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.
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 . . .