Category Archives: Women’s health

Give mothers a chance !

“Give mothers a chance !” – says Dr. Véronique Thouvenot while presenting the Zero Mothers Die project during the Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Annual Luncheon in New York, where the picture above was taken. At her side, another co-founder of ZMD, Jordi Serrano Pons.

Dr. Véronique Thouvenot, the director of the WeObservatory and one of the co-founders of Zero Mothers Die, has recently spent an entire week attending numerous events in NY dedicated to global health challenges, mHealth and Women’s health (see previous post).

The highlight of the week was the official launch of  Zero Mothers Die by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, at the Women Leaders Forum inside the UN Headquarter during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly on September 22nd. 7605130The Mum’s Phone, a unique $30 mobile phone designed for pregnant women, was launched as a key element of ZMD to highlight the need for technology to empower pregnant women themselves to access information and seek healthcare when needed. For a detailed summary of the event, please visit the ZMD official website.

Accounts of this project were made by the Newsweek and UNAIDS.

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Dialogue series on Women’s health

This past May, 2014, a round table on Innovation , and especially innovation and Women’s health, took place in Geneva.

The overall objective of the WeObservatory is to serve as a unique Resource Center to promote women’s empowerment through the access and use of advanced technologies for health, combined with innovative integrated collaborative leadership programs. As such, the WeObservatory invited speakers to make  presentations on the subject of eHealth.

The “Zero Mothers Die” project is exemplary, according to The Guardian

“With the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs) looming, how far will technology help reach its targets?” , The Guardian.

Zero Mothers Die has been mentioned in The Guardian very recently. The article is generally discussing the role of technology in reaching the MDGs. An exemplary project in this disscussion, Zero Mothers Die is looking to improve maternal and infant health by providing vital information via mobile phones to remote communities.

Visit the Zero Mothers Die website : www.zeromothersdie.org

Read the full article here.