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eSAC's final event “What if Technology Is not the Answer? Thinking at the Intersection of People, Information and Communication Technologies and Equity in Health” will take place in Quito, Ecuador, on July 16-17. Read more >>
eSAC is pleased to announce the three winners of its Innovation Competition Read more >>
The Public eHealth, Innovation and Equity (eSAC) project presents a webinar on "ICT in Adolescents and Youth Health" on June Friday 27 18:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m. Washington D.C. time. 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 >>
We examine the extent to which social networks among indigenous peoples in Mexico have a significant effect on a variety of human capital investment and economic activities, such as school attendance and work among teenage boys and girls, and...
BACKGROUND: Demographic information is foundational for the planning and management of social programmes, in particular health services. The existing INDEPTH network surveillance sites are limited to coverage of sedentary populations. Including...
The purpose of this study was to collect primary data on the migration patterns of Bahamian nurses who had registered as nurses during the period 1994-2005. We used an established social network identification method developed by Delanyo Dovlo to...
Farmworkers in the US are a medically underserved group, who are largely uninsured, foreign-born, and working in a hazardous industry. This review addresses the challenges of providing health services for this priority population to study the...
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/4/2/200 Abstract: Being able to manage and adjust insulin doses is a key part of managing type-1 diabetes. Children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes mellitus often have serious difficulties with this dosage...
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/4/2/245 Abstract: Connected health devices are generally designed for unsupervised use, by non-healthcare professionals, facilitating independent control of the individuals own healthcare. Older adults are major...
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/4/3/311 Abstract: Introduction: Overweight and obesity constitute leading global public health challenges. Tackling overweight and obesity by influencing human behaviour is a complex task, requiring novel emerging...
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/4/3/412 Abstract: mHealth transforms healthcare delivery around the world due to its affordability and right time availability. It has been used for delivery of various smoking cessation programs and interventions...

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