Global Links http://wesa.fm en Global Links Finds Success in Giving Medical Surplus to the Needy http://wesa.fm/post/global-links-finds-success-giving-medical-surplus-needy <p>Dedicated to supporting underprivileged medical facilities both in the region and overseas, <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globallinks.org&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGrznL3PeihjVi_bmTZ1Uvtn_TOpg">Global Links</a> works with hospitals in the greater Pittsburgh area to collect, refurbish and distribute medical supplies.</p><p>CEO and co-founder Kathleen Hower says while the company remains firmly rooted in Pittsburgh, they’ll continue to help those in need worldwide.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:37:14 +0000 Katherine Blackley 16821 at http://wesa.fm Global Links Finds Success in Giving Medical Surplus to the Needy Local Charity Wants to Send Life-Saving Nebulizers to Developing Countries http://wesa.fm/post/local-charity-wants-send-life-saving-nebulizers-developing-countries <p>An asthmatic child in Latin American village gasps for air, struggling to breath. The mother has gotten her son to a medical clinic where she knows the life saving medicine is stored, but she has to endure an agonizing wait as another child gets treatment from the only nebulizer machine in the district.</p><p>In the meantime, thousands of the machines that aspirate the liquid medication for inhalation sit on shelves in southwestern Pennsylvania, gathering dust never to be used again.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:22:45 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 10559 at http://wesa.fm Training for Disaster: A New College Course Teaches Humanitarian Aid http://wesa.fm/post/training-disaster-new-college-course-teaches-humanitarian-aid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Beginning this summer La Roche College will offer a first of its kind - two week&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.laroche.edu/humanitarian/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;">training program</a><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">&nbsp;for people interested in working in Humanitarian and Emergency Aid. We'll talk with the program's instructors&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Jeff Ritter</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Department Chair of Communication and&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Astrid Kersten</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Professor of Management. Then&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Angela Garcia</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Deputy Director of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.globallinks.org/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;">Global Links</a><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">&nbsp;medical relief and development program talks about the real world application of this&nbsp;training.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:40:46 +0000 Rebekah Zook 2550 at http://wesa.fm Training for Disaster: A New College Course Teaches Humanitarian Aid