Diplomatic Council signs with Millennia2025 Foundation

We are delighted to announce that last week in New York the Diplomatic Council officialized its support of the Millennia2025 Foundation projects: the WeObservatory and the Zero Mothers Die projects in particular. The Diplomatic Council is a United Nations registered global Think Tank with the objective to serve as a bridge between diplomacy, economy and society. Read more about the Diplomatic Council on the official website.

New York calling! This week’s exciting events.

Hi from NY , everyone ! The WeObservatory and the Zero Mothers Die teams are very excited to be in New York this week to attend some very interesting events. To be honest, it has been IMG_1392overwhelming so far. Especially with Zero Mothers Die receiving appreciation and recognition from First Ladies and Cherie Blair in particular. Follow @macyalligood , @DrKristie, @Vthouvenot , @ZeroMothersDie and @do_yna to get the latest updates.

We’ll provide you now with the list of attended events, but we’ll give you a more detailed report in the days to come !

Here they are:

1. Social Good Summit 2014 , the two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. IMG_1403We invite you to visit the official web page to watch videos of the conference. Check twitter for #2030NOW

2. Women Leaders Forum , official side events of the
United Nations General Assembly in New York City, in collaboration with key partners such as UNAIDS, PMNCH, ITU, Global Partnerships Forum & WITNET. IMG_1413Each year, the Women Leaders Forum brings together women leaders,
First Ladies, and leaders from the development, technology, government and private sectors. Check twitter for #WLF2014 ,  #UNGA2014 and #ZeroMothersDie

 

3. Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Annual Luncheon . F4D is a global awareness platform that goes beyond fashion and seeks to unite diplomacy, media, business and the creative industries to enact sustainable change.

4. GSMA mHealth Conference  “Empowering Health Workers”

5. Transformative Innovation for Health , taking place tonight at Le Parker Meridien at 17h

And more to come !

Our survey on health related ICT access in Latin America

ePrevention in Latin America and the Caribbean by nurse Lady Murrugarra is a project currently selected by the WeObservatory. Under the responsability of Lady Murrugarra – as part of the planned activities within the WeObservatory partnership agreement – a survey was conducted on usability of  communication technologies among healthcare personnel. The survey sought to collect data among the healthcare personnel in the Andean region – Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela-to assess the role ICTs currently play in the provision of health information for prevention , rapid response and emergency care in case of disaster.

To resume the conclusions, mobile cellular telephony provides the best platform for implementing ePrevention strategies among healthcare workers in the Andean region who express willingness and interest in using ICTs to seek health information and build their capacity to address key health issues affecting their countries.

Read the full report here (pdf).

 

 

Diabetes explained to children by TEO the Duckling

It is never easy to speak to children about a disease. Especially when this disease makes them feel very different from all the other children, as is the case with diabetes.

Norma Grau, a nurse from Barcelona, has written a story for diabetic children – Teo the Duckling –  that would help them learn in an easy and educative way that they mustn’t feel different or ashamed  for being diabetic. Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 6.01.02 PM“Children must incorporate the illness into their daily life, but it is not easy at first. Various vital infancy stages have to be taken into account when helping them with the educational therapy. At the age of 4-6 years old they may feel different from their colleagues and friends, especially when doing check-ups as well as giving themselves insulin dose injections. To include the illness into their daily life activities plus avoiding stigmatization have been the key to develop our project”, says Norma Grau.

The nurse also had the story superbly illustrated by her colleague, Cristina Serrat Gómez, making it very appealing to children.

This story was  shared for the first via Care Challenge byScreen Shot 2014-08-29 at 11.37.24 AM Norma Grau and was then selected both by Connecting Nurses and the WeObservatory. Here at the WeObservatory we are planning to help the nurse further develop her idea : during 2014/2015 we will contribute to the creation of another story  customized for girls. We also plan to create an animated version of the stories. We will keep you updated on this project through our blog.

The story currently exists in three languages.

Click to access the PDF versions : English, Castellano and Catalán.

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