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eSAC interviews Dr. Ruben Silván, who has conducted research on sexual and reproductive health among Central American migrants transiting through Mexico on their way to the United States. 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 >>
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Issue 4: Migration, ICTs and Health

The economic globalization of the world has resulted in significant changes in the flow and composition of migratory movements, particularly in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. While historically, the LAC region attracted immigrants from different continents of the world - from the economic recovery in Europe and the establishment of close political, economic and trade relations with the United States - some changes have been observed in migration flows, transforming the LAC region to a place of emigration.
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In This Issue

The webinar explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can improve the health conditions of migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Read more >>
This summary provides a glance at events (worldwide) which may implicitly or explicitly include themes which explore the intersection of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), migration and public health. Migration is an important issue because many migrants are also vulnerable or marginalized populations that have difficulty accessing appropriate health services. The aim of this summary is to encourage further exploration, research and events on this topic, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Read more >>
Objectivo: Caracterizar la discusión espontánea sobre TIC, migración y salud pública en la plataforma Twitter, en idioma español, en el periodo de un año.   Read more >>
Surveying existing literature, this paper starts by identifying links between attainments in human development and the presence of ICTs. The research then looks at instances where ICTs affect the opportunity for migration and how they affect its...
Background: Mobile phone–based interventions present a means of providing high quality health care to hard-to-reach underserved populations. Migrant farm workers (MFWs) are among the most underserved populations in the United States due to a high...
First paragraph: "Migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States face serious health inequalities. Most of these workers either migrate to jobsites or leave their families for seasonal work and have little or no access to healthcare. Many are...
Background The Turkish population living in the Netherlands has a high prevalence of psychological complaints and has a high threshold for seeking professional help for these problems. Seeking help through the Internet can overcome these barriers....
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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