Dr. Wadhad Mahbuba is the manager of WiRED International’s Medical Information Centers in Iraq. The Iraqi physician describes here how the four original Centers, which were installed in mid-2003, are operating today. He offered this account in a conversation with WiRED’s Gary Selnow who is working in Baghdad.
WiRED has just received the following comments from the Director of the Basra Teaching Hospital about our work in Iraq; 1. WiRED is grateful to Affinity Internet, Inc. for complimentary hosting of WiRED’s website through its Hostsave brand; 2. The Medtronic Foundation has generously continued its support of WiRED’s medical information programs in Central Europe and the Middle East by making a gift of $35,000 to help underwrite three Medical Information Centers in Kosovo and Serbia; 3. Gary Selnow, a professor of business communication at San Francisco State University and Executive Director of WiRED International, was honored with the prestigious SFSU President’s Medal for Service during Commencement exercises May 29 for his efforts to rebuild community and health care in countries disrupted by war, conflict or rampant illness.