With 2007 coming to a close, we want to thank everyone who helped and supported WiRED in our work to assist doctors in developing countries.
WiRED Gains Momentum – Board Member and Coordinator Join Team
WiRED’s reach into eastern Europe continues with the October establishment of two more Medical Information Centers in Bosnia.
The following stories, sent to us by CHIC visitors, staffers and community members, reflect the anguish and sorrow, and the hope and joy experienced among those familiar with WiRED’s Centers. These recollections describe the value of WiRED’s programs, and show how WiRED is offering an opportunity to those who have lost all optimism to once again experience hope.
On Friday, July 21, 2007, WiRED’s telemedicine program in Iraq was the topic on one of America’s most-watched news programs, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. The story focused on the significant impact that WiRED’s low-budget, medical education programs are having in Iraq, in comparison to some large projects with budgets reaching $150 million that have “essentially fallen apart,” as described by Cooper.
This summer, WiRED’s telemedicine program in Iraq was the topic on one of America’s most-watched news programs, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.
The U.S. Department of State has recently announced that it will underwrite the restart of WiRED’s telemedicine program in Iraq. This year, the program will include a general curriculum to update Iraqi physicians and nurses on current medical developments . . .
1. WiRED’s Telemedicine Program to Restart with State Department Funding; 2. Special medical focus: Children’s health and Women’s health.
WiRED’s reach into eastern Europe continues with the October launch of two more Medical Information Centers in Bosnia. The latest MICs are expected to provide a wealth of critical information to medical students and professionals in Banja Luka and Mostar. Both cities are still recovering from the effects of Bosnia’s brutal three-year civil war.