This paper describes the cases of six midwifery projects of the Women Observatory for eHealth at the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, to support the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in midwifery practice in eight countries from 2014 to 2016. It includes eLearning course for CASA in Mexico, Twintowin mobile app in Netherland and Morroco, Happy Baby Happy Mom in Mongolia, Pan Milar for migrant women in Switzerland, Portrait of a midwife in Australia, Moldova and Bangladesh, and training on emergency obstetrics in Ethiopia.
The authors are grateful for the support provided by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and Millennia2025 Foundation.
They are innovative, creative, generous and humanitarian and they benefit of an international visibility and support by joining the WeObservatory. Based in France, South Africa- New Zealand and Congo DR, the projects aim at making Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine and Mobile Health accessible to midwives and pregnant women to reduce maternal and new born mortality.
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The Impilo Initiative: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/the-impilo-initiative.html
mSanté pour Goma: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/msante-goma.html
The Foundation Millennia2025 recently launched its new online course on the topic of digital applications for maternal and children’s health. The course, available in Spanish only, is comprised of 8 modules of 30 minutes each, including an evaluation exercise. Developed with the support of the WeObservatory, with its partners CASA and Connecting Midwives, the course is dedicated to the students of the school of midwifery CASA, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The initial version of this course –authored by Dr. Lilia Perez-Chavolla, Dr. Véronique Inès Thouvenot and Kate N. Frometa– was evaluated by CASA’s students and teachers in San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, during a field trip in January 2015, and revised based on their feedback (photos of the field trip in our Photo Gallery)
The course’s 8 modules are currently available in PDF format directly on the WeObservatory site.
Starting in 2017, the Foundation plans to provide access to the modules from the WePromis platform: http://www.millennia2015.org/Millennia2025_Intelligence_Platform.
A detailed project description also on the WeObservaotory website.