[Health] Introductions to Health Digest
beth at waveplace.org
Mon Aug 23 12:13:39 EDT 2010
Looks like it might be a great opportunity to team up with Sandra and Dari
on an HIV/AIDS program for the XO. They seem to be making some progress
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On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Jennifer DeBoer
<deboer.jennifer at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.
>> 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 :-).
>>> 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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