On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, WiRED International launched the first of several Medical Information Centers at a ceremony held in Iraq’s largest teaching hospital. This 10-station computer network and e-library of medical topics will provide more than 1,000 doctors and medical students with information about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
I am pleased to be here today to participate in the dedication of a Center that will provide medical professional in Iraq with new tools of healthcare information. These computers, and the extensive medical libraries they contain, will provide a resource that we trust will enable the fine doctors and students of this teaching hospital to contribute even more to the health and well-being of their patients.
Business professor Gary Selnow and the non-profit organization that he founded, WiRED International, dedicated a new Medical Information Center in the largest medical school and teaching hospital in Baghdad on June 24.
The Department of State’s U. S. Global Technology Corps (USGTC) – a program administered by the Bureau of International Information Programs, Office of Technology Partnerships – is providing computer technology and training to medical students in Baghdad, Iraq as part of a joint public diplomacy initiative with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
WiRED International uses information technology to provide Iraq’s healthcare community with the latest developments in human medicine. This non-profit organization will develop Medical Information Centers in the largest medical schools and teaching hospitals in Baghdad.