Welcome to WONM...
Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction Education & Peace
UN Global Compact member-Supporting the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
WONM is an international politically and religiously neutral humanitarian NGO devoted to the restoration and effective delivery of traditional healthcare, education and peace building geared towards the world’s underserved people.
In the developed world they are countless individuals who are downtrodden and forgotten. These individuals are push to the wayside by the speed of so-called progress. Often the Millions of people in developed countries still lack basic nutrition, education and effective healthcare.
We believe that individuals should be empowered to take care of themselves. To this end WONM equip healthcare professionals, students and lay people to administer to the needs of the underserved both in local and international communities
Restoration and prorogation of traditional and integrative healthcare and healing systems, education and peace building geared towards the world’s underserved people.
Healthcare professionals who venture out into humanitarian outreach often discover that their education and training poorly prepared them to work effectively among indigenous and people in the developing world, primarily because:
Healthcare in developed countries is largely determined by mainstream healthcare, and often the focus is on disease care and not on health promotions and disease prevention.
Health challenges in poor communities are often distinct; for example malnutrition, unique injuries, and certain infectious diseases (due to low immunity) are common in low-resource communities, but rare in wealthier ones. And, resources to manage these diseases are frequently minimal.
Success in promoting health and combating disease requires that indigenous people’s rights and traditional healing system must be respected, restore and integrated with mainstream healthcare for the best outcome for suffering people worldwide.
Effective health intervention requires attention to community-wide needs and resources, team building, and strategic planning - concepts infrequently addressed in the education of healthcare professionals.
Living and working in low-resource communities’ demands unique personal skills, attention to physical health, emotional wellbeing, financial subjects, and family relationships is essential for long-term success.
We are called to serve the neediest, most disadvantaged people of the earth and
Seek to relieve their suffering and to assist in making sustainable improvements in their lives.
We seek to engage them, to promote their voice, and to offer our hands and feet in service. We respect those in need as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship.
We regard all individuals as created and loved by God. We believe the healthcare should not be profit care but geared towards self-care, prevention of disease and sustainable development of rural communities.
We not owners of the resources made available to us on behalf of the forgotten of this world. We should not disempower others by removing their ability to think for themselves but to enhance community and peace building and sustainable development.
We are partners with those we serve as well as with those who invest into our shared mission. Our relationships are purposeful, diverse, and encourage mutual participation in achieving the mission.
WONM seeks cooperation and partnerships with other organizations and groups that share our vision.
Hon Dr. Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD, IMD, DHS
Doctor of Humanitarian Services and Public Health Diplomat & Dame (OOSJ)
Member of UN Global Compact
WONM is committed to:
- Supporting the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption;
- Advancing these principles within your sphere of influence, and make a clear statement of this commitment to your stakeholders and the general public;
- Taking part in the activities of the UN Global Compact, for example: participate in Local Networks; join specialized initiatives and workstreams; engage in partnership projects; and review Communications on Progress posted by participating organizations.