[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC - Congo - eeeBuntu
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
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
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
> > 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
> > 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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