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September 2019: Global Climate Strike

“Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strike event September 20–27 to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Read more »

 

 

September 2019: Women in Underserved Communities Face Risks during
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Women in low-resource areas are particularly vulnerable to complications during pregnancy and to postpartum hemorrhage. Timely and appropriate management can prevent suffering and loss, yet high-risk communities lack the appropriate knowledge and skilled medical personnel.

 

WiRED International created our Mother and Child Health Series of 24 health learning modules so that women, their families and community health workers can prepare for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and the early years of their child. Several modules address what can go wrong: two of them are pregnancy complications and postpartum hemorrhage. Read more »

 

 

September 2019: WHO Declares Investing in Nutrition Will Save Lives

Proper nutrition from infancy throughout adulthood is key not only to survival but to lifelong health and well-being.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) just released a report calling for health services to make nutrition a top priority, stating that doing so could save 3.7 million lives by 2025. Read more »

 

 

September 2019: WiRED Completes Module on First Aid Topics

Ideally, doctors and nurses belong on the scene in any medical emergency. However, in underserved areas of the world, the burden of care more often falls on community health workers (CHWs) who, if trained properly, can save lives and prevent further injury.

 

WiRED International is completing a series of First Aid Modules designed to train CHWs on administering urgent and immediate lifesaving measures that can be performed on injured people by nonmedical professionals when medical personnel are not immediately available. Read more »

 

 

September 2019: September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Any infection can lead to sepsis — a life-threatening emergency — yet few people know what it is.

 

Sepsis is a complication of infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. The condition constitutes a global healthcare problem, and despite advances in modern medicine such as vaccines, antibiotics and intensive care, it is the primary cause of death from infection, especially in underserved countries. Read more »

 

 

August 2019: Chronic Diseases Are Preventable

Chronic diseases impact the way we live our lives every day. Many people do not believe that chronic diseases — such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many cancers — can be prevented. Read more »

 

 

August 2019: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about WiRED’s Health Learning Modules

1. What are Health Learning Modules?

 

They are interactive learning courses that teach people without medical backgrounds about health and medical issues. These evidence-based and peer-reviewed modules are used for group presentations and for individual study. Read more »

 

 

August 2019: Climate Change Imperils World’s Food Supply

On August 8 the United Nations released an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report by 107 experts from 52 countries, which warns that the world’s food supply is at risk due to “unprecedented” climate change, combined with the exploitation of land and water resources. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

Recipient of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2009
Organizational Public Health Hero Award. Read more >
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