CTO Cybersecurity Forum 2013 Eni Muna Mbuagbaw


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Supporting the global efforts in strengthening the safety, security and resilience of Cyberspace, the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2013, organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. The ceremonial opening examined how Cyberspace could be governed and utilised in a manner to foster freedom and entrepreneurship, while protecting individuals, property and the state, leading to socio-economic development. Speakers of this session, Mr Mario Maniewicz, Chief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications, ITU; Mr David Pollington, Director, International Security Relations, Microsoft; Mr Alexander Seger, Secretary, Cybercrime Convention Committee, Council of Europe; Mr Nigel Hickson, Vice President, Europe, ICANN and Mr Pierre Dandjinou, Vice President, Africa, ICANN, added their perspectives on various approaches to Cybergovernance, with general agreement on the role Cyberspace could play to facilitate development equitably and fairly across the world.

Hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cameroon together with the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon and backed by partners and industry supporters including ICANN, Council of Europe, Microsoft, MTN Cameroon, AFRINIC and Internet Watch Foundation, the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2013 seeks to broaden stakeholder dialogue to facilitate practical action in Cybergovernance and Cybersecurity, some of which will be reflected in the CTO’s own work programmes under its Cybersecurity agenda.

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CTO Cybersecurity Forum 2013 Eni Muna Mbuagbaw

  1. 1. DR. ENI MUNA MBUAGBAW(MD) Cite Verte District Hospital Yaounde
  2. 2. PLAN Realities of Cyberspace and ICT in Cameroon Advantages of Cyberspace on Health Issues Shortcomings Precautions Conclusion
  3. 3. REALITY OF HEALTH AND CYBERSPACE IN CAMEROON Who has access to the internet? • Doctors % of women (literate and cyber friendly)• % of women (literate and cyber friendly) - Secretaries - Top administrative level officials - University and Research institutes
  4. 4. REALITY OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IN CAMEROON-2 Male : Female gynaecologist ratio • Remain doctors and just men • Women feel more at ease with one of their kind Most gynaecologists also obstetricians • Prefer issues of procreation • Strictly gynae consults rare • Circulating information in the community
  5. 5. REALITY OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IN CAMEROON-3 Few psychologists and psychiatrists • No one to talk or turn to after emotional torture Patients with terminal diseases• Patients with terminal diseases • Battered women • Outburst of alternative medicine e.g. network marketing, supplements etc. • No control of drug prescription
  6. 6. ADVANTAGES OF CYBERSPACE ON HEALTH ISSUES Information on Health • Sports and appropriate exercise • Nutritional advice - Calorie counters- Calorie counters - Various diets • Changes in woman`s body - Warning signs (SCREENING ) - Sexuality of women • Pill intake reminders • Menstruation Calendars
  7. 7. ADVANTAGES -II Empowerment • Inspiration from other women`s experiences Second chance at love and life from internet datingSecond chance at love and life from internet dating Home remedies
  8. 8. ADVANTAGES - III Health Solace in Cyberspace • Privacy in Browsing • Understanding changes in feminity and Sexuality• Understanding changes in feminity and Sexuality Menopause Menstruation Hysterectomy Infertility • Liberation Realm A1
  9. 9. Slide 8 A1 repetition. see first slide on advantages Administrator, 25/04/2013
  10. 10. ADVANTAGES - IV Regulating Discrimination • Similar Health Issues Complement Information• Complement Information - Bulimia and Anorexia Websites, forums and chat rooms - Stigma support
  11. 11. SHORTCOMINGS Unconfirmed data and unpublished research Details without limit Sharing similar experiences may be depressing Risk of heartbreak and deception • Emotional torture, depression , thyroid disorders
  12. 12. SHORTCOMINGS – II Risk of addiction • In chat rooms No verification of online doctors licenseNo verification of online doctors license No control of prescribed or advertised drugs
  13. 13. BUT REMEMBER! Your physician is still primary Beware!!! • You may have made a wrong diagnosis • You may be simulating signs and symptoms • You need too make sure you are eligible for whatever treatment
  14. 14. PRECAUTIONS Doctor needs to control and inform you on • Over dosage Side Effects• Side Effects • Allergy • Drug Reaction and Interaction
  15. 15. CONCLUSION Pertaining to health women are relatively safe Inform your Doctor about what you read on the internetinternet Trust your physician than your virtual doctor!