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"We view the people themselves as the solution, not passive beneficiaries. We begin with the assumption of competence and provide educational resources that can help in the communities we're serving."

 

— Paraphrasing writer
David Bornstein

June 2017: Pets Make Humans Healthier

Is life healthier with a pet? Animals are doing more every day to improve human health and well-being.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that pets can lower our blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, can banish feelings of loneliness, and can increase our opportunities for exercise, outdoor activities and socialization. Read more »

 

 

June 2017: WiRED International Releases 20th Anniversary Timeline

WiRED International invites you to explore a timeline in celebration of its 20th year of operation. Visit WiRED's history from its beginning in the former Yugoslavia to its global reach today and enjoy the accompanying photos. In addition WiRED encourages you to go to its 20th Anniversary page and read the detailed stories of its history. This series shows how WiRED has evolved over the years in response to the changing needs and challenges that low-resource populations face. WiRED's mission remains constant: To bring vital medical and health education, free of charge, to underserved communities around the world. Read more »

 

 

June 2017: Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Reaches Crisis Level

Yemen is in the grip of an unprecedented cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour, according to a recent ABC news report. UNICEF stated this week that the cholera outbreak has now reached more than 124,000 cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that almost half of these cases are among the nation’s most vulnerable populations — children. Read more »

 

 

WiRED’s Medical and Health Education Work in Kenya — From the Leading Medical School to Remote Villages

Early in 2003 WiRED International launched a Medical Information Center (MIC) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Nairobi. U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Johnnie Carson, gave the keynote speech during which he discussed the power of information. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first I would like to tell a brief story about an incident that took place during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more »

 

 

 

June 2017: Sneak Peek at WiRED’s Upcoming Infectious Disease Program

WiRED International plans to launch its Infectious Disease Program in early July. The program’s purpose is to prepare communities to respond to infectious diseases such as Zika, Ebola, malaria, cholera and more than 40 others that plague populations across the planet. The program, which is unique and distinct from other health training efforts, will allow users to create a customized curriculum depending on their roles in a community and the diseases that may be threatening that community. Read more »

 

 

 

June 2017: The Paris Climate Agreement

The announcement that the United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is unsettling and distressing, but it cannot be defeating for people who see climate change as real. The World Health Organization recently wrote that “nearly a quarter of all deaths worldwide are linked to environmental issues. That’s 12.6 million deaths every year.” The science on this matter is abundantly clear. The deaths come from the spread of disease, reduction in food supplies and starvation, from floods and droughts and increasingly from the rise of sea level that will consume the shores of countries on every continent.

 

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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.