Visit to midwives in Ulanbataar, 18 April 2018.

Midwives Reducing Obesity in Mongolia is one of the actively ongoing projects at WeObservatory, implementing the Happy Baby, Happy Mom App is one of the main tasks at the moment. Just a couple of days ago, Mrs Amelie Moritz, Programs Manager and Communications at the Sanofi Espoir Foundation – the foundation that provided the funds to developing the App by Universal Doctor –  visited the midwives of the Mongolian Midwives Association (MMA) that are using the Happy Baby, Happy Mom mobile application for pregnant women to get some more feedback and discuss details for future improvements.  The mobile App is planned to be published in english in the coming weeks. 

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WeMOOCs 2018 are published in a new format!

New MOOCs on Women’s health and technologies, selected by our experts, in English , French and Spanish, are published: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/wemoocs.html 
After the Infographic, the WeMOOCs benefit of the new visual of the WeObservatory, making the lists of courses easier to read and more attractive.
Specialised sections are dedicated to Nurses, Patients, Mobiles, and Vaccinology.
A new section for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provides courses to support our partnership with Health GeoLab Collaborative in Manila, Philippines (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/introduction-to-geospatial-data-and-technologies-for-maternal-health.html).
All MOOCs are FREE!

ZMD on the eHealth2018 baltic cruise

No, we didn’t make a mistake! The eHealth event of this year by the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth is indeed a cruise that goes between capital cities of Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm.

Our own Angelika Silva is representing the Zero Mothers Die App at the Conference: she unnamedbecame part of the WeObservatory following the 2017 Medetel event and is now in charge of further developing ZMD on behalf of the WeObs in collaboration with the National Institute of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Fernandes Figueira that intends to translate and adapt the Zero Mothers Die mobile application to the Portuguese language with the participation of institutional actors. More about her activities on our website.  

You can follow the Conference on twitter under #eHealth2018.

More about the 23rd Finnish National Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth here.

Mentoring for Women and eHealth

The ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW) and the Telenursing Working Group (TWG) are collaborating on a mentoring column for the Millennia2025 Women’s Observatory for eHealth, WeMentors: .http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/wementors.html. The goal of this education project is to increase the number of women mentor-protégé dyads in the areas of eHealth (strategy and policy development) and Telehealth (applications of information and communication technologies to healthcare delivery). The importance of mentors who can share their knowledge and skills with protégés who are less experienced and therefore less confident in their own capabilities cannot be ignored. Women (family members and nurses) are the most constant presence when healthcare is necessary and being delivered. And women are fully capable of contributing to all facets of telehealth worldwide.
The first column is on the WeMentors home page and is titled “Looking for a Mentor in Four Tips.” First, decide what you want from a mentor. Second, look at yourself. Third, what qualities would you like in a mentor. Fourth, consider your availability. The second column presents ideas on the topic “Mentoring: Successful Communication.” The third column is on the topic of “Time Management for Mentors and Proteges.”
Contact Claudia Bartz (TWG) for more information.
Remember the call for submissions for the third JISfTeH Special Issue on Women in eHealth. Your contribution is very welcome!

3 new projects in 2018 !

We are excited to announce new beginnings even though the new year hasn’t started yet:  WeObservatory is welcoming now 3 new projects that we will be supporting with our network.

  1. Zerando a Mortalidade Materna – Brazil – with Angélica Baptista Silva – a Zero Mothers Die project that aims to build bases for the pregnant E-patient at the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira.
  2. My Health, My Story – Geneva- with Sophie Inglin – visual stories of women in many developing countries (Cameroon, Nepal, Burkina Faso) that allow women and young girls to generate their own visual materials about the health challenges they are facing and this empowerment offers new evidence on public health and human rights issues.
  3. Introduction To Geospatial Data And Technologies For Maternal Health​ – Philippines – with Steeve Ebener – an initiative bringing together institutions and individuals sharing the same vision and mission – geo-enabling the Health Information System (HIS) to reach the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific. The HGLC therefore aims at supporting the development of training material for different targeted audiences in the health sector.

We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with these great initiatives and will be keeping you informed as the projects advance !

Call for submissions for a theme issue on women to the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

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:

2015: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/issue/view/10

PDF:http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh_vol3.pdf

2017: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/

PDF:http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh2017.pdf

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.

General considerations

Authors

All articles submitted must be authored by a woman, as principal author

Language

English

Submissions

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.

Contacts:

Yunkap Kwankam: ykwankam@isfteh.net

Anna Schmaus: schmaus@klughammer.com

Veronique Thouvenot: Veronique.thouvenot@gmail.com

The Women Observatory for eHealth