[Health] Introductions to Health Digest

Jennifer DeBoer deboer.jennifer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 16:59:07 EDT 2010

Hi all,

I am happy to hear about so much interest in this group!  My name is
Jennifer DeBoer, and I am currently a graduate student in education policy.
I am interested in the use of technology in resource-deficient areas, so
OLPC is a major area of interest for me.  I started getting involved in 2007
when I began looking into the possibility of an HIV/AIDS learning activity
for children in rural Mozambique (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Jumpbean).

I have made a start at the activity that I want to beta-test this winter,
but I am still struggling through the creation of a workable product.  I
would love to contribute by offering my perspective from the educational
research and international development side of things, and I would love to
get support in finishing this first activity and continuing to develop
better interventions for health and education!



On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 12:41 PM, AJ Kumar <aj.kumar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Another late self-intro.  I'm a graduate student working on low-cost
> medical devices for the developing world and hoping to somehow get a thesis
> out of it.  I don't have a ton of IT or XO experience. I was a Peace Corps
> volunteer in rural South Africa from 2007-2009 and worked in the education
> sector there.  While there, I was also the village computer dude and worked
> a lot on fixing up computers and teaching some basic classes.
> I'm not sure where I'll fit in best but I'll try to contribute when I can
> to any areas that help is needed.
> -A.J.
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:50 PM, Chris Watkins <
> chriswaterguy at appropedia.org> wrote:
>> Hi folks. A late self-intro - I'm a water and sanitation engineer by
>> training, but my main work and interest is in knowledge sharing, i.e.
>> building a knowledge bank on Appropedia.org, for all manner of info about
>> development and sustainability, including water, sanitation and public
>> health among many other topics.
>> So, I'm not sure exactly what's planned, but I'd be happy to lend a hand
>> to Randy and Caryl on water/sanitation.
>> I also assume that any content that is created is under an open license,
>> and hope that it's put somewhere where it will be well indexed, findable,
>> and usable - naturally I'm thinking of Appropedia :-).
>> Chris
>> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 01:46, Beth Santos <beth at waveplace.org> wrote:
>>> Maybe do some pairings like Jacquie and Stephen on malnutrition,
>>> Randy/Caryl on water/sanitation, Caryl/Sameer on recording peripherals
>>> (using the measure program in Sugar), Sandra/Dari on HIV/AIDS...? What do
>>> people think?
>> --
>> Chris Watkins
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