Learn more about WellShare through individual impact stories, posts about our Community Health Workers, outreach, and various community events!

Recent Program Posts


The saving pillar

“When mothers are saved, babies are saved, when babies are saved, families are saved. It’s saving the pillar of their…


A Ramadan reflection

There’s a reason why I emerge after Ramadan as a better human being; what I get is based on what…


Who are the Karen?

“Seeing the photos of Karen people running again just breaks our hearts and we feel traumatized” shares Hsa, a WellShare Community…


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by Sadia Ahmed

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and here at Wellshare we would like to continue to spread this awareness. The…


Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed

Youth tobacco use has been an ongoing phenomenon for quite some time now. Tobacco companies have unfortunately executed many successful,…


Child Spacing Video – Wellshare x Amin Arts

Written by Sadia Ahmed Family planning and child spacing in the Somali community has historically been a taboo topic of…


Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty

“I can’t think of a better time to use mind-body connection than the times we’re in right now because of…


Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota by Sadia Ahmed

Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) first started our partnership in 2013. Although our work has evolved over…


COVID-19 Response Community Health Worker

Position Summary Join a dynamic team building a new way of community health programming and social change work to address…


Text Message Support for Smoking Cessation during Ramadan: A Focus Group Study

“Ramadan offers a unique window of opportunity to intervene upon smoking for Somali Muslim immigrant men, for whom rates of…


COVID-19 Response Program Director

COVID-19 Response Program Director WellShare International Job Announcement Title COVID-19 Response Program Director Classification Full -Time (.80 – 1.0 FTE)…


Mindfulness in Community Health Work

Deqa Adan Thanks to a Minneapolis Foundation grant, WellShare Community Health Worker Deqa Adan participated in a week long Mind…


COVID-19 Community Engagement Campaign Results

In late March, Islamic Civic Society of America (ICSA), Open Path Resources (OPR), and Wellshare International joined forces to embark…


CUHCC Mobile Testing x Wellshare International

Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and Wellshare International have been collaborating and doing work together for some time now, including…


Speaking of Family Health on Kaly Radio

Earlier this summer, Abdirahman Mahamud, Program Coordinator, and Adar Kahin, Community Organizer, had the lovely opportunity to sit down with…


Intern Spotlight: Meet Maegi!

Meet Maegi Yang! Maegi was an Administration and Development Intern at WellShare before she became our Administrative and Data Coordinator….


Inspired to Lead: Asha’s Story

Asha is a Community Health Worker (CHW), a leader and role model in WellShare’s The Young Achievers (TYA) after school…


A Survive and Thrive Success: Flora’s Story

Flora grew up in a rural village in Tanzania. At sixteen, she became pregnant. The child’s father fled the village….


WellShare Update: Racism and COVID-19

WellShare pledges to our community and partner organizations, to create a future in which ALL people have the right to…


Helping the Fight to Prevent COVID-19: Sungwa’s Story

Sungwa was an 18-year-old single mother in Nkololo, Tanzania. She was forced to drop out of school and was struggling…


A Community Health Worker’s Impact: Fadhiya’s Story

Fadhiya is a mother of four children between the ages of 7 and 18 years. She and her family immigrated…


WellShare’s Tanzania COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, our staff in Tanzania are preparing themselves and the community in the…


International Women’s Day and the Importance of Women’s Health

As many of you may know, March 8th was International Women’s Day. It is a day meant to recognize the…


A Day in the Life of Outreach with Our Community Health Worker – Abdirahman

Community outreach plays a major role in operations here at WellShare. Our Community Health Workers go into the field on…


Spacing Pregnancies Program for East African and Karen Communities (SPEAK)

Here at WellShare, our Reproductive Health Program, SPEAK, includes both the Somali Child Spacing Program and the Karen Child Spacing…

Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed