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Being a nurse and scientist is my childhood dream !

Michael Dino, Nurse Educator, Researcher and Innovator, Director for Research
Development and Innovation Center at the Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines.

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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 ».

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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 !

Adapting ZMD to the Brazilian context

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Angelika, Rafaele, Talita, Beatriz and Ianê

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 poster Brazil

They have created an online survey for pregnant women and new mothers , the results of which will be analyzed in the upcoming month – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/zmd-app

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).

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Mothers of Africa and ZMD meet in Monaco

Mothers of Africa 2Meeting 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.

More about Mothers of Africa : Mothers of Africa_April 2018

Visit to midwives in Ulanbataar, 18 April 2018.

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. 

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ZMD on the eHealth2018 baltic cruise

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 unnamedbecame 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.

3 new projects in 2018 !

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 !

ICM Twinning Project, Workshop & Seminar: Prevention of Obesity During Pregnancy

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

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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.

The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity,  Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu  National University.
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity, Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu National University.
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Left to right: Davaasuren Serdamba, President of MMA, Utako Yamamoto, President of JMA, Chieko Nohno, Kiyoko Okamoto, former President of JMA, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Badaamgarav Namkhai, Coordinator.

Field visit in nomad village at one-hour trip from Ulan Batar:

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Mrs Badam, MMA coordinator, explaining the App to a nomad couple.
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Mrs Utako, president of JMA, with the pink e-iphone, taking a picture of two nomad women using the App on their mobile.

 

Université eSanté, Castres, 5-7 July 2017

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 :

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International Council of Midwives Congress

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!

ZMD at the Diplomatic Council Gala Dinner

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.

Thank you, DC, it was a great evening !

The 13th International Congress on Nursing Informatics

The 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics recently took place this last June in Geneva. The topic this year was eHealth for All. Our partner Connecting Nurses and us, the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Millennia2025Foundation were presented by Nick Hardiker RN PhD FACMI, and Veronique Thouvenot MBA, Ph.D. A.Maths.

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:

Genevieve Rouleau – from the CHUM, Montreal University Hospital Center – presented the project TAVIE and it’s extension to women living with HIV jose-cote-prix-egalite-therese-casgrain-470-246and benefiting of the Virtual Nurse services, called TAVIE Women.  This project has been recently awarded the Health Equality Award (Prix Egalité Thérèse Casgrain).

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.

More information on these projects on the WeObservatory’s website. 

Medetel interviews:Elinaz Mahdavy of Orange Healthcare

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.IMG_0929 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.”

For more information about Orange Healthcare, please visit their official website.