The Medtronic Foundation announced in early August that it will provide a humanitarian grant to support WiRED’s medical education work in Serbia and Kosovo. This grant will continue the Medtronic Foundation’s generous underwriting of WiRED’s Medical Information Centers in the former Yugoslavia. It will cover new equipment and installation and share in the operating costs for medical content.
This summer, WiRED International has been coordinating a telemedicine program between three U.S. medical universities and four medical schools in Iraq.
April 2006 brought the first video conference between Iraqi physicians at Baghdad’s Medical City Center and U.S. physicians at Washington D.C.’s Children’s Hospital. Panels of physicians on both sides discussed medical cases for more than one hour.
The following list of stories about WiRED from worldwide media outlets, such as Soul Beat Africa and the Bangladesh Observer, will provide you with a sense of the scope of WiRED’s international programs to provide medical and healthcare information, education, and communications resources to communities in developing and post-conflict regions.
Media stories about WiRED.
Technicians on opposite sides of the globe celebrated the success of equipment tests for WiRED’s telemedicine program with a face-to-face meeting on January 17, 2006.