Thank you for your interest in Wikimedia Medicine. We hope to create a non profit corporation to promote the aims of the Wikimedia Movement within the topic domain of medicine. This means we plan to promote the creation and release of "health care information in all languages" under an open license. This will be done primarily via speaking and collaborating with both individuals and organizations who share our goal. We are working on a number of collaborations already and are open to more ideas. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:39, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the tip! I believe I contacted you earlier this year when I discovered that the ICD-10 was under copyright, so I am delighted to see this collaboration: en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/ICD11! Are you the contact? Do they understand our policies now? I believe the ICD-11 is a good candidate for Wikidata. Jane023 (talk) 09:54, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
- I meet in person over two days with a number of people at the WHO. As well I gave a 90 minute in-depth lecture on the position of Wikipedia in Medicine. There are still a number of hurdles which need to be overcome regarding the ICD-11 but all are hopeful. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:03, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
- well to implement a complete ICD in all languages takes more effort than the WHO can give. For starters, not all conditions tracked by the ICD exist in all languages or all countries. That is to say for example, that in China there are no anxiety disorders, though China may have anxious people living there. Perhaps the WHO can give the list of conditions in ICD-10 that will not change in ICD-11? Or maybe the ICD-11 for those countries that already have cc-by-sa status for their list today? 18.104.22.168 07:08, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
The Stethoscope: A Wiki Project Med Foundation Review (Issue 1) 
Wiki Project Med Foundation (WPMEDF) was formally incorporated in New York as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is bold like Wikipedia's: Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all medical knowledge." That's what we're doing.
In this newsletter:
- Designing our logos and name: How and why we made them
- Creating Our Board: Who's involved and what they're doing
- Adding 70+ Interested members: Participants from all over the globe
- Furthering ongoing projects: Expanding exciting in many directions at once
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- Taking on on social media: Up and running with outreach (plus business cards!)
- Charting pathways for how you can help right now: a great list easy and important areas to contribute
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