Haiti OLPCs - some news

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 03:55:49 EST 2009

Sounds good.

On the data entry, what medical software is in use?

Is anybody considering OpenMRS, which Zanmi Lasanté (Partners in
Health) promotes, or OpenVistA, free software based on the US
Veterans' Administration software?

Are people thinking about how to network from village to town to city
for such purposes?

Is there any thought about telemedicine using the camera, video chat,
and data acquisition functions of the XO?

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 18:50, Guylhem Aznar <olpc at guylhem.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Long time no see. So I've got news to all y'all volunteers who helped
> me raise dead XO to the Vodoo of Haiti :-)
> The machine are safely stored in vice director locker of the
> University Hospital of Martinique. First tests and OS (non sugar) -
> for now, work as expected.
> 6 terrain units were deployed in the hospital. They performed as
> planned (but wifi mesh - last minute mistake I made on a script)
> A group of infectiologists and administrators flew to Haiti 2 weeks
> ago. There, demos were given to various health programs, mostly
> focused around AIDS.
> I was told that many people loved the hardware- more so that my
> software, but never mind :-) They were glad to see a cheap machine
> suited to their terrain. And I'm always glad to give a hand.
> My project was about giving drug information to primary practitioners.
> But apparently, there's a strong interests in simply using the devices
> as data entries for outpatient clinics.
> It's an evolving process and I'm open to anything that can help
> people, as long as the units are not diverted into some obscure
> research program with very little benefits to the sick people.
> Soon, we should receive a visit of their team, (I will do my best to
> make pictures - I'm not in PR :-) during which I'll offer to adapt for
> free their existing software, if they can also put some of the XO
> loaded with drugs prescriptions, interactions, etc. to primary care
> doctors.
> Then finally the XO will be at their new home in Haiti !
> --
> Dr. Guylhem Aznar, MD PhD
> Unité d'Analyse Médico-Économique
> Service de Santé Publique et d'Économie de la Santé
> Pôle SPSSR
> CHU de Fort de France
> BP 632
> 97261 Fort De France Cedex
> Martinique, France
> Tel : 05 96 55 23 47
> Fax : 05 96 75 84 57
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
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