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This is a report of activities of Wiki Project Med Foundation for 2021. 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.

Projects and activities


MDWiki has received more than 150,000 edits since going live in July of 2020. Mirroring has been developed, such that any article missing from within MDWiki, will automatically show the latest version from English Wikipedia. More than 2,000 medical articles have been further developed on the site.

In 2021 we had 137,634 total visits from about 80,169 unique visitors. They viewed about 3.8M pages using a bandwidth of 102Gb. We have seen about a three fold increase in visits from the first half to the second half of the year.

NC Commons

We launched NC Commons in March of 2021, which accepts NC and ND licensed material. We have more than 1.1 million media files and this material can be directly used within MDWiki similar to the use of material from Commons.

In 2021 we say 6,270 visits from 3,431 unique visitors. This results in a total pages viewed of 99,182 and a bandwidth of 5.69 Gb.


We began making ZIMs of MDWiki in Apr of 2021. Fully functional versions, with and without video are available as of December 2021. This can be both downloaded via the WPM:IIAB control panel or via the Kiwix app. In 2021 we shipped 13 Internet in a Box to various parts of the world.

We have began updating other languages of the app to the new introductory page format. Examples in Japanese and Hindi.


Stats for the Wiki Project Med Translation Task Force for 2021

We have a new translation dashboard and workflow which allowed the relaunch of the Translation Task Force in May of 2021. This allows easy translation of either the lead or the entire article from MDWiki to other languages of Wikipedia. Our leaderboard automatically tracks the impact of these efforts with more than 300 articles and 60,000 words translated, with work occurring in six languages, and readership of more than 100,000 pageviews.


We have become the primary supporter of VidewoWiki. MDWiki has a specific namespace which occurs as a top tab between "Article" and "Talk" on each article for the video scripts. The tool was working in 18 languages before it broke. We are working to find a new developer and funds to get it fixed and running again.

COVID efforts

An overview of our work in Medscape "How Wikipedia Fought COVID Misinformation".[1]

Images released by WHO [1]


  • Release by ClinCalc of graphs of medication costs in the United States under an open license and mass upload.[2]
  • Project with Cochrane Skin [2]



The 2021 election selected three new board members: User:Doc James, User:Whispyhistory, and User:علاء. Following board appointment, they joined the board. James Heilman returned to the role of Chair of the Board, replacing User:Doug.

Charity status

Our tax exempt status was retroactively reinstated in 2021, improving our ability to raise funds.

We filed an 990 N with the IRS on Jan 10th 2022.

2021 Budget

Approved by vote of the board on Mar 12 2021.[3]

  • MDWiki and NC Commons $6,000
  • IIAB $100
  • VideoWiki $1,000
  • Accounting $1,500

Total: $8,600


All values are in USD.


  • Donations $1,447.83
  • IIAB related $610.00

Total $2,057.83


  • VideoWiki $300.00
  • Paypal fees $45.06
  • Google $0.07
  • Domain name $28.32
  • Hosting $5,639.40
  • Accountant $40.00

Total $6,052.85

Year balance (net change)


Assets Dec 31st 2021

  • Bank account: $15,057.01
  • Paypal: $1,063.94

Total: $16,120.95 (from $20,115.97)

Previous reports

Reports (IRS)


  1. "How Wikipedia Fought COVID Misinformation". Medscape. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  2. "Category:Charts from DrugStats". Retrieved 2 March 2021.