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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 >>
ISSUES ADDRESSED: Preferences for topics and means of access to health information among newly arrived, culturally and linguistically diverse women in Perth, Western Australia, were explored. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was adopted....
Farmworkers are low-paid, uninsured employees in an extremely hazardous industry, and they provide an essential service for U.S. society. This review evaluates the delivery of health services to farmworkers. It describes the farmworker population in...
new report, “Modern Mobility: the role of ICTs in child and youth migration” takes a look at: how children and youth are using ICTs to prepare for migration; to guide and facilitate their journey; to keep in touch with families; to connect with...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1qg3zlz Abstract: Background: Older people suffering from frailty often receive fragmented chronic care from multiple professionals. According to the literature, there is an urgent need for coordination of care....
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1reD790 Abstract: Background: Health systems worldwide are facing shortages in health professional workforce. Several studies have demonstrated the direct correlation between the availability of health workers,...
Available at: http://bit.ly/1jJ5NqT Executive Summary: This document explores the programmatic processes, successes and lessons learned by the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) program in Bangladesh, known locally as Aponjon, meaning “the...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/TM6bso Abstract: Background: Social media applications are promising adjuncts to online weight management interventions through facilitating education, engagement, and peer support. However, the precise impact of...

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