*UniversalWomen Speaker was launched at the Women Leaders Forum in New York, an official side event of the United Nations 68th General Assembly.*
UniversalWomen Speaker is a new multilingual tool providing medical translations on pregnancy, childbirth and overall maternal health in initially six languages. UniversalWomen Speaker facilitates multilingual communication between women and healthcare professionals who don’t speak the same language. We are proud to announce that UniversalWomen Speaker will be launched at a panel on “Scaling Up Innovations for Women’s Health” at the fourth annual Women Leaders Forum organized by Advanced Development for Africa Foundation and the Global Partnerships Forum with many First Ladies and high level individuals focused on women’s health and mobile health in attendance.
UniversalWomen Speaker is the flagship mobile health tool being developed for the UniversalWomen Project – a joint venture between UniversalDoctor and the Millennia2025 “Women and Innovation” Foundation to promote equal access to maternal healthcare information by reducing language barriers between healthcare professionals and women.
UniversalWomen Speaker is available as an app in the Apple App Store for your iPad. Download it today by clicking on the image below!
As part of the UniversalWomen Project, UniversalWomen Speaker is facilitating multilingual communication between pregnant women and healthcare personnel during pregnancy, childbirth and other maternal and women’s health issues. UniversalWomen Speaker is a specific tool for women’s health issues that was initially developed to be used in delivery rooms during childbirth, and has now expanded to cover other maternal and women’s health contexts. The tool has hundreds of phrases used by both patients and healthcare personnel, as well as longer informational messages directed at expectant and new mothers, including recommendations from the World Health Organization and UNICEF on best practices during pregnancy and following childbirth. UniversalWomen Speaker is being launched as a mobile and web application accessible from any mobile device (mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc) with a unique interface designed to facilitate multilingual communication between women and healthcare personnel.
The vision for UniversalWomen Speaker is to deliver a robust tool covering various women’s health issues, starting with pregnancy and then expanding to include other important women’s health and disease prevention topics.
- Hundreds of medical sentences and audios translated and recorded in 6 different languages by native speakers
- Search: Find the translations you need quickly in the selected language
- Unique user interface with large text and audio facilitates interactions and medical visits as well as support hearing and vision-impaired patients
- Healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood information and advice included
- Mobile app requires no internet connection: Once UniversalWomen Speaker for iOS is downloaded, all the content is 100% offline so you can use the app anywhere, anytime
In December 2012, Millennia2025 Foundation and UniversalDoctor Project partnered to develop multilingual eHealth and mobile health applications dedicated to women’s health. This collaboration has resulted in the development of a new multilingual tool called UniversalWomen Speaker.
UniversalWomen Speaker was presented at the Special Session on Women and eHealth at Med-e-Tel - the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum that took place on April 10-12, 2013 in Luxembourg. The session was organized by the Millennia2015 International Working Group on Women and eHealth. Med-e-Tel is an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) - an international federation of 74 national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders.
UniversalNurse Speaker is another tool being developed through the partnership between UniversalDoctor and Millennia2025 Foundation. It will also be presented at the Special Session on Women and eHealth at Med-e-Tel 2013.
UniversalNurse Speaker will be tailored for and dedicated to supporting Nurses, enabling them to communicate with patients in several different languages. Nurses will feel more empowered to deliver care to patients in diverse multicultural settings. To find out more, watch this video or click on the flyer on the left.
UniversalWomen Speaker and UniversalNurse Speaker were announced at the Millennia2015 2nd International Conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 3 December 2012.
About the UniversalDoctor & Millennia2025 Foundation Partnership
In December 2012, Millennia2025 Foundation and UniversalDoctor partnered to develop multilingual eHealth and mobile health applications dedicated to women’s health. Millennia2025 and UniversalDoctor will collaborate to disseminate multilingual eHealth tools dedicated to women’s issues and maternal health, known as UniversalWomen, and a new tool tailored for Nurses, called UniversalNurse Speaker.
Millennia2025 Foundation is the supporting foundation of Millennia2015. With 484 experts from over 65 countries organized into regional communities and international working groups, Millennia2015′s main objectives are to reinforce and promote women’s empowerment and their full participation in political, economic and social decisions with respect to human rights and gender equality. Millennia2015 achieves this through prospective research and investigation; they have identified 37 critical variables on which they organize research and conferences. One of these is a two-year study on Women, Health and ICTs and the intersection across these three domains.