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Open Panel: The use of Internet, social networks and mobile telephones in gender equity oriented public health interventions

Open Panel: The use of Internet, social networks and mobile telephones in gender equity oriented public health interventions

The use of the Internet, social networks and mobile phones for gender equity interventions in public health was the theme of an event organized by the eSAC Project, held on November 28, 2013. The virtual meeting was the second in a series that seeks to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for equity in public health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Presenters in the event included Natalia Rodríguez Villegas, Rosina Cianelli and Sandra Castañeda Martínez. Villegas and Cianelli are Associate Professors at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Villegas has focused her research on the use of the Internet to provide an intervention for the prevention of STIs and HIV among young women. Cianelli conducts research in women 's health , health disparities, and international health. Martínez is the Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network.

After the presentations participants shared their comments and observations. The issues addressed in this panel will be documented and shared in the region.

The Public eHealth, Innovation and Equity (eSAC) Project is jointly developed by the University of Toronto and the Pan American Health Organization and funded by the International Development Research Centre, to contribute to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of marginalized population groups in the LAC region, through the application of Public eHealth solutions. For more information contact info@esacproject.net.

Event Recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkrYTKrUTGk
PAHO Website:
http://www.paho.org/ict4health/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=225:intercambio-de-ideas-y-experiencias-el-uso-de-las-tecnologias-y-la-equidad-de-genero-en-la-s...