Airborne Diseases


February 2017: WiRED Salutes Award Recipient Dr. William Crano

By unanimous vote, the Western Psychological Association (WPA) recently granted its 2017 Social Responsibility Award to William Crano, Ph.D., a member of WiRED’s Advisory Board. This WPA award “is given to an individual in recognition of substantial and influential work that facilitates peace, freedom, social justice and/or protection of this planet’s natural environment.” Read more »



February 2017: WHO Issues 10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Care for
Mothers and Babies

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that each year 303,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth; there are 2.6 million stillbirths, and 2.7 million babies die within 28 days of being born. Read more »



February 2017: Kenyan Teen Merceline Achieng Learns about Health from
WiRED International

Merceline Achieng is a teenage girl who lives in Kisumu, Kenya, and attends St. Theresa’s Girls Secondary School. She recently joined the Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programme in Pandipieri, where she studies training modules at WiRED’s Health Learning Center. While she has focused her study on HIV/AIDS, she has access to more than 350 other health topics available without cost to all members of the community. Read more »



February 2017: WiRED International Launches Airborne Diseases Module

WiRED International is pleased to offer a health learning module on airborne diseases, as part of WiRED’s upcoming Infectious Disease series. WiRED’s Airborne Disease Module defines airborne diseases, identifies their causes and tells how to avoid contracting them. Read more »



February 2017: WiRED International Observes American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, where about one in four people die from heart disease. Read more »




WiRED International's Beginning

Two computer technicians and I rode in a small van headed down a dark rutted road in far eastern Croatia. We had worked a long day in the war-damaged school in Vukovar, a town disfigured and dispirited by conflict sitting on the edge of the Danube River. We were exhausted, hungry and drained of emotion, eager to reach the next town, 30 miles away, to get a sandwich and a few hours of sleep before returning to our work at the school. There were no hotels in Vukovar; they were long gone. 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.