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Training to foster a healthy and resilient workforce

Investing in health and wellbeing for individuals and teams

Our learning events provide the knowledge and skills to respond to a broad spectrum of personal and workplace challenges.  Topics covered include stress, trauma, resilience, first aid, team conflict, family liaison and travel health.

For further information contact us on training@interhealth.org.uk 

First Aid for Drivers

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

07 Feb

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Driving in urban, remote or hostile environments brings unique challenges in terms of safety, security and medical response. Road traffic accidents are amongst the most common cause of injuries and loss of life to those living and working in Eastern Africa and early effective response can be vital in saving lives and reducing the impact on those involved. In the event of a road traffic accident or incident in areas where risk is high and emergency medical aid hard to access, it is imperative that all personnel are well prepared with adequate training and equipment to preserve life whilst waiting for help to arrive.

The InterHealth Drivers First Aid Training course is designed by medical professionals for those who feel that they will be at risk of a road traffic accident and especially drivers. It includes practical scenario’s to test and cement new skills.

The training incorporates elements of incident management including safety and control of a road traffic accident situation, including by-passer control, communicating effectively for medical assistance and understanding the impact psychologically on the responder victims and passers-by. Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

In-house trainings can be planned specifically around your organisation’s individual requirements following a needs assessment. This includes a discussion around the kits that are available in organisation’s vehicles in order to ensure staff are equipped to use the equipment available to them. It is pitched and contextualized at the level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training that will provide invaluable lifesaving skills and teambuilding with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Venue

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

07 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

 

Hostile Environment & Remote Operations (H.E.R.O.) First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

08 Feb - 09 Feb

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The InterHealth Hostile Environment or Remote Operation (H.E.R.O) First Aid Training is a comprehensive 2 day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan to take delegates from basic first aid through to management of life threatening injuries. The training would be useful for anyone operating in a remote areas of South Sudan where accessing health support will be significantly delayed or those delegated to take a lead in responding in the event of injury or illness. The course’s practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

The training focuses on team dynamics and team building techniques, which enable people to work together to improve outcomes.  Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

The training is pitched and contextualized at the correct level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training. The purpose is to provide invaluable lifesaving skills with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury in a remote hostile environment.
  2. Aware and have in place protocols in order to triage, treat and stabilize multiple casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to manage emergency casualty evacuation.
  4. Able to work effectively alone or as part of a team to achieve best practice and outcomes for both your casualty and your organization.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Group work and discussion – Casualty Evacuation planning and resources available.
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Brief overview on catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries - immobilization and management
  • Bleeding control & dressings
  • Application of CAT/SWAT tourniquet and pressure dressings and management of reperfusion injury
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Recovery position
  • Casualty Simulation Exercises

Day 2: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS 

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sucking chest wounds
  • Blast and Crushing Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns
  • Management of medical shock
  • Management of mass casualties
  • Casualty Evacuation exercises
  • Assessment on managing accidents and injuries

Testimonial

“As a Country Director, the safety and security of my staff is always my primary concern.  We recently were able to have 5 of our colleagues participate in the H.E.R.O first aid training.  They were all remarkably enthusiastic about their learning experience and are now sharing ideas about how to improve preparedness the rest of their teams.  The topic of how to treat a snake bite has been our new “water cooler talk” since this training!  We are looking forward to sending the next batch of trainees to the course.” Tiffany Easthom, Nonviolent Peaceforce 

Who is it for?

For those working in remote and hostile environment who require comprehensive first aid training

Venue

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

08 Feb 09:00 - 09 Feb 17:00

Cost

$400

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Management of Sexual Violence

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

23 Feb

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Sexual Assault and harassment is increasingly recognised as a risk to men and women working internationally within the sector. 

This course aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assaults. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice, from a medical and psychological perspective.

We will be focusing on the needs of the individual in the first seven days after an assault and how you can respond effectively.

Sexual Assault Booklet & Medical Kit

We are pleased to present our new booklet for field workers and line managers, providing clear guidance on how to support and respond to the immediate needs of a colleague who has been sexually assaulted.

Sexual Assault Kits are also available through our online shop and can be purchased after a travel health consultation with one of our nurses. 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the problem of sexual assault for those working internationally.
  • Apply learning in their own context from the experience of colleagues in supporting survivors of sexual assault in the field.
  • Identify common dilemmas faced by HR and security managers.
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault immediately after the incident and how this impacts advance planning for HR and security policies
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident, drawing on each other’s experiences of supporting someone through this initial phase.
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet to support your staff.
  • Identify some of the medium- and long-term medical issues for the survivor and the kinds of supports these require.
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault.
  • Compare and contrast common experiences, feelings and defences after an assault and consider how to use this awareness to aid recovery.
  • Link the psychological advice given to the individual with broader recommendations to the organisation.

This day will include presentations but also several elements where participants will be asked to participate in group learning from their experience (if any) of supporting survivors of assault. Participants with lots of experience as well as none are welcome - our aim is to all come away striving to support survivors better. 

Please note:  If you are affected in any way by the disturbing nature of the content of this seminar we strongly advise you talk it over with someone you trust.

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

23 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£175 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £200 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

15 Mar - 16 Mar

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When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

Our one and a half day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we take half a day to build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

15 Mar 09:00 - 16 Mar 13:00

Cost

£173 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £203 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

23 Mar - 24 Mar

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When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

Our two day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani, Nairobi

Time

23 Mar 09:00 - 24 Mar 17:00

Cost

Band A: 15,400 KSH (Approx. $154)

Band B: 22,000 KSH (Approx. $220)

Band C: 28,600 KSH (Approx. $286)

Or download our booking formRead about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 714 763 583
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Family Liaison in a Crisis

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

29 Mar - 30 Mar

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Abduction, death in service, serious illness – be ready to work with distressed families

This course is designed for those responsible for liaising with families in times of crisis, and for those who want to implement family liaison in organisational policies and protocols.

Our interactive and experiential course is set within the context of relief, development and mission. We will provide you with practical information, guidance and the practical skills to implement effective family liaison.

What do we mean by Family Liaison?

When your organisation engages with families and other pre-identified contacts at a time when your staff and volunteers cannot speak for themselves.

What do we mean by Crisis?

When something unanticipated happens affecting or threatening safety, stability & health. It may include the death of affected persons.

What will the course cover?

Day One will help you to understand the principles of family liaison so that you can develop effective, safe and professional relationships with families.

Day Two (half day) will provide you with the opportunity to practice what you learnt during the first session. We will include interactive exercises designed to build your confidence in liaising with families.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand what family liaison is, and why it’s called family liaison rather than family support
  • Understand the personal characteristics needed for family liaison work
  • Identify principles and skills for managing a professional relationship with people in distress
  • Understand the importance of trust and transparency in communicating with the family
  • Develop appropriate skills in consideration of breaking bad news to children
  • Develop skills in family liaison engagement and exit processes
  • Become aware of the impact of social media on family liaison work
  • Understand how family liaison work fits in with a crisis management team
  • The importance of self-care through family support

Who is it for?

We have aimed this seminar primarily for Human Resources Personnel, Field & Security Managers, although we welcome anyone who may be interested to attend.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

29 Mar 09:00 - 30 Mar 13:00

Cost

£185 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £220 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Management of Sexual Violence

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

29 Mar

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Sexual assault and harassment of humanitarian aid workers, either by external actors and/or from within their own and partner organisations, is increasingly recognised as a significant risk to the life and well-being.

This is especially the case for those working in remote environments or places with safety and security issues are an increased risk and the context itself may prevent adequate reporting and responding. Therefore organisations need to reflect and to prepare their response to sexual assault and harassment, from a medical perceptive as well as from a psychological, security and legal perspective.

However, responding to sexual assault and harassment can be difficult under any circumstances and within the humanitarian aid context, it may be even more challenging. 

Overview of Training 

InterHealth offers 1-day course which aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assault or harassment. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice. We will also be focusing on the needs of the individual and how you can best support them in the aftermath of an incident.

The course will give guidance on how and when to access advice from clinicians following an assault. We also cover how to use the InterHealth Personal Assault Kit which contains medication and equipment to help prevent infections and pregnancy. 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define sexual assault, abuse and harassment;
  • Understand the complexity of the context of sexual assault and harassment;
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault;
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet;
  • Think through the potential safety/security and legal implications of an assault within the context in which your teams operate;
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident;
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault;
  • Prepare a contingency plan in your response to sexual assault and harassment.

Training Methods

InterHealth uses a variety of learning methods suitable for adults to cater for different learning styles. This training uses:

  • PowerPoint
  • Brainstorming
  • Group discussion and feedback
  • Scenario-based work

To consider

Personal Assault Kits can be purchased only after attending this training or after a health consultation, face to face or over the phone with one of our nurses. 

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and/or for anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.

Venue

To be confirmed.

Time

29 Mar 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 9000 KSH Band B: 15,000 KSH Band C: 19,000 KSH

Read about our pricing bands

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871 
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Management of Sexual Assault

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

25 Apr

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Sexual assault and harassment of humanitarian aid workers, either by external actors and/or from within their own and partner organisations, is increasingly recognised as a significant risk to the life and well-being of aid workers around the world. This is especially the case for those working in remote environments or places with safety and security issues where the context itself may prevent adequate reporting and responding. 

Why

Responding to sexual assault and harassment can be difficult under any circumstances and within the humanitarian aid context, it may be even more challenging. Therefore organisations need to reflect and to prepare their response to sexual assault and harassment, from a medical perceptive as well as from a psychological, security and legal perspective. 

How

InterHealth offers 1-day course which aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assault or harassment. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practices. We will be focusing on the needs of the individual and how you can best support them in the aftermath of an incident. We will cover how to use the InterHealth Personal Assault Kit which contains medication and equipment to help prevent infections and pregnancy and will give you give guidance on how and when to access advice from clinicians.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define sexual assault, abuse and harassment;
  • Understand the complexity of the context of sexual assault;
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault;
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet;
  • Think through the potential safety/security and legal implications of an assault within the context in which your teams operate;
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident;
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault;
  • Prepare a contingency plan in your response to sexual assault and harassment.

Training Methods

InterHealth uses a variety of learning methods suitable for adults to cater for different learning styles. This training uses:

  • PowerPoint
  • Brainstorming
  • Group discussion and feedback
  • Scenario-based work

To consider

Personal Assault Kits can be purchased only after attending this training or after a health consultation, face to face or over the phone with one of our nurses. 

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and/or for anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.

Venue

 James Hotel, Juba 

Time

25 Apr 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$350

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871  
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Travel Health & First Aid

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

26 Apr

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The InterHealth Travel Health and First Aid Training is a comprehensive one day course designed to inform, advise and equip for travel. Our trainers have extensive experience both working in and delivering training within the humanitarian and development sectors. The course aims to identify common travel health risks, to provide effective preparation for travel, sustained wellbeing whilst overseas and for effective transition upon return. Working in environments with limited medical support, first aid skills can be essential. The first aid training component introduces foundational skills to enable a systematic response to manage simple injury and common health needs. The course provides invaluable lifesaving skills and confidence, with the practical emphasis making it easily accessible to all. No previous medical training is required.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Informed about travel health risks and factors to consider, including effective preparation before travel.
  2. Identify safer travel measures to promote health and wellbeing, including managing stress and promoting resilience during travel.
  3. Prepared with the skills and principles to give simple first aid in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury.
  4. To be confident to assess and give simple treatment of casualties.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Food and water borne diseases
  • Risks from insects and animals
  • Environmental and cultural factors
  • Managing long term conditions whilst travelling
  • Promoting resilience and managing stress
  • Defining first aid
  • Determining propensity to act
  • Initial assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Essential first aid kit
  • Response to bleeding, burns, breaks and shock
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Moving a casualty safely and effectively
  • Head and Spinal injuries – immobilization and management

 

The day will be interactive and scenario-based with lots of opportunities to practice what is being taught, including use of equipment. 

Who is it for?

We have designed this course primarily for field leaders and team leaders working on the ground in relief, development and mission projects.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

26 Apr 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£125 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £150 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

26 Apr - 27 Apr

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Supporting staff in the aftermath of traumatic incidents … knowing what to do & what to say

Our two day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

James Hotel, South Sudan

Time

26 Apr 09:00 - 27 Apr 17:00

Cost

$460

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

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