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This is a report of activities of Wiki Project Med Foundation for 2018. It is not a complete list of everything we have done this year but represents a highlight of our work. The compiling of this report — like much that we do — has been a group effort, and we encourage involvement by further individuals within the wider membership.
- 1 Collaborations
- 2 Outreach
- 3 Content distribution
- 4 Awareness
- 5 Administration
- 6 Financials
- 7 Previous reports
We continue to see a lot of activity via this partnership. Jenny has joined the board of Wiki Project Med Foundation.
Due to issues with Content Translation version 1.0, translation efforts have slowed.
World Health Organization
WHO has moved to a CC BY SA NC license unfortunately. They have tentatively agreed to possibly release some material specifically so that IIAB can use it.
National Institutes of Health / Center for Disease Control
NNLM ran an Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in the spring focusing on improving rare diseases (dashboard). Another is going to be run in the fall focusing on women's health.
Blog posts about our collaboration with NIOSH
- The Powerhouse: Students’ contributions towards expanding and improving occupational safety and health content in Wikipedia
- Tel Aviv University: Efforts at Sackler School of Medicine continued for the fifth year in the Israeli Med Program with 33 med students participating in the Wiki-Med elective course. In addition, a second WikiMed elective has opened for the first time in the American Med program at Sackler. The elective, which began in 2017, spreads over 2 year, with the hopes of students doing some related research in their second year of the elective. This elective is run with the support of WikiEd, and in collaboration with Dr. James Heilman, Dr. Amin Azzam and the ILAE (The International League Against Epilepsy).
- UCSF: In collaboration with WikEdu Foundation we continue to support the medical electives at UCSF School of Medicine
We have begun working with [Rotary International]. This has included giving talks at local meetings in Cranbrook BC and providing IIAB for a project in Myanmar.
Collaborations with Osmosis ended in 2018 following concerns raised by a number of Wikipedians. These concerns include 1) that Osmosis is a commercial entity, 2) that the videos do not have inline references 3) that they contain a couple second logo at the beginning 4) that they are not easily collaboratively editable. While some of the issues can be easily addressed changing Osmosis to an NGO and making the videos easy to edit are not.
- Wikimania 2018 South Africa July 21st, 2018
- 2018 WGEA Regional Conference, March 24-27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, Poster Presentation: Editing Wikipedia for Medical School Credit – Analysis of data from seven cycles of an elective for fourth-year students (Mihir Joshi)
- CUGH Global Health Conference, March 16-18, 2018, New York (Sam Zidovetzki)
- Geneva Health Forum in 2018 (in collaboration with Kiwux, WMCH, and WMFr)
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (introductory lecture March 2018)
- Wikipedia: Its Impact on Research and Medical Discovery, a June 2018 presentation with National Federation of Advanced Information Services
The Wiki Project Med/App currently exists in ten languages with a larger and smaller version avaliable in English. Efforts are ongoing to develop offline apps in more languages.
This year we launched a version specifically geared towards South Asia which generated some press within India. A version was created in collaboration with Stanford for a specific project in Uganda.
At Wikimania 2018 in South Africa we donated devices in support of a number of partners including:
- Wikimedia Bangladesh (Nurunnaby Hasive)
- Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece (Mina)
- Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana (Mompati)
- WikiAfrica (User:Anthere)
- Padman Africa (Chaste Inegbedion)
- African College of Commerce and Technology (ACCT), Kabale, Uganda (Fabian von Bubnoff)
- Wikimedia South Africa (Michael Graaf)
- Prior Sinenjongo high school student (Sinombongo)
- Wikimedians of Nepal (Nabin Sapkota)
Devices have also been used in a number of project including Maluk Timor (July 2018).
This includes the top editors to Wikipedia's medical content who were awarded barnstars to recognize their work.