WiRED volunteers donated 400 toothbrushes to school children in Kisumu, Kenya.

BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN

The end of March marks two health observance days: World Oral Health Day on March 20 and World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24.

 

World Oral Health Day spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and underlines the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being. WiRED offers a health learning module on dental hygiene to teach people how to keep their mouths, teeth, gums and tongues clean and healthy to prevent disease.

 

The theme of World TB Day 2019 is “It’s time!” to indicate that health organizations and people around the world must work together to eliminate this deadly disease. WiRED’s TB Module, which is targeted to general audiences, contains information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the illness. TB is an airborne disease, and any level of bacterial contamination can infect a person in the lungs, but also in other parts of the body such as the brain, the kidneys or the spine.

 

In an effort to educate readers on health, WIRED will continue to offer occasional web articles on health observance days. We hope these commemorations will keep global health topics and concerns in our minds at all times.

 

 

 

 


You can download the modules mentioned in this story, and all 400+ of WiRED’s health modules, through WiRED’s Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP) by clicking here. This easy-to-use free program will enable you to create your own customized collection of health learning modules. You can learn more about HealthMAP through WiRED's animation.

 

 

 

 

 

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