November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes day. This year’s theme focuses on “Women and Diabetes — Our Right to a Healthy Future.” More than 200 million women worldwide have diabetes, and many of them live in low-resource countries without access to education, diagnosis, treatment and care.
After the Thanksgiving holiday is over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday arrive. This bargain shopping weekend, not only can you buy products for incredible prices but you can also help support WIRED International. How is this possible? Will this cost extra money? Is this difficult to do?
All of us at WiRED International would like to tip our hats to America’s veterans today. Nine of WiRED’s board members are veterans. Their military service helped safeguard the country, and now their work as volunteers to improve community health around the world is an example of health diplomacy. That’s another way to safeguard the country.
WiRED has been providing health education for 20 years, and this seems like a good time to offer a concise description of our history, our mission and our plans for what lies ahead.
November 3 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) One Health Day. One Health recognizes that human health is connected to the health of animals and the health of the environment.
WiRED International presented Sr. Bernadette Nealon and Lillian Dajoh with the Health Education Champion Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Community Health Education Program for their work among critically underserved populations in Kisumu, Kenya.
What is leptospirosis and why is it emerging in Puerto Rico? Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonosis, a disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment
WiRED International celebrated its 20th year of operation last week at a reception at San Francisco State University. At the event, WiRED Board member Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, delivered a powerful and motivating keynote speech that framed the importance of health education in establishing bonds and uniting people throughout the world.
One in 20 pregnant women develops gestational diabetes, most commonly between 24-28 weeks. This type of diabetes typically goes away after the mother gives birth; however, type 2 diabetes can still develop in the mother’s and child’s future.
It’s a custom in many countries for religious leaders to bless new facilities, such as new offices, schools and community programs. In Nicaragua, a predominantly Catholic country, a priest will generally perform the ritual, which involves a prayer and maybe a brief homily before a gathering of well-wishers.