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Existen dos tipos de miserables: las personas que sufren la miseria y aquellas que la generan.
La concentración del poder en el actual modelo socio-económico es tan injusta como insostenible. La privatización de la Salud Pública pervierte el derecho a una vida digna. La brecha social se profundiza, con ricos más ricos y pobres más pobres.
La codicia y el cortoplacismo del sistema están destruyendo la sociedad y el planeta. La contaminación medioambiental, la galopante deforestación y las granjas industriales son responsables del cambio climático que amenaza a las próximas generaciones.
Millones de animales son privados de su libertad y condenados al holocausto. Bebés arrancados del lecho materno destinados al matadero o encarcelados de por vida en mega granjas industriales en condiciones deplorables. Especismo y antropocentrismo inútil y despiadado, responsable de enfermedades cardiovasculares, cáncer, resistencia antibiótica y cambio climático.
Las corporaciones y sus gobiernos…

GNU Health en La Universidad de Ciencias Médicas en Matanzas

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Queridos amigos.
Les copio la noticia del blog de GNU Solidario sobre mi participación en el Evento Nacional de Salud, que tuvo lugar en mayo de este año en La Universidad de Ciencias Médicas, Matanzas, Cuba. 
Ha sido un verdadero honor, y estoy encantado de haber participado en una conferencia de altísimo valor humano y científico.
Gracias a todos los amigos cubanos por su hospitalidad y por hacer que Cuba haya sido mi casa por esa semana. Seguro que repito ! Queremos agradecer a la Dirección de Salud Pública de Cuba y UIC por invitar al Dr. Luis Falcon al Evento Nacional de Salud el 25-26 Mayo en la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas en la Matanzas (Cuba).

Shuttleworth Foundation grant

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Dear Free Software community:

I got great news ... I won a Shuttleworth Foundation grant !



I was notified at the airport on my way back from the Medical Informatics Europe 2015 (MIE 2015). This was at 5:00 in the morning, so a great way to start the day :)
During the flight from Madrid to Las Palmas, I thought on where would be the best project to put the grant resources. After some thought, I came to the decision of using them on the research and integration of  Free Hardware in GNU Health .


Initially, I will work on integrating Arduino with e-Health sensors into GNU Health. The functionality should allow recording real-time clinical information, such as Oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry) and heart frequency. I will also work on the ECG sensor.


I want to express my gratitude to the Shuttleworth foundation and their Fellows who have chosen me. In a world full of greed and lobbyists, it's great to see that there are people and organizations that do care for social projects ! It i…

GNU Health presentation at World Health Organization - WHO

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Dear friends

I'm very proud to announce that our GNU Health presentation at WHO Second Global Forum on Medical Devices in Geneva, Switzerland, has been published at the World Health Organization site . Thank you United Nations for inviting me, it has been a fantastic experience and opportunity !
I shared with the audience the importance of Free (Freedom) Software in the Health Care sector, stressing that Health must be a public good and it can not belong to private corporations.
GNU Health is now being installed in many countries around the World, it has over 80 translation teams, and a great community that contributes that keeps growing every day.



Special thanks to the government of Jamaica, and to its Ministry of Health, who has adopted GNU Health as their eHealth system for the whole country. This is amazing ! Just some years ago, we, health care professionals and social activists, just dreamed about one day being able to provide equality in health care. Today is becoming a rea…

GNU Health at Care for the World - MedInfo 2013

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I'm delighted to participate in Medinfo 2013 and talk about GNU Health in two different sessions: Care for the World Symposium: Collaboration, Openness, Transparency and Trust as Prerequisite for High Quality, Effective and Efficient Health Care.Moving Beyond eHealth Systems for ‘People Like Us’ 

Care for the World SymposiumCare for the World is a symposium organized by Thomas Karopka (BioCon Valley GmbH, Germany), that I have the privilege to represent GNU Solidario, joining my colleagues Syed Aljunid and Nurhizam Safie (United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia );  Holger Schmuhl (Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany) and Kjeld Lisby (Ideas Clinic, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
I will talk about GNU Health, the Free Health and Hospital Information System, and discuss the benefits that Free Software provides to Public Health. I will put focus in Primary Health Care; The MDG6 and Neglected …

Reflections from GNU Health at WHO - ITU session WSIS 2013

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This month of May I had the immense privilege to be a guest speaker in the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Communication Union (ITU) session "ICT for Improving Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health" at the World Summit on the Information Society - WSIS 2013 Forum.

The title of my presentation was "GNU Health : Improving Children and Mothers Lives with Free Software".  The presentation was on May 14th, and it was transmitted live over the Internet.


I keep thinking about the tremendous levels of maternal and child death, most of them from preventable diseases. This thoughts are the main drive to develop GNU Health, a tool to improve the health of millions of people in developing countries with Free Software. 


GNU Health has at its heart Primary Care and the Alma Ata Declaration. We only change a letter from that declaration. To the original "Health for all", we added the "e" to become "eHealth fo…

Richard Stallman at IWEEE 2013 . Webm format

Just wanted to share Richard Stallman's interview at the GNU Solidario's International Workshop on e-Health in Emerging Economies - IWEEE 2013 -. (in Spanish)
As Richard and the Free Software community request, the following video is in encoded in WebM format.

The video in webm format can also be downloaded here  : http://www.iweee.org/presentations/2013-las_palmas/IWEEE_2013_stallman.webm
IWEEE is the annual GNU Solidario workshop that focuses in Free Software solutions for the health care sector, especially for developing countries
This year we had speakers from :

UNESCO chair of TelemedicineThe Free Software FoundationDoctors without BordersZoHEThymbra El Salvador Health MinistryCaritas GNU SolidarioRed CrosMedFlossUniversity of GeorgiaEpSOS -. The European eHealth ProjectIngenia BikaLabsBrainOS
IWEEE keeps getting bigger and better ! Thanks to all of you who contributed to this great workshop and we're looking forward to seeing you at IWEEE 2014 !