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"We view the people themselves as the solution, not passive beneficiaries. We begin with the assumption of competence and provide educational resources that can help in the communities we're serving."


— Paraphrasing writer
David Bornstein

July 2017: WiRED Brings New Round of Health Training to Medical Students and Nurses
in Nicaragua

WiRED International expanded its work with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Leon, by training medical students both onsite and in the field this July, providing equipment and updating the WiRED Health Learning Center modules. The trip strengthened WIRED’s community health outreach through its valued partnership with the university, professors and students. This marked the 15th year that WiRED has been providing medical and health education in Nicaragua. Read more »



July 2017: WiRED Features Bridge Between Its Websites

Have you noticed the new banner on the home page of WiRED International’s website? Now you can connect to WiRED’s Health Learning Center website with one easy-to-find link. Just click on the banner text reading “Access WiRED’s Health Learning Center Modules … here.” Or, for an even faster connection to your topic of choice, click on the first letter of the illness you would like to review. Read more »



July 2017: WHO Elects Dr. Ghebreyesus as its New Director-General

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D., took office this July as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He succeeds Margaret Chan, M.D., WHO’s director since 2007. Read more »




The Beginning of WiRED's Work in Iraq

May 2003, soon after the U.S. invasion of Iraq — Some people are blessed and can sleep through anything. As luck would have it, I’m not one of them. It was 1:30 in the morning, my first night in Iraq. I was staring at the ceiling, listening to the howling sandstorm pounding the side of the building, which happened to be one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Along with the sound of wind and the grating of sand against the windows, I could hear the snoring of 20 men in our makeshift dorm — two rows of steel-frame cots — set up for advance teams. With the arrival of troops in Baghdad in the spring of 2003, the United States and other coalition member countries sent people to help with infrastructure, security, administration and the other services needed to stabilize Iraq. Read more »




June 2017: WiRED International Launches Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Module

Most women have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, but sometimes complications arise. Although many pregnant women with hypertension do not experience serious problems, the condition can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. Read more »



June 2017: Pets Make Humans Healthier

Is life healthier with a pet? Animals are doing more every day to improve human health and well-being.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that pets can lower our blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, can banish feelings of loneliness, and can increase our opportunities for exercise, outdoor activities and socialization. Read more »



June 2017: WiRED International Releases 20th Anniversary Timeline

WiRED International invites you to explore a timeline in celebration of its 20th year of operation. Visit WiRED's history from its beginning in the former Yugoslavia to its global reach today and enjoy the accompanying photos. In addition WiRED encourages you to go to its 20th Anniversary page and read the detailed stories of its history. This series shows how WiRED has evolved over the years in response to the changing needs and challenges that low-resource populations face. WiRED's mission remains constant: To bring vital medical and health education, free of charge, to underserved communities around the world. Read more »






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.