Sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) are on the rise for the first time since 2006. Each year an estimated 357 million new infections occur. The good news is that all STIs are preventable.
During World Immunization Week the World Health Organization urges people around the world to take action to “Close the Immunization Gap.”
On April 24 WiRED International joins with colleagues and friends in Armenia to remember victims of the Armenian Genocide. WiRED’s volunteers around the world reach out to our partners in WiRED International – Armenia Centers on this solemn occasion.
About 3.2 billion people – almost half the world’s population – are at risk of malaria. For World Malaria Day 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) chose the theme “End malaria for good.”
This year Earth Day is Friday, April 22. On the first Earth Day in 1970, people celebrated clean air, land and water. Forty-six years later, the planet’s survival is at risk. Climate change threatens and impacts our health, our environment and our economy.
Every pregnancy should result in a healthy baby. The best way to help ensure this is for a woman to stay healthy before and during pregnancy.
Brian Obonyo is a registered clinical officer who works for the KUAP-Pandipieri program center in Kisumu, Kenya. Brian and his colleagues seek to improve the health of some of the poorest and most underserved people of the world.
Seven-year-old Luke Nuttall has type 1 diabetes. His parents were sound asleep when Luke’s diabetic alert dog Jedi woke them up in the middle of the night. The boy’s blood sugar had fallen dangerously low, but Jedi’s vigilance prompted Luke’s parents to take life-saving action.
World Health Day falls on April 7, the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO), which targets an area of global health concern each year. For 2016 their topic is diabetes, with the theme of “Beat Diabetes.”
Award-winning actor Michael Constantine’s film and TV career spans more than 60 years. Identified most recently as the Windex-spraying family patriarch Gus Portokalos in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies, WiRED International knows him best as a member of its Honorary Board of Directors.