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Emergency Preparedness

My commitment to ensuring a strong, coordinated, global response to health emergencies

Dr. Tedros Adhanom | Posted 01.16.2017 | Impact
Dr. Tedros Adhanom

We live in a world at constant risk of public health emergencies. In our increasingly interconnected world, public health emergencies can affect anyon...

Three Words Duty-of-Care and What Does This Actually mean to the Global Business Owners and Multinational Organizations?

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Globalization is the trend of the day; it is the progression by which the world is becoming closer and is created enormous increase in trade and cultural exchange.

5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A Plane Crash

Abbie Unger | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel
Abbie Unger

Keep your shoes on during take-off and landing. Putting your shoes back on prior to landing will prevent you from having to run barefoot across a jet-fuel soaked tarmac.

National PrepareAthon! Day

Mark Steber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

As if Tax Day wasn't stressful enough last week, the people in Texas had severe storms and flooding beginning the day before their taxes were due and ...

Brush Up On Basics for Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Natasha Ashton | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Having a new dog who frequents the emergency vet has got me thinking a lot about how we respond to pet health crises (for a full rundown of Hermes' ve...

7 Ways to Make Your Family Safer -- A Starter Kit

Juliette Kayyem | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Juliette Kayyem

The threats we face as a nation are real, but they shouldn't be paralyzing. For too long, those like me in the security world have done much to get you worried -- ISIS, Zika, random gun violence, hurricanes, oh my . . . but not much to get you ready.

6 Reasons You Should Care About (Yet) Another International Summit

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
Izumi Nakamitsu

It might sound dramatic to hear people say the world is at a "critical juncture" and faces a "staggering escalation" in humanitarian needs. Well, it's true.

Breaking: 25K Cases of Water, and Counting, Donated to Flint Residents

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I want to put clean drinking water into the hands of every person who's in Flint, Michigan. I actually spent about a decade living not too far from Flint, so this really hits close to home for me.

10 Quick Tips That Can Save L.A. Lives in a Disaster

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"Don't get scared - get prepared," says Los Angeles-based disaster preparedness teacher, Deidra Dwyer, who adds that despite Southern California being...

What We Learned From the Ebola Epidemic

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

It took a coordinated response from the Department of Health and Human Services and partners around the government to fight this epidemic. Those efforts have made us better prepared than we were a year ago.

I'm With Stupid: Zombie Preparedness Isn't a Joke in Kansas

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.05.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm not so sure about some people's ability to separate zombie fact from zombie fiction. The only fact that exists about zombies is that there are no such things as zombies. I thought that was the one thing we could all agree upon.

Are You Prepared For an Emergency?

Deborah Hersman | Posted 09.18.2016 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

September is National Preparedness Month, and now is the time to refresh your family's existing emergency plan or map one out for the first time. Waiting to act until the emergency event is occurring is really too late.

Young People on Frontlines of Humanitarian Response

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time to make the humanitarian system work for young people by engaging them, addressing the particular risk factors they face, and maximizing their ability to drive a local response.

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; NASA warns at least 3 ft. of ...

People With Disabilities Left Behind During Katrina Tell Their Stories

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

What you probably won't hear about very much in the coverage looking back at Katrina is the enormous impact this disaster had on people with disabilities. They, too, were disproportionately affected, but just not because of Mother Nature.

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Are You Better Prepared for Disaster?

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 08.24.2016 | HuffPost Home
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

A decade later, we are aware of the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events associated with climate change. Together, we are making tremendous progress in planning for a myriad of needs these disasters create.

Great Emergency of 1967

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 08.20.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

When a family lives across the street from one another for over 48 years, you are going to face some difficult times together, celebrate happy times together, and then you will have those dreaded times to get through together...the emergencies.

FEMA Wants People With Disabilities to Lead the Way on Emergency Preparedness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

For people with disabilities, being prepared is often one of the most fundamental skills necessary for coping with complicated medical problems or special needs.

Staying Calm During an Emergency Can Save Lives

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

When faced with an emergency, you are biologically created to be reactive, rather than thoughtful or critical in your thinking. As a result, panic makes you behave in an emotional manner rather than a thoughtful manner, as you react emotionally to the danger facing you.

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.

A Call to Integrate Commercial Airline Emergency Training in Medical Education

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

I wonder why time has not been spent training me and my colleagues on something that we may all have to deal with at some point during our professional lives -- a commercial airline medical emergency.

What Happens if 911 Gets a Call and Nobody Is Talking?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. Sometimes the call might be an erroneous "butt dial" or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).

Samantha Lachman

Conservative County Commissioner Files Incendiary Lawsuit Against Defeated Opponent | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cherokee County Commissioner Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum and Edward Figueroa, a former police officer, used to be friendly. They were both mem...

Go Bags: Why You Need One Right Now, Especially Kids

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Michelle Manning Barish

We didn't get the snowpocalypse two weeks ago, but don't curse out the officials who urged you to stock up on water and flashlights. They actually did you a favor. If you live in New York City, as I do, you should be prepared for any emergency, and the easiest way to do that is to have a plan, and a go bag.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influence ...