jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

GNU Health workshop at the United Nations for African and Asian countries

The United Nations International Institute for Global Health UNU-IIGH - have sucessfully delivered another GNU Health training, in their "Free Software Hospital Information System Development Workshop" .

The workshop was held during September 10-14th, at the the United Nations University facilities in Malaysia. There were delegates from Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Sudan, Kenya and Morrocco.

This event has been in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. From UNU IIGH website, "This programme is in line with UNU-IIGH’s goal of information dissemination and capacity building in developing countries towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, among which is accessible quality healthcare for everyone"

GNU Health training partitipants at the United Nations IIGH

I'm very happy to see the increasing adoption GNU Health and Free Software in public Health. Thanks to our partners from the UNU-IIGH for their commitment with Free Software in healthcare, because Free Software provides freedom and sustainability to health care, no matter their economic status.

eHealth for all !


About GNU Health

GNU Health is a free Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality : 

  •     Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  •     Hospital Information System (HIS)
  •     Health Information System

GNU Health has been awarded the Best Project of Social Benefit from the Free Software Foundation in 2012.

GNU Health is an official GNU Package , chosen by Richard Stallman, and is part of GNU Solidario. GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers education and health to emerging economies with free software.

GNU Health is the Hospital Information System chosen by the United Nations International Institute of Global Health.  GNU Solidario and the United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health have signed an agreement to implement and to train GNU Health globally.


Main site : health.gnu.org