Programming moves forward in Kenya and Iraq through the renewed support of U.S. National Institutes of Health, Office of AIDS Research and Pfizer Inc.
Wired International and the International Organization for Migration www.iom.int have collaborated with our hospital to develop an electronic library—the Medical Information Center. This facility, on the fifth floor of our hospital, is one of ten Medical Information Centers installed by WiRED and IOM in Iraq.
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.
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The Medtronic Foundation; Rotary Foundation; and World Health Organization support Medical Information Centers.
During the month of March WiRED installed in Iraq’s medical schools and teaching hospitals six new Medical Information Centers. This brings to 10 the number of facilities now serving some 5,500 Iraqi physicians and medical students.
In mid-March, 2004, as part of its effort to provide all medical schools and key hospitals in Iraq with the latest medical information, WiRED International outfitted six medical schools and teaching hospitals with its computer-based Medical Information Centers.
Evaluation of Community Health Information Centers in Kenya verifies the effectiveness of combining IT with human interaction in the delivery of HIV/AIDS and other healthcare information
1. Video Visit Program; 2. New Medical Information Center in Basra; 3. Generous community funders underwrite Phase-II.