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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…