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United Nations University offers GNU Health training courses

Item posted by Luis Falcon <meanmicio> on Thu 03 Nov 2011 03:28:21 AM UTC.

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations.

The establishment of United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) befits the role of the United Nations in the effort to resolve issues pertaining to the well being of its people and member states.

The role of UNU-IIGH fulfills the needs to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) as the role transcends all the agendas as outlined in the MDGs.

UNU-IIGH is to undertake research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge related to key issues of human health. The institute seeks to contribute to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries and to support implementation of promotive approach to human health.

GNU Health Training Courses at the UNU-IIGH

The UNU-IIGH offers training courses on the use of GNU Health, both from the technical and functional side.

Technical Training

  • Installation from scratch ( Database, Tryton and GNU Health )
  • Module development and Installation
  • Introduction to reporting using LibreOffice and Tryton
  • Security aspects
  • Introduction to the development environment ( GNU Savannah and Mercurial )
  • Data security and integrity

Functional Training

  • Localization ( accounting, currency, language .. )
  • Workflows
  • Health center administration (Finances, stock, Supply Chain Management, ... )
  • User profiles and groups
  • Introduction to Patient Management

For more information please refer to :
Dr. Nurhizam Safie :

About GNU Health

GNU Health (formerly known as "Medical") is a free (GPL license), Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality :

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

GNU Health is an official GNU Package 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.

Main site :

Governments hosting GNU Health through their portals

  • European Commission (EU) , OSOR
  • Brazil: Portal do Software P├║blico Brasileiro (SPB)

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