Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
LOYOLA, Maria Andréa; CORREA, Marilena Cordeiro Dias Villela and GUIMARAES, Eduardo Ribas De Biase. International cooperation at Public Health: proposals to a debate. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp. 2007-2020. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000400015.
In the available literature, there is no study devoted to international cooperation in public health. This paper aims to partly fill this gap, raising and examining the state of art in this area as well as how it interferes in the evaluation of post-graduate programs. The study used secondary data available at CAPES "Indicators Journals", during the years of 1998 to 2006. It also analyzes foreign scholarships and special programs of cooperation of CAPES from 2005 to 2009 through a quantitative descriptive methodology. It shows that international cooperation in the area is relatively developed in a variety of themes and diverse partnerships, focusing in the United States. It is observed a positive correlation between the number of international cooperation and a high-concept program into the evaluation of CAPES, the last triennium of evaluation. The sub-areas where there is more cooperation are, in order: epidemiology; planning, and others. There is a variety of institutions, themes and subareas involved in international cooperation that could be a positive indicator in the evaluation, but as far as was possible to infer, no significant correlation in this direction was found.
Keywords : Public health; International cooperation; Evaluation; Post-graduation.