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


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 »



April 2016: WiRED International Observes Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

On April 24 WiRED International joins with colleagues and friends in Armenia to remember victims of the Armenian Genocide. WiRED’s volunteers around the world reach out to our partners in WiRED International – Armenia Centers on this solemn occasion. Read more »



April 2016: WiRED International Celebrates Earth Day 2016

This year Earth Day is Friday, April 22.


On the first Earth Day in 1970, people celebrated clean air, land and water. Forty-six years later, the planet’s survival is at risk. Climate change threatens and impacts our health, our environment and our economy. Read more »



April 2016: WiRED International Releases Module on Healthy Practices during Pregnancy

Every pregnancy should result in a healthy baby. The best way to help ensure this is for a woman to stay healthy before and during pregnancy. Read more »



April 2016: WiRED International Salutes Kenya Clinician Brian Obonyo

Brian Obonyo is a registered clinical officer who works for the KUAP-Pandipieri program center in Kisumu, Kenya. Brian and his colleagues seek to improve the health of some of the poorest and most underserved people of the world. Read more »



April 2016: Pets Impact Human Health

Seven-year-old Luke Nuttall has type 1 diabetes. His parents were sound asleep when Luke’s diabetic alert dog Jedi woke them up in the middle of the night. The boy’s blood sugar had fallen dangerously low, but Jedi’s vigilance prompted Luke’s parents to take life-saving action. Read more »



April 2016: World Health Day 2016 Targets Diabetes, as Cases Increase at an Alarming Rate Worldwide

World Health Day falls on April 7, the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO), which targets an area of global health concern each year. For 2016 their topic is diabetes, with the theme of “Beat Diabetes.” Read more »



April 2016: WiRED International Interviews Michael Constantine

Award-winning actor Michael Constantine’s film and TV career spans more than 60 years. Identified most recently as the Windex-spraying family patriarch Gus Portokalos in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies, WiRED International knows him best as a member of its Honorary Board of Directors. 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.