WiRED believes that community health starts with knowledge—and there is no better proof of this than the launch of WiRED’s Community Health Information Center (CHIC) Certificate Program in Kisumu, Kenya.
The success of WiRED International’s second trip to the isolated Peruvian village of Galilea rests solidly on our team of 14 volunteer translators. These men and women translated 25 of WiRED’s Community Health Information (CHI) program modules into Spanish, a task that took several months of dedicated, unpaid work.
After nearly two weeks on the road, WiRED’s installation team has returned from work in the Amazon headwaters where it provided a range of health education resources for the small village of Galilea, located in a remote jungle region of northern Peru.
One child is dying from dehydration. Someone gives the child badly needed water. The child’s body cannot absorb the water and the child dies. Another dehydrated child is given water mixed with a simple formula of sugar and salt. This, the child’s body can absorb, and the child lives.
WiRED just took a giant step towards ramping up its Community Health Information (CHI) Center programs in South America with a new project in Peru. WiRED Director Gary Selnow, Ph.D. recently returned from visiting the small village of Galilea, deep in the Amazon jungle.
In a separate event from the latest e-library installation, WiRED dedicated the Faye F. and Sheldon S. Cohen Community Health Information Center (CHIC) in Pandipieri, Kenya, a community services facility where WiRED has operated for the last 10 years bringing health information to more than a quarter of a million people.
After a year in the making, WiRED proudly announces the latest installation of the Community Health Information (CHI) e-library in Kisumu, Kenya. This interactive, health training program covers 120 topics or modules critical to public health in developing regions—with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS as that remains critical to our audiences in Africa.
WiRED’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Charlotte Ferretti, R.N., Ed.D, has been named as its newest member. Dr. Ferretti brings expertise and experience working in community health care with underserved populations and will serve as a valuable resource for WiRED’s health education programs.
All his life the Reverend, Doctor Richard Reynolds Gilbert loved giving mealtime prayers for family and friends. Consequently, in 2001, he published Amazing Graces. Dr. Gilbert said, “To sprinkle light from heaven upon earthly pleasure—good food and fresh talk—is the audacious aim of this slender volume.”
The WiRED International Board is pleased to announce Christopher Spirito as its newest board member. Mr. Spirito, currently with The MITRE Corporation, brings valuable expertise in engineering and technology to WiRED International and its global telemedicine outreach programs.