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Auroville, the Universal City, chose GNU Health, the Universal Health Information System.
The first sentence that we find when we enter Auroville’s homepage is :

“Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.”

No wonder why we have such a good connection, since the concepts of community and universality are common to Free Software.

GNU Solidario is working hand-in-hand with Aurovillians so the City and their health center can have its own Health Information System.

The Galaxy : Auroville layout

Auroville is located in the south of India, in Tamil Nadu state. It designed to host 50000 people, from all over the world. Currently has citizens from 45 nations.

UNESCO commendment : In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending Auroville as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.

Auroville’s Unending education

GNU Health is being implemented in Auroville’s health centers, working at many levels, with health promotion and disease prevention, demographics, epidemiology and, of course, the day-by-day medical encounters and health center management. Auroville health professionals take care of the city and surroundings.

Room in Kailash Clinic

The new building of the Auroville Institute for Integral Health was started one year ago. It will be the new home for the Kailash Clinic where a new health care model called ‘the integrative practice of medicine’ will be practised. This model is based upon collaboration of multiple medical systems (western and eastern) to provide holistic care. The building will have consultation and treatment rooms and rooms for in-patient and senior care. It will also provide training and research facilities.

Matrimandir : The Soul of the City

In GNU Solidario, we are honored and very proud to be part of this project, which aims to be an example of unity, community and solidarity. 


Auroville Animal Care Center


Look for the inner causes of disharmony
much more than outer ones.
It is the inside that governs the outside.

It’s a great to see that GNU Health, the Free Software Health and Hospital Information System, has been chosen to be part of Auroville, a symbol of sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind

More information : www.auroville.org

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

  • Health Information System (Demographics, Epidemiology)
  • Hospital Information System
  • Electronic Medical Record 

GNU Health won the Best Project of Social Benefit from the Free Software Foundation, among other international awards.

GNU Health is an official GNU Package , and is part of GNU Solidario, an NGO that delivers health with free software. GNU Solidario and the United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health have signed an agreement to implement and to train Health professionals GNU Health around the world.

GNU Health was presented at 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 in Geneva.

Main site : health.gnu.org