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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 2017: WiRED International Advises Health Precautions for Summer Travel

Summer is here. You are planning a vacation abroad. Do you have the information you need in order to travel safely? Today you can travel almost anywhere in the world, but so can infectious diseases. It has never been more important to get informed before you go. Read more »

 

 

May 2017: World Health Organization Urges Action to Improve Adolescent Health

More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more »

 

 

May 2017: WiRED Board Member, Dr. David S. Alberts, Retires from the University of Arizona Cancer Center

WiRED International honors David S. Alberts, M.D., upon his retirement. Dr. Alberts is a Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Director Emeritus of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), which he helped found in 1976. Read more »

 

 

May 2017: Join WiRED International in Two Observances This Week

Where would global health care be without nurses? May 6–12 is National Nurses Week, which the American Nurses Association has designated as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” WiRED International offers many medical and health modules written especially for nurses in its Health Learning Center, such as an extensive training course in the Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease.

 

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May 2017: WiRED International Training Programs Inspire Kenyan Aaron Masiga

Aaron Masiga works as a nurse’s aide at a government health center in Kisumu, Kenya. When he was a teenager, he first learned about WiRED International when staff from a WiRED center visited his school. Afterwards Aaron decided to go see the WiRED facility for himself. Read more »

 

 

WiRED Launches Its Community Health Information Centers in Kenya

In the late 1990s, HIV/AIDS continued to frighten and mystify. It lashed out at populations around the world, but it hit communities in Africa especially hard. Entire villages were wiped out; in many places, only the very young and the very old survived, with the middle carved out by a disease most people could not understand. This cruel and seemingly indiscriminate illness rendered its victims frail ghosts of their former selves, symbols of an evil in towns throughout the African continent. While in the United States and Western Europe, AIDS was initially known as a gay disease,1 in Africa, the devastation to both men and women alike suggested to many that some other curse was at work. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

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