The holiday season is over, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges us to follow these tips to get the New Year off to a healthy start. WiRED International suggests taking steps now to keep yourself and your loved ones active and healthy in the New Year.
All of us at WiRED International would like to wish happy holidays to the many people who have become part of our family since we began our work 21 years ago: doctors and nurses, community health workers and people in low-resource areas who have used our training materials to improve their knowledge of medicine and community health.
WiRED launched its breakthrough Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP), opening up access to its materials for millions more people. HealthMAP can now
Because WiRED International is volunteer-driven, approximately 95% of all donations we receive go directly to our programs. As 2018 comes to a close, we ask that you consider a gift to WiRED International as part of your year-end philanthropy. We pledge to use your money wisely, honestly and efficiently as we go forward with our work in low-resource regions of the world.
Pregnant women can get overwhelmed by all the do’s and don’ts of how to have a healthy pregnancy. WiRED International offers a health learning module on healthy practices during pregnancy that takes the mother through all the stages of pregnancy and describes preconception health, what factors help or endanger a woman or her unborn child, prenatal care for mother and baby, diet and calorie needs, vitamins and minerals, appropriate weight gain and appropriate exercise.
What is a principal line of defense against many infectious diseases? Yes, that’s right — handwashing — the key to the prevention of the common cold, the flu and many more infections. Handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs (bacteria, parasites and viruses) to avoid getting sick and to prevent the spread of germs to other people.
Diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day — more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. WiRED International’s Diarrhea in Children Module describes the condition in children, its causes, symptoms, complications, treatment and prevention; dangers and risks of dying; chronic diarrhea; and the importance of dietary therapy beginning with breastfeeding.
December 1 is World AIDS Day, this year commemorating the observance’s 30th anniversary. This year’s theme is “Know Your Status.” Today, only three in four people living with HIV know their status — that they are HIV positive — according to a UNAIDS report.
November is National Diabetes Month — a time to spread the word about diabetes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 422 million adults have diabetes, and 1.6 million deaths are directly related to diabetes every year. WiRED International offers 17 modules on the disease in its Diabetes Series.
Here’s a great opportunity to support health education in low-resource regions. This is WiRED’s 21st year of providing community health education to underserved populations around the world. We deliver more than 400 health topics that people can study online or download to their laptops and tablets, and we never charge a cent for any of our training material.