Health—General & Rehabilitative

WIRED International

  • Montara, CA
  • www.wiredinternational.org

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
WiRED International brings vital medical and health education free of charge to underserved communities around the world.

WiRED is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that has been providing medical and health education to conflict-affected and low-resource regions since 1997. WiRED has worked in war zones, natural disaster areas and in some of the world's most remote and impoverished places.

WiRED delivers cutting edge, technology-based health education tools to people in underserved communities. All materials are free of charge online and for download onto portable media.

WiRED's Center for the Development and Distribution of Health Education Programs offers more than 350 interactive medical and health education modules, which enable physicians and nurses, patients, healthcare workers and communities to address the prevention and treatment of both infectious and non-communicable diseases in developing areas of the world. WiRED's technology can put hundreds of health training programs in someone's pocket, take these programs beyond the grid, and run them on portable laptops and projectors powered by a solar generator the size of a paperback book.

All training modules are developed by WiRED International's team of physicians, medical editors, imagers and technicians along with a host of other medical experts. All modules are peer reviewed. The team continually updates the existing material and creates new modules to provide a rich source of health information.

WiRED's strategy to improve health outcomes in low-income regions is to create a relationship that values patients as partners in their own care by providing them with education and training. Thus, in the new paradigm of health care, there is a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork between medical professionals, healthcare workers and patients. Inherent in the creation of these robust partnerships is the availability of accurate information and reliable training programs for all players.

Health education advances “community immunity." When enough people are vaccinated, their immunity protects even the unvaccinated around them. WiRED believes that health education acts in the same way. Providing health education to as many people in a community as possible helps the entire community combat life-threatening health issues.

Service Areas

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International

WiRED is a global organization with activities in Africa, Central and South America, Europe and Asia,

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Dr. Gary Selnow

Keywords

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Information Techonology, health, education, Internet, Telecommunications,HIV,AIDS, health,medical,education, youth,children,women,humanitarian,internet,computers,

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Also Known As

WiRED

EIN

94-3360077

 Number

2432336626

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Health Program (E70)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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* In Kenya, 18 Community Health Information Centers in urban and rural areas and a Medical Information Center at the University of Nairobi School of Public Health deliver a vast collection of health and medical information to more than 9,000 individuals each month. * WiRED established four Medical Information Centers in Iraqi teaching hospitals shortly after the war was declared over in 2003. Recently, an additional six Centers were installed in other teaching hospitals. * Three Medical Information Centers in Central American Countries were installed in 2008: in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. These centers serve doctors and people within a 75-mile radius.

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Service Areas

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International

WiRED is a global organization with activities in Africa, Central and South America, Europe and Asia,

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Principal Officer

Dr. Gary Selnow

BIO

Dr. Selnow is a professor of communication with the Marian Wright Edelman Center at San Francisco State University and Executive Director of WiRED International. Dr. Selnow was awarded San Francisco State University's Presidential Medal for Humanitarian Service in May 2004 by President Robert Corrigan. Selnow is the developer of High Definition Research, a technique that amplifies the role of the respondent in public opinion research. He aired occasional commentaries on Public Radio International's Marketplace program. Selnow is the author/coauthor of seven books including Society's Impact on Television and High Tech Campaigns. Electronic Whistlestops is about the use of the Internet in American politics. He is authored a book with Croatian journalist, Stjephan Malovic, on the role of the press in the former Yugoslavia. Selnow was twice a Fulbright Scholar, first in Austria and most recently at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He has lectured at the London School of Economics, the University of Warsaw, the Free University of Amsterdam and other universities in Europe. He coordinated a national communication program for a White House task force and served as a research methodologist for the U.S. Information Agency. He was a reporter for Greater New York Radio and a consultant for NBC Television and the National Academy of Sciences. Selnow was a pilot and information officer for the U.S. Air Force. He consulted for industry and nonprofit organizations. Selnow received his bachelors degree at Rutgers University and his masters and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Anthony Hodge

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