We are excited to announce new beginnings even though the new year hasn’t started yet: WeObservatory is welcoming now 3 new projects that we will be supporting with our network.
- Zerando a Mortalidade Materna – Brazil – with Angélica Baptista Silva – a Zero Mothers Die project that aims to build bases for the pregnant E-patient at the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira.
- My Health, My Story – Geneva- with Sophie Inglin – visual stories of women in many developing countries (Cameroon, Nepal, Burkina Faso) that allow women and young girls to generate their own visual materials about the health challenges they are facing and this empowerment offers new evidence on public health and human rights issues.
- Introduction To Geospatial Data And Technologies For Maternal Health – Philippines – with Steeve Ebener – an initiative bringing together institutions and individuals sharing the same vision and mission – geo-enabling the Health Information System (HIS) to reach the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific. The HGLC therefore aims at supporting the development of training material for different targeted audiences in the health sector.
We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with these great initiatives and will be keeping you informed as the projects advance !
Proposal to Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth for a Third Theme Issue on Women in eHealth 2019
Empowering Women in eHealth and Telemedicine
The JISfTeH Special Issue on Women and eHealth 2015 and 2017, explored the place, roles and implication of women in the area of eHealth and Telemedicine that remains poorly explored in times of explosion of ICTs, social media and innovative applications:
Supported by the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 and the Working Group on Women of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), the third special issue of the ISfTeH Journal aims at providing updates of the global vision, along the cardinal pillars of women’s engagement in Telemedicine and eHealth, the specific factors of influence and sets of patterns in related areas.
Articles, abstracts, literature review and reports from the field cover key issues and innovative trends in the world on the access and use Telemedicine and e/mHealth for Women’s health along the UN SDGs.
All articles submitted must be authored by a woman, as principal author
Submissions follow the JISfTeH guidelines: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Call for Submissions:
Full articles: Before 30 August 2018
Proposal prepared by ISfTeH WoW founders, Yunkap Kwankam, Veronique Thouvenot, Anna Schmaus and Lenka Lhotska.
Yunkap Kwankam: email@example.com
Anna Schmaus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronique Thouvenot: Veronique.email@example.com
Aug.18, 2017, Ulan Batar, Mongolia
The main purpose of the Workshop held 16 – 18 August at the Intermed Hospital, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, , was to explain the “Happy Baby, Health Mom” App and to train midwives how to use it. Almost 15 members of Japanese Midwives Association with some of the Board attended the Workshop, together with members of Mongolian Midwives Association, including a member of the Executive Committee. This is the second Workshop after the workshop held in 2016 that used the paper leaflet. The Workshop this year gave training for the use of the App, with Dr Badarch Jargalsaikhan MD,PhD as the main speaker. All members participated and enjoyed a fruitful seminar.
The App is also presented in a nomad village to the local women, and gained a lot of interest.
“This App Happy Baby, Happy Mom is especially useful for Nomad people in Mongolia as travel in winter is severely restricted.”
Happy Baby, Happy Mom App is available for Android and Apple phones: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/midwives-reducing-obesity-in-mongolia.html
On the picture above: The Executive members and participants receiving Nohno Chieko Award. Nohno Chieko assisted in the establishment of the Midwives Association (MMA) in Mongolia in December 2006 and JMA launched the “Nohno Chieko Award”. Six midwives in Mongolia received the Award in last three years.
Field visit in nomad village at one-hour trip from Ulan Batar:
For the first time, the WeObservatory and Zero Mothers Die are presented the eHealth Summer University, with a Key Note and a panel of experts on 5 July focusing on eHealth and Initiatives and a second presentation on Space data at the service of healthcare and well-being: an unimagined potential!
The day before, our partner Hilmi Quraishi, founder of ZMQ, and the project Mira Channel, was awarded at the Fondation Pierre Fabre. More details here.
With Mira Channel, women in India, Uganda and Afghanistan receive health information on their pregnancies (http://www.mirachannel.org/).
The whole event with more than 900 participants coming from Africa, Asia and Europe, offered a great potential of meeting with students, project founders and leaders of the industry.
Soon you can access all the presentations here :
More than 4.000 midwives coming from the world are in Toronto at the ICM congress. Our four Mobile Applications dedicated to Women’s health and maternity are showcased at the stand
And get tremendous attraction : more apps here. Also as well the series of Portraits of Midwives in Bangladesh by Miriam Ackroyd, and in Moldova by Doina Schimpf.
And more exciting is the election as new ICM President of Franka Cadée (on the picture above ) , as we work with her project Twintotwin !
It is the time for our selected projects to meet, interact and plan new projects for the future!