WiRED International Timeline

 

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♦ Delivers first services by providing Internet connections in war-ravaged towns throughout the former Yugoslavia

1997

 
 

Late 1990s

♦ Works with the U.S. State Department on first assignment to bring the Internet to Kosovo


♦ Pilots Video Visit Program in Pristina, Kosovo

2000

 
 

2001


♦ Introduces Community Health Information Centers delivering HIV/AIDS education in 25 communities in Kenya, with support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health

♦ Works in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to install and operate seven Internet Access Centers in Kosovo

♦ Expands HIV/AIDS training program in Kenya

♦ Increases reconstruction assistance in Bosnia, establishing three Community Health
Information Centers

2002

 
 

2003


♦ Collaborates with the American Federation of Teachers to bring a Community Education Center to Sierra Leone

♦ Cuts ribbon on first medical training facility at Medical City Center in Baghdad. Launches nine Medical Information Centers elsewhere in Iraq

♦ Opens medical information center in Niarobi. Ambassador Johnnie Carson delivers
opening speech

♦ Opens first two Medical Information Centers in Leon, Nicaragua

2003-2004

 
 

2004

♦ Installs the first Medical Information Center at the University of Prishtina Medical School, Kosovo


♦ Opens three new Medical Information Centers in Serbia with support of The Medtronic Foundation

2005

 
 

2006


♦ Completes final installation of 39 Medical Information Centers in Iraq

♦ Launches Telemedicine program between hospitals in Iraq and medical facilities
in the United States


♦ Expands Medical Information Center Program in the former Yugoslavia, opening two new
facilities in Bosnia

2007

 
 

2008

♦ Opens Medical Information Centers in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador

♦ Is awarded Public Health Hero Award by
UC Berkeley School of Public Health

2009

 
 

2010


♦ Expands Telemedicine Network to include five more centers in Nicaragua, Honduras
and El Salvador


♦ Brings medical and health information to underserved and remote communities in the Peruvian Amazon via first use of
computer training there

2011

 
 

2012


♦ Launches Graduate Certificate Program
in Kenya

♦ Works with China California Heart Watch cardiologists to develop hypertension, stroke and heart murmur modules in Mandarin for doctors


♦ Works with Armenia volunteers to brings health training throughout Armenia

♦ Launches Health Education Learning Portal to introduce an expanded Community Health Education e-library

2013

 
 

2014


♦ Presents Ebola training program in West Africa, first of its kind in the world

♦ Premieres its Filling Station to expand the global reach of its e-library to communities who are
off the grid

♦ Provides Community Health Education e-library modules in remote villages in Tanzania

♦ Releases Zika Rapid Response Module as cases multiply and suspicions grow about related birth defects in English, Spanish and Portuguese

♦ Launches the Community Health Education Initiative in Honor of the late U.S. Ambassador
J. Christopher Stevens

♦ Delivers 10-part Echo training course to cardiologists at world conference in Melbourne

♦ Provides health education modules to
doctors in Haiti

2015

 
 

2016

♦ Releases Rheumatic Heart Disease modules and animations in Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese

♦ Unveils Electronic Medical Record System in Peruvian Amazon

♦ Releases comprehensive Mother and Child Health series of some two dozen modules for use in schools, clinics and hospitals

♦ Releases extensive Training Courses for Communities: How to Prepare for and
Manage Epidemics

♦ Offers now nearly 100 modules in languages other than English

♦ Offers some 400 modules in its e-library

♦ Celebrates 20th anniversary of providing free health care information to underserved communities throughout the world

2017

 

 

 

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