WiRED News

Update from WiRED Community Health Workers in Kenya

During the month of November, 12 WiRED International community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, reached an astounding total of 7,160 people with health services. COVID-19 was the primary concern followed closely by malaria, HIV/AIDS and then teenage pregnancy, nutrition, cold and flu, and menstrual hygiene.

In September WiRED CHWs in Kisumu reached a total of 5,382 people, so October saw an increase of 1,778 people. Each of the 12 CHWs met with at least 53 patients a week, and the largest number seen in a week by a CHW was 332.

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Community Health Worker Related, Global Health, Infectious Disease, Noncommunicable Disease
WiRED International Marks World AIDS Day on December 1

The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.” The tagline recognizes the growing disproportion in access to essential HIV services. Tragically, populations in Africa are most severely affected, where nearly one in every 25 adults lives with HIV, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the people living with HIV worldwide.

This year underserved communities again face greater risk for HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment and care services. Further, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that HIV infection increases the risk of severe and critical COVID-19.

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Community Health Worker Related, Global Health, Infectious Disease, Special Series
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD): A Killer of Marginalized Populations

Winter brings seasonal increases in strep throat, a bacterial infection which if not treated with an antibiotic can lead to rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and even death.
Although RHD is completely preventable, it affects 39 million people worldwide, many of them children in low-resource countries.

WiRED International has long targeted RHD. Nearly a decade ago, we started to develop a suite of programs designed to educate and curb the spread of the infection.

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Global Health, Infectious Disease, Special Series

What We Do

Community Health Worker (CHW) Program
Community Health Training
Vaccinator Training Program (VTP)

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. 

Train vaccinators today to administer vaccines that arrive tomorrow.

Effective COVID-19 vaccines are now being released, and soon they will reach underserved regions. But, where will low-resource countries find enough trained people to vaccinate the population? WiRED’s Vaccinator Training Program (VTP) — based on WHO vaccination guidelines —  trains people at the local level. Learn how 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.

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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Free 400+ Training 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.


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.


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. 



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.

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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.


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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.

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