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WiRED Completes Module on First Aid Topics

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Ideally, doctors and nurses belong on the scene in any medical emergency. However, in underserved areas of the world, the burden of care more often falls on community health workers (CHWs) who, if trained properly, can save lives and prevent further injury. WiRED International is completing a series of First Aid Modules designed to train […]

Climate Change

Global Climate Strike

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“Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strikeevent September 20–27 to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Students across our threatened Earth are walking out of school on September 20 to save the […]

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Global Climate Strike

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Youth-Led Protest Calls for Action to Combat Climate Change BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strike event September 20–27 to demand an […]

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Women in Underserved Communities Face Risks during Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Women in low-resource areasare particularly vulnerable to complications during pregnancy and to postpartum hemorrhage. Timely and appropriate management can prevent suffering and loss, yet high-risk communities lack the appropriate knowledge and skilled medical personnel. WiRED International created our Mother and Child Health Seriesof 24 health learning modules so that women, their families and community health workers […]

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WiRED Completes Module on Teaching Health

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The World Health Organization states that a strong health force is needed to deliver primary health care to people living in low-resource areas of the world. The current critical shortfall of doctors and nurses can be filled by community health workers (CHWs) — when they are properly trained. WiRED’s CHW curriculum includes training in basic health issues, […]

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Climate Change Imperils World’s Food Supply

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United Nations Report Raises Alarm BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) On August 8 the United Nations released an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report by 107 experts from 52 countries, which warns that the world’s food supply is at risk due to “unprecedented” climate change, combined with the exploitation […]

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Update on Dengue

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Climate Change Expected to Increase the Risk of Dengue BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) Dengue fever threatens nearly half of the world’s population, but it will likely get much worse. The New York Times reports on a recent study that forecasts that climate change is about to boost the risk of the […]

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Earth Day 2019

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Climate Change Is Real BY GARY W. SELNOW, PH.D., WIRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) In the past year, WiRED International has posted a half-dozen Web stories about the environment and climate change. We raise the subject in editorials, descriptions of our programs and in articles submitted by contributing […]

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WiRED Notes National Public Health Week

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Healthy Lives through Action and Science BY OLIVIA SPIRITO; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The American Public Health Association (APHA) created National Public Health Week to promote important public health ideas, contributions and issues.  This year, APHA will focus on six public health topics: (1) healthy communities, (2) violence prevention, (3) rural health, (4) […]