[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC - Congo - eeeBuntu

Arjun Sarwal arjun at laptop.org
Wed Sep 3 12:49:58 EDT 2008


On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Paul Commons <paulcommons at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking of the Congo, does anyone know where OLPC's capacitors are made?

would you know about this possibly ?


> 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
    > >

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