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.”