July 2023 is now the hottest month on record worldwide. Extreme heat can endanger human health. The steep rise of global temperatures and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather due to climate change can lead to heat-related illness
A WiRED International board member, Christopher Spirito, reached out to me several days ago about a message he received from his colleagues in Ukraine asking for a cholera training module. He told me they were concerned about health issues
What is alcohol dependence? How is alcohol consumption measured? Is there a definition for “moderate drinking”? To answer these questions and many more, WiRED International just completed a Quitting Alcohol for Health module.
Community health workers (CHWs) are essential to help offset the scarcity of medical professionals in low-resource regions of the world. WiRED International’s training program provides detailed instruction on all key topics
World Health Organization (WHO) official Dr. Hans Kluge recently called for urgent action to control fast-increasing cases of monkeypox, adding that it posed a real risk to public health.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is a mental disorder that affects approximately 280 million people worldwide. Psychological and pharmacological treatments exist for
Nutrition is fundamental to good health and well-being. WiRED International now offers a Nutrition Overview module. This module provides a general introduction to nutrition and discusses the role
Diphtheria — a disease generally easy to prevent and nearly eradicated globally — is making a comeback because of its growing resistance to antibiotics — although antibiotics are still the go-to treatment of choice.
WiRED International now offers two diphtheria modules: one for general audiences and one for health professionals. The modules describe diphtheria, its causes, transmission, risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and vaccination.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled globally since 1975. Except for a few medical conditions, overweight and obesity are preventable and result from poor eating habits, unhealthy body fat distribution and lack of physical activity.
WiRED International now offers a module on overweight and obesity. WiRED’s health education course defines these conditions and their signs, causes, health consequences, genetic, behavioral and risk factors, in addition to treatment.
Air pollution. We have been living with it ever since we began burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, cause temperatures to rise and produce chemicals and particles in the air that can harm the health of humans, animals and plants. A pivotal part to stopping climate change is reducing air pollution.