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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

November 2017: WiRED Observes National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes day. This year’s theme focuses on “Women and Diabetes — Our Right to a Healthy Future.” More than 200 million women worldwide have diabetes, and many of them live in low-resource countries without access to education, diagnosis, treatment and care. In addition one in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy). Read more »

 

 

November 2017: Smile Back at WIRED this Holiday Season and Beyond

After the Thanksgiving holiday is over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday arrive. This bargain shopping weekend, not only can you buy products for incredible prices but you can also help support WIRED International. How is this possible? Will this cost extra money? Is this difficult to do? Read more »

 

 

 

November 2017: Veterans Day

All of us at WiRED International would like to tip our hats to America’s veterans today. Nine of WiRED’s board members are veterans. Their military service helped safeguard the country, and now their work as volunteers to improve community health around the world is an example of health diplomacy. That’s another way to safeguard the country. Read more »

 

 

 

November 2017: WiRED International Premieres Brochure

WiRED has been providing health education for 20 years, and this seems like a good time to offer a concise description of our history, our mission and our plans for what lies ahead. Read more »

 

 

 

 

November 2017: WiRED Marks One Health Day

November 3 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) One Health Day.

 

One Health recognizes that human health is connected to the health of animals and the health of the environment. The goal of One Health is to encourage the collaborative efforts of experts, such as disease detectives, laboratory workers, physicians and veterinarians, working across multiple disciplines to improve the health of people and animals, including pets, livestock and wildlife. Read more »

 

 

October 2017: WiRED Honors Sister Bernadette Nealon and Ms. Lillian Dajoh
with Award for Longtime Service

WiRED International presented Sr. Bernadette Nealon and Lillian Dajoh with the Health Education Champion Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Community Health Education Program for their work among critically underserved populations in Kisumu, Kenya. Read more »

 

 

October 2017: WiRED Launches Leptospirosis Module in Response to Rise of Cases in
Puerto Rico

What is leptospirosis and why is it emerging in Puerto Rico?

 

Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonosis, a disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment. Leptospirosis often spreads after floods when drinking water becomes polluted or open wounds are infected. Without treatment, leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death. Read more »

 

 

October 2017: Dr. Richard Carmona Gives Keynote Speech on WiRED’s 20th Anniversary

WiRED International celebrated its 20th year of operation last week at a reception at San Francisco State University. At the event, WiRED Board member Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, delivered a powerful and motivating keynote speech that framed the importance of health education in establishing bonds and uniting people throughout the world. He offered WiRED as a prominent example of an organization working in health diplomacy. 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.