[Health] Partners in Health & International Medical Corps

Arjun Sarwal 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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