In mid-March, I visited the first Medical Information Center WiRED installed in Iraq. That was last June when WiRED’s technician, Che Pangborn, and I launched the Center in Baghdad’s large Medical City Center with 10 operational computers and a complete medical e-library for use by thousands of medical faculty and students.
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Project Overview: This rapid-start, two-stage project will provide Iraq’s healthcare community with access to information about the latest developments in human medicine. The Medical Information Centers will offer comprehensive medical e-libraries on CD-ROMS that contain educational, statistical and reference information drawn from universities, government sources, pharmaceutical companies and non-governmental organizations.
The municipality of Dragalic suffered massive destruction during the war from 1991 to 1995. Farms, housing, crop lands, equipment all were destroyed. To make matters even worse, the armies planted landmines throughout the area and even today, long after the fighting has ended, the deadly mines plague the population.
The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Gary Selnow, Executive Director of WiRED International.
The following presentation was delivered by Mr. Hrvoje Badovinac, Medtronic Corporation’s Manager for the Adriatic Region.
Applying communication technology to human problems is the keystone of WiRED’s work. Dr. Gary Selnow, who had just completed a week-long, Internet training session in Pristina, had an idea. Why not hook a video cam to the web-connected computers and arrange for two-way sight and sound communication with the Western hospitals?
The first launch of the Video Visit program took place in November between two young boys in the Hospital of Pisa and their families in a computer center in Pristina, Kosovo. On January 8, WiRED launched its second installment of the Video Visit program. This video link occurred between Tirana, Albania and Pisa, Italy.