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February 2019: Two Kenyans with WiRED Certificates Promote Health
in Their Communities

Thadeus Oduor Okello and Martha Mwikali are two community health workers (CHWs) serving vulnerable populations in Kisumu, located in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria, about 70 miles from the Ugandan border.

 

Recently they both earned WiRED International’s Gold Certificate while at the KUAP Pandipieri clinic in Kisumu and wrote testimonials about their experiences with WiRED. Read more »

 

 

February 2019: WiRED Observes American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and the National Institutes of Health is promoting this year’s slogan, “Our Hearts.” This theme encourages people to make a pact with friends and family to take care of their hearts and their cardiovascular health. Read more »

 

 

February 2019: WiRED Releases Essential Diagnostic Tools Module

Diagnostic tools help identify what ails patients and what keeps them healthy.

 

WiRED International now offers an Essential Diagnostic Tools Module, based on World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. The module will be useful to people working in clinics in low-resource regions — especially to community health workers (CHWs) taking WiRED’s upcoming CHW training program. Read more »

 

 

February 2019: WiRED Marks World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day occurs on February 4th of each year. This year’s theme is: “I AM one person AND I WILL help create a future without cancer.” The goal is to promote personal responsibility to prevent cancer by taking care of your health. Read more »

 

 

February 2019: Measles Outbreak — A State of Emergency — in Northwestern U.S. Underlines Importance of Vaccinating Children

A measles outbreak this week in Oregon quickly spread to Washington State where the governor there declared a state of emergency due to the rising number of cases of measles, almost all in children. Read more »

 

 

January 2019: WHO Names Top Ten Threats to Global Health

On January 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of ten threats impacting global health, which WHO and its partners will focus on in 2019.

 

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January 2019: WiRED Launches New Module: Introduction to Labor and Delivery

Giving birth can be stressful as well as joyful. Knowing what to expect can help make the experience of having a baby a calmer, happier and safer experience.

 

WiRED’s module on labor and delivery serves as an introduction to the topic by giving guidelines to pregnant women. It covers false labor, signs and stages of labor and presents an overview of pain management techniques, cesarean delivery and more. Read more »

 

 

January 2019: Sidestepping Climate Change to Promote Environmental Policy

Life on the planet is remarkably interconnected; humans, animals, we might even add plants, interact in delicate, mutually dependent associations. Presiding over all living things are the air and water — the environment that sustains us. WiRED International’s focus on health education has increasingly promoted the unifying perspective known as One Health — the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. During the coming year, we will examine how environmental conditions are changing the profile of diseases that affect people and animals throughout the underserved regions where we work. To start the series, we look at policies that make a powerful and direct impact on the environment, now teetering on the edge of a disaster. We are less concerned about politics than people, but, given current trends, we cannot discuss one without discussing the other. The political decisions that impact human health are great, and the time to change them is short. 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.