Guyana elected member of PAHO’s Directing Council General Committee

first_imgPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton was among the panel of Health Ministers and other officials who met during the last week of September at the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) office in Washington, DC to discuss ways in which public health challenges can be tackled across the Region.Dr Norton was accompanied by Dr Karen Boyle, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Public Health Ministry, to the 55th Directing Council, where Guyana was elected a member of the Directing Council General Committee along with Jamaica, Grenada and Honduras.Meanwhile, regional health representatives attended the 13th Meeting of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD), which focused on matters such as chemical risk and thermo-nuclear risk management and infectious diseases.Discussions were also held on the Caribbean Cooperation in Health Priorities and Regional Public Goods, Management, Governance and Resourcing and the Regional Health Strategy. Countries were encouraged to take local ownership of moving the COHSOD agenda forward by ensuring support at the highest policy level.Caribbean Member States have committed to developing National Polio Preparedness and Response Plans in order to achieve the required 80 per cent target coverage for all the surveillance indicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP). Countries were advised to integrate the surveillance for polio with the neurological manifestation of Zika.Following the recently commemorated Caribbean Wellness Week, at which Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) were topical over the past few years, discussions continued along this path. New initiatives for preventing NCDs and treatment methods were explored. Countries were also encouraged to implement health finance reform inclusive of increased taxation on harmful products such as foods high in sugars, salt, fat, alcohol and cigarettes.In addition, the Region’s achievements in relation to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV were addressed. It was recommended that countries strengthen the data collection for HIV and syphilis, and integrate available data sources to provide timely monitoring of maternal child health programme performance within the context of existing national information systems.Meanwhile, at the conclusion of the Directing Council, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr Margaret Chan declared Latin America and the Caribbean measles free.last_img read more

Video: Perfect for Liverpool? Striker finishes a great team move in France

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate with Ezequiel Lavezzi Liverpool were handed a boost in their bid to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint-Germain when Napoli dropped out of the race for his signature this week.And judging by the Argentine’s excellent finish on Friday night the Reds will be getting the player they need to finish off their passing moves.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore, Lucas Digne and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot were all part of part of the build up before Lavezzi calmly stroked the ball home.And Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will surely be working overtime to push through a transfer in the coming days.See Lavezzi’s goal which gave PSG a 1-0 victory over Rennes below…last_img read more

Raiders’ Antonio Brown on injury list, could miss first week of camp

first_img Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time … New star wide receiver Antonio Brown arrived in style to Raiders training camp Friday, but he won’t be taking the field with his new teammates.Brown is listed on the Raiders’ non-football injury list released Friday afternoon. The Bay Area News Group learned the team has known about Brown possibly not being ready for two weeks, and that his absence from the field would span “probably” a week.Related Articleslast_img read more

Ohio Soybean Association to elect five trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustee elections are open in five districts. To be eligible for a district position, you must live in a county in the districts listed below.Districts up for election include:District 3 – Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit, TrumbullDistrict 4 – Defiance, Paulding, Van WertDistrict 5 – Allen, Hancock, PutnamDistrict 11 – Clark, Greene, MadisonDistrict 14 – Athens, Fayette, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike,  Ross, Scioto, Vinton, Washington​If interested, contact Kirk Merritt at 614-476-3100 or [email protected] by November 1st, 2017.Elections will take place at the OSA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2017 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium on December 19th at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.last_img read more

Evernote Totally Redesigns Its iPhone App

first_imgEvernote is releasing a completely redesigned app for iPhone and iPod Touch today (iTunes link). Noting that its iPhone app was first released the same day as Apple launched the iTunes App Store, Evernote says it’s learned a lot about what it takes to make a great app. And equipped with two years worth of feedback, the notetaking and storage platform says it’s gone “back to the drawing board and reconsidered every single aspect of Evernote for iPhone.The changes are pretty impressive, and if you’re reliant on Evernote for your mobile device you’ll find the app faster and the interface more intuitive – all making the app a lot easier for not just note-taking but for note retrieval.Evernote has changed the home screen, so the changes are apparent right when you open the app. Browsing and note creation are unified there, and you can see a Snippet View of your notes right on that screen. That snippet can include a slice of an image, the title of the note, as much text as possible – details that in many cases will mean you needn’t open the note to view its content. The screen for creating a note has been updated as well. When you go to add a note, you’ll see a split screen – with the top half for your data entry and the bottom half with options to attach images, audio, tags, and your location. You can now attach multiple items to a single note, which is hugely helpful if you’re compiling various media – pictures, audio, and text – into a single note.Tagging (including tagging with location data), browsing, and searching are all improved in this update as well.Evernote releases updates to its mobile and desktop apps quite regularly, but these changes to the iPhone app are pretty significant (and I’d say, once again, puts the iPhone app ahead of the Android app, which saw huge improvements late last year). Evernote says that it has more changes in the works, including the ability to performed in-app editing of notes with styled text and multimedia. These and other changes will also make their way to a new iPad app as well. audrey watters Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#web last_img read more