[Health] Partners in Health & International Medical Corps
arjun at laptop.org
Tue May 6 01:46:52 EDT 2008
I remember somewhat off the top of my head that you did tell me about
contacting some organization some time back. Was it any of these ?
On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Tom Boonsiri <tom.boonsiri at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone made contact with the following groups?
> > Partners in Health (PIH): Fight to bring healthcare equity worldwide
> > and mobilize awareness of health in prevalent and treatable health
> > issues. PIH brings a type of community based care to struggling
> > populations worldwide mainly through healthcare provider/clinician
> > training for work in certain regional areas. Focus centers exist in
> > South America, USA, Africa, Russia. NOTE: We should definitely find
> > substantial contact information from this group, especially health
> > clinicians well versed with problems we might face or need to address.
> I have had previous contact with Paul Farmer, who expressed interest
> in telemedicine. We can now talk to them about many more FOSS health
> applications. When I e-mailed PIH headquarters to suggest a
> partnership, I didn't get a response. This would be a good time to try
> again through our wider network.
> > International Medical Corps (IMC): Nonprofit, global group dedicated
> > to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training
> > and relief and development programs. Its mission is to improve the
> > quality of life through health interventions and related activities
> > that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
> > Includes thousands of trained medical staff. Primary focus in
> > disaster relief it seems, but also sustaining improved health care and
> > way of life after such an event for the long term. NOTE: Key group to
> > contact may be Health Technical Unit (HTU). They seem to be the group
> > that evaluates new ideas with respect to IMC's technical/medical
> > capability. They may have strong medical/engineering staff.
> Sounds good. I don't know them.
> How about Médecins sans Frontières?
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