Vector-borne Diseases

"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


April 2017: Our Stand on Science

At WiRED International, we believe in science. All of our medical and health education modules are grounded in evidence-based science. Our recommendations for vaccinations, disease prevention, diagnostics and treatments are rooted firmly in science. Science offers a reliable and trusted means of inquiry, accumulating knowledge from one generation to the next, from one region to another, from one discipline to other disciplines. Science, a structured method of inquiry, abides by a rigorous set of procedures and offers a framework for viewing the world. Read more »



April 2017: WiRED Releases Vector-borne Diseases Module

WiRED International announces the launch of a training module on vector-borne diseases in its Health Learning Center. The module is part of WiRED’s Infectious Disease Series, which will be released in full this year. Read more »



April 2017: WiRED-Armenia Translators at Work

Thanks to its dedicated translators, WiRED International’s Health Learning Center now offers 15 health education modules in the Armenian language on topics of pressing concern in Armenia such as diabetes, dental hygiene and quitting smoking. Read more »



April 2017: WiRED International Unveils Its 20th Anniversary Web Page

2017 marks WiRED International’s 20th year of providing medical and health education to low-resource regions all over the world. WiRED has created a web page which will offer a series of stories charting its history through the years from Vukovar, Croatia, to its global operation today. The web page also features stories from WiRED’s archives to put names and faces to its journey, and it posts quotations from people whom it has touched. Read more »



WiRED International's Video Visit Program

We left the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Pristina, Kosovo, early on a summer morning in 2000, allowing plenty of time to reach the Skopje airport in Macedonia, 54 miles away. It was Sunday, so traffic was light. Five hours should be enough time to navigate our van over the badly damaged roads, breeze through the border crossing and cruise on up to the airport, where the crowds would be minimal. And so, four of us — the driver and I, a nurse and a five-year-old boy — rolled out of town and on our way. Except for the nurse and the boy, we were strangers to each other. 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.