“Save our mothers” updates from Nigeria

“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 Traffina Foundation is also actively working now with the Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Programme and CALL TO ACTIONlaunching a “Call to Action ” to improve maternal health situation in Nigeria.

Ibe Chinomso was recently invited to talk about  Traffina Foundation’s activities and present the Clean Birth Kits at the National Newborn Health Conference in Abuja, Nigeria that took place this past October.  conf 2

 

 

 

Check out the upcoming events

If you happen to be near Geneva or Paris at the end of November, the WeObservatory will be presenting its projects at the following two events :

1. Global Forum in Geneva, an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The WeO will be present at the Women in Leadership Sessions on November 18th. See the program here.

2. The Annual Colloquium of the SFTAG (Société Française des Technologies pour l’Autonomie et Gérontechnologie) in Paris. The WeO will be presenting on November 25th. See the program here.

If you don’t have an opportunity to attend these, watch out for a resumé of these events on our blog.

Field Trip!

It so happens that a couple of the Care Challenge selected projects are conducted by nurses in Barcelona, Spain.  So the WeObservatory team picked Barcelona as the first target for a field trip.

Firstly, we were kindly invited by the nurses of the Programa 5′ project of the pediatric hospital Sant Juan de Deu to meet with the nursing team, discuss their projects and visit the hospital. To remind you , the Programa 5′ is a continuing education initiative through the implementation of short (5 minutes) interactive and online teaching actions for nurses.  IMG_2498The first planned step in our collaboration is to update and expand the Technical Manual for Nursing Videos in order to make the methodology transferable and help other nurses in other hospitals reproduce the project. Pictures of the hospital are posted in our Photo Gallery, check them out!

Secondly, we met with the wonderful nurse Norma Grau , author of the Teo the Duckling story for Diabetic children, and illustrator Cristina Serrat. IMG_2547As we communicated in a previous post, we met to discuss the possibilities of making an animated version of the story as well as a version customized for girls, Thea the Ducklinette. We are happy to say that he consensus has been reached and we now have connected Norma Grau and Cristina Serrat with the creative team of the ONIDEA studio, who will be producing the animated version of Teo the Duckling. IMG_2318Here , on the photo on the right, you can see the ONIDEA team holding the Zero Mothers Die pink phone.

Finally, we met with Lisa Darsch MSN RN, founder of CEO Collaborative Forum, that has kindly offered her expretise and advice on our projects,  Zero Mothers Die in particular. For those who don’t know :   our own  Véronique Thouvenot, the WeObservatory director, is also the co-founder of the ZMD project, hence the occasional overlapping on the subject in our posts.

Stay tuned for more news and pictures !

Crowd translation network for Ebola outbreak

UniversalDoctor has launched a non-profit initiative for the Ebola outbreak: Translation4Outbreaks.

Translations 4 Outbreaks is a crowd-translation platform to translate Ebola information for patients and medical personnel into as many languages as possible. The platform harnesses the language skills of people from across the world (the ‘crowd’) by making it easy for them to help translate important healthcare and outbreak information into different languages.

The content of the Ebola messages on the platform comes from different public health authorities (CDC, MSF etc) who provide credible information on Ebola. All translations will be offered as free PDFs on the website for anyone to download and use.

Applications are accepted from people all over the world to help with this crowd-translation effort so if you would be interested in helping, spread the word !

www.translations4outbreaks.com

Read recent news article about Translations 4 Outbreaks here.

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