WiRED International is pleased to congratulate Eric Ombuoro Achola for earning top honors in the MBA program from the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
WiRED International’s board of directors and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Father Hans Burgman (1928-2022) at age 93. Fr. Burgman founded the Community Health
In 2019 and 2020, we tested our life-saving Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program in four countries, then launched the first program in Kenya in
WiRED International salutes all veterans on November 11, Veterans Day.
The purpose of Veterans Day is to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
WiRED International’s board of directors and volunteers are saddened to note the death of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., aged 87 on October 20, 2021, at his home in Claremont California. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi was best known for writing Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, which reflected his research into creativity and focus. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi sat on WiRED’s Honorary Board.
Each person on WiRED International’s Board brings a remarkable set of skills and experiences to address our mission of saving lives through health education. Each member has stories to tell, and one of them is from Stephen Browning.
At 8:45 a.m. EST on September 11 2001, a hijacked jet slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. That same morning two more hijacked planes went down, one at the Pentagon and one in a field in Pennsylvania. In the aftermath almost 3,000 people died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. This September 11th Americans will mark the 20th anniversary of the event that so tragically and unexpectedly struck at the heart of the nation. What follows is Mr. Browning’s account about the part he played in the events of 9/11.
WiRED International’s board of directors and volunteers are saddened to note the death of Michael Constantine aged 94 on August 31, 2021, at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania.
To the world, Mr. Constantine was famous for many of his roles in film and television, but he is probably best known for his role as the Windex-spraying family patriarch of My Fat Greek Wedding. To all of us at WiRED he is remembered best as a longtime supporter and member of our Honorary Board.
Meet WiRED International’s newest Board members! WiRED is pleased to announce the appointment of the following people to its Board: Gray Maganga, a hospital project director; Santiago Castellón, executive director of a nonprofit; and Emily Bardo, a veterinarian. The talents, expertise and enthusiasm that this trio brings to the organization will enhance the reach and success of WiRED’s mission.
WiRED International announces Virgil Scudder’s retirement from the WiRED Board. To honor his service to the organization, WiRED has named him to emeritus status.
Mr. Scudder’s involvement with WiRED spanned more than 20 years. He firmly believed in the in the important role played by information and training in prevention, early detection and prompt treatment. In a 2020 opinion piece, Mr. Scudder highlighted the value of WiRED’s work in offering medical education and information to vulnerable communities through its Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program and Vaccinator Training Program. He said, “In the current COVID-19 environment, it is likely that prevention will be the CHWs’ most worthy contribution.”
Denis Onyango and Steve Wonder are longtime staff members at the WiRED International medical and health education center located in the informal settlements or slums in Obunga, Kenya. What follows are their testimonials on the impact that WiRED-trained community health workers are having on their community.