TAVIE Addressing millennium goals

Last month marked the 4th annual “Women Leaders Forum: Connecting Women’s health and girls’ education for scalable and sustainable change”, a side session of the 68th United Nation General Assembly. “If we want to eliminate childhood HIV by 2015 we need to stop maternal transmission” stated Michel Sibidé, Executive Director of UN AIDS in his closing speech. Among others, UN AIDS, the First Lady of Zambia and the Secretary General of the International Union of Telecommunication all stressed the need for technological input and sustainable plans, reaching the conclusion that “Charity needs to be a profitable business” as asserted by Mohammed Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize.<br /><br />The forum marked the launch of Zero Mothers Die, a public private partnership program to improve maternal and early childhood health through the use of mobile health technologies. After winning the Care Challenge in 2012, TAVIE-HIV (virtual nurse platform) was invited onto the Zero Mothers Die as an innovative solution to HIV positive pregnant mothers to learn to manage their medication, improve adherence and improve clinical outcomes for themselves and their babies. <br /><br />The TAVIE-HIV mobile application is to be made available on web platforms and smartphones on which women will learn about the treatment and care available as well as learn the crucial skills necessary to manage their therapy during the pregnancy. To best respond to the needs of patients in developing countries, and to successfully support them with their therapy: the team will further emphasize some of the core features of the platform: cultural and literacy sensitivity, personalized interactions respecting women’s privacy, and video based oral content.<br /><br />Interactions with key players in the global health scene further highlighted the value of TAVIE to yield measurable and sustainable benefits. As agreements with the Millennia2015 foundation and Advance Development Africa ( are being finalized for the Zero Mothers Die project. The preparations for the TAVIE worldwide launch are on the way with experts from scientific, medical, health-economic, and communications domain. “At 360Medlink we believe patient non-adherence is highly underestimated in terms of negative consequences on treatment efficacy, patient well being and overall costs for public and private payors. The availability of TAVIE as a new tool clinically validated to show tangible results in various chronic disease indications is already receiving great interest from key healthcare stakeholders.” stated Jean Manassé Théagène, President of 360Medlink.<br /><br /><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-514 size-full” src=”” alt=”millenia01″ width=”632″ height=”228″ /><p style=”text-align: center;”>Left to Right: José Coté, PhD and lead research of TAVIE; Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Co-founder &amp; Scientific Director, Millennia2025 Foundation; Jean Manassé Théagène, MBA and President of 360Medlink; Claire Kamoun, MA and Director of Patient Adherence at 360Medlink<br /><br /><img class=”wp-image-515 size-full aligncenter” src=”” alt=”millenia02″ width=”904″ height=”227″ /><br /> Left to right: Ms. Kirsten Gagnaire, Global Director, MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action); Ms. Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN, President, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, USA ; Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Co-founder &amp; Scientific Director, Millennia2025 Foundation ; Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, President, Universal Doctor ; Ms. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, Founder, The Kirsten Haglund Foundation ; Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance.<br /><br /><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-516 size-full” src=”” alt=”millenia03″ width=”602″ height=”291″ />Letft to right: Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union ; H.E. Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder – President, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa<br /><br /><img class=”wp-image-517 size-full aligncenter” src=”” alt=”millenia04″ width=”602″ height=”353″ /><br />Left to right: Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union; Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder &amp; President, Advanced Development for Africa Foundation; H.E. Dr. Madame Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia ; H.E. Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder – President, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa ; Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum</p>