Franka Cadee is a midwife who developped the Twin2win, an innovative & sustainable method for empowering midwives, with a core value of reciprocity. The (t2t) project is designed to provide a support network that empowers and strengthens midwives, individually and organizationally. It is a program that builds the foundation necessary for strong and effective midwife organizations, and hence for accessible and quality midwifery care.
Since 2015, nurses and midwives have published seven scientific guest editorials and articles at the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH). For the WHO 2020 Year of Nurses and Midwives, we are happy and proud to share them again !
” I choose to be a Nurse Midwife because it’s one profession that can continue to spark my innovative mind to deal with many aspects of patient care especially among women and children”
Chinomso Ibe is a Nurse/Midwife founder of Traffina Foundation for Community Health (TFCH) in Nigeria and a Fellow of Maternal health Program with the Maternal Health Task Force at Harvard School of public Health and Institute of International Education USA. She reports on recent activities :
Since 2014, Connecting Nurses, Sanofi and the Millennia2025 Foundation WeObservatory have recorgnised Traffina Foundation for Community Health (TFCH) efforts on Maternal and Child Health, and we have continued to make great impacts in our rural communities supporting our pregnant women and babies survive during childbirth with the production and distribution of our Mom and Newborn Delivery Kits. We keep improving every day on our package and can’t wait to hit a Million distribution !
In 2019, we have started a Facebook live « Mama & Pikin Matter” a live series on Maternal and Child Health to engage our online communities and build there knowledge on how to reduce preventable pregnancy and child birth complications and death. Different topics on Maternal health are discussed every Sunday, having our audience ask questions and share real life childbirth scenarios. We were able to educate more than 20,000 community members. Dr Uche Anyanwagu and I anchored this program. We took a break and will continue with it soon.
We have also continued our rural community Safe Motherhood program’s and Ante-natal care programs teaching pregnant women and families in different local languages on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, Childbirth and beyond.
Our work has gone viral inspiring so many other young people who have become and extension of our work in there rural communities. We have more volunteers across Nigerian rural communities who are truly a blessing to us , with full dedication to help reduce the Maternal mortality and morbidity rate in our country. We are really building Maternal health young champions, which is a continuation of the impact the Maternal health Task Force fellowship made in me.
Right now in the Covid 19 pandemic, we are providing palliative support to pregnant women and breastfeeding mother’s across 5 states in Nigeria. Knowing the impact of lockdown on pregnant women, breastfeeding mother’s and there babies, we have so far distributed food to 200 women and there families, through our donors who remained anonymous.
We have new patners too Henderson Hill’s Baptist Church Edmond US who are supporting our Mom and Newborn Delivery Kits, we will share pictures when we complete there project. Also we have individuals who are supporting the distribution of the kits to there communties and we are thankful for that.
As the pandemic affected the rural communities much , more women are giving birth at home more , but with our intervention we are providing as many birth supplies as possible to our women and also at the health centers.
I am also working as a Frontline at this point and using this opportunity to say a big thank you to my amazing team for all there hard work.
We are looking forward to more support to provide more Birth kits to our women as both the fear of being infected by the virus and no availability of Birth supplies have left them to give birth at home more.
We are not giving up, we will continue to save lives !
Nurses and Midwives are at the top of the scene in 2020, with the World Health Organization International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Since 2014, the Women Observatory for eHealth has selected innovative projects developed by Nurses and Midwives around the world. With new technologies, Nurses and Midwives connect to their patients with increased efficiency and quality of care.
Stay connected to the news of the Blog to know more details of their projects in the coming weeks!
New theme issue on Nurses and Midwives in Digital Health for the JISfTeH in 2020
To the chairs and members of the ISfTeH Working Groups To the members of ISfTeH,
We have an opportunity to prepare a themed edition of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH). The ISfTeH Working Group of Women WoW) has prepared two of these special issues of the journal in 2015 and 2017, each including 4 to 7 papers, and their most recent one will be available shortly.
The Journal is only available online and the editors are working diligently to establish its place among credible and referenced journals.
Our themed issue would be about telehealth nursing, of course. The editors are very determined to have papers that reflect “science” by which they mean well-done research with intent to produce substantive findings that will contribute to the evidence that drives health care delivery.
Next year, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. We are proposing to you and to the journal editors that we put together 4 to 6 publishable research papers in a Special Telehealth Nursing Edition of JISfTeH that would be available early in 2020 (January or February). The papers would all reflect some aspect of telehealth/telenursing. To begin this process, we are asking all of you to consider submitting an abstract that represents the essence of your publishable research paper. If you are hesitant to reveal all of your research work and findings in JISfTeH, you could consider using a part of your work for this paper. The abstract and paper should be in the traditional research format: introduction/problem addressed; research purpose, research question(s)/hypotheses, sample, setting, data collection methods, data analysis methods, results/findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations.
All articles submitted must be authored by nurses or midwives, as principal author.
The language will be English.
Abstracts are accepted until 15 September 2019 to claudiabartz388[at]gmail.com or veronique.thouvenot[at]gmail.com
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.
Du 31 Mai au 2 Juin à Monaco, la santé maternelle a fait partie intégrante des nouveautés présentées. La session “Sages-Femmes connectées” à Gyn Monaco a réuni Efelya, le passeport digital pour la grossesse qui offre un suivi personnalisé qui évolue au fil des mois grâce aux données biologiques, cliniques et échographiques de la future maman, et les applications mobiles de l’Observatoire développées par Universal Doctor, Twintowin aux Pays- Bas et au Maroc, Happy Baby Happy Mom en Mongolie, et Zero Mothers Die (http://www.zeromothersdie.org/zmd-app.html) au Brésil, Pérou et Ethiopie. Après un an de contacts réguliers, Efelya et Zero Mothers Die vont poursuivre leur rapprochement pour améliorer la santé des mamans dans le monde.
L’atelier eSanté en Afrique à eHealthWorld s’est tenu avec la présence de son Altesse Royale La Princesse Caroline de Hanovre, présidente de l’AMADE Mondiale, sous la modération de Jean Antoine Zinsou, et a mis en évidence les besoins de financements pour les start-ups et de formation aux TIC pour les professionnels de la santé. Rendez-vous en 2019 pour continuer cet atelier passionnant et dynamique!
Since 2014, the WeObservatory has had the opportunity to meet with women influencers in eHealth through their professional activities and positions. They share their views and expertise at international conferences and in scientific publications. They contribute to women’s empowerment in eHealth. The list is updated every year. You are an influencer in eHealth, contact us!
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.
Meeting 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.
Barcelona’s Helthio is an event that brings together more than 10,000 citizens and healthcare system users, with more than 5,000 healthcare professionals and about 1,000 companies from diverse backgrounds. Here’s a throwback to our own and ZMD experience at Helthio 2017 :
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.
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 became 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.
The main purpose of the Workshop held 16 – 18 August at the Intermed Hospital, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, , was to explain the “Happy Baby, Health Mom” App and to train midwives how to use it. Almost 15 members of Japanese Midwives Association with some of the Board attended the Workshop, together with members of Mongolian Midwives Association, including a member of the Executive Committee. This is the second Workshop after the workshop held in 2016 that used the paper leaflet. The Workshop this year gave training for the use of the App, with Dr Badarch Jargalsaikhan MD,PhD as the main speaker. All members participated and enjoyed a fruitful seminar.
The App is also presented in a nomad village to the local women, and gained a lot of interest.
“This App Happy Baby, Happy Mom is especially useful for Nomad people in Mongolia as travel in winter is severely restricted.”
On the picture above: The Executive members and participants receiving Nohno Chieko Award. Nohno Chieko assisted in the establishment of the Midwives Association (MMA) in Mongolia in December 2006 and JMA launched the “Nohno Chieko Award”. Six midwives in Mongolia received the Award in last three years.
Field visit in nomad village at one-hour trip from Ulan Batar: