Latin American and Caribbean Centre on Health Sciences Information (BIREME)

Centre Latinoaméricain et des Caraïbes d'Information dans les Sciences de la Santé
Centro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Información en Ciencias de la Salud
Centro Latinoamericano e do Caribe de Informação em Ciências da Saúde

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1967-03-03 Sao Paulo Brazil


3 Mar 1967, Sao Paulo (Brazil), as Regional Library of Medicine -- Biblioteca Regional de Medicina, a name under which it is still known. Renewed in 1978, 1982 and 1986, according to an agreement signed between E-XE3060 - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Brazilian government. Also previously known as Latin American Health Sciences Information Centre -- Centro Latinoamericano de Información en Ciencias de la Salud. Present name adopted 1986. Most recent statutes approved by the 49th Directing Council of PAHO (CD49-R5), Oct 2009, when the new governance structure was also established.


Contribute to development of health in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through democratization of access, publication and use of scientific information, knowledge and evidence.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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