The new coronavirus is a global threat. People hear a lot about the virus, but many still don’t understand how it is spread, treated or prevented. Schools, civic and faith organizations and their leaders need up-to-date, accessible information to provide members with accurate, understandable and useful information.
The WiRED International team completed the first field test of our Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program this week in Kisumu, Kenya. More than two years in the making, WiRED Executive Director Gary Selnow, Ph.D., said, “The comprehensive content and the delivery aspects of this basic community health worker training program make it the first of its kind anywhere in the world.”
WiRED International’s Coronavirus Module is now available in Mandarin and Spanish. How did these translations come about? Maryam Othman, M.D., M.P.H., is a WiRED board member who coordinates our Health Learning Center of 400+ modules. She is also director of the Global and Community Center at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in California.
As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to expand throughout China and the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created the following Q&A list of mythbusters to clarify what is true and what is false about the disease.
As the spread of the new coronavirus headlines the news this month, February is also a busy month for health observances. WiRED International provides training modules and, in some cases, special series for February health occasions. Some of these relevant modules have been translated into languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
On February 2 WiRED International – Armenia hosted a seminar on diabetes at the Tatev Tourism Information Center in the rural village of Tatev, Armenia. Avetisyan Jaklin, a Tatev Medical Center doctor, led the two-and-a-half hour interactive session using the Armenian language version of WiRED’s Diabetes Series. The 12 participants included nurses and doctors together with several people with diabetes.