August 2015: WHO Presents First Global Report on Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is now a major threat to public health, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections. Read more »
August 2015: WiRED Brings Medical and Health Information to Nicaragua
This week WiRED International will return to Nicaragua after nearly a year to provide projectors, laptops and our Community Health Education Library to a leading medical school, hospitals and community organizations. WiRED’s goal is to bring current health information to medical professionals and community health workers in order to educate patients and families to take part in their own health care. Read more »
August 2015: August 19 Is World Humanitarian Day
WiRED International joins organizations and people all over the world in celebrating World Humanitarian Day.
The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) named August 19 World Humanitarian Day to mark the anniversary of the bombing of their headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. This same explosion also damaged WiRED’s Medical Information Center at the Spinal Cord Hospital in Baghdad. Read more »
August 2015: Spotlight: NCDs — Cancer
Cancer is frightening. Almost everyone has been touched by it in some way, and the number of new cases is expected to rise by 70% in the next 20 years. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Read more »
August 2015: WiRED Rolls Out Anatomy Express Modules
How much do you know about human anatomy? A knowledge of anatomy is central to understanding illnesses and how to prevent them.
WiRED International just launched a three-part series on anatomy. As with our other Express health learning modules, the anatomy sequence was created to provide grassroots audiences with an introduction to the body’s key systems and the relationship between anatomy and illness. Read more »
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