Your throat is sore. Your nose is runny. You feel sick, but with what? The common cold, influenza and COVID-19 can have generic symptoms that make it hard to tell. All three ailments are contagious, respiratory illnesses caused
In the initial phase of the COVID-19 epidemic, when many people complained of troubling symptoms long after infection, scientists, healthcare providers, even family and friends did not believe them. Gradually skepticism gave way not only to global credence but investing millions to support research on the long-term effects of COVID-19.
A little more than two years ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Since then the world has been careening down a confusing and everchanging learning path of masks
WiRED International reports that during the month of January 2022, 11 community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, reached a total of 5,143 people with health services. HIV/AIDS was the primary concern, followed by COVID-19
In 2019 and 2020, we tested our life-saving Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program in four countries, then launched the first program in Kenya in
The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.” The tagline recognizes the growing disproportion in access to essential HIV services. Tragically, populations in Africa are most severely affected, where nearly one in every 25 adults lives with HIV, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the people living with HIV worldwide.
This year underserved communities again face greater risk for HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment and care services. Further, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that HIV infection increases the risk of severe and critical COVID-19.
During the month of September, 12 WiRED International community health workers in Kisumu, Kenya, reached a total of 5,382 people with health services. COVID-19 was the primary concern while other issues addressed included malaria, handwashing, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and first aid.
Throughout Africa, and in nearly all low-income regions around the world, CHWs augment the professional medical corps by offering critical medical and public health services. They provide community health education, basic clinical services, health surveillance, mother and child assistance and much more.
WiRED International announces the successful completion of our first class in vaccinator training in Monrovia, Liberia, in early September. The Liberia training now joins Kenya and Uganda, where WiRED’s Vaccinator Training Program has already been launched.
Throughout Africa, and in nearly all low-income regions around the world, community health workers (CHWs) augment the professional medical corps by offering critical medical and public health services. They provide community health education, basic clinical services, health surveillance, mother and child assistance and much more.
Early in 2020. WiRED International inaugurated our CHW Training Program to teach local people in Kisumu, Kenya, about health basics, patient assessment, clinical issues, health teaching and monitoring.
The double punch of COVID-19 and dengue outbreaks is endangering health care in dengue-endemic countries such as Brazil, India, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The overlapping of the two diseases presents a challenge for accurate diagnosis and treatment because both infections initially share similar symptoms. Dengue programs have been halted in many countries as efforts are focused on stopping COVID-19. Funds for dengue routine vector control and mosquito netting have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital beds are in short supply.