An open access database covering various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and providing access to academic journal articles and other resources. There are 16 countries in the SciELO network: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. You may access information by country.
A comprehensive database coving the Latin American and Caribbean region with peer reviewed journals, thesis and dissertations, government documents, annals of congresses and books published since 1982.
PAHO’s Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) – also known as PAHO’s Digital Library, is a dynamic and an ongoing database which links historical and current scientific and technical literature produced by the Organization. IRIS also includes the mandates (resolutions, working documents, information documents) of PAHO Governing Bodies and all the articles published by the Pan American Journal of Public Health.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes 26+ million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.The Library also has access to MEDLINE via Web of Science and via Ovid Medline.
The Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, also known by its original name Biblioteca Regional de Medicina (BIREME – Regional Library of Medicine), is a specialized center of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), oriented to technical cooperation in health scientific information. The Center was located on the central campus of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo since its inception in 1967, according to an agreement between PAHO and the Government of Brazil.
Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) is the learning platform of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The goal of the Virtual Campus is to contribute to the development of skills and competencies of health workers, while supporting the transformation of public health services and practices in the Region of the Americas.
This report created jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, presents key indicators on health and health systems in 33 Latin America and the Caribbean countries. Analysis is based on the latest comparable data across almost 100 indicators including equity, health status, determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health expenditure and financing, and quality of care. Discusses the main challenges for the region brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.