Crowd translation network for Ebola outbreak

Crowd translation network for Ebola outbreak

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UniversalDoctor has launched a non-profit initiative for the Ebola outbreak: Translation4Outbreaks.

Translations 4 Outbreaks is a crowd-translation platform to translate Ebola information for patients and medical personnel into as many languages as possible. The platform harnesses the language skills of people from across the world (the ‘crowd’) by making it easy for them to help translate important healthcare and outbreak information into different languages.

The content of the Ebola messages on the platform comes from different public health authorities (CDC, MSF etc) who provide credible information on Ebola. All translations will be offered as free PDFs on the website for anyone to download and use.

Applications are accepted from people all over the world to help with this crowd-translation effort so if you would be interested in helping, spread the word !

www.translations4outbreaks.com

Read recent news article about Translations 4 Outbreaks here.

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Give mothers a chance !

Give mothers a chance !

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“Give mothers a chance !” – says Dr. Véronique Thouvenot while presenting the Zero Mothers Die project during the Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Annual Luncheon in New York, where the picture above was taken. At her side, another co-founder of ZMD, Jordi Serrano Pons.

Dr. Véronique Thouvenot, the director of the WeObservatory and one of the co-founders of Zero Mothers Die, has recently spent an entire week attending numerous events in NY dedicated to global health challenges, mHealth and Women’s health (see previous post).

The highlight of the week was the official launch of  Zero Mothers Die by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, at the Women Leaders Forum inside the UN Headquarter during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly on September 22nd. 7605130The Mum’s Phone, a unique $30 mobile phone designed for pregnant women, was launched as a key element of ZMD to highlight…

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Zero Mothers Die Mobile Health Project Presented to Government of Ghana

 

UniversalDoctor is one of the three lead organizations of Zero Mothers Die, a mobile health project launched by a multistakeholder public-private partnership to improve maternal health through the systematic use of information & communication technologies (ICTs) and mobile health. Today, Zero Mothers Die was presented by Jeannine Lemaire, the Project Coordinator, to the Government of Ghana and the UN system in Ghana, in cooperation with UNAIDS Ghana, our key local partner.

 

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This meeting was convened by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health of Ghana, with representatives from the following agencies in attendance: Office of the First Lady, Ministry of Health (several components, including the Ghana Health Service and the National AIDS Control Program), Ghana AIDS Commission, Ministry of Communication, National Communication Agency, Greater Accra Regional Ministry, Municipality of Accra, Accra Regional Health Service, AirTel Ghana, UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS-Geneva and Partners.

 

Ghana has been chosen as the first implementation country for Zero Mothers Die project, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Office of the First Lady. To find out more about the project, download the full project document.

 

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TicSalut Foundation Signs Agreement with UniversalDoctor

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The TicSalut Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Health of Catalonia, signs a new agreement with UniversalDoctor. The deal will facilitate the use of a new version of the UniversalDoctor Speaker app in Catalan health centres.

UniversalDoctor Speaker is an online platform that makes it possible to improve communication between patients and health personnel when they do not share the same language. It is presently implemented in Catalonia in the Catalan Health Institute’s primary care centres and in a number of centres in the Public Hospitals Network (XHUP). The platform, which was developed in Catalonia, has also been implemented abroad, in countries including Belgium, Norway, Scotland, Italy and Portugal.

The agreement with UniversalDoctor makes it possible for Catalan health centres to use this technology platform under advantageous conditions, providing an effective support tool for communication in different languages that complements the role of the intercultural mediator. The platform’s popularity within the primary care network and its experience and expansion abroad speak to its reliability,” said Dr. Francesc García Cuyàs, director of the TicSalut Foundation and general coordinator of the Catalan Health Ministry’s information and communication technologies.

UniversalDoctor Speaker offers a simple and intuitive IT program that enables medical records to be handled and the right treatments prescribed in 13 languages in different clinical scenarios. With this tool, any health professional can pose more than 2,000 questions and provide explanations in English, Russian, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Moroccan Arabic, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Urdu, Polish and Dutch. A new version will strongly reinforce the Russian language and include a form of Arabic more characteristic of the Near East. The majority of these questions and answers are accompanied by audio excerpts, improving communication with patients who have difficulties in correctly understanding explanations in the health professional’s language. All of the translations have been created and reviewed by professional translators who specialise in medical translations.

UniversalDoctor Speaker is a highly consolidated and strongly validated tool which we believe can be of great use to professionals. The agreement signed with the TicSalut Foundation also means that centres which acquire the tool will have the technical and training support required for its implementation,” said Jordi Serrano, founder of the UniversalDoctor project.

See original article here (in Catalan):

http://www.ticsalut.cat/actualitat/noticies/seccio/31/52/ticsalut-signa-un-conveni-amb-universaldoctor#

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MedeTel 2013 in Luxembourg

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Med-e-Tel is the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum, taking place in Luxembourg on April 10-12, 2013. It is an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the international federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders. Med-e-Tel focuses on ehealth and telemedicine applications, a wide range of medical ICT applications, and on the convergence of information and communication technology with medical applications, which lead to higher quality of care, cost reductions, workflow efficiency, and widespread availability of healthcare services.

A Special Women and eHealth Session was held yesterday at Med-e-Tel, put together by the Millennia2015 Women and eHealth International Working Group. During this session, our new multilingual eHealth tool for maternal health, UniversalWomen Speaker, was presented by Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons. The session consisted of a series of discussion panels in order to design a global mapping of the roles and places of women within the arena of eHealth and Telemedicine. Following this session there was an official launch of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW). To find out more about the program for this special session, click here.

Discover the presentation of UniversalWomen Speaker.

***Special UniversalDoctor Speaker promotion for MedeTel — 70% off for a short time only!***

Photos from MedeTel:

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management & Sharing at WHO, presenting at MedeTel

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management & Sharing at WHO, presenting at MedeTel

Announcement of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women at Medetel

Announcement of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women at Medetel

Telemedicine cabins to connect with isolated communities - presented at MedeTel

Telemedicine cabins to connect with isolated communities – presented at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot, Chair of Millennia2015, presenting WeHealth Voices at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot, Chair of Millennia2015, presenting WeHealth Voices at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot presents WeHealth Voices Cameroon at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot presents WeHealth Voices Cameroon at MedeTel

Marco Capizzi, Coordinator  of the eHealth Working Group at European Junior Doctors, discusses ICT4health at MedeTel

Marco Capizzi, Coordinator of the eHealth Working Group at European Junior Doctors, discusses ICT4health at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot opens the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot opens the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

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Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting during the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting during the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

WeHealth Presentation: Women as beneficiaries and healthcare providers

WeHealth Presentation: Women as beneficiaries and healthcare providers

Healthcare is among the slowest industries to adopt technology.

Healthcare is among the slowest industries to adopt technology.

European eHealth Action Plan. Focus on more research, evidence and entrepreneurship.

European eHealth Action Plan. Focus on more research, evidence and entrepreneurship.

What does it take to Lead in Telehealth? A vision for the Future. Presentation by M. VanderWerf

What does it take to Lead in Telehealth? A vision for the Future. Presentation by M. VanderWerf

What is telehealth? Presented by Telescope Project during their launch of the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services

What is telehealth? Presented by Telescope Project during their launch of the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services

M.Vanderwerf speaks about Ontario's telehealth network, showing 64% reduction in hospital admission

M.Vanderwerf speaks about Ontario’s telehealth network, showing 64% reduction in hospital admission

Brazil's path from telehealth experiment to full fledged telehealth service in 8 years.

Brazil’s path from telehealth experiment to full fledged telehealth service in 8 years.

Caroline Crousillat presents  on Ageing Well and the Role of ICT at Medetel

Caroline Crousillat presents on Ageing Well and the Role of ICT at Medetel

The audience at Medetel 2013 in Luxembourg.

The audience at Medetel 2013 in Luxembourg.

Photos kindly shared by: @OrangeHCare@lygidakis@vthouvenot@DrKristie — @EMahdavy — @UniversalDoctor.

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About ISfTeH

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The ISfTeH exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth, to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide, and to offer unprecedented networking opportunities. Med-e-Tel is one of the instruments that help the ISfTeH to realize this mission. The ISfTeH network currently comprises members in 70 countries around the world.

旅行时以多种语言沟通传达健康问题

人们越来越常旅行,为了商务、观光、休闲、学习或拓展见闻等目的而旅行的人口与日俱增,但大家无论人在何方,手机一定随身带上。

今天,我们手机一次扮演了通讯中心相机、音乐播放器、录影机等各种角色。现在更可以作为医疗保健的帮手,在就医时提供翻译 – 甚至能翻译病例记录。

要是到了没有人会说、或听得懂你的母语的地方,或者自己不懂当地语言的地区,却发现健康出现问题,需要看医生或甚至住院,可能面临极大的不便。

在此情况下,语言障碍的确会造成严重的负面影响。

因此,UniversalDoctor 不断地致力于改善我们的手机应用程序。UniversalDoctor Speaker 的 iPhone 应用程序证明已经全球为上千名旅人和医生提供了实际的帮助。

若在 iPhone 上装有UniversalDoctor 程序,你将能以多种语言轻易地解释许多基本的医疗保健概念。无论身到何处,要是需要医疗协助或与医生沟通,本程序将能在你接触全新的医疗体系时,帮助你踏出第一步。

你也能随身携带医疗和药物记录(处方笺等),并翻译成程序中提供的多种语言。

选择设定病人语言和医疗人员语言,使沟通更加顺畅无阻。从现在起,旅行能够更放心、更安心。

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