[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC
paulcommons at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 02:40:44 EDT 2008
I'm familiar with Global Medical Brigades. I've actually done a trip
in Honduras. I brought roughly 15 XOs to Montana de Luz next to
Sociedad in Nuevo Paraiso. You may or may not have heard of that. I
can put you in contact with Elen Costigan, the director of the
organization. She may be able to lend you one of the children's
laptops as a way to find out if this is something you're interested in
I'm currently in the Limpopo region of South Africa doing the
country's 2nd deployment of 100 XOsin 3 separate schools.
I'd like to know more about what you're planning. Are you located in
the States? I return on Saturday. Would you like to set up a talk?
On 9/1/08, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Arjun Sarwal <arjun at laptop.org> wrote:
>> I apologize for the lack of my time on replying and getting involved
>> such great people.
>> Anyone who is interested may please reply to Jason.
>> best regards
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Jason Grey Faulkenberry <jgfaulkenberry at gmail.com>
>> Date: Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 6:26 PM
>> Subject: Health OLPC
>> To: arjun at laptop.org
>> My name is Grey Faulkenberry and I am part of a group called Global
>> Brigades. We are a non-profit organization that began in Honduras,
>> and now also have projects in Ghana, India, and Panama. We do a
>> number of types of projects including business brigades and
>> microloans, water brigades with various purification projects, and
>> numerous health projects including chimneys and latrines.
> Can we talk about supporting your health initiatives with electricity
> and Internet connections?
>> I am personally involved primarily with our medical brigade
>> program, and will be it's director next year. I am writing because I
>> am interested in purchasing some XO laptops later this year in the buy
>> one get one opportunity.
> GiveOneGetOne units go for $399. If you and others working with you
> can use 100 units, the price comes down to $299 each through GiveMany,
> and you don't have to wait for G1G1 to start in order to place your
>> I wrote to the main website and they
>> directed me to talk to you about what you have done and accomplished.
>> I also wanted to see if there were opportunities where I might be able
>> to help with your project. Finally, I was wondering if you know of
>> anyone that successfully setup an electronic medical record on an XO
>> laptop. I saw that a number of people were using VistA. This is
>> great, but I was wondering if anyone has tried OpenMRS. It's an
>> electronic medical record, but is a free open-source program.
> So is OpenVistA, and there are others.
>> website is http://openmrs.org/wiki/OpenMRS. I think this could have
>> some advantages over VistA. It is already being used in multiple
>> developing countries for many purposes
> So is VistA.
>> and it is based on a data model
>> with a concept dictionary, allowing it to be growable.
> VistA is based on the database engine in MUMPS.
>> It was started
>> by Paul Farmer, known at least in the medical circle, as the "Father
>> of International Medicine."
> Now that's something nobody else can match. Many of us would be
> delighted to get his software onto XOs, and to link our programs
>> Again, I just wanted to get in touch, because I hope to be able to
>> use some of your projects in the future. Let me know if there's anyway
>> I can help out.
>> Grey Faulkenberry
>> Arjun Sarwal
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