First of all happy new year and congratulations to Luis and off course all others for the great work that is being accomplished. I just know a few of you guys (Luis, Selene, Cedric, Nicolas, Axel) and I just joined this community about a year ago. However, I can tell you that it is having a huge impact on the health of communities in central Africa and very soon in West Africa as well.
I implemented the lab module of GNU Health at the Medical Research Center in Franceville (Gabon). They do medical lab analyses for the population of Franceville. It has changed the face public health in this small city. People used to wait a few days before getting their lab results. Now they get their results just after a few hours. And I can tell you it can make a difference between staying alive or dying because the doctor will not be able to make a correct assessment of the medical status of the patient on time.
On behalf of all those who you are serving: the communities of Africa and of the world, the voiceless people, and who don’t even know that you exist, I say:
Thank you, Muchas Gracias
These are some words from Mr. Armand Mpassy-Nzoumba about this great project:
” During the Training of GNU Health we implemented the lab modules of GNU Health. It was done in replacement of of similar software which did no longer met user requirements. The lab team, of about 15 members, was trained. After implementation we noticed a number of improvements including:
- Improved quality of medical lab analyses
- improved process time. It took 3 to 5 days to deliver results. Now results can be delivers the same day
- A full patient database.
- Improved reliability of the software. The previous one did have a number of bigs and required a lot of maintenance
- Improved return on investment thanks to free and open source software … ”