Mobile health interventions in Indigenous populations

Revista Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud UDES

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Title Mobile health interventions in Indigenous populations
Intervenciones en salud con teléfonos móviles en poblaciones indígenas
 
Creator Umaefulam, Valerie Onyinyechi
 
Subject Health of indigenous peoples; indigenous population; telemedicine; educational
Salud de poblaciones indígenas; población indígena; telemedicina; tecnología educacional
 
Description Humans are social beings and communication is vital and necessary for every cultural group which may be the primary motivator, why many populations worldwide have taken up mobile phones (1). Communication via mobile has significant cultural and identity implications for Indigenous people worldwide particularly those living in rural and hard to reach communities because due to globalization, a number of people now live away from their local communities for trade, employment, education, etc. Thus, mobile phones are devices for social networking and communication; and enables cultural connection and identification with family and friends. Its affordability, versatility of features, and portability create an opportunity for utilizing mobile technology to positively impact the health via health education, promotion, and provision of remote health services among others.
Los seres humanos son seres sociales y la comunicación es vital y necesaria para cada grupo cultural, lo cual puede ser el principal motivador para que muchas poblaciones en todo el mundo hayan adoptado el uso de los teléfonos móviles. La comunicación a través de dispositivos móviles tiene importantes implicaciones culturales e identitarias para los pueblos indígenas de todo el mundo, especialmente los que viven en comunidades rurales y de difícil acceso, porque debido a la globalización, algunas personas viven lejos de sus comunidades locales por el comercio, el empleo, la educación, etc. De esta manera, los teléfonos móviles son dispositivos para interrelación social y comunicación; y permite la conexión cultural y la identificación con familiares y amigos. Su características de asequibilidad, versatilidad y portabilidad crean una oportunidad para utilizar la tecnología móvil para tener un impacto positivo en la salud a través de la educación en salud, la promoción y la provisión de servicios de salud remotos, entre otros.
 
Publisher Universidad de Santander (UDES)
 
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Date 2017-06-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Identifier https://journalhealthsciences.com/index.php/UDES/article/view/150
10.20320/rfcsudes.v4i2.200
 
Source Revista Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud UDES; Vol. 4, Núm. 2 (2017); 65-66
Revista Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud UDES; Vol. 4, Núm. 2 (2017); 65-66
2422-1074
2422-1074
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journalhealthsciences.com/index.php/UDES/article/view/150/pdf
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