WiRED International

A Role for Healthcare in
 the Global Commons


                    WiRED works in collaboration with
...
WiRED provides medical and
    healthcare information,
education and communications
in developing and war-affected
       ...
In a single day,
WiRED can
convert an empty
room into an
information center
that rivals the
libraries of the
world’s best
...
WiRED provides three key services:

   Medical Information Centers serve doctors and
    medical professionals.

   Comm...
Where
WiRED
works:
„Illness, disease
and injury afflict us
all.
„Our search for
cures and ways to
mend broken
bodies joins us
together.
„Conc...
WiRED seeks to unite
medical communities
through improved
communication
Medical
Information
    Centers
“Information is key to our profession and we
are pleased that WiRED has been able to
assist our medical community with thi...
Medical
Information Centers
         In Kenya
Medical Information Center
University of Nairobi
School of Medicine




                                  U.S. Ambassador ...
Medical
 Information
     Centers
In Nicaragua
Medical Information
             Center
       In Honduras
Medical Information
 Centers In Kosovo
Medical
Information
Centers
 In Montenegro




                 Ribbon Cutting in Podgorica
Medical
Information
    Centers
   In Serbia
Community Health
    Information
         Centers
       Providing grassroots
    populations with health
          care i...
Helping people
see their capacity and
responsibility to
influence their
own health
The centers merge
     technology and
a human support staff
Solar Power
    Miles from the
nearest utility pole
Staff training workshops-- Graduation
The Centers have become . . .

 Libraries
 Meeting places
 Support centers
 Referral stations
 Regional HIV/AIDS Scho...
We believe that assistance programs are like
  ropes, you cannot push them, the people
   must pull them for themselves. P...
Lessons Learned:
1.   Keep it simple. For doctors, IT is the means to an
     end, not the end in itself.

2.   See the fu...
“We trust that these healthcare
  programs will remind people of our
commonality, of the fact that, at heart,
we are the s...
STEPS-Wired International
STEPS-Wired International
STEPS-Wired International
STEPS-Wired International
STEPS-Wired International
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  1. 1. WiRED International A Role for Healthcare in the Global Commons WiRED works in collaboration with The Marion Wright Edelman Institute San Francisco State University
  2. 2. WiRED provides medical and healthcare information, education and communications in developing and war-affected countries
  3. 3. In a single day, WiRED can convert an empty room into an information center that rivals the libraries of the world’s best medical schools
  4. 4. WiRED provides three key services:  Medical Information Centers serve doctors and medical professionals.  Community Health Information Centers serve grassroots populations.  Telemedicine Services provide “face-to-face” interactions
  5. 5. Where WiRED works:
  6. 6. „Illness, disease and injury afflict us all. „Our search for cures and ways to mend broken bodies joins us together. „Concern for human health is a common denominator.
  7. 7. WiRED seeks to unite medical communities through improved communication
  8. 8. Medical Information Centers
  9. 9. “Information is key to our profession and we are pleased that WiRED has been able to assist our medical community with this innovative, effective and most welcomed information support.” ‟Iraqi Ministry of Health, 2005
  10. 10. Medical Information Centers In Kenya
  11. 11. Medical Information Center University of Nairobi School of Medicine U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Johnny Carson, launches Center
  12. 12. Medical Information Centers In Nicaragua
  13. 13. Medical Information Center In Honduras
  14. 14. Medical Information Centers In Kosovo
  15. 15. Medical Information Centers In Montenegro Ribbon Cutting in Podgorica
  16. 16. Medical Information Centers In Serbia
  17. 17. Community Health Information Centers Providing grassroots populations with health care information
  18. 18. Helping people see their capacity and responsibility to influence their own health
  19. 19. The centers merge technology and a human support staff
  20. 20. Solar Power Miles from the nearest utility pole
  21. 21. Staff training workshops-- Graduation
  22. 22. The Centers have become . . .  Libraries  Meeting places  Support centers  Referral stations  Regional HIV/AIDS Schools  Health resource hubs
  23. 23. We believe that assistance programs are like ropes, you cannot push them, the people must pull them for themselves. Provide people the tools, the training, some ongoing help, and they will take the programs to places you could not have imagined for them.
  24. 24. Lessons Learned: 1. Keep it simple. For doctors, IT is the means to an end, not the end in itself. 2. See the full scope of your efforts. IT is only one element. 3. Must have audience buy-in. Can’t push a rope. 4. Integrate local customs and values. 5. Know why you’re doing this.
  25. 25. “We trust that these healthcare programs will remind people of our commonality, of the fact that, at heart, we are the same, one and all. It is true that much divides us, but our quest for good health is the tie that binds.”

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