The World Health Organization (WHO) states that around 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. December 1 is World AIDS day, and the slogan this year is “Everybody Counts.” This rallying cry is launching the campaign to provide every person with access to safe, affordable and effective HIV/AIDS care.
Here’s a great opportunity to support health education in low-resource regions. This is WiRED’s 20th year of providing community health education to under-served populations around the world. We deliver more than 400 health topics that people can study online or download to their laptops and tablets, and we never charge a cent for anything we offer.
For all the obvious reasons, the toughest audience to attract to health education is young men. They don’t see themselves ever getting sick, they don’t think ahead, and they don’t like the idea of sitting in a health training session for an hour or two.
WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and travel-safe Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but one that immigrants, starting with the Pilgrims, have embraced and enriched with their own cultures throughout our history.
November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes day. This year’s theme focuses on “Women and Diabetes — Our Right to a Healthy Future.” More than 200 million women worldwide have diabetes, and many of them live in low-resource countries without access to education, diagnosis, treatment and care.
After the Thanksgiving holiday is over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday arrive. This bargain shopping weekend, not only can you buy products for incredible prices but you can also help support WIRED International. How is this possible? Will this cost extra money? Is this difficult to do?
All of us at WiRED International would like to tip our hats to America’s veterans today. Nine of WiRED’s board members are veterans. Their military service helped safeguard the country, and now their work as volunteers to improve community health around the world is an example of health diplomacy. That’s another way to safeguard the country.
WiRED has been providing health education for 20 years, and this seems like a good time to offer a concise description of our history, our mission and our plans for what lies ahead.
November 3 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) One Health Day. One Health recognizes that human health is connected to the health of animals and the health of the environment.