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April 2019: Risper Adhiambo, a Holder of WiRED's Mother and Child Certificate,
Trains Women in Her Community

Risper Adhiambo recently earned WiRED International’s Faye Cohen Certificate for Mother and Child Health (M&CH). Ms. Adhiambo lives in Kisumu, located in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria, about 70 miles from the Ugandan border. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: WiRED Releases Module on Promoting Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act, as well as how we relate to others and make choices. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: WiRED Notes National Public Health Week

The American Public Health Association (APHA) created National Public Health Week to promote important public health ideas, contributions and issues.

 

This year, APHA will focus on six public health topics: (1) healthy communities, (2) violence prevention, (3) rural health, (4) technology and public health, (5) climate change, and (6) global health. Four of these themes touch on WiRED International’s mission to bring free health learning education to underserved communities worldwide. Read more »

 

 

March 2019: Ebola Outbreak in the Congo Tops 1,000 Cases

The Ebola crisis continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo amidst attacks on health treatment centers from armed insurgents and from frightened citizens who distrust outside aid. Read more »

 

 

March 2019: WiRED Releases Updated Module on Water Treatment

We read often about countries in low-resource regions facing a life-threatening shortage of clean drinking water. People die of dehydration, contract water-borne diseases and suffer from an extreme version of what nearly all of us have experienced at one time or another: thirst. Read more »

 

 

March 2019: WiRED International Marks Two Health Observance Days in March

The end of March marks two health observance days: World Oral Health Day on March 20 and World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. Read more »

 

 

March 2019: WiRED Launches Module on Understanding Communicable Diseases

West Africa was wholly unprepared for the Ebola outbreak in 2014. To help prevent such infections and other health problems, WiRED International is developing a Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program to prepare low-resource communities BEFORE a disease epidemic can strike.

 

As part of this program, WiRED now offers a two-part module for CHWs on how to understand communicable diseases, to be followed soon by the release of a module on understanding noncommunicable diseases. Read more »

 

 

March 2019: A Climate Change Perspective ... from Generation Z

My name is Olivia Spirito. I am presently a senior in high school, and I am a volunteer at WiRED. I believe that climate change is putting my generation and future generations at risk. Weather-related threats such as floods, hurricanes, droughts and forest fires will cause environments to become inhospitable. The lives of people

who survived the recent forest fires in California (November 2018), the destructive Alabama tornado (March 2019) and the current raging flood in Afghanistan have been drastically changed forever. It is my hope that I and my future family will have a chance to live comfortably without the fear of uncontrollable factors like these catastrophic events.

 

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March 2019: WiRED Releases Autoimmune Diseases Module

No one knows exactly what triggers autoimmune diseases, but they occur when there are problems with the immune system’s reactions in the body.

 

The immune system forms a network of cells and tissues that protect the body from viruses, bacteria and infection. But sometimes, instead of defending the body from harm, the system produces autoantibodies which mistakenly attack healthy body cells, and which can lead to autoimmune diseases. These illnesses are difficult to diagnose and often are chronic and incurable. 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.