WiRED Updates Ebola Training Program in Wake of Growing Epidemic
Reports from West Africa are not good. “[The Ebola contagion is] even worse than we’d feared,” Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told multiple sources while on a fact-finding trip to West Africa this week.
The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, and given WHO estimates, it could eventually afflict over 20,000 people. Ebola has spread from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone into Nigeria, according to recent updates from the CDC. Read more »
Press Release Available for WiRED’s Ebola Training Module
"The number one problem in controlling Ebola and other infectious diseases is ignorance,” declares a former surgeon general of the U.S. Navy. Retired Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr., M.D., added, “People in the affected areas need more information, presented in an easily understandable form, to stop the spread of the disease.”
WiRED responded quickly in early July when the illness first began to spread, delivering its free Ebola health education module in both English and French to grassroots audiences in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast.
Read the press release about WiRED’s Ebola training module.
Click for Press Release: Wired_Ebola_News_Release_August_17_2014
Click for access to module: http://www.wiredhealthresources.net/mod-ebola.html
WiRED CHE Center Continues to Draw
Kenyans in Need
WiRED International's Community Health Education (CHE) Center in Kisumu, western Kenya, attracts both medical students and members of underserved communities to programs that improve people’s health outcomes.
Lillian Dajoh, WiRED’s coordinator in the Kisumu CHE center says, “The outreach targets medical personnel, primary care givers and children in and out of school. To some clients, it is their only gateway to health information.” Read more »
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