$20,000 for 20 Community Health Workers in Kenya for 2021
COVID-19, 100-year floods, locusts, and a lack of resources to treat physical and mental health needs are a few of the problems that community health workers (CHWs) in Kenya are facing this year. You can help! A donation of just a few dollars can make a big difference in Kenya and can support the healthcare needs of an entire community.
$2 – will buy four protective masks
$5 – will buy enough hand sanitizer for a CHW for one month
$10 – will pay for one CHW transportation for one month
$20 – will buy a digital thermometer
$50 – will pay for lunches for 150 CHWs
$100 – will subsidize a stipend for one CHW for one month
$200 – will buy two computer tablets used as CHW training devices
$2,000 – will deploy 20 CHWs for one month (subsidize stipends, transportation, lunches)
WiRED International has been committed to global health for over 20 years. We deliver innovative health education solutions to low-resource communities throughout the world. We do this by providing community health workers with much needed evidence-based health training that is free of charge. We also provide free online modules on many health topics that anyone can access.
WiRED recently released a rigorous and comprehensive, World Health Organization-compliant curriculum to train community health workers around the globe. WiRED uses computer-based modules, taught in real-time by physicians and nurses, to groups of around 20 students. The 140-hour course covers health basics, patient assessment, clinical issues, health teaching, and surveillance. Students who successfully complete a comprehensive final exam are awarded a certificate confirming course completion and begin working in the field.
In 2020, citizens of Kenya have had to contend with COVID-19, 100-year floods, crop devastation from record waves of locusts, scant health care, and hunger and worsening mental health. WiRED has been working in Kisumu for many years on general health training, and this year launched its Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program. CHWs are a paraprofessional corps of local people expertly trained and with proven success in providing a host of services that elevate the health of their community.
USAID reports that every three seconds, a child’s death is prevented in the developing world thanks to CHWs, who have contributed to a 37% decline in child mortality in the past 20 years. WiRED’s CHW program motto is “Train one, improve the health of many.” We believe that the multiplier effect of training CHWs will expand the impact of our global programs.
We value your donation and, because our volunteers contribute thousands of work hours, we can direct 93% of your donation directly into our programs and materials. Your generosity will enable WiRED to expand our vital work to train more CHWs who provide health care and education to all community members and especially to women and children, who are among the world’s most vulnerable people.
WiRED’s volunteer corps of medical professionals, IT experts, and educators commit thousands of hours a year to help people in the world’s poorest regions develop the knowledge that enables them to live healthier and longer lives.
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