Happy International Midwives’ Day!

Happy IMD!

From Mexico, Morrocco,Netherlands, Switzerland, Mongolia, Japan and Australia, Midwives innovate with new technologies! eLearning programme at CASA in Mexico provides ICT skills to students in midwifery, a website and video helps migrant mothers to register to pre-natal courses in + 47 languages in Lausanne with Pan Milar. Mobile apps support twinning programs in Netherlands, Morroco, Japan and Mongolia and connect midwives to pregnant mothers. The daily work of midwives in Bangladesh and Moldova is wonderfully illustrated by the photos of Miriam, midwife in Australia.

Visit their projects in pink circles here: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/, and here: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/midwives
Interviews and photos here:

Mothers of Africa and ZMD meet in Monaco

Mothers of Africa 2Meeting with Mothers of Africa team members in Monaco, Suzanne Batstone and Noleine Gally, was the opportunity to share education and healthcare activities in Shiyala Village in Zambia.  As stated in their website , ” Each day in Africa the number of mothers who die in childbirth is equivalent to the number of seats in three jumbo jets”, maternal health remains a challenge in rural areas. Anna Matranga, founder of AMC Alliances and Consulting and Veronique Thouvenot introduced ZMD mobile App developed by the Zero Mothers Die global partnership initiative to deploy mobile technology solutions for the  reduction of maternal and newborn mortality.

After this constructive first meeting, Mothers of Africa team in Monaco and Zero Mothers Die look forward to pursue the dialogue in the coming months.

More about Mothers of Africa : Mothers of Africa_April 2018

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. 

 87f58a41-9a8e-4e11-b8c8-2846f32771acunnamed-2

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!

The Women Observatory for eHealth