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About the ePORTUGUÊSe network

What is ePORTUGUÊSe?

A platform to support the development of human resources for health in Portuguese-speaking Member States facilitating collaboration among institutions, delivering health information, and promoting capacity building.


The mission of the ePORTUGUÊSe network is to strengthen collaboration among Portuguese-speaking countries, promote capacity building of human resources for health and facilitate access to health information in Portuguese.


One of the main objectives is to improve access to health-related information in Portuguese through development of the Virtual Health Library model created by the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME), a specialized center of the Pan-American Health Organization.

Other objectives are:

  • to foster access to the latest health information at local, regional, national and international levels
  • to promote visibility and support for local knowledge production
  • to facilitate the use of knowledge into policy and action
  • to facilitate distribution of Blue Trunk Libraries in Portuguese
  • to build capacity for HRH in several areas of knowledge
  • to build Communities of Practice (CoP), BLOGS, collaborative spaces and discussion groups to support the sharing of knowledge
  • to contribute to WHO's Global Health Library initiative
  • to contribute to WHO's HINARI initiative, a platform to encourage research
  • to contribute to WHO's effort to promote multilingualism.

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    World Health Organization
    Department of Knowledge Ethics and Research
    Dr Regina Ungerer
    Tel: + 41 22 791 30 69