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Join us on Tuesday April 29, 2014 for eSAC's "Beyond Borders: Migration, ICTs and Health" Open Panel to explore how ICTs can help improve the health of migrants. Our panelists will offer insight on the following questions among others: 1. Which health conditions make migrants a vulnerable group? 2. Which health related situations can be addressed through the use of ICT? 3. How have ICTs contributed to migrant health? Could you provide some examples? 4. What potential do you see in the use of ICTs to improve migrant health? leer mas >>

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Tema 3: Envejecimiento, TIC y salud pública

Aunque actualmente la proporción de adultos mayores en América Latina y el Caribe es menor que en otras regiones del mundo, como Europa Oriental o algunos países asiáticos, es innegable que la estructura por edades de la población latinoamericana está cambiando. Según datos de la Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), la proporción de la población de 60 años o más en la región pasará del 8% en 2000, a 14.1% en 2025 y a 22.6% en 2050.
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Actualmente la población mundial de 60 años o más representa el 11% de la población y se espera que para el 2050 se incremente al 22%. En ese mismo año el número de personas mayores de 80 años será de 400 millones. De todos ellos, el 80% vivirá en las regiones no desarrolladas.   leer mas >>
This fact sheet has been developed as a tool to provide a basic understanding of the potential of ICT to assist aging populations to achieve better health. The fact that people are living longer worldwide means that it is important for countries to be even more efficient in planning for health.   leer mas >>
Every day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age. This means that with every sentence of this article you read, approximately one baby boomer is retiring. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests that many Boomers haven’t saved nearly...
Disponible en http://www.who.int/ageing/AFCSpanishfinal.pdf El envejecimiento y la urbanización de la población son dos tendencias globales que, juntas, constituyen fuerzas importantes que caracterizan el siglo XXI. A medida que las ciudades crecen...
E-health interventions targeting older adults seem to be a promising approach in domains including depression, anxiety disorder, and dementia – three of the most prevalent mental disorders in old age. Further, these technical innovations (e.g.,...
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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