II International GNU Health Conference - Nov 24-26, Las Palmas, Spain #GNUHealthCon2017
Canteras Congress Room - Hotel EXE Las Canteras
GNU Health Social Medicine Awards 2017
Social Medicine Award for Outstanding Individual
Lorena Enebral had over 10 years of experience humanitarian action around the world as a physiotherapist, especially children with physical disabilities. On a terrible day of September 2017, she was shot and fatally wounded by one of her patients.
Lorena represents the commitment, devotion, love and courage of many anonymous aid workers and volunteers that put their lives at risk to improve the lives of the underprivileged.
Lorena, at only 38, you left too soon, leaving us in deep sorrow and grief. It has been a senseless tragedy, and the whole cooperation community has lost an exceptional family member.
Your positive energy, love and beautiful smile will always live on among us, helping and guiding us on the quest for Social Medicine to make this unjust world in which we live in a better place.
Social Medicine Award for GNU Health Implementation
Bikop Medical Center
Bikop Medical Center is a hospital situated in the equatorial forest of Cameroon.
Sister Dr. Ana Gutierrez leads a group of wonderful health professionals that provide health coverage to over 12000 patients a year, in rural Cameroon, with very few resources.
In 2016 they started implementing GNU Health, and today they successfully manage their medical practice, including family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, laboratory – LIMS -, infectious diseases, nutrition, psychology, nursing, palliative care and epidemiology among others.
A joint project between Recover Foundation, GNU Solidario and the amazing local team, has made Bikop a GNU Health reference in low resource settings.
Social Medicine Award for Organization
National University of Entre Ríos (UNER)
Argentina National University of Entre Ríos (UNER) is a leading academic organization in the field of bio-engineering.
In 2012, UNER lead the very first public health implementation of GNU Health in the world. It was at Lister Hospital, in Argentina.
Since then, the not only have been implementing GNU Health in many other public health institutions, but have become the focal point of GNU Health and GNU LIMS in the region, providing workshops and seminars about the Free/Libre Health and Hospital Information System.
They have a motto: “No poor health system for the poor”. The extraordinary work in the field health informatics applied to Family and Social Medicine in South America is sources of inspiration to all of us.
It has been an honor having Dr. Sassetti and Carli Scotta among us in GNUHealthCon2017, sharing their experiences, knowledge and wonderful sense of humor.
Social Medicine Award for Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Etienne Saliez
Dr. Etienne Saliez is a pioneer of Free/Libre and Open Source Software in Healthcare. Trained as specialist in internal medicine he knows healthcare from the inside as a medical professional. He became interested in the application of computers in medicine very early in his career and took over responsibility for the IT in a hospital and served as president for the Belgian Medical Informatics Association.
The potential of Free Source Software in healthcare fascinated him and he founded the Collaborative Care Team in Open Source Working Group (CCTOS WG) in the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Besides giving inspiring talks he is a talented networker. With his activity and contribution over the last decades he influenced many people in the FLOSS in health care community in Europe and worldwide.