Students in midwifery at CASA, Mexico, are going digital!

Following the activities initiated in 2014- 2015, the eBook on “Aplicaciones Digitales para la Salud Materna e Infantil” (195 pages) was published in January 2016 and made available to students and teachers at CASA through the website portals and

This eBook contains 8 modules with auto-evaluation exercises, based on the suggestions the students provided in January 2015 during the field trip to San Miguel de Allende and Mexico DF of Véronique Thouvenot, Nadine Goodman, Eleonora Muntarola and Lilia Perez-Chavolla. In addition, 100 USB Keys in a nice square model showcasing the logos of the 3 organizations are distributed to the students working with limited access to internet. Printed books are now in the library of the school. The modules are displayed in CASA’s online platform for the students.

Our yearly MOOCs selection


For one more year, the WeObservatory has conducted a selection of MOOCs on Women’s Health and ICTs in English, French and Spanish. The selection proposes MOOCs that are free of charge, from famous universities and academia in the world. Specific sections are dedicated to nurses, patients, vaccination and mobile health.

34 new courses are available here
Courses by theme are available here:
And more courses coming by end 2017 at Millennia2025 WePROMIS:
Pour la troisième année et grace à l’appui de nos partenaires et experts, le WeObservatory publie la sélection 2017 de MOOCs sur la santé des femmes et les TIC, en anglais, français et espagnol, avec des sections spéciales de cours pour les infirmières, les patients, la vaccinologie et les mobiles:
La liste des 34 nouveaux cours 2017 dans les trois langues et pour les quatre thèmes est disponible ici
Les cours 2016 qui se poursuivent en 2017 sont disponibles par langue et par thème:
Ces cours sont produits par professeurs et les universités reconnus et sont accessibles gratuitement.

Pour les modules de cours produits et en cours de production par le WeObs et partenaires, nous travaillons sur la mise en place de WePromis avec la Commission Européenne, pour un lancement fin 2017 (

Mongolian Happy Baby-Happy Mom app

A project aiming to improve maternal health – and especially reduce maternal obesity – is being conducted by the Mongolian Midwives Association together with the Japanese Midwives Association. In support of this project a mobile application was developed by UniversalDoctor  with the financial support of Midwives for Life Award/Connecting Midwives and Millennia2025 Foundation WeObservatory.
The application was recently tested by the midwives of the Second Maternity Hospital of Ulaanbaatar” (SMHU), Mongolia. Their feedback is encouraging:
“It is easy to use and understand as a Mongolian.”
“It is wonderful to have it in the Mongolian language.”
“It is great to be able to work out my BMI”

ZMD at the Diplomatic Council Gala Dinner

We are back from the Diplomatic Council yearly Gala Dinner in Frankfurt excited, happy and carrying a nomination for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize for the Zero Mothers Die application and project.

The afternoon before the Gala dinner was dedicated to the DC Executive Club meeting during which global leaders of the Diplomatic Council made interesting lectures and presentations, to exchanged experience, gave new impulses to advance the Diplomatic Council. And, of course, recognised and nominated 5 projects for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2017.

The Gala was then ceremoniously opened by Secretary General Hang Nguyen and the founding President Buddhi Athauda followed by a speech of the new DC President H.E. Ambassador Dato‘ Zulkifli Adnan.

Thank you, DC, it was a great evening !

Twin2twin midwives touring with the end-of-the project exhibition

Portraits of dutch midwives, portraits of moroccan midwives, posters and reports of their mutual projects are the focus of the Dutch-Moroccan exhibition dedicated to the completion of a twinning midwifery project based on an innovative and sustainable twin2twin method for empowering midwives and conducted by Franka Cadée, t2t programme developer and researcher for the Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV). More about this project on the WeObservatory’s website.

The opening of the traveling exhibition took place in Den Haag, Netherlands this past screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-22-55-54November. The WeObservatory was honoured to have been invited to the opening of the exhibition as the partner who is currently developing the mobile application for the twin2twin method. We were able to talk more with the midwives, or twins as they are call themselves, and hear more about the diverse experiences and projects carried in the last couple of years. Certificates screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-22-40-26were given out, speeches and words of gratitude were addressed to the curators and supporters of the program. And, of course, the work was represented by splendid pictures and posters.

Other destinations include Rabat (took place in December 2016) and Toronto during the International Council of Midwives Congress in June.

We sat down to talk with some midwives – interview to be published shortly – and we brought back some pictures of the event to share:

New Mobile Application for vaccination in Australia is published! Vaccination Consent Form App

The aim of this application is to address an ongoing issue in the practical and valid consent aspect of vaccine-appimmunisation and to provide an easily accessible and practical solution for both the patient and the provider of the vaccination. Currently there is a myriad of influenza and other consent forms available for use in influenza, childhood and school based vaccination programs. This application provides access to the correct and up to date consent forms for each Australian state in order to simplify the valid consent process for immunisation providers and the general public. All consent forms can be opened, downloaded and shared as PDFs.


In addition further information such as immunisation schedules, pre-vaccination checklists and post vaccination advice are made available. All documents are available in English for downloading and once opened will appear under the Saved Forms tab for easy access.

To download the app:

Apple phones

Android Phones 

More information here :

This application was made possible with the technical and financial support from:

– The Women Observatory for eHealth (WeObservatory) of the Foundation Millennia2025 “Women and Innovation”

– Connecting Nurses

– UniversalDoctor Project

Midwives Reducing Obesity in Mongolia, a new mobile application is now available!

mongolia1With the partnership of Connecting Midwives, the Japanese Midwives Association, the Mongolian Midwives Feldsher’s Association (MMFA), and UniversalDoctor Universal Projects and Tools S.L., the new mobile application for midwives in Mongolia is published. This app helps women avoid being over-weight during pregnancy — thereby helping them to avoid putting themselves or their babies at risk of various health issues, including:

  • Dangers to women: Dystocia, Gestational Hypertension, Gestational Diabetes, Hypertonic Labor.
  • Dangers to babies: Low Birth Weight, Risk of Premature Birth, Fetal Macrosomia, Risk of shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Stress Due to Prolonged Labor, Risk of C-section, Risk of hypoglycemia, Risk of coma and brain damage, Risk of respiratory problems.

The app includes tips on how to avoid becoming over-weight through ★Good Diet / ★More Exercise / ★More Sleep, as well as an interactive BMI Checker!


To download it on your android mobile go here:

More information on this program here:

The Women Observatory for eHealth