WiRED International’s community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya completed another successful month of providing health services and referrals to thousands of people. In fact, the average number
WiRED International’s Board of Directors and volunteers are deeply saddened to note the death of winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, aged 100 on December 13, 2023.
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. In response WiRED International considered how best we could assist Ukrainians, and in August 2023 we released our well-tested community health worker training course used in other countries.
WiRED International congratulates one of our trusted colleagues in Kenya, Sr. Bernadette Nealon, on the celebration of her Golden Jubilee — the 50th anniversary of her taking vows as a Catholic Sister. The ceremony honors her remarkable five decades of work in low-resource regions.
Please consider a contribution to WiRED in your giving this year. Your generous donations over the years have enabled WiRED’s volunteers to make a profound difference in the lives of struggling populations often overlooked by governments and large institutions.
What are opioids? Opioids are man-made and natural drugs used to treat pain. Most opioids are prescribed legally by doctors to treat very bad pain after surgery or for long-term pain management.
This American holiday is about sharing, and this year that must include the sharing of programs and resources to promote good health and to prevent and treat illness.
How can we measure the achievements of WiRED International’s community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya? One way is to look at the numbers. Lillian Dajoh, our manager in Kisumu, began sending CHW deployment reports in July 2020.
A small film crew and I flew out of the Kisumu airport in mid-February 2020. For several weeks, we had been observing a new training program for community health workers (CHWs) in western Kenya.
Dengue, a viral fever transmitted by mosquitoes, is now showing up in areas of the world where it has never before been seen. Once confined to the tropics, dengue is spreading fast as illustrated by a case of dengue