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WellShare’s work began in the refugee camps in Thailand. There, we provided access to immunizations, provided clinical care and hospitals, trained community health workers, and served as an advocate for refugees. The result was improved maternal and child health, improved nutrition, and better health care in the refugee camps.
Fast-forward 30 years. With decades of experience in community health in the international setting and close to a decade of work in partnership with Minnesota’s Somali community, WellShare is now in a unique position to address health disparities that affect immigrant and refugee communities. Our programming has included significant work with African-born immigrants and refugees, especially the Somli refugee community in Minnesota. Forging strong alliances with community health workers and community-based partners has allowed us to implement sustainable, effective health programs with a proven track record for improving—and even saving— the lives of women and children.