Category Archives: Publications

New book on ICTs and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Foundation Telefonica will be publishing this coming December 10th a new book on the status quo of the ICTs and healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean entitled “Las TIC en el combate de las enfermedades desatendidas: Una visión latinoamericana”. The PDF version can already be downloaded directly from the Telefonica website.

It includes an article by Véronique Inès Thouvenot of the WeObservatory, Lilia Pérez Chavolla and Arletty Pinel (p. 29 – 49).

Within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, this article analyzes health services provided in remote areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, where access to and use of ICTs can help provide services to low-income populations. The article emphasizes the perspective of the user and in particular of women, patients, nurses, doctors and community helpers, who are the most committed to health issues in remote areas. It includes a short description of two eHealth projects being implemented in Guatemala and Panama by local communities with limited resources that seek to respond to their maternal and children health needs.

Lanzamiento oficial del libro publicado por la Fundacion Telefonica, el 10 de Diciembre en Caracas: “Las TIC en el combate de las enfermedades desatendidas: Una visión latinoamericana”. Este artículo analiza los servicios de salud dentro del marco de los Objetivos del Milenio 4 y 5 en zonas remotas de América Latina y el Caribe, donde el acceso y uso de las TIC pueden ayudar a proveer servicios a poblaciones de escasos recursos. El artículo enfatiza la perspectiva del usuario y en particular la de las mujeres, pacientes, enfermeras, doctoras y ayudantes comunitarias, quienes son las más comprometidas con los asuntos de salud en zonas remotas. Se describen dos proyectos de eSalud en Guatemala y Panamá, iniciados por comunidades locales, conrecursos limitados para responder a las necesidades de salud materna e infantil en dichas zonas.

 

New publication: WeTelemed, the global network of women in telemedicine

The International Journal of Bioethics has recently put together a special issue on Telemedicine.  It includes the article of Dr. Véronique Inès Thouvenot , head of WeObservatory, on the global network of women in telemedicine WeTelemed. The article can be found in chapter 7 of the 2014/3 (Vol.25) issue or downloaded in French through cairn.info

The Women and Telemedicine Global Network (WeTelemed) has been initiated in April 2012, with the vision to constitute a Millennia2015 powerful demonstration of women empowerment in the arena of telemedicine through digital solidarity and gender equity. The overall objective is to stimulate more women to use advanced technologies and telemedicine, combined with innovative integrated collaborative leadership programs. The article describes the recent history of the network, its genesis and creation, illustrated by a selection of telemedicine initiatives conducted by women in developing countries with the ambition to reach isolated communities.