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.
They serve as midwives in their villages, and they are fervently searching for ways to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child during birth. They are also intensely interested in learning more details of how HIV is transmitted and how transmission can be avoided.
AIDS healthcare workers in Kenyan Villages can now access up-to-date AIDS treatment and research information through an innovative new program developed by two San Francisco-based nonprofit groups, WiRED International, and Global Strategies for HIV Prevention.
The education and information resources of the Internet are available for the first time to a struggling audience in Leon, Nicaragua through the technology contributions of World Internet Resources for Education and Development (WiRED), a San Francisco-based international nonprofit organization, and two partner organizations.
Wired’s Kenya project to assist in the fight against AIDS has made a major step forward with the recent installation of computers in five villages and the completion of the first phase of staff training for each center.