We are pleased to inform that the Virtual Health Library FIOCRUZ available at the address http://bvsfiocruz.fiocruz.br/php/index.php?lang=en has been certified on 07/07/2008, according to the primary foundations of the VHL Model to provide and allow for equitative access all information on health.
This certificate confirms that this VHL was evaluated by teams of BIREME / PAHO / WHO on the date indicated, and at that time respected the criteria established by the VHL Model for managing and publishing information on health, being able to be considered as a reference for other initiatives of the VHL Network.
It is important to notice that the VHL certification process presumes a commitment of the cooperative institutions in order to guarantee the quality of contents and the continuos and permanent update of its information sources. Further information on the criteria used for certification and the VHL Model can be obtained at the site bvsmodelo.bvsalud.org
We acknowledge and thank the cooperation of all institutions involved within this initiative that also integrate the VHL Consulting Committee.
Sincerely,Abel Laerte Packer