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13/05/2022

Mental health in water scarce cities: an unrecognized climate change pressure point

Water unavailability is one of many linked stressors increasingly likely to affect mental health in some city populations. Azar M Abadi and colleagues consider the evidence and propose steps forward […]

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13/05/2022

Our children face “pretraumatic stress” from worries about climate change

Children are particularly vulnerable to the psychological trauma from current extreme weather events. They can also be harmed by the fear of future harms, writes Lise Van Susteren. Adults have […]

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13/05/2022

Dry cities can’t be healthy without reducing inequalities

Women and other groups carry disproportionate burden of the impacts of water scarcity on health. Policymakers should prioritize actions that minimize inequality and exclusion, while improving water management and health, […]

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07/12/2021

Climate Change and Global Warming Engaging a Personal Initiative Towards Global Change in COP26

By Abdulla Saeed Al-Mohannadi, Forum manager and research fellow, WISH   Having an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on climate change and global warming is a privilege. At a time […]

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22/12/2020

Who said innovators must have the brightest minds?

By Mahmoud ElAchi, MSc, Head of Innovation, WISH Who said innovators must have the brightest minds? Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything”. Having left school, he […]

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02/12/2020

The growing pains of going virtual

By Sultana Afdhal, CEO, WISH There’s a certain feeling of smugness when you’ve settled on a summit date, booked the venue and chosen the Event Management Company. With the main logistics […]

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24/11/2020

Behind the Scenes at Virtual WISH 2020

By Maha ElAkoum, Head of Content, WISH November 19, 19:48 (GMT +3): and that’s a wrap! It’s been a wild and (drumroll please for the adjective of the year) unprecedented summit […]

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08/09/2020

Understanding Gaps in Healthcare Innovation and How to Close Them

By Mahmoud ElAchi, MSc, Head of Innovation, WISH Healthcare has come a long way in the last century. Breakthroughs in diagnoses, treatments and cure have improved the quality of life, even […]

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2020

Unheeded Warnings Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Communicable Diseases

Jeremy Hess, Rachel Lowe, Muna Al Maslamani, Laura-Lee Boodram, Anna Stewart Ibarra, Judith Wasserheit

With the emergent threat of COVID-19, this report focuses on threatening diseases that are a by-product of climate change and what type of policy measures should be intact to deal with this head-on.

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