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El uso de Internet, redes sociales y teléfonos móviles en intervenciones orientadas a la equidad de género en la salud pública fue el tema del evento que organizó el Proyecto eSAC el 28 de noviembre de 2013. El encuentro virtual fue el segundo de una serie que busca fomentar el intercambio de ideas y experiencias en el uso de las tecnologías de la información y de las comunicaciones en la salud pública en América Latina y el Caribe. Read more >>

Issue 1: Gender Equity

The world has dramatically changed over the past three decades. The appearance and rapid development of multiple Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have shaped the way in which communities think of, and relate to, each other. The potential and realized contribution of ICTs to improve population health and wellbeing has not found its boundary yet.
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In This Issue

This article provides an overview of the current literature focusing on issues located at the intersection of gender equity, public health and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).   Read more >>
Quite comprehensibly, gender and health feature prominently as protagonist elements within the development discourse, including that which espouses the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to further equitable development.   Read more >>
In general, worldwide access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is not equitable, particularly when comparing countries of the global south to those of the global north.   Read more >>
Regional update on laws in Latin America and the Caribbean aimed at enhancing gender equity in the employment sector. This document is a one page fact sheet summarize key findings for this region from the full paying report.
Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/04/3797329/equality-for-women-tops-agenda.html
Synopsis of the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, as related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more at: http://lapress.org/articles.asp?art=6909
The ECLAC news article draws attention to the gender inequalities affecting Indigenous women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more at: http://www.barnaclegrenada.com/index.php/regional-news/2948-eclac-calls-on-latin-american-and-caribbean-...
Available at: http://bit.ly/X9XkTs Abstract: Despite the potential of telehealth services to increase the quality and accessibility of healthcare, the success rate of such services has been disappointing. The purpose of this paper is to find and...
Available at: http://bit.ly/1rBlr6B Abstract: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is crucial in the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), yet attendance is poor. Mobile technology (mHealth) offers a potential solution to increase reach of CR. This...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1tKP1Ir Abstract: Background: The use of telemedicine in acute stroke care can facilitate rapid access to treatment, but the work required to embed any new technology into routine practice is often hidden, and can be...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1kaORtP Abstract: Background: Mobile health (mHealth) has undergone exponential growth in recent years. Patients and healthcare professionals are increasingly using health-related applications, at the same time as...

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