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Donor Recognition
WiRED wishes to thank the following major funders for their generous support which, along with contributions from many individuals and family foundations, enable WiRED to continue its quiet work of prevention and health training in grassroots communities.
 

WiRED CHE Center Flourishes in Kenya

WiRED International opened its Community Health Education (CHE) Center in Kisumu, western Kenya, 12 years ago. Today the facility functions as the recently dedicated Faye F. and Sheldon S. Cohen Center. To date the CHE programs have provided thousands of people with the knowledge to guide their own health care. Read more »

 

 

E-library Provides Health Education Tools for the IMAGE Project in Tanzania

The IMAGE Project just introduced WiRED International’s Community Health Education (CHE) e-library to a number of impoverished and remote villages in Tanzania.

 

Since its creation in 2000, the IMAGE Project’s mission has been to empower Maasai girls and women in Tanzania through education and economic opportunities. Founder Deb Pangerl started this nongovernmental organization (NGO) in response to hearing stories of girls in the Maasai tribe who were eager for education and making their voices heard. Read more »

 

 

 

Dr. Ara Nahabedian

WiRED Welcomes
Dr. Ara Nahabedian to Our Team of Volunteers in Armenia

WiRED International is proud to introduce Dr. Ara Nahabedian, orthopedic surgeon at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Cheshire, England. He joins WiRED’s team as a medical consultant and translation coordinator for WiRED’s Community Health Education (CHE) e-library program in Armenia.

 

Dr. Nahabedian began his humanitarian efforts in Armenia in 1988 after a major earthquake devastated the northern part of the country. Today he travels to Armenia to provide free surgeries for adults and medical consultation for children in need and collects and transports medical equipment to hospitals desperate for supplies. He and his wife, Shoghig, work with local nurses and communities, and they also translate WiRED modules into Armenian. Read more »

 

In addition Dr. and Mrs. Nahabedian deliver handmade sweaters for children and babies with special needs in Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Yerevan. A woman named Jean Fawcett has knitted more than 1,000 sweaters in the last 10 years.

 

Dr. Nahabedian also helps children in the town of Vartenis, where his former school classmate Sebouh Baghdoyan supports the nongovernmental organization Asdghavart.

 

“I think this is an excellent and unique partnership [with WiRED], which is giving an opportunity to people like me and Sebouh, and some of the locals in Armenia now, to bring together different expertise, using the Internet and computer technology, in order to try to make a difference,” he said.

 

In praise of WiRED’s CHE e-library, Dr. Nahabedian said, “It’s free, available, and this knowledge is going to help a lot of people. Preventive medicine saves lives. WiRED is a very, very good value.”

 

WiRED is honored to have Dr. Nahabedian as part of our team working on the Armenia program, and we thank him for his efforts and work in support of this community health project.

 

 

 

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.