Thank you for your interest in WONM.
We share your passion for international humanitarian outreach. We are devoted to the restoration and effective delivery of traditional healthcare education and peace building geared towards the world’s underserved people. WE are Devoted to improvement of health for people living in all nations. WONM in partnership with University of Humanitarian Medicine Federation provides humanitarian medicine outreach certification courses, events, experiences for individuals who wish to serve in global humanitarian outreach programs.
WONM is an international politically and religiously neutral humanitarian NGO established that equip healthcare professionals, students and lay people to administer to the needs of the underserved both in local and international communities.
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 poor Millions of people in developed countries still lack basic nutrition, and effective healthcare.
We believe that individuals should be empowered to take care of themselves. To this end we provide educational and health screening through WONM Clinics for Humanity community outreach programs.
WONM's mission is education, restoration and prorogation of traditional and integrative healthcare and healing systems and peace building geared towards the world’s underserved people.
Education is the key to poverty relief not “hand- outs”. .
We believe in the each one teaches one philosophy until the whole village, town, city and country is self-sufficient. This can only be achieved by re- establishing, traditional natural medicine healthcare and techniques which are indigenous to a local area.
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.
Value of WONM
- We are committed to the forgotten. We are called to serve the neediest, most disadvantaged people of the earth. We 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 value all human life. We regard all individuals as created and loved by God. We believe the healthcare should not be profit care but geared towards self-care and prevention of disease.
- We are stewards. 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. 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. We seek cooperation and partnerships with other organizations and groups that share our vision.
Hon Dr. Sheila McKenzie, PhD, IMD, DHS
President, Dame Knights of Orthodox Order St. John, Public Health Diplomat and IPSP Minister.
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.