All of us at WiRED would like to wish happy holidays to the many people who have become part of our family over the years: doctors and nurses, community health workers, and ordinary people who have used our training materials to improve their knowledge of medicine and community health.
As WiRED looks forward to a busy new year, it seems a good time to reflect on our work in 2012 and share some plans for exciting new projects that will expand our reach in war-torn and developing communities worldwide.
WiRED is pleased to announce that retired Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, M.D., has joined our Governing Board. Dr. Robinson was the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy (2007-2011). “As a physician, I have devoted myself to helping people in need,” he said. “We are here on this earth to help one another.”
WiRED International is pleased to announce that Jack Condon, Ph.D., has joined our Advisory Board. Dr. Condon is a senior information technology professional whose broad expertise includes system architecture, project management, application development, and extensive hands-on programming across all levels of system components.
Three new Community Health Information (CHI) centers are now up and running in Quilalí and Chinandega, Nicaragua, and Marcovia, Honduras. Upgraded CHI libraries are also installed in Kisumu, Kenya.
WiRED International is partnering with a team of physicians in Australia to create a project with potential for global medical benefits. Funded by the Medtronic Foundation, this series will train doctors and nurses around the world.
Known for his emphasis on civic engagement and the application of university expertise to community issues, Robert A. Corrigan, Ph.D. has served as San Francisco State University’s 12th president since 1988.
Most children in the United States and other Western countries are screened for congenital heart defects when they are born and during their first year of life. Once detected, these heart defects can often be corrected, and the children go on to lead normal, healthy lives.
WiRED Board Member Virgil Scudder’s new book—World Class Communications: How Great CEOs Win with the Public, Shareholders, Employees, and the Media—will be published October 8, 2012.
Congratulations to our 10-year veteran staffer Lillian Dajoh on the birth of her beautiful son, Yarn Oloo! Yarn was born on April 5, 2012, weighing in at 3.5 Kg., and he joins siblings Brandy Oloo (age 9) and Ray Erick Oloo (age 4).