Smoking tobacco affects every organ in the human body and causes or contributes to many chronic and fatal illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization and its global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This year the focus is on tobacco and lung health.
The 72nd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA72) took place this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference’s main function is to determine the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHA72’s 2019 theme is “Universal Health Coverage: Leaving No One Behind.”
Good health starts with knowledge applied in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities. What are good health practices, and how can we promote them? WiRED International now offers a module on health promotion and disease prevention, written especially as a guide for community health workers (CHWs).
WiRED International’s goal is to help educate communities on health issues relevant to their daily lives. WiRED’s 400+ health learning modules can be essential assets to a student’s education in middle and high school.
Ever since Dr. Edward Jenner invented a vaccine for smallpox in 1796, vaccination against numerous viruses has saved countless lives. Measles ought to be a disease for the history books — instead, measles is spreading rapidly all over the world.