Sexually Transmitted Illnesses (STIs)


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


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 »



May 2016: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

When recently asked about hepatitis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spokesperson Jonathan Mermin, M.D., said: “Why are so many Americans dying of this preventable, curable disease?” Dr. Mermin speculated that many deaths could be avoided with simple testing for and treatment of hepatitis. An excellent starting point is to learn about the disease from WiRED’s Hepatitis module. Read more »



May 2016: WiRED International Observes National High Blood Pressure Month and American Stroke Awareness Month

Do you know the range for healthy blood pressure? Do you know the signs of stroke? The month of May is a good time to refresh your knowledge about these conditions, because this is National High Blood Pressure Month and American Stroke Awareness Month. Read more »




May 2016: WiRED Receives Charitable Donation from VMware

WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish to thank the VMware Foundation for its recent generous donation in honor of an employee (who wishes to remain anonymous) who has been with the company for many years. WiRED plans to spend the funds on its “Mothers’ and Children’s Health” program. Read more »



May 2016: Summer and the Threat of Zika

Summer is almost here. The season promises sun, fun — and alarmingly this year, the Zika virus. Read more »




April 2016: WiRED International Releases Sexually Transmitted Illnesses Module — Part 2

Sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) are on the rise for the first time since 2006. Each year an estimated 357 million new infections occur. The good news is that all STIs are preventable. Read more »



April 2016: WiRED International Marks World Immunization Week April 24-30, 2016

During World Immunization Week the World Health Organization urges people around the world to take action to “Close the Immunization Gap.” Read more »





April 2016: WiRED International Observes World Malaria Day

About 3.2 billion people — almost half the world’s population — are at risk of malaria. For World Malaria Day 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) chose the theme “End malaria for good.” Over the next 15 years WHO’s goal is to reduce, by 90 percent, the rate of new malaria cases and deaths, eliminate malaria in at least 35 countries and prevent malaria from reemerging in countries that are now malaria-free. Read more »






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