What We Do

Community Health Worker (CHW) Program
Community Health Training
Innovative Health Education Solutions

WiRED’s CHW Program is the latest addition to our health education courses. It provides a three-week training program followed by ongoing continuing health education activities. Like all WiRED’s material, the curriculum is free. Learn more here.

WiRED makes available hundreds of evidence-based health training modules designed for medical personnel as well as people who are not medical professionals. The aim of these programs is to strengthen community illness prevention and enable people to participate in their own health care. Learn more here. 

Situations sometimes arise that call for innovative approaches to train communities and medical personnel. WiRED is a small and flexible organization always on watch for health education needs that require special programs. We then develop and distribute those programs.  Learn more here.  

WiRED’s partnerships are central to the successful distribution of our materials. WiRED develops the health modules and training programs, supplies the hardware, software and teacher training, and then works with our partners who take these resources the last mile.

WiRED News

WiRED Previews Programs in 2021

At the start of each year since 1999, we have released the plans that guide WiRED International’s efforts for the next 12 months. Last year our objective was to launch a major new community health worker (CHW) training program. After COVID-19 struck, we had to make a number of mid-course corrections to stay on track. By the end of 2020, though, we met our goals to test the CHW training program in four countries. That success was due to the flexibility of a small and nimble organization, good working relationships with partners abroad and, admittedly, a bit of luck.

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Climate Change, Community Health Worker Related, Environment, Global Health, Infectious Disease, One Health
The Year in Review

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, WiRED International is pleased to have achieved many goals, especially the launch of our life-saving Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program in four countries — our largest and most ambitious project to date and several years in the making. CHWs fill in the gaps in low-resource regions where doctors and nurses are scarce, and provide a critical link between the medical community and populations in desperate need of clinical services and prevention training.

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Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund Feeds Families in Kisumu Slums

This December members of the WiRED International community contributed “lunch money” donations to the Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund in order to purchase groceries and Christmas treats for more than 200 families in Kisumu, Kenya, where our community health workers provide their medical and health services.

For years, WiRED has collected small amounts of money from Board members and friends for what we call the Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund (see sidebar). Sister Bernadette Nealon and her staff at several clinical centers in Kisumu, who use WiRED’s health education programs, have covered small necessities needed by the local population with these funds. These supplements include money for medications, food for hungry children and rides to a hospital for the sick who would otherwise have to walk.

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What We’ve Done

WiRED History
Honduras Group

During the past two decades, WiRED has delivered innovative health education solutions to low-resource communities throughout the world. We were the first to provide Internet connections in war-ravaged towns throughout the former Yugoslavia; to offer IT-based training programs to Iraqi doctors, to bring computer-based, HIV/AIDS training to East Africa during the height of the crisis; and to present Ebola training to communities in West Africa during the outbreak. Click History to learn more about WiRED’s firsts and accomplishments.

These narratives and the timeline will guide you through WiRED’s 20+ year history
from our beginnings on the ground in the war-torn former Yugoslavia
to our training programs today that are accessible anywhere anytime.

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Health Learning Center

Free 400+ Training Modules

NEW MODULES

WiRED creates and releases modules designed to benefit public health and to reflect a full scope and depth of coverage of key health topics. We upgrade modules as needed to keep pace with medical advances. New module topics are often suggested by doctors and other health professionals to be of concern within the low-service communities they serve.

MODULE SERIES

WiRED’s special series allow users to gain comprehensive knowledge on a given subject. Our series include packages on Mother and Child Health, Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Echocardiology and more. Also, we bundle modules into series in foreign languages such as Spanish and Armenian.

ENTIRE HEALTH LEARNING LIBRARY
Our e-library allows physicians and nurses, community health workers and general audiences to address the prevention and treatment of both infectious and noncommunicable diseases in underserved regions. WiRED’s 400+ health modules are available free of charge by anyone anywhere for copying and download onto computers, flash drives and other portable storage media. 

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HealthMAP

Module Download Program

You can download all 400+ of WiRED’s health modules through WiRED’s Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP) by clicking here. This easy-to-use free program will enable you to create your own customized collection of health learning modules. You can learn more about HealthMAP by viewing the video to the right.

What People Say

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WiRED International brings vital medical and health education, free of charge, to underserved communities around the world. Volunteer hours and monetary donations make a huge difference in our capacity to provide health education in low resource regions. WiRED is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

CONTACT

WiRED International
contact@wiredinternational.org

DONATE (how to help)

WiRED has been approved as a qualified charity by the PayPal Giving Fund. 100% of your donation will go to WiRED.

Send a check to:

WiRED International
P.O. Box 371132
Montara, CA 94037

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Our Commitment
WiRED promises to spend your donation wisely. Your contribution will improve the lives of many thousands of people in low-resource regions. WiRED International is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our books are audited annually by Carey & Hanna, CPAs, Oxnard, California.

Recipient of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2009 Organizational Public Health Hero Award. Read more >
Click here to watch the award ceremony video.

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