[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC - Congo - eeeBuntu
paulcommons at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 06:27:23 EDT 2008
Speaking of the Congo, does anyone know where OLPC's capacitors are made?
Since OLPC's low cost is critical to it's success, I'm a bit concerned on
whether the coltan for these capacitors is coming from the DRC. Does anyone
involved know or can they find out? I'd appreciate it, as the war in the
congo is being fueled by coltan demand.
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:44 AM, Etienne Saliez <etienne at saliez.be> wrote:
> Yes I am interested on medical software on OLPC.
> I am in contact with health centers an a nursing school in remotes area
> of Congo.
> Our first concern it getting internet access, a critical condition in
> order to be able to provide maintenance.
> The initial intended applications are simple versions of:
> - User authentication and sessions
> - Patient identification,
> - Problem list
> - Care plan, including the the followup of vaccinations.
> - Access to some medical knowledge, according to a very pragmatic
> contextual approach.
> - ...
> I would like to do experimental developement on OLPC, intended to be
> connected in wireless to a local server.
> How far is Python available ?
> BTW end 2007 I did pay for 2 OLPC machines, but up to now never received
> In the mean time I did get an ASUS-eeePC-900, and install "eeeUbuntu"
> which provide a real Ubuntu, with the most essential software, as I am
> using on other machines.
> It works on 12 Volts, and did cost here currently 335 Euros.
> Etienne Saliez, M.D.
> clos des Pommiers 4
> 1310 La Hulpe
> tel +32 26541759
> On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 16:56 -0700, Edward Cherlin 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
> > > Arjun
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- 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
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > > 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
> > order.
> > > 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.
> > > Its
> > > 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
> > together.
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Grey Faulkenberry
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Arjun Sarwal
> > > http://dev.laptop.org/~arjs <http://dev.laptop.org/%7Earjs>
> > > http://youtube.com/watch?v=SwcSEcfR464
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