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Partnership to support health of individuals, environmental health projects and capacity building building
Description/achievement of initiative

This partnership aims to: 1) make and disseminate results of researches about agenda 2030 coherent mechanisms of sustainable environmental health; 2) disseminate knowledge on United Nations' Agenda 2030 among stakeholders in small and isolated communities; 3) technically support agenda 2030 target sound projects in small and isolated community; 4) develop information and communication technologies for learning at distance in environmental health and support projects on environmental health. 5) preserve the cultural integrity of indigenous community while making use of modern information and communication technologies.

Implementation methodologies

The telehealth and telemendicine center works on medical teleconsultation, virtual seminaries to health professionals, environmental health assistance on a daily base. Moreover he delivers learning at distance to pupils and professors of public health and environmental health. In the meantime the staff members develop researches, attend international conferences on e-health and environmental health and keep on maintaining and developing the network of consultants and experts. Last but not least it edits and disseminate multimedia tutorials about good practices in medicine and environmental health issues

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

As in her methodology, the capacity building and technology transfer is based mainly in Information and Communication Technology tools and global networking.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Telehealth and Telemedicine Center of Amazonas is the headquarter of the partnership. Nowadays, such a center, set-up inside the academic environment of the University of the State of Amazonas many years ago, has already expanded his network of brazilian national and international consultants in medicine, public health, environmental engineering, information and communication technologies (ICT) as much as to provide assistance to about 25 of the 53 municipalities of the huge territory of the Amazonas State over 1.5 millions of square kilometers. Moreover, the multi campus structure of the bachelor of public health, chiefly sustained by the ICT of the Center, enables to get in touch and keep contacts with 470 pupils, 18 professors of public health and environmental health and, through them, with mayors and ministers of the isolated municipalities of the State of Amazonas. In practice the Telehealth and Telemedicine Center of Amazonas has established a strong network of beneficiaries inside the State of Amazonas and a strong network of national and international consultants and experts, supporting in various disciplines. The international networking was made possible by the experience of some staff members having previously worked in United Nations and in international cooperation agencies, therefore with a big portfolio of highly qualified and influent relations.

Partner(s)

1) University of the State of Amazonas (Brazil); 2) Occupational Medicine Unit, University of Catania (Italy); 3) Occupational Medicine Unit , Polytechnics University of Ancona (Italy); 4) Labour Union CISL-Marche (Italy); 5) Representation of Brazil of WHO; 6) Hydrogeology Unit, Geological Sciences, University of Urbino (Italy); 7) International Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy; 8) Various Non Governmental Organizations of International Cooperation.
Progress reports
Goal 3
31/3/2017
Annual report 2016
31/3/2018
Annual report 2017
31/3/2019
Annual report 2018
Financing (in USD)
250,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
About 70 experts in various disciplines of individual medicine, about 25 experts in various disciplines of environmental health, about 10 experts in information and communication technologies

Basic information
Time-frame: 04/2016 - 03/2021
Partners
1) University of the State of Amazonas (Brazil); 2) Occupational Medicine Unit, University of Catania (Italy); 3) Occupational Medicine Unit , Polytechnics University of Ancona (Italy); 4) Labour Union CISL-Marche (Italy); 5) Representation of Brazil of WHO; 6) Hydrogeology Unit, Geological Sciences, University of Urbino (Italy); 7) International Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy; 8) Various Non Governmental Organizations of International Cooperation.
Countries
Contact information
Nando Campanella, Telemedicine and Environmental Health Advisor, campanando@gmail.com
United Nations