May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. This year the World Health Organization’s theme is “Tobacco — a threat to development.” The campaign underlines the danger that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens.
Summer is here. You are planning a vacation abroad. Do you have the information you need in order to travel safely? Today you can travel almost anywhere in the world, but so can infectious diseases. It has never been more important to get informed before you go.
More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).
WiRED International honors David S. Alberts, M.D., upon his retirement. Dr. Alberts is a Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Director Emeritus of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), which he helped found in 1976.
Where would global health care be without nurses? May 6–12 is National Nurses Week, which the American Nurses Association has designated as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” WiRED International offers many medical and health modules written especially for nurses in its Health Learning Center, such as an extensive training course in the Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease.
Aaron Masiga works as a nurse’s aide at a government health center in Kisumu, Kenya. When he was a teenager, he first learned about WiRED International when staff from a WiRED center visited his school. Afterwards Aaron decided to go see the WiRED facility for himself.
In the late 1990s, HIV/AIDS continued to frighten and mystify. It lashed out at populations around the world, but it hit communities in Africa especially hard. Entire villages were wiped out; in many places, only the very young and the very old survived, with the middle carved out by a disease most people could not understand.