Doctors advise against using Wikipedia for self-diagnosis and self-treatment. But many people use it to learn about medical conditions, therapies, drugs, and vaccines. Thus the reliability of w. contents can have a significant impact on public health.
We monitor sensitive health-related topics and rework articles subject to manipulation by corporations, government officials, and conspiracy theorists.
Our articles have been viewed more than one million times in 2022
An editor can spend many weeks working through a significant topic.
We endeavor to update all our articles annually.
Tobacco corporations manipulate w. to conceal their wrongdoings and conceal information about adverse health effects of their new products, such as tobacco heaters.
Russia is among the most smoking countries with over 300,000 people dying from smoking-related diseases each year. Since 2020, we rework core articles about smoking.
We hope that our explainers can help people make healthier individual decisions. We also promote best practices in tobacco control to aid the change of public health policies.
Articles about HIV/AIDS in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are scheduled for 2023. We also plan to create English versions of these articles.
We also cover other topics related to public health and well-being. This can be much more cost-effective and efficient than treating illnesses and conditions after they occur. We aim to show the problems and indicate what policies and initiatives can be put in place to address these issues.