The World Health Organization (WHO) named noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) near the top of its list of ten threats to global health in 2019 — second only to air pollution and climate change.
Thadeus Oduor Okello and Martha Mwikali are two community health workers (CHWs) serving vulnerable populations in Kisumu, located in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria, about 70 miles from the Ugandan border. Recently they both earned WiRED International’s Gold Certificate while at the KUAP Pandipieri clinic in Kisumu and wrote testimonials about their experiences with WiRED.
February is American Heart Month, and the National Institutes of Health is promoting this year’s slogan, “Our Hearts.” This theme encourages people to make a pact with friends and family to take care of their hearts and their cardiovascular health.
Diagnostic tools help identify what ails patients and what keeps them healthy. WiRED International now offers an Essential Diagnostic Tools Module, based on World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.
World Cancer Day occurs on February 4th of each year. This year’s theme is: “I AM one person AND I WILL help create a future without cancer.” The goal is to promote personal responsibility to prevent cancer by taking care of your health.
A measles outbreak this week in Oregon quickly spread to Washington State where the governor there declared a state of emergency due to the rising number of cases of measles, almost all in children.