health

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HIV/AIDS and mobile technology: sms saving lives in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 7,795 views
Two new mobile technology programs in South Africa and Kenya are helping HIV/AIDS sufferers and their carers cope with the challenges.

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OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 4,434 views
The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) seeks to place women’s health issues on national and regional development agendas. They have embraced ICTs as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Tele-Health set to boost maternal care

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:18 | 6,931 views
Delivering care to pregnant women and newborns in Lusaka is on the verge of becoming easier and more efficient, thanks to the advent of Tele-health — which is simply the use of information technology to deliver health services and information from one location to another.

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Is Google Violating Women's Rights?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,710 views
This article explores the potential impact of Google Inc.'s AdWords advertising policy update on access to critical information on women's sexual reproductive health.

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Gender dimensions of intellectual property and traditional medical knowledge

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,727 views
This paper examines the discussion on intellectual property rights (IP) for traditional knowledge (TK) in medicine from a gender perspective. It argues that a gender analysis of these issues adds to the understanding of how trade decisions can have important and unintended impacts on the lives of disempowered people.

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HIV/AIDS and Information and Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,315 views
The purpose of this review is to look at the role of ICTs in addressing the challenge of HIV / AIDS. The report provides an overview of HIV/AIDS, the ways ICTs are being used to address the pandemic, and some preliminary information on the views of those working in developing countries.<br />

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Gender perspectives on health and safety in information processing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,231 views
This study looks at the specific health hazards which have been attributed to work with computers, and more specifically to the work situation of inputting or manipulating text or data. In particular, it examines RSI-repetitive strain injuries, which can lead to a total inability to carry out many tasks. The study is a part of the book entitled "Women encounter technology: Changing Patterns...

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,642 views
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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New reproductive technologies, ethics and gender: the legislative process in Brazil

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,215 views
This article presents an analysis of the conduct of the Brazilian legislative process regarding new reproductive technologies. The main counter point is the debate that took place in the United Kingdom, in particular with the publication of the Warnock Report and the suggestions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

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Missing: Information About Women&#8217;s Lives

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 3,196 views
The paper highlights four key areas that affect women and girls where priorities have changed, funding has been cut, research findings distorted, important social differences masked, and critical committees and programs dismantled. <br />