fax: (268) 462-9333
N-mail: AG3.1

Centro de Documentación

Representación OPS/OMS
Susana Catalina Iannello, Resp.
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 684
1058 Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
Fax: (541) 311-9151/312-2646
E-mail: caty@ops.org.ar
N-mail: AR5.1

Health Information Coordinating Services

Bahamas Ministry of Health
Terrance Fountain, Resp.
P.O. Box N-3729
Nassau - BAHAMAS
Fax: (242) 322-1211 / 328-1211
E-mail: fountnt@grouper.latelnet.bs
N-mail: BS2.1

Main Library

University of the West Indies
Michael E Gill, Resp.
P.O. Box 1334
Bridgetown - BARBADOS
Fax: (1246) 425-1327
E-mail: gillme@caribsurf.com
N-mail: BB11.1

MOH/PAHO National Health Library

Ilona Arzu, Resp.
P.O BOX 1334
Belize City - BELIZE
Fax: (5012) 30917
E-mail: ilona@paho.org.bz
N-mail: BZ1.1

Red Boliviana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud

Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Mayor de San Andres
Hugo Bernardo Morales Bellido, Resp.
Avenida Saavedra 2244 - Miraflores
Casilla 12148
La Paz - BOLIVIA
Fax: (5912) 311814
E-mail: hmorales@redmed.bo
N-mail: BO6.1

*BIREME - Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information -
PAHO/WHO

João Yunes, Accting Director
Rua Botucatu, 862
04023-901 Sao Paulo - BRASIL
Fax: (11) 571-1919/ 575-8868
N-mail: BR1.1

Public Library

Joy Suzanne Greenaway, Resp.
Road Town
Tortola - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Fax: (809) 494-3495
N-mail: VG5.1

Biblioteca Central

Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de Chile
Sylvia Anabalón Casas, Resp.
Avenida Independencia 1027
Casilla 70001-7, Correo 7
Santiago - CHILE
Fax: (562) 777-2785
E-mail: sanabalo@canela.med.uchile.cl
N-mail: CL1.1

Centro de Documentación

Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Facultades
(Escuelas) de Medicina - FEPAFEM
Juan Gabriel Cendales, Resp.
Calle 123 # 8-20
Santa F‚ de Bogotá - COLOMBIA
Fax: (00 57 1) 213-6809
E-mail: fepafem@fepafem-bogota.org
N-mail: CO47.1


Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social

Biblioteca Nacional de Salud Y Seguridad Social - BINASSS
Virginia Siles Rojas, Resp.
Apartado de Correos 10105
San Jose - COSTA RICA
Fax: (506) 233-8359
E-mail: vsiles@cariari.ucr.ac.cr
N-mail: CR1.1

Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas

Jeremias Hernandez Ojito, Resp.
Calle E n. 454 c/19 y 21, Plaza
C.P 10400
La Habana - CUBA
Fax: (537) 33-3063
E-mail: ojito@infomed.sld.cu
N-mail: CU1

National Documentation Centre

Government Headquarters
Anne J Lewis, Resp.
Kennedy Avenue
Roseau Commonwealth - DOMINICA
Fax: (809) 448-7928 / 448-5200
N-mail: DM5.1

Banco de Información Cientifico-Médica

Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Universidad Central del Ecuador
Victoria Gavilanes de Garcia, Resp.
Iquique Y Sodiro S/N Casilla 6120
Quito - ECUADOR
Fax: (5932) 52-6530
E-mail: red@bicme.ecuanex.net.ec
N-mail: EC1.1

Biblioteca Dr. Luis Edmundo Vasquez

Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de El Salvador
Salvador Octavio Montes, Resp.
Ciudad Universitaria Final 25 Avenida Norte
San Salvador - EL SALVADOR
Fax: (503) 225-8318/298-2817/225-4208
E-mail: salvam@med.ues.edu.s
N-mail: SV3.1


Centro de Información

Dirección General de Servicios de Salud
Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social
Flor de María Guerra Ruano, Resp.
9ª Avenida 14-65 - Zona 11
01801 Guatemala - GUATEMALA
Fax: (502) 51-8277/53-2053/29-303
N-mail: GT1.1

University of Guyana Library

Gwyneth George, Resp.
Turkeyan Campus - Box 10-1110
Georgetown - GUYANA
Fax: (5922) 22-5122 / 22-2486 / 225596
N-mail: GY11.1
Biblioteca Médica Nacional
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Orfylia Pinel, Resp.
Ciudad Universitarias
Tegucigalpa DC - HONDURAS
Fax: (504) 232-22-04
E-mail: sbunah@paho-who.hn
N-mail: HN1.1

Medical Library

The University of the West Indies
Laxmi Mansingh, Resp.
P.O. Box 107 Mona
Kingston 7 - JAMAICA
Fax: (1 876) 927-1073
E-mail: lmansing@uwimona.edu.jm
N-mail: JM3.1

Centro Nacional de Información y Documentación sobre Salud - CENIDS

Gladys Faba Beaumont, Resp.
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1397 2. piso - COL. Insurgentes Mixecoac
Delg. Benito Juarez
03920 México, DF - MEXICO
Fax: (525) 598-9959
E-mail: gladys@cenids.ssa.gob.mx
N-mail: MX1.1

Biblioteca Nacional de Salud

Vice Ministerio Médico
Ministerio de Salud
Veronica L Castillo Vargas, Resp.
Comp. Nac. Salud Conc. Pal. / Ap. P. 107
Man gua - NICARAGUA
Fax: (505) 289-4101
E-mail: castillo@ops.org.ni
N-mail: NI1.1

Centro de Información y Documentación Científica y Tecnológica

Vicerrectoria de Investigación y Postgrado
Universidad de Panamá
Lilia Rodríguez De León, Resp.
Ciudad Universitaria Octavio Mendes Pereira
Panam - PANAMA
Fax: (507) 264-4450
E-mail: cidcyt1@ancon.up.ac.pa
N-mail: PA2

Centro de Documentación

Representación OPS/OMS
Epifania Gomez Torales, Resp.
Mcal. Lopez 957 e/ EE.UU
Casilla correo 839
Asunci¢n - PARAGUAY
Fax: (59521) 450-498
E-mail: epigome@ops.org.py
N-mail: PY5.1

Oficina de Información Científica y Tecnológica

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Naldo Balarezo G., Resp.
Avenida Honorio Delgado 430
Lima - PERU
Fax: (511) 482-4541
E-mail: oicyt@upch.edu.pe
N-mail: PE1.1

Recinto de Ciencias Médicas

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Francisca Corrada del Río, Resp.
P.O. Box 5067
San Juan 00936-5067 - PUERTO RICO
Fax: (787) 759-1357
E-mail: f_corrada@remaca.upr.clu.edu
N-mail: PR7.1

Centro de Documentación en Salud "Dr. Rogelio Lamarche Soto"

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
Manuel de Jesus Roa Santana, Resp.
Ciudad Universitaria
Apartado Postal 559-2
Santo Domingo - REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Fax: (809) 565-2104
N-mail: DO25.4

National Documentation Centre

Ministry of Planning, Development y Environment
Vanesta Moses-Felix, Resp.
P.O. Box 709
Castries - SAINT LUCIA
Fax: (1 809) 452-2506
E-mail: felix@candw.lc
N-mail: LC5.1

National Documentation Centre

Pearl Herbert, Resp.
Kingstown - SAN VINCENT
Fax: (809) 457-2943
N-mail: VC2
University of Suriname Library
Tsai-Meu-Chong Ine, Resp.
P.O. Box 9212
Paramaribo - SURINAME
Fax: (597) 46-2291
E-mail: adekbib@sr.net
N-mail: SR3.1

Medical Sciences Library

The University of the West Indies
Eric Willians Medical Sciences Complex
Carol Yates, Resp.
Champs Fleurs - St. Augustine - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Fax: (868) 662-1392
E-mail: medlib2@trinidad.net
N-mail: TT5

Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina - BINAME

Centro Nacional de Documentación e Información
en Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud - CENDIM
Stella Maris Launy, Resp.
Avenida Gral Flores 2125
11800 Montevideo - URUGUAY
Fax: (5982) 707-1264
E-mail: launy@hc.edu.uy
N-mail: UY1.1

Biblioteca "Humberto Garcia Arocha"

Fundación Sistema Nacional de Documentación y
Información Biomédica - FUNDASINADIB
Instituto de Medicina Experimental - Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Alecia Freitas de Acosta, Resp.
4º piso - Ciudad Universitária
Apartado Correos 50587 - Sabana Grande
Caracas 1050 - VENEZUELA
Fax: (582) 605-3511
E-mail: sinadib_at_ops/ven@cclink.paho.org
N-mail: VE1.1

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 *National Coordinating Center for Brazil and Regional Coordinating Center

 
 

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