Michael Dino, Nurse Educator, Researcher and Innovator, Director for Research
Development and Innovation Center at the Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines.
Since the 2013 Connecting Nurses Award,
Michael is featured at the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 as a key leader of its innovative projects on telehealth and elderly. Already presented in our Blog, he wants to « move towards a borderless society where global citizenship (caring for the world rather than caring only on your own) is becoming more prominent, we might be experiencing similar problems and challenges that require collaborative approach ».
Michael is working on several projects related to Nursing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
These include humanoid robots research for healthy seniors (in partnership with Tokushima
University), VR and AR. Read more here !
Angelika Silva has been for some time now working to develop ZeroMothersDie on behalf of the WeObservatory in collaboration with the National Institute of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Fernandes Figueira that intends to translate and adapt the Zero Mothers Die mobile application to the Portuguese language and the Brazilian context. She and her team have made a poster describing the process of adaptation: see PDF –
ZMD was also presented at this year’s Helthio – an event that brings together more than 10,000 citizens and healthcare system users, with more than 5,000 healthcare professionals and about 1,000 companies from diverse backgrounds. The presentation was done and made by the co-founders Dr. Véronique Thouvenot and Dr. Serrano Pons, and Dr. Alegria, director of Gambo Hospital in Ethiopia. The material for the presentation was based on the research conducted with IFF in Rio, Brazil (above) and work done by Chinomso Ibe, nurse in Nigeria (on the pictures showed using the ZMD App).
Meeting with Mothers of Africa team members in Monaco, Suzanne Batstone and Noleine Gally, was the opportunity to share education and healthcare activities in Shiyala Village in Zambia. As stated in their website , ” Each day in Africa the number of mothers who die in childbirth is equivalent to the number of seats in three jumbo jets”, maternal health remains a challenge in rural areas. Anna Matranga, founder of AMC Alliances and Consulting and Veronique Thouvenot introduced ZMD mobile App developed by the Zero Mothers Die global partnership initiative to deploy mobile technology solutions for the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality.
After this constructive first meeting, Mothers of Africa team in Monaco and Zero Mothers Die look forward to pursue the dialogue in the coming months.
Barcelona’s Helthio is an event that brings together more than 10,000 citizens and healthcare system users, with more than 5,000 healthcare professionals and about 1,000 companies from diverse backgrounds. Here’s a throwback to our own and ZMD experience at Helthio 2017 :
Midwives Reducing Obesity in Mongolia is one of the actively ongoing projects at WeObservatory, implementing the Happy Baby, Happy Mom App is one of the main tasks at the moment. Just a couple of days ago, Mrs Amelie Moritz, Programs Manager and Communications at the Sanofi Espoir Foundation – the foundation that provided the funds to developing the App by Universal Doctor – visited the midwives of the Mongolian Midwives Association (MMA) that are using the Happy Baby, Happy Mom mobile application for pregnant women to get some more feedback and discuss details for future improvements. The mobile App is planned to be published in english in the coming weeks.
No, we didn’t make a mistake! The eHealth event of this year by the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth is indeed a cruise that goes between capital cities of Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm.
Our own Angelika Silva is representing the Zero Mothers Die App at the Conference: she became part of the WeObservatory following the 2017 Medetel event and is now in charge of further developing ZMD on behalf of the WeObs in collaboration with the National Institute of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Fernandes Figueira that intends to translate and adapt the Zero Mothers Die mobile application to the Portuguese language with the participation of institutional actors. More about her activities on our website.
You can follow the Conference on twitter under #eHealth2018.
More about the 23rd Finnish National Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth here.
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 !
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.”
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:
The WeObservatory has selected yet once again new projects to work with: on our new map see the blue bubbles, new mobile apps, eLearning modules in Spanish and French and the Special issue on Women in eHealth 2017 of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH),
We are back from the Diplomatic Council yearly Gala Dinner in Frankfurt excited, happy and carrying a nomination for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize for the Zero Mothers Die application and project.
The afternoon before the Gala dinner was dedicated to the DC Executive Club meeting during which global leaders of the Diplomatic Council made interesting lectures and presentations, to exchanged experience, gave new impulses to advance the Diplomatic Council. And, of course, recognised and nominated 5 projects for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2017.
The Gala was then ceremoniously opened by Secretary General Hang Nguyen and the founding President Buddhi Athauda followed by a speech of the new DC President H.E. Ambassador Dato‘ Zulkifli Adnan.
The presentation was focused on innovation in nursing care and illustrated by several projects posted by nurses on Care Challenge. These projects were both awarded by Connecting Nurses and later selected by the WeObservatory for a partnership. See for example Telehealth and Elederly by Michael Dino from Philippines:
Another great initiative – Teo the Duckling – addressing eHealth for All is that of nurse Norma Grau from Barcelona, Spain that created a educational story and got it animated for young children living with diabetes at school. Video here.
The presentation concluded with the official launch the of UniversalNurses mobile app. As nurses work in diverse contexts all over the world, this app was created in order to facilitate multilingual communication between nurses and their patients. It is in 8 languages and is powered by UniversalDoctor and Tools SL, recently awarded at UN World Summit Award for Mobile Health App in Dubai.
The last Medetel event – organized every year by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) – gave us an opportunity to chat with various professionals that work in Healthcare. This week we’ll be publishing the most interesting parts and highlights of the interviews, starting today with Elinaz Mahdavy’s (of Orange Healthcare) interview about eHealth strategies and our own WeObservatory projects.
“What I would like to see happening is that eHealth becomes a harmonized process, I mean in Europe , that all the countries have the same strategy on eHealth and mHealth. As you know Europe is very fragmented , so we still have a long way to go. But the EU policy makers are doing all they can for some years now and recently it is becoming more and more important to have a harmonized healthcare system in general and eHealth strategies in particular. That’s where I would like to see Europe being unified go in terms of eHealth,” says Elinaz Mahdavy.
When asked about the importance of community and gender targeted projects , like those that we support here at the WeObservatory, she added , “Project like these definitely have a place to be. As a woman I think we are important drivers. Moreover, a digital society can only be a benefit for many of those who – depending on the country they are in – are pregnant and/or are bringing up their kids on their own.”