[Health] Possible project

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 15:19:40 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Khazanova, Yekaterina (khazanys)
<khazanys at mail.uc.edu> wrote:
> Dear members,
> I am thinking of implementing a project which might be related to
> computers, health, and education. I would like your opinion on how realistic
> this would be and whether someone has done a similar project before.
> My idea is that many people in developing nations do not have access to
> education and medicine, but if there was a program such as One Laptop per
> Child which would give them a computer with a program on there which might
> teach them basic medical skills and maybe have a diagnosis program where
> they enter symptoms and get the most likely causes and remedies. That way,
> there would be more people capable of handling a medical emergency and lives
> might be saved. It would also be good if there was a small medical kit to go
> with the computer. Also, maybe it could teach others things as well. Of
> course, I have no idea where I would get the funding or medical supplies,
> but I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.
> Any feedback would be appreciated.,
> Kate Khazanova


The folks at Hesperian Press had very kindly given OLPC the okay to
distribute "Where There is No Doctor" on XO laptops (including the
Spanish version "Donde hay...."


A text like that may play part in your planning.  Perhaps you could
reach out to Hesperian again, as it was some time ago.


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