Along with the entire global health community, WiRED International hopes that the coronavirus (COVID-19) will be contained quickly — but that may not happen. Herculean efforts in molecular and clinical virology are being carried out worldwide so as to comprehensively understand COVID-19. However, it is unlikely that vaccines or drugs will be available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available at this time.
The new coronavirus is a global threat. People hear a lot about the virus, but many still don’t understand how it is spread, treated or prevented. Schools, civic and faith organizations and their leaders need up-to-date, accessible information to provide members with accurate, understandable and useful information.
The WiRED International team completed the first field test of our Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program this week in Kisumu, Kenya. More than two years in the making, WiRED Executive Director Gary Selnow, Ph.D., said, “The comprehensive content and the delivery aspects of this basic community health worker training program make it the first of its kind anywhere in the world.”
WiRED International’s Coronavirus Module is now available in Mandarin and Spanish. How did these translations come about? Maryam Othman, M.D., M.P.H., is a WiRED board member who coordinates our Health Learning Center of 400+ modules. She is also director of the Global and Community Center at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in California.
As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to expand throughout China and the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created the following Q&A list of mythbusters to clarify what is true and what is false about the disease.
As the spread of the new coronavirus headlines the news this month, February is also a busy month for health observances. WiRED International provides training modules and, in some cases, special series for February health occasions. Some of these relevant modules have been translated into languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
In quick response to the global coronavirus crisis, WiRED International’s medical writing team has created a health learning module on the infection. The module is based on information and guidance from the world’s most authoritative sources: the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For several weeks now, world health agencies and media outlets have been informing the public about the risks and spread of the coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — first discovered in late December in China’s Hubei Province.
Solving the climate crisis. Stopping infectious diseases. Preparing for epidemics. Training health workers. These issues and more make up the World Health Organization’s (WHO) newly issued 13 global health challenges which we face in the next decade.
And Celebrates Their Contribution to Global Health By Allison Kozicharow; edited by Jessie Crowdy Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services to people in low-resource communities where doctors are in alarmingly short supply. To honor their work, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners named 2020 as the International Year […]