WiRED News Timeline, 2021

January 10 2021
At the start of each year since 1999, we have released the plans that guide WiRED International’s efforts for the next 12 months. Last
January 15 2021
Scientists all over the world reacted quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and created a number of vaccines to curb this modern day plague. Unfortunately,
January 21 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, children are asking questions. At home, in the classroom, through the news and social media, they are hearing
January 28 2021
Update on WiRED Community Health Workers in Kenya CHWs Continue to Grow in Knowledge and Experience Despite a Challenging Year By: Jessie Crowdy; Edited
February 4 2021
WiRED International will run a story the first week of every month listing health observances of national and global concern. Each topic can be
February 9 2021
Denis Onyango and Steve Wonder are longtime staff members at the WiRED International medical and health education center located in the informal settlements or
February 17 2021
Does your mask fit tightly? Do you double mask? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just issued new guidelines on getting the
February 26 2021
More and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 each day now that multiple vaccines are starting to become available. The question is: Where
March 4 2021
WiRED International’s board of directors and volunteers are saddened to report the death of Guillermo Guerra at age 60 from COVID-19 on March 2,
March 7 2021
The COVAX global effort to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved countries is well underway. But what needs to happen to get doses from
March 19 2021
On Monday, March 15, 2021, WiRED launched the first class of our Vaccinator Training Program (VTP) in Obunga, Kenya. Nurse Winnie Nafula and clinician
April 4 2021
WiRED International’s Vaccinator Training Program is firing up in Kenya and Peru, and articles will appear soon chronicling its progress. In the meantime, here
April 22 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic cruelly demonstrates the vulnerability of human life and how our actions can impact the health of others. Earth Day gives us
April 27 2021
WiRED International’s corps of trained community health workers (CHWs) continue to deliver vital healthcare services in Kisumu, Kenya, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. During three
May 4 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind worldwide. However, May health observances remind everyone that there are other health topics that warrant our attention.
May 10 2021
WiRED International is pleased to announce acceptance into the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of the Organization of American States (OAS). WiRED Executive Director Gary
May 19 2021
All over the world, WiRED International is providing free-access education about COVID-19 to organizations, schools, students and healthcare professionals via our module series —
June 1 2021
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.
June 12 2021
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), recognizing the health value of WiRED training material, is linking to WiRED International’s website and
June 21 2021
WiRED International’s corps of trained community health workers (CHWs) continue to deliver vital healthcare services in Kisumu, Kenya, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the
June 30 2021
WiRED International is pleased to announce the establishment of the WiRED International Center for Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The
July 3 2021
On July 4th, WiRED International’s volunteers and board celebrate along with millions of other Americans who have been fortunate enough to get their COVID-19
July 6 2021
Less than 1% of Africans have received a vaccination against COVID-19. As the virus, strengthened by the Delta variant, sweeps through Africa, WiRED International’s
July 12 2021
WiRED International launched the train-the-trainer portion of our Vaccinator Training Program (VTP) on July 6 when lead medical trainers in Kisumu, Kenya, connected by
July 16 2021
WiRED’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, continue to educate and strengthen their communities. In the month of June, 12 WiRED CHWs reached
July 21 2021
The COVAX global effort to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved countries is well underway. But what needs to happen to get doses from
August 1 2021
A recent Claremont Graduate University (CGU) news article, “New Paper Identifies ‘Citizen Vaccinators’ as the Solution to Pandemic Challenges in Many Nations,” draws attention
August 3 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are finally being delivered in Africa — but few jabs are being administered. Why? Unfortunately, the current global emphasis rests on purchasing
August 11 2021
WiRED International has run a number of articles on this website about our Vaccinator Training Program, but as we get closer to the day
August 16 2021
When WiRED International’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, graduated early in 2020 nobody could have foreseen that they would soon have to
August 28 2021
With a health issue like COVID-19, we all like a linear story: There’s a killer virus out there, but we’ve found a vaccine that
August 29 2021
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
September 6 2021
Any infection can lead to sepsis — a life-threatening emergency — yet few people know what it is. Sepsis is a complication of infection
September 9 2021
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
September 10 2021
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.
September 16 2021
What is long-haul COVID-19? Long-haul COVID-19 — Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection — occurs when patients who have been infected with the virus experience
September 21 2021
The double punch of COVID-19 and dengue outbreaks is endangering health care in dengue-endemic countries such as Brazil, India, Vietnam and the Philippines. The
September 28 2021
World Heart Day is September 29 — which serves to raise awareness and information about heart well-being, cardiovascular disease and stroke. WiRED International contributes
October 1 2021
Throughout Africa, and in nearly all low-income regions around the world, community health workers (CHWs) augment the professional medical corps by offering critical medical
October 6 2021
Air pollution. We have been living with it ever since we began burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, which release carbon dioxide
October 19 2021
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled globally since 1975. Except for a few medical conditions, overweight and obesity are
October 25 2021
Malaria has plagued humankind from Neolithic times to the modern day. Now, with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approval of the first vaccine to
October 29 2021
WiRED International announces the successful completion of our first class in vaccinator training in Monrovia, Liberia, in early September. The Liberia training now joins
November 6 2021
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
November 10 2021
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
November 11 2021
During the month of September, 12 WiRED International community health workers in Kisumu, Kenya, reached a total of 5,382 people with health services. COVID-19
November 11 2021
Every single WiRED International Community Health Worker (CHW) in Kisumu Kenya, has had at least one episode of malaria and, aside from COVID-19, malaria
November 18 2021
Diphtheria — a disease generally easy to prevent and nearly eradicated globally — is making a comeback because of its growing resistance to antibiotics
November 23 2021
WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. This American holiday is about sharing, and this year that must include
November 27 2021
Winter brings seasonal increases in strep throat, a bacterial infection which if not treated with an antibiotic can lead to rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart
November 30 2021
The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.” The tagline recognizes the growing disproportion in access to essential HIV services.
December 2 2021
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
December 8 2021
In 2022 WiRED International begins our 25th year of delivering health education to low-resource regions. Our goal over the next several years is to
December 18 2021
As the holidays near, we at WiRED International want to thank you for your
December 24 2021
WiRED International’s community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, are now established, trusted health providers in their community. They teach thousands
December 28 2021
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
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