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July 2019: WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in the Congo a Global Emergency

On July 17, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared that the year-old Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” WHO has already identified Ebola as one of the 10 threats to global health in 2019. Read more »



July 2019: WiRED's Health Education Modules Enable Community Health Worker to Stay Current in Her Profession

Lency Mmbone is a 24-year-old community health worker (CHW) who lives and works in Obunga, one of the poorest areas of Kisumu in western Kenya.


In a testimonial sent to WiRED International, Ms. Mmbone said, “I want to thank WiRED for providing free health information materials to the vulnerable settlement of Obunga Slum.” Read more »



July 2019: Update on Armenia

WiRED International is pleased to announce the receipt of a memorandum of understanding from the Republic of Armenia’s Ministry of Health. Read more »




July 2019: Summer is Here

It is July. To most people in the northern hemisphere, summer means vacations, extra hours of light in the evening, swimming and other outdoor joys.


Unfortunately, summer also brings mosquitoes. Rising global temperatures, due to greenhouse gas emissions and wetter conditions, allow mosquitoes to multiply and to spread diseases faster than ever into new environments. Mosquito-borne diseases include malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Taking precautions is the key to prevention. Read all about mosquitoes and learn how to avoid them by clicking on to WiRED International’s Mosquito webpage. Read more »



June 2019: WiRED Deepens Partnership with Caritas in Armenia

WiRED International and Armenian Caritas recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work jointly to host health training programs throughout underserved communities in Armenia. Read more »



June 2019: WiRED Announces Update of HealthMAP

In March 2018 WiRED International launched its Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP). This innovative technology opened up access to WiRED’s materials for millions more people in the world’s most distant communities, many with limited or no online access. A year later WiRED now unveils a newly refreshed and more user-friendly HealthMAP. Read more »



June 2019: Update on Dengue


Dengue fever threatens nearly half of the world’s population, but it will likely get much worse. The New York Times reports on a recent study that forecasts that climate change is about to boost the risk of the disease to considerably larger swaths of the population. Read more »



June 2019: WiRED Expands Work in Armenia

This June the WiRED International team completed a busy and productive work agenda in Armenia in order to provide continued support for community health concerns in that country.


WiRED’s mission in Armenia is to foster a strong and effective program which will provide communities in this post-Soviet state with accurate, dependable and effective health education, administrative support and training outreach. Read more »



June 2019: The Value of Volunteerism

Volunteering is a selfless act that helps not only people in need but also yourself.


In high school, students are encouraged to volunteer for causes and organizations they feel passionate about. For many of these students, volunteering may seem like a resume builder, useful when applying to universities and obtaining a job. However, there are benefits we may not see, including some that relate to the Buddhist belief in the eightfold path of “right thought.” 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.