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WiRED News Timeline, 2013

January 3 2013
WiRED International has received a significant two-year grant from the Medtronic Foundation as seed money to launch the Center for the Development and Distribution
March 3 2013
Armenia has survived earthquakes, war and genocide. Today, poverty and the lack of reliable medical information are creating a healthcare crisis for the people
May 3 2013
This e-library of medical and health information modules empowers physicians and nurses, patients, community health workers and ordinary people to address the prevention and
June 3 2013
In our first venture into Southwestern Asia, WiRED, in coordination with Armenia Caritas, has just initiated plans for a country-wide health education program in
June 3 2013
WiRED International’s success rests solidly on its many partners and volunteers. Following our trip to Armenia, WiRED is proud to introduce Mr. Sebouh Baghdoyan,
July 3 2013
WiRED International completed a third trip to Peru—this time to a different, more remote part of the Amazon headwaters, 2,000 miles from the Atlantic
July 3 2013
The magic began the summer I met Ed Born at the University of Michigan. Instant chemistry! Love at first sight! We made plans for
August 3 2013
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common heart disease in children and young adults in developing countries, including Kenya. As a preventable disease,
August 3 2013
Shawn Ghuman joined the WiRED family in spring 2013 when board member Dr. Elizabeth Fine wrote to us about “an outstanding senior” at Virginia
August 17 2013
As polio resurfaces in five countries, including Kenya, the fight for the worldwide eradication of this highly infectious and potentially deadly disease is suffering
September 3 2013
2013 marks the 12-year anniversary of WiRED International’s work in Kenya, where we have established Community Health Information (CHI) Centers in Pandipieri and Obunga,
September 3 2013
The Danish Academy of Sciences invited Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, WiRED International Honorary Board member, to give a keynote address this October in Copenhagen for
October 3 2013
The New York Times recently reported on an outbreak of polio in the eastern province of Syria. With this finding, the World Health Organization
November 3 2013
Recently when polio made a tragic global comeback, Wired International responded by adding a healthcare training module on polio to its Community Health Information
December 3 2013
We welcome David Alberts, M.D., to the WiRED family. Dr. Alberts, an international leader in cancer research, now reviews cancer modules for our Community
December 3 2013
Children with acute malnutrition are among the most vulnerable people in the world. In creating our newest module, WiRED responded to that general knowledge
December 17 2013
2013 marked a breakthrough year for WiRED. We launched our Health Education Learning Portal (W-HELP website) to introduce our expanded Community Health Information (CHI)