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Adapting ZMD to the Brazilian context

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Angelika, Rafaele, Talita, Beatriz and Ianê

Angelika Silva has been for some time now working to develop ZeroMothersDie on behalf of the WeObservatory 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 and the Brazilian context. She and her team have made a poster describing the process of adaptation: see PDF –

 

 ZMD poster Brazil

They have created an online survey for pregnant women and new mothers , the results of which will be analyzed in the upcoming month – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/zmd-app

ZMD was also presented at this year’s  Helthio – 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. The presentation was done and made by the co-founders Dr. Véronique Thouvenot and Dr. Serrano Pons, and Dr. Alegria, director of Gambo Hospital in Ethiopia. The material for the presentation was based on the research conducted with IFF in Rio, Brazil (above) and work done by Chinomso Ibe, nurse in Nigeria (on the pictures showed using the ZMD App).

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La Santé Maternelle connectée à eHealthWorld et Monaco Gyn

La Santé Maternelle connectée à eHealthWorld et Monaco Gyn :

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!
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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. 

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ICM Twinning Project, Workshop & Seminar: Prevention of Obesity During Pregnancy

Aug.18, 2017, Ulan Batar, Mongolia

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.”

Happy Baby, Happy Mom App is available for Android and Apple phones: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/midwives-reducing-obesity-in-mongolia.html

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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.

The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity,  Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu  National University.
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity, Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu National University.
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Left to right: Davaasuren Serdamba, President of MMA, Utako Yamamoto, President of JMA, Chieko Nohno, Kiyoko Okamoto, former President of JMA, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Badaamgarav Namkhai, Coordinator.

Field visit in nomad village at one-hour trip from Ulan Batar:

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Mrs Badam, MMA coordinator, explaining the App to a nomad couple.
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Mrs Utako, president of JMA, with the pink e-iphone, taking a picture of two nomad women using the App on their mobile.

 

Pan Milar: préparation à la naissance dans votre langue

Les cours de l’association Pan Milar à Lausanne offrent aux femmes migrantes du canton de Vaud en Suisse, des temps de partage dans tous les domaines de la périnatalité. Les rencontres sont animées par une sage-femme et des interprètes communautaires dans plus de 30 langues qui prennent le temps d’être à l’écoute des couples et de répondre à leurs besoins.

Après un an de travail sous la coordination de Stéphanie Pfister Boulenaz et Willemien Hulsbergen, avec un tout nouveau site web et une courte vidéo explicative , l’association Pan Milar facilite l’accès à leurs services aux femmes migrantes de toutes langues et origines. Une présentation des activités aura lieu le 7 Octobre 2016, à Genève, lors de la 6ème conférence annuelle de Giving Women, sur le thème des Femmes Migrantes: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/2016. Ce projet a été réalisé avec l’appui financier de Connecting Midwives.

Voir plus d’informations ici: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/sage-femmes-et-femmes-migrantes.html.”

 

Nurse Chinomnso Ibe selected for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

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.