July 2016: Study Finds 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented

A recent HealthDay article reports that a study of 27,000 people from around the world found that the majority of strokes are preventable. Further, the report cited the top 10 risk factors for strokes. Read more »



July 2016: WiRED International Recognizes World Hepatitis Day

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. According to a recent study, viral hepatitis is now a leading cause of death worldwide, killing as many people annually as malaria, tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS. Read more »




July 2016: Keeping an Eye on Dengue Fever

The Zika virus headlines the news today, but dengue fever is viewed by many as a greater threat to the global population. The overall incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades with half of the world's population now at risk. Read more »



July 2016: WiRED International Launches Rheumatic Heart Disease Animation in Spanish

WiRED International is pleased to announce the translation into Spanish of its rheumatic heart disease (RHD) animation video. A Portuguese version will be available soon. Awareness about RHD educates people about this completely preventable disease that currently affects at least 15.6 million victims. Read more »



July 2016: WiRED International Launches Yellow Fever Module amid Outbreak in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an emergency-driven campaign to vaccinate people in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda in response to yellow fever outbreaks in Africa. Read more »






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