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4.5 Preventing chronic disease locally and globally: delivery of prevention intervention via the Supercourse
O4-5.4 Mobile global health Supercourse in the FSU
  1. E Shubnikov1,
  2. K Daburov2,
  3. A Troufanov3,
  4. F Linkov4,
  5. R LaPorte4
  1. 1Institute of Internal Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
  2. 2Abuali Sino State Medical University, Tajikistan, Tajikistan
  3. 3Irkutsk State Technical University, Irkutsk, Russian Federation
  4. 4University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Abstract

Former Soviet Union (FSU) Supercourse was created in the framework of the Supercourse project—http://www.pitt.edu/∼super1. As of 2011, 15 FSU countries are heterogeneous in socioeconomic status, but still have very similar systems of public health, clinical medicine, and information technologies. Most of countries are not demonstrating a rapid increase in life expectancy and need improvements in health status. Education and information sharing is important to preventing all forms of diseases and conditions. Mobile Technology provides a powerful and inexpensive tool for the improvement of health through prevention. There are 1.94 cell phones for every one person living in Estonia, 1.43 in Lithuania and 1.33 in Russia. To date, more than 500 public health workers from all 15 FSU countries have participated to integrate Internet-based education for the prevention of all forms of diseases. The FSU Supercourse is collaboration of FSU scientists involved in prevention and the Internet for development of Russian language library of lectures. The Russian language Supercourse currently has more than 250 Russian language lectures. Our FSU Supercourse is a backbone for Mobile global health Project in FSU countries. Our mission is to double training in global health and prevention in the next 2 years. We want to marry our work with those interested in Mobile Technology to build a new discipline called FSU Mobile Global health. Our goal is the development of FSU Mobile-Global Health network, where we can improve health using Mobile Technology.

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