The WiRED International team celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and chalked up a number of accomplishments it made to advance the life-saving health education — which it provides at no charge to people in underserved communities around the world.
As 2017 comes to a close, we ask that you consider a donation to WiRED International as part of your year-end philanthropy. Because we are volunteer-driven, approximately 95% of your donation will go directly to our programs. We pledge to use your money wisely, honestly and efficiently as we go forward with our work in low-resource regions of the world.
WiRED International is excited to announce the release of its 20th anniversary video. Watch as WiRED’s mission and history come to life in this six-minute video made possible through the efforts of WiRED board member Virgil Scudder.
All parents-to-be want to have a healthy child. A healthy baby is the result of a process that begins long before a woman becomes pregnant. WiRED’s “Introduction to Before Pregnancy” Module explains what women can do to make sure pregnancies are planned and healthy — although the course also covers unexpected pregnancy.
The Armenian countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. The lush, green fields in the mountainous northeast are deeply creased and laced with rutted paths etched by livestock over the centuries. The land in Armenia, and its history, stretching back to the Bronze Age, are tightly bound. When visiting here, it’s tempting to visualize shepherds during ancient times, tending sheep on the sides of these hills.
All of us at WiRED International would like to wish happy holidays to the many people who have become part of our family since we began our work 20 years ago: doctors and nurses, community health workers, and people in low-resource areas who have used our training materials to improve their knowledge of medicine and community health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that around 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. December 1 is World AIDS day, and the slogan this year is “Everybody Counts.” This rallying cry is launching the campaign to provide every person with access to safe, affordable and effective HIV/AIDS care.
Here’s a great opportunity to support health education in low-resource regions. This is WiRED’s 20th year of providing community health education to under-served populations around the world. We deliver more than 400 health topics that people can study online or download to their laptops and tablets, and we never charge a cent for anything we offer.
For all the obvious reasons, the toughest audience to attract to health education is young men. They don’t see themselves ever getting sick, they don’t think ahead, and they don’t like the idea of sitting in a health training session for an hour or two.
WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and travel-safe Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but one that immigrants, starting with the Pilgrims, have embraced and enriched with their own cultures throughout our history.