Veterinarians work to protect the health of animals. They know that keeping animals and pets healthy also protects the health of people and the environment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Immunization Week with the theme, “Protected Together, Vaccines Work,” to encourage people to make efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.
WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Faye F. Cohen on April 10, 2018. A local and national political activist and community organizer, Mrs. Cohen was married to WiRED board member Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq., for 67 years. All their lives, the Cohens have responded without hesitation to those in want by simply asking, “What do you need?”
Threats to the health of our planet — such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and species extinction — make this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, a vital time to reflect and to act to protect our world.
We at WiRED International observe Earth Day this year with heightened concern. As WiRED’s health education work focuses increasingly on the One Health perspective — the interaction among human, animal and environmental health — we become ever more watchful of policies that impact air, land and water, because they, in turn, affect human health.
Cancer can strike anyone, but today 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries without adequate medical and economic resources. So far the global health community does not offer a focused action plan to combat cancer as it does for infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics lead to antibiotic resistance (AR). WiRED International cautions that without urgent attention and action, many modern medicines could become obsolete, turning even common infections into deadly threats.
WiRED International observes the 70th anniversary of World Health Day on April 7, the day on which the World Health Organization urges everyone to learn about and support accessible universal health care.