[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC

seth at laptop.org seth at laptop.org
Tue Sep 2 11:46:13 EDT 2008

I would be happy to host a teleconference on OLPC Health this upcoming
week.  I have been attempting to coordinate OLPC Health efforts from
here in Boston with fairly limited amounts of time.  But I would love
to share what I know about current deployments and what some teams
have been working on.


On 9/1/08, Paul Commons <paulcommons at gmail.com> wrote:
> Grey,
> 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
> pursuing.
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Paul
> 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
>>> 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
>>> --
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