In June the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert identifying five cases of malaria in Florida and Texas — the first locally acquired malaria infections to occur in 20 years.
WiRED International’s paraprofessional team of community health workers (CHWs) completed another month of providing health education, diagnosis and referrals for the people of their region.
A WiRED International board member, Christopher Spirito, reached out to me several days ago about a message he received from his colleagues in Ukraine asking for a cholera training module. He told me they were concerned about health issues
For 26 years, WiRED International has operated our global programs with volunteers.
While most nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations rely on salaried staff to create and carry out their work,
WiRED depends on volunteers
WiRED International is pleased to announce that a group of Armenian physicians and NGOs is currently exploring opportunities to begin community health worker (CHW) training in Armenia. Building a corps of CHWs can help fortify
The war in Ukraine is severely damaging the country’s health care system, and doctors and nurses have been at the forefront of the crisis.
How has the war affected the medical professionals who address the health needs of the Ukrainian people?
The team of WiRED-trained community health workers (CHWs) in Kisumu, Kenya, reported another month of providing health education to their area residents — despite a severe drought followed by flash flooding.
In our 25-year history WiRED International has provided health education in conflict locations such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leon and Iraq. This year WiRED is poised to deliver a vital health training program to another war zone: Ukraine.
Zoonotic diseases. Climate change. Food and water safety. Antibiotic resistance. What ties these topics together? One Health is a crucial tool for early disease surveillance, according to a Medscape article. The majority of infectious
Taken separately, HIV and tuberculosis (TB) rank as the world’s two most fatal diseases. But existing together, they pose an even deadlier threat. HIV weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of contracting TB, which can