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Join us on Tuesday April 29, 2014 for eSAC's "Beyond Borders: Migration, ICTs and Health" Open Panel to explore how ICTs can help improve the health of migrants. Our panelists will offer insight on the following questions among others: 1. Which health conditions make migrants a vulnerable group? 2. Which health related situations can be addressed through the use of ICT? 3. How have ICTs contributed to migrant health? Could you provide some examples? 4. What potential do you see in the use of ICTs to improve migrant health? Read more >>
Do you know of any projects in Latin America and/or the Caribbean that are using information and communication technologies (ICT) in public health interventions? If you do, please share with us! Read more >>

Which of the following use of ICTs in aging would you like to learn more about?

Issue 3: Aging, ICTs and Public Health

Aunque actualmente la proporción de adultos mayores en América Latina y el Caribe es menor que en otras regiones del mundo, como Europa Oriental o algunos países asiáticos, es innegable que la estructura por edades de la población latinoamericana está cambiando. Según datos de la Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), la proporción de la población de 60 años o más en la región pasará del 8% en 2000, a 14.1% en 2025 y a 22.6% en 2050.
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Actualmente la población mundial de 60 años o más representa el 11% de la población y se espera que para el 2050 se incremente al 22%. En ese mismo año el número de personas mayores de 80 años será de 400 millones. De todos ellos, el 80% vivirá en las regiones no desarrolladas.   Read more >>
This fact sheet has been developed as a tool to provide a basic understanding of the potential of ICT to assist aging populations to achieve better health. The fact that people are living longer worldwide means that it is important for countries to be even more efficient in planning for health.   Read more >>
This article provides information relating to the changing demographics in Latin America, comparisons to world trends and expected impacts. You can read more at: http://insidecostarica.com/2014/01/31/latin-americas-aging-population-cause-concern/
Every day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age. This means that with every sentence of this article you read, approximately one baby boomer is retiring. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests that many Boomers haven’t saved nearly...
Disponible en http://www.who.int/ageing/AFCSpanishfinal.pdf El envejecimiento y la urbanización de la población son dos tendencias globales que, juntas, constituyen fuerzas importantes que caracterizan el siglo XXI. A medida que las ciudades crecen...
E-health interventions targeting older adults seem to be a promising approach in domains including depression, anxiety disorder, and dementia – three of the most prevalent mental disorders in old age. Further, these technical innovations (e.g.,...
March 18: Public eHealth: How to (Policy and Implementation) This session highlighted local/regional plans surrounding public ehealth. Where is the Caribbean heading and what is the best way to get there? Speakers: Daniel Doane, Senior health...
March 18: Public eHealth: How to (Policy and Implementation) This session highlighted local/regional plans surrounding public ehealth. Where is the Caribbean heading and what is the best way to get there? Speakers: Daniel Doane, Senior health...
March 11: Public eHealth: in Action This session highlighted projects in the Caribbean that use eHealth for equity. It should show practical examples of projects implemented on a local level. Key Questions - What are the elements of a successful...
March 11: Public eHealth: in Action This session highlighted projects in the Caribbean that use eHealth for equity. It should show practical examples of projects implemented on a local level. Key Questions - What are the elements of a successful...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:00 - 11:30
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