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

Recent Program Posts


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…