Zika, understandably, has received a lot of public attention during the past two months, and WiRED has been in the lead on Zika education by way of its training modules. Another illness, dengue fever, which is borne by the same Aedes aegypti mosquito, is also plaguing populations around the world.
Ramsey Sagini Peter is a 15-year-old Kenyan whose determination to educate himself led him to WiRED International’s Community Health Information Center in Kisumu, Kenya.
WiRED International now offers a revised module on hepatitis, a disease that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and that most commonly triggers cirrhosis and cancer of the liver.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released fresh travel recommendations for pregnant women to countries affected by the Zika virus. The WHO guidelines caution travelers to stay alert about the latest news about Zika and to take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites during their trip.
February is American Heart Month. This Valentine’s Day give the gift of heart health to family and friends by committing to a healthy lifestyle and by learning how to keep your heart healthy.
WiRED International just released an Obstetric Fistula module on this preventable and treatable condition suffered by an estimated two million women living in underserved areas of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
One of the preventable illnesses that WiRED has focused on during the past few years is rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a chronic heart condition that starts with strep throat. According to the World Heart Federation, RHD kills more than 250,000 people every year and affects at least 15.6 million.
February 4 is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme is, “We can. I can.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the mosquito-borne Zika virus crisis to its highest alert level today. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, M.D., made the announcement amid growing concern that Zika causes birth defects such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.