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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 >>
The report explores the "second digital divide" which refers to the lack of technical skills affecting women's intensity and variety of usage of technology. The report discusses the effect of income and education on the technological divide as well...
Editorial en el Boletín de eSalud de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud sobre Género, Equidad y TIC. http://www.paho.org/ict4health/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=215:gender-equity-in-public-health-a-major-challenge-for-...
Aim: To determine the prevalence and the incidence of serologic markers for syphilis, and the characteristics associated with the risk of infection in female commercial sex workers in Mexico City. To identify female commercial sex workers at...
Aim: This study examines the impact of 4 health measures on wages of urban workers in Brazil. Results: Findings suggest that health produces a substantial return in the formal sector of Brazilian labor markets. Read more at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1rulvqC Abstract: While the importance of mHealth scale-up has been broadly emphasized in the mHealth community, it is necessary to guide scale up efforts and investment in ways to help achieve the mortality reduction...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1kPEINL Abstract: Whether mHealth improves maternal and newborn health outcomes remains uncertain as the response is perhaps not true or false but lies somewhere in between when considering unintended harmful...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1rwKc4N Abstract: Background: The promotion of evidence-based cessation services through social media sites may increase their utilization by smokers. Data on social media adoption and use within tobacco control...
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/4/1/88 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....

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