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 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.
In quick response to the global coronavirus crisis, WiRED International’s medical writing team has created a health learning module on the infection. The module is based on information and guidance from the world’s most authoritative sources: the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For several weeks now, world health agencies and media outlets have been informing the public about the risks and spread of the coronavirus — 2019-nCoV — first discovered in late December in China’s Hubei Province.
Solving the climate crisis. Stopping infectious diseases. Preparing for epidemics. Training health workers. These issues and more make up the World Health Organization’s (WHO) newly issued 13 global health challenges which we face in the next decade.
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services to people in low-resource communities where doctors are in alarmingly short supply. To honor their work, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners named 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
The good news: Major infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria are less likely to shorten or take people’s lives today due to medical and healthcare advances. The bad news: Less prominent, “second-tier” diseases such as polio and dengue are on the rise — even though they are easily preventable.
The holiday season is here — but so are the germs that bring colds, coughs and flu.
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 CHWs on administering urgent and immediate lifesaving measures that can be performed on injured people by nonmedical professionals when medical personnel are not immediately available.