Zika for Health Care Providers


In this space, WiRED's volunteers will provide the latest updates as additional information becomes known about Zika.


Zika training material

Training modules
Press Releases
Zika Backgrounder


Global Health Organizations

World Health Organization (WHO). Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

World Health Organization (WHO). Information for travellers visiting Zika affected countries

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Zika virus — what we know

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CDC Travelers' Health: Zika virus updates

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Zika travel information

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Zika virus information

Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Zika information for pregnant women

National Institutes of Health (NIH). Zika virus, emerging health threat


Media Coverage

New York Times. On Zika, Congress Is Failing to Do Its Job

BBC. Zika virus 'scarier than thought' says US
Nature World News. Zika Linked To Another Neurological Disorder
New York Times. Zika Is Coming
The Washington Post. Zika's terrifying path


June 2016: Young Kenyan Studies Health and Prevention at WiRED Center

Twenty-three-year-old Ochieng Wilbertforce lives in Obunga, one of the world’s poorest slums in the northwest part of Kisumu, Kenya. One day a friend told him about WiRED International’s Community Health Information Center in Kisumu. Feeling curious, he visited the Center and began his education in health. Read more »



June 2016: WiRED Updates Zika Module for Health Care Providers

The Zika virus is no longer a phenomenon found just in America’s Southern Hemisphere. On June 15 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 234 pregnant women in the continental United States have been infected with the Zika virus. Read more »



June 2016: WiRED International Observes World Blood Donor Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated June 14 as World Blood Donor Day. This year’s theme is “Blood connects us all.” The campaign presents video stories of those whose lives have been saved through blood donation and seeks to encourage blood donation, especially from young people who have never given blood. Read more »



June 2016: WiRED International Launches Update of Rheumatic Heart Disease
Modules for Teachers

According to the World Heart Federation, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) currently affects an estimated 15.6 million people, causing more than 233,000 deaths each year. RHD often begins with a strep throat which, when treated, can completely stop this preventable disease. Read more »



June 2016: Erin Baker and Sameer Verma Join Wired International’s Governing Board

WiRED International is pleased to welcome Erin Baker, Ph.D., and Sameer Verma, Ph.D., to its Governing Board. Read more »




June 2016: Recent Report Warns That Superbugs Are Gaining on Antibiotics

A recent Washington Post article cited a report stating that, for the first time, researchers have found a person carrying bacteria which is resistant to antibiotics of last resort. This is an alarming development that a top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Read more »



May 2016: WiRED International Observes World No Tobacco Day

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The World Health Organization began this global observance in 1987 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and to encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce tobacco use. Read more »





May 2016: WiRED Releases Update of Rheumatic Heart Disease Module for Students

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common heart disease in children and young adults in developing countries. WiRED has updated its RHD module for students to describe this serious but completely preventable disease. Read more »



May 2016: Asthma, Allergies and Clean Air

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Clean Air Month, reminding us that we’re entering the season where many people become vulnerable to environmental conditions. Read more »






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