Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SIQUEIRA, Carlos Eduardo and CARVALHO, Fernando. The Observatory of the Américas as a network in environmental and worker health in the Americas. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.4, pp. 897-902. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232003000400012.
This article reviews the scope of several Observatories found by a search in the Internet through the Google search engine. After examining these observatories, it describes the aims and initial accomplishments of the Observatory of the Americas as a network of professionals and activists from different countries in the Americas. The article concludes with a discussion of the pattern identified among these observatories: they may be clearinghouses or networks, or both.
Keywords : Observatory; Network; Environmental and worker health.