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.
More about Mothers of Africa : Mothers of Africa_April 2018
Proposal to Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth for a Third Theme Issue on Women in eHealth 2019
Empowering Women in eHealth and Telemedicine
The JISfTeH Special Issue on Women and eHealth 2015 and 2017, explored the place, roles and implication of women in the area of eHealth and Telemedicine that remains poorly explored in times of explosion of ICTs, social media and innovative applications:
Supported by the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 and the Working Group on Women of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), the third special issue of the ISfTeH Journal aims at providing updates of the global vision, along the cardinal pillars of women’s engagement in Telemedicine and eHealth, the specific factors of influence and sets of patterns in related areas.
Articles, abstracts, literature review and reports from the field cover key issues and innovative trends in the world on the access and use Telemedicine and e/mHealth for Women’s health along the UN SDGs.
All articles submitted must be authored by a woman, as principal author
Submissions follow the JISfTeH guidelines: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Call for Submissions:
Full articles: Before 30 August 2018
Proposal prepared by ISfTeH WoW founders, Yunkap Kwankam, Veronique Thouvenot, Anna Schmaus and Lenka Lhotska.
Yunkap Kwankam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Schmaus: email@example.com
Veronique Thouvenot: Veronique.firstname.lastname@example.org
WeObservatory is most delighted to congratulate nurse Chinomnso Ibe of the “Save our mothers” project from Nigeria on being selected for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This selection will allow Chinomnso Ibe to engage in a 6 weeks intensive fellowship at Wagner College.
“Save our mothers” is one of the first projects selected by the WeObservatory. Nurse Ibe Chinomso and her Traffina Foundation have since gone a long way from conducting basic educational campaigns to launching now the “Clean Birth Kits” initiative. With the support from the WeObservatory and other partners the Traffina Foundation is able to provide free delivery kits containing sterile instruments that women require at childbirth.
“The Diplomatic Council invited Zero Mothers Die to their annual All Nations New Year’s Gala 2015 at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt as one of the 150 guests from diplomacy, economy and society. Our co-founder, Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, attended on behalf of the Zero Mothers Die initiative, which was highlighted at the Gala as a key social and humanitarian project supported by the Diplomatic Council” more on the ZMD website:
Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles. The technology revolution has brought new types of gender-based violence, including online discrimination, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, blackmail, and hate speech. In countries such as South Africa, Uganda, the Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brazil active steps have been taken to improve regulatory frameworks and strengthen the capacity of women’s rights activists and organizations to use technology to respond to the growing concern of digital gender-based violence.