2013 marked a breakthrough year for WiRED. We launched our Health Education Learning Portal (W-HELP website) to introduce our expanded Community Health Information (CHI) e-library. We extended our presence in countries including Peru and Kenya and added Armenia to our list of countries served.
Children with acute malnutrition are among the most vulnerable people in the world. In creating our newest module, WiRED responded to that general knowledge but most immediately to the growing specter of malnutrition in Syria.
We welcome David Alberts, M.D., to the WiRED family. Dr. Alberts, an international leader in cancer research, now reviews cancer modules for our Community Health Information e-library.
Recently when polio made a tragic global comeback, Wired International responded by adding a healthcare training module on polio to its Community Health Information e-library. After translating its polio module into Arabic in reaction to the polio outbreak in Syria, WiRED now offers its module in Armenian.
The New York Times recently reported on an outbreak of polio in the eastern province of Syria. With this finding, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and other health agencies quickly put together an aggressive vaccination program.
2013 marks the 12-year anniversary of WiRED International’s work in Kenya, where we have established Community Health Information (CHI) Centers in Pandipieri and Obunga, both located in Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria.
The Danish Academy of Sciences invited Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, WiRED International Honorary Board member, to give a keynote address this October in Copenhagen for the 100th Anniversary of Niels Bohr’s first publication on quantum physics in 1913.
As polio resurfaces in five countries, including Kenya, the fight for the worldwide eradication of this highly infectious and potentially deadly disease is suffering a setback.
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common heart disease in children and young adults in developing countries, including Kenya. As a preventable disease, its occurrence may be significantly reduced by educating the community on preventive measures.
Shawn Ghuman joined the WiRED family in spring 2013 when board member Dr. Elizabeth Fine wrote to us about “an outstanding senior” at Virginia Tech who wanted to volunteer. Inspired by WiRED’s mission, Shawn now writes articles for this website and descriptions for the health modules on our W-HELP website.