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"We view the people themselves as the solution, not passive beneficiaries. We begin with the assumption of competence and provide educational resources that can help in the communities we're serving."


— Paraphrasing writer
David Bornstein

May 2018: WiRED Observes National Stroke Month

May is National Stroke Month. Every year 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke, yet stroke is both preventable and treatable. Read more »



May 2018: WiRED Launches Maternal Sepsis Module


Sepsis is a common and dangerous infection in pregnant women and a leading cause of maternal death, killing around 35,000 women and one million newborn babies every year.


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May 2018: Infections from Ticks and Mosquitoes Are Multiplying Rapidly

Spring is here. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing — and the insects are spreading infections at an alarming pace.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that infectious diseases from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016. Read more »



May 2018: Ebola Resurfaces in West Africa

Ebola is back. The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for the worst as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak declared by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 8. Read more »



May 2018: WiRED Releases Infant Health Module

Being healthy at birth is crucial to a healthy life. Yet, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that during the first 28 days of life, a child is at highest risk of dying. Moreover, this risk is more than six times higher in Africa than it is in Europe. Read more »



April 2018: Veterinarians Play Key Role in the Concept of “One Health”

Veterinarians work to protect the health of animals. They know that keeping animals and pets healthy also protects the health of people and the environment. Read more »



April 2018: WiRED Marks World Immunization Week, April 24–30, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Immunization Week with the theme, “Protected Together, Vaccines Work,” to encourage people to make efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good. Read more »



April 2018: WiRED Mourns the Loss of Faye F. Cohen

WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Faye F. Cohen on April 10, 2018.


A local and national political activist and community organizer, Mrs. Cohen was married to WiRED board member Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq., for 67 years. All their lives, the Cohens have responded without hesitation to those in want by simply asking, “What do you need?” Together the Cohens energized WiRED for nearly 20 years in many ways from hosting annual Board meetings at their home to supporting WiRED projects in underserved communities around the world. Read more »



April 2018: Earth Day is Every Day

Threats to the health of our planet — such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and species extinction — make this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, a vital time to reflect and to act to protect our world. Read more »




April 2018: Earth Day Editorial

We at WiRED International observe Earth Day this year with heightened concern. As WiRED’s health education work focuses increasingly on the One Health perspective — the interaction among human, animal and environmental health — we become ever more watchful of policies that impact air, land and water, because they, in turn, affect human health. Read more »






Recipient of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2009
Organizational Public Health Hero Award. Read more >
Click here to watch the award ceremony video.