From Mexico, Morrocco,Netherlands, Switzerland, Mongolia, Japan and Australia, Midwives innovate with new technologies! eLearning programme at CASA in Mexico provides ICT skills to students in midwifery, a website and video helps migrant mothers to register to pre-natal courses in + 47 languages in Lausanne with Pan Milar. Mobile apps support twinning programs in Netherlands, Morroco, Japan and Mongolia and connect midwives to pregnant mothers. The daily work of midwives in Bangladesh and Moldova is wonderfully illustrated by the photos of Miriam, midwife in Australia.
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.
The ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW) and the Telenursing Working Group (TWG) are collaborating on a mentoring column for the Millennia2025 Women’s Observatory for eHealth, WeMentors: .http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/wementors.html. The goal of this education project is to increase the number of women mentor-protégé dyads in the areas of eHealth (strategy and policy development) and Telehealth (applications of information and communication technologies to healthcare delivery). The importance of mentors who can share their knowledge and skills with protégés who are less experienced and therefore less confident in their own capabilities cannot be ignored. Women (family members and nurses) are the most constant presence when healthcare is necessary and being delivered. And women are fully capable of contributing to all facets of telehealth worldwide.
The first column is on the WeMentors home page and is titled “Looking for a Mentor in Four Tips.” First, decide what you want from a mentor. Second, look at yourself. Third, what qualities would you like in a mentor. Fourth, consider your availability. The second column presents ideas on the topic “Mentoring: Successful Communication.” The third column is on the topic of “Time Management for Mentors and Proteges.”
Contact Claudia Bartz (TWG) for more information.
Remember the call for submissions for the third JISfTeH Special Issue on Women in eHealth. Your contribution is very welcome!
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: