When Berkeley graduate student Thabani Nyoni went to Capetown, South Africa, to do a summer research project, he took WiRED International’s health education modules with him. Thabani, who first heard about WiRED at Berkeley, said he was “keen to be a part of this great health education program.”
Magdalyne Odhiso Onglinjo has done her homework, and it has paid off for her — and for her community. Because of all she has learned about health, she has earned a platinum certificate from WiRED International’s Certificate Program. She has taken 47 WiRED health education courses and has passed all the tests with a grade of 80% or higher.
Intensive blood pressure management may save lives, according to a federal clinical trial that was ended early in order to rush the findings to doctors and the general public.
WiRED International announces the successful delivery of its most current Learning Center medical and health information to a leading medical school, and to hospitals and community organizations in the towns of La Trinidad, El Sauce, El Tololar and León. With this accomplishment WiRED now can run additional education programs and train-the-trainer sessions in these underserved places in Nicaragua.
WiRED is pleased to announce the release of a rheumatic heart disease (RHD) animation video. In the space of a few minutes, our video describes RHD and explains why it is so serious, why it prevails in underserved communities, and why we need to address it.
Antibiotic resistance is now a major threat to public health, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections.
This week WiRED International will return to Nicaragua after nearly a year to provide projectors, laptops and our Community Health Education Library to a leading medical school, hospitals and community organizations. WiRED’s goal is to bring current health information to medical professionals and community health workers in order to educate patients and families to take part in their own health care.
WiRED International joins organizations and people all over the world in celebrating World Humanitarian Day. The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) named August 19 World Humanitarian Day to mark the anniversary of the bombing of their headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. This same explosion also damaged WiRED’s Medical Information Center at the Spinal Cord Hospital in Baghdad.
Cancer is frightening. Almost everyone has been touched by it in some way, and the number of new cases is expected to rise by 70% in the next 20 years. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Annually, lung, liver, stomach, colorectal, breast and esophageal cancers kill more than eight million people globally.
How much do you know about human anatomy? A knowledge of anatomy is central to understanding illnesses and how to prevent them. WiRED International just launched a three-part series on anatomy.