They are seven women in rural Nepal, becoming photographers with
They are in rural Nepal, they suffer of uterine (pelvic) prolapsus, they make photos
of their lives after being trained by Sophie Inglin. Their wonderful photos are exposed at the University of Geneva until 26 May 2018. They are sweet, strong, desesperate, their faces and smiles reflect their daily life and the difficulties they have to face. Recently selected at the WeObservatory, “My Health, My Story” is presented at international conferences (see our events
), and the exposition will continue with the support of our partners
Elles sont sept femmes au Népal qui témoignent avec
“Ma Santé, mon Histoire”
Elles vivent en zone rurale, elles souffrent du prolapsus utérin, elles témoignent en photo après avoir été formées par Sophie Inglin. Leurs photos sont exposées à l’Université de Genève jusqu’au 26 Mai 2018 et suscitent de nombreuses visites. Tendres, fortes, désespérées, leurs visages et sourires expriment leur vie quotidienne et les difficultés qu’elles affrontent.
“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. The 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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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.
“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.