WeObservatory is most delighted to congratulate nurse Chinomnso Ibe of the “Save our mothers” project from Nigeria on being selected for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This selection will allow Chinomnso Ibe to engage in a 6 weeks intensive fellowship at Wagner College.
“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.
More about the project on the website.
More about the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship selection here.
This International Nurses Day the WeObservatory has launched Tea the Duckling, the diabetes educational video for children, their parents and their teachers. The story is identical to the one of Teo the Duckling , but the main character in this video is a girl – Tea. It might not be the case for everyone, but for some little girls it is important to associate themselves with a girl character, therefore we decided it’s important to create two versions of the story – Teo and Tea.
The photo on the right: launch of the video made during the International Nurses Day in Paris with the Connecting Nurses team. From left to right: Felicity Kelliher, nurse and educator (@dk_felicity), Nick Hardiker, director of the eHealth program at ICN (@nickhardiker), Tea the Duckling , Sylvie Coumel of Connecting Nurses and Dr. Véronique Thouvenot of the WeObservatory (Millennia2025Foundation; @Vthouvenot).
Also, the author of the Teo the Duckling story, nurse Norma Grau participated in the round table discussion in Spain as part of the international digital event organized by Connecting Nurses in honor of the International Nurses Day (photo on the right). The video of this discussion is available on youtube.
And , finally, here’s the video of Tea the Duckling, English and Spanish versions:
On April 23d the WeObservatory hosted its own session during the Medetel conference : Empowering Women in eHealth and Telemedicine through Education.
Dr. Véronique Thouvenot started by presenting WeObservatory’s activities and more specifically the work resulting in a list of Online Courses. As well as the initiatives to support health of pregnant women in emerging countries : Zero Mothers Die together with the Clean Birth Kits (of the WeObservatory’s Save our Mothers project).
Amongst other speakers came to present Eleonora Muntañola Thornberg of CASA and Fiona Marlow of CloudBabies, leaders of two new projets that the WeObservatory selected for a one-year partnership. We also heard from Lenka Lhotska on Mentoring and Adesola Odole on Telehealth in Nigeria.
“Think Globally but act Locally” Adesola Odole from Nigeria talking about Telemedicine
After the session Dr. Thouvenot was interviewed by Mirjam Bauer for the Healthcare IT Mediaportal (video coming soon) on women’s positioning in healthcare and WeObservatory’s activities.
Other sessions and meetings took the rest of our day ! Check twitter for #medetel to see what was going on and take a look at our pictures:
Dr. Véronique Thouvenot. Poster: this year’s WeObservaotory projects
Dr. Thouvenot, Lenka Lhotska, Eleonora Muntañola Thornberg, Doyna Jaravin, Adesola Odole, Fiona Marlow
after the session with our supporters
Eleonora Muntañola Thornberg of CASA
Dr. Thouvenot and Eleonora Muntañola Thornberg of CASA
Fiona Marlow of CloudBabies
Fiona Marlow of CloudBabies and Dr Thouvenot
Fiona Marlow of CloudBabies
members of the WeObservatory: Doina Jaravin, Dr.Thouvenot, Eleonora Muntañola Thornberg of CASA and Fiona Marlow of CloudBabies
discussing further development of the CloudBabies project with Dr.med. Andy Fischert from Medgate
with collegues from Sanofi
Interview by Mirjam Bauer for Healthcare IT
preparing the interview