Health workers build skillset via partnership

first_imgTo better understand the roles of other medical professionals, healthcare workers were on Wednesday facilitated in a workshop to build collaboration between these stakeholders to improve the health sector by learning from them.PAHO representative,Paul EdwardsThe two-day workshop was facilitated by the Department of Medical Sciences and saw participation from the Pan-American Health Organisation. The aim is to embark upon an Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Practice in Guyana.Inter-Professional Education (IPE) is generally defined as two or more professionals learning about each other’s practices to improve health outcomes. This will materialise throughout the engagements to develop a practice-ready workforce.Public Health MinisterVolda LawrenceRepresentative of PAHO, Paul Edwards recognised that a fragmented healthcare contributes to the inability to service all medical needs. When individuals discuss their work with other persons, it also helps with leadership and the ability to digest new ways of addressing problems. Furthermore, the prevalence of complex health complications requires input from more than one professional.“Many health systems throughout the world are fragmented. That is a fact also here in Guyana to a certain extent and therefore struggle to manage on health needs. Present and future workforce are tasked with providing health services in the phase of increasing complex health issues,” Edwards reiterated.Meanwhile, Dean of the Medical Sciences Faculty at the University of Guyana, Dr Emmanuel Cummings stated that the institution has somewhat implemented joint collaboration between different medical fields.“Each healthcare professional is given an opportunity to show his or her work and importance because each one of them do contribute in their own way, in their own speciality, in their own training to universal healthcare coverage,” the Dean highlighted.Bridging the gap between these healthcare units requires data to prove that it is indeed working. This was shared by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, who insisted that preparations must be made for the oil industry and the demands which will be presented.“The health sector has a dynamic role to play as our country prepares for the economic thrust that will soon take place with the advent of the oil and gas sector. The faster we incorporate and implement IPE into our health agenda, the better positioned our health sector will be to respond to the demands that are upcoming in our society.”The Minister added, “We must remember that our ultimate goal envisions universal health coverage for all. Everyone, everywhere with no one left behind, and it is my belief that we can draw up the competencies inherited in each health discipline. Then we will be able to maximise our resources to provide a comprehensive health package.”Guyana has submitted proposals for the implementation of an IPE action plan. It is one of 19 countries within the region to acknowledge the benefits of these partnerships.last_img read more

McCain stresses experience, vision as he seeks to revive troubled campaign

first_imgPORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – It wasn’t supposed to be this way. John McCain was the presumptive Republican front-runner, the next in line for the nomination in a party that historically respects hierarchy. Now, he’s trying to revive his troubled campaign. He is making the case for his candidacy by stressing his decades of experience in wartime and Washington and claiming he has the will to make tough, and sometimes unpopular, choices to heal the nation’s woes. “I am qualified. I am ready to serve. I need no on-the-job training. And I have the vision and capability,” the four-term Arizona senator, ex-Navy pilot and former Vietnam prisoner of war, said Wednesday after formally declaring his second attempt to win the White House. A loser in 2000 to George W. Bush, McCain chose to officially enter the presidential race in New Hampshire – home of the primary that marked his political high point of his previous bid. He selected Prescott Park, which sits across the Piscataqua River from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. As McCain talked of the nation’s challenges at home and abroad, the shipyard served as a backdrop and a reminder of his military past. “I know how to fight and how to make peace. I know who I am and what I want to do,” he said in his speech. “I’m not running for president to be somebody, but to do something; to do the hard but necessary things, not the easy and needless things.” He repeated his pitch later in Manchester, N.H., standing under an umbrella as rain pelted an enthusiastic crowd of a few hundred. When a protester interrupted, McCain diverted from the script. “This is what free speech is all about!” he shouted, drawing cheers when he invoked the state’s motto: “Live free or die!” He then headed to South Carolina and in coming days will appear in Iowa, Nevada and Arizona as part of a four-day campaign tour. Simply a formality, the events did, however, give McCain an opportunity to lay out his vision for the country’s future and jump start his campaign after months of struggle. He had spent years building an unrivaled national organization and positioning himself as the inevitable GOP nominee – only to see his campaign falter. “It’s John’s last chance to make a first impression again,” said Ken Duberstein, a White House chief of staff under President Reagan. “He has to wipe the slate clean from the last several months. That’s easier said than done, but I think he has the chance to do it.” McCain’s popularity has fallen in national polls; he trails former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He came in a disappointing third in fundraising and cash-on-hand among Republicans in the first test. Rival Mitt Romney, in single digits in most polls, finished first. McCain revamped his finance operation and trimmed staff as a result. He has been dogged by a few verbal gaffes, an ever-present danger of his straight-talking persona. He’s perhaps forever linked to the Iraq war as the top pitchman for Bush’s troop increase. His popularity has taken a hit as public support for the four-year-old conflict has waned. And, despite his pitch as a “common sense conservative,” many core Republicans whose backing will be crucial in the GOP primaries still don’t trust him or view him as loyal because of his willingness to challenge the president and the party. In some places, lingering resentment of McCain from the bruising 2000 nomination fight still exists. On his campaign bus, McCain shrugged off his recent woes as the normal ups and downs of a campaign. “I’m very happy with where we are,” he said. For all his difficulties, McCain does run a strong second in national polls and he has narrowed the gap with Giuliani in recent weeks. He continues to be competitive with the ex-mayor in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He has deep campaign structures in those early voting states and has collected endorsements from key people in each. And, now, he has his message – that he has the background and the will to fix the country’s problems and lead the nation amid a host of challenges. “This is a new day,” said Scott Reed, a Republican consultant who ran Bob Dole’s campaign in 1996. “This is a chance for McCain to rebrand his candidacy, remind the American people what they like about him and get back on the offense.” “He has now switched to an optimistic future look, which is exactly what voters want,” Reed said. Campaign aides viewed the announcement as the real start of his campaign, confident that Republican primary voters ultimately will embrace McCain as a conservative consistent on issues important to core GOP voters – and a strong and capable leader in serious times. “We face formidable challenges, but I’m not afraid of them. I’m prepared for them,” a somber and, at times, intense McCain said. “I know how the military works, what it can do, what it can do better, and what it should not do. I know how Congress works, and how to make it work for the country and not just the re-election of its members,” he said, drawing on his nearly two dozen years in the military – almost six of them as a prisoner in Vietnam – and two dozen more on Capitol Hill. Seeking to turn a potential weakness, his age, into a strength, the 70-year-old who could be the oldest first-term president added: “I’m not the youngest candidate. But I am the most experienced.” He also appeared to try to separate himself from Bush’s legacy, offering a sharp critique of the country’s problems – from the dire financial outlook of Social Security and Medicare to U.S. dependence on foreign oil to substandard health care for veterans. Then, he offered a vow, oft-repeated in his speech: “That’s not good enough for America. And when I’m president, it won’t be good enough for me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Prince George Fire Centre’s plan for controlling the ongoing Mt. McAllister wildfire

first_img“This fire has been changing hourly, basically we are expecting to have a large burning day just like we did yesterday,” Information Officer, Jill Kelsh said,Kelsh says the fire had reached 20,000 hectares in size yesterday, resulting in an Evacuation Alert by the Peace River Regional District and most recently, an Evacuation Order by the District of Hudson’s Hope.Kelsh also says the dry weather is acting as fuel to the fire, resulting in an ‘extreme’ fire danger rating in many of the regions. The lack of rain and precipitation means the moisture in the air we usually experience in the evenings is not present, making firefighting efforts more challenging.- Advertisement -“We’re doing everything we can to make sure (residents) are protected and our number one priority is life and property,” Kelsh said. “We’re working very hard and we’ve been working around the clock to make sure we are doing everything we can,” Kelsh concluded.last_img read more


first_imgThe Seniors have their first outing of the season this coming Sunday the 5th February when they face Claudy from Derry in the Ulster Intermediate League. The game takes place in Claudy at 2pm.All current and intending Reserve players are asked to come along to a short meeting this Friday at the Clubhouse at 7pm, to discuss plans for the new season.There is an umpires course on the 29th February in Ballybofey for anyone who is interested in going. Contact Gerard Gallagher on 087 2239042 if interested. Bord Na Nog registration for 2012 takes place on Saturday February 11th at Pairc Naomh Brid between 11am and 12.30pm. All those boys and girls who turn 6 years or older in 2012 are invited along.Anyone with any information they wish to have included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgTHIS year’s Ulster Final is set to be a repeat of last year – Donegal v Monaghan in Clones.The current champions beat Armagh in the semi-final replay today with five points to spare.Much was made of Donegal’s defeat to Monaghan last year. So Jim McGuinness and his team will be eager to put matters right on July 20.Donegal will be going all out for a win – and their third Ulster title in four years.Monaghan eventually saw off Armagh in today’s replay by 1-18 to 1-13, sending Armagh into a qualifier clash with Tyrone.But the big game – the final – will see Donegal v Monaghan. Tickets for the match, which is expected to draw another huge crowd to Clones, will go on sale through clubs, online and at Centra outlets from Tuesday.ARMAGH 1-13 1-18 MONAGHANArmagh scorers: A Findon 1-0, T Kernan 0-7, E McVerry 0-1, J Clarke 0-5Monaghan scorers: D Hughes 0-2, C McManus 1-7, P Finlay 0-3, R Beggan 0-2, S Gollogly 0-1, C McGuinness 0-1, D Malone 0-1, D Clerkin 0-1 IT’S THE BATTLE OF CLONES 2 AS MONAGHAN SET UP ULSTER FINAL WITH DONEGAL was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:armaghdonegalMonaghanUlster Finallast_img read more


first_imgA young Co Donegal man is to face trial over the death of a woman following a road smash in January.Declan McDonnell of Whitehall, Churchill appeared in court yesterday.He was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Michelle McCabe on the main N2 Dublin to Derry Road on January 25th last. McDonnell, 27, was remanded on his own bail of €500.He is to appear again before Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court on October 8th.Mrs McCabe, who was in her 30s and from Latton, Co Monaghan, was killed when her car was in collision with a car being driven by McDonnell.DONEGAL MAN TO FACE TRIAL OVER DEATH OF WOMAN IN ROAD SMASH was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Churchilldangerous driving causing deathDeclan McDonnellMonaghanroad smashlast_img read more


first_imgLabour Party Cllr for Inishowen, Martin Farren, has said that he is extremely confident that good news is on the way for Greencastle Post Office.The Donegal county councillor says he understands a decision on the post office is imminent, and that it is strongly likely to result in a “positive outcome.”“I have lobbied strongly on this issue – earlier in the month I met with representatives from An Post to express the concerns and wishes of the community that the Post Office in Greencastle must remain open. “I have also worked closely with Minister Pat Rabbitte on this issue, and I commend him on his support for the campaign to keep Greencastle Post Office open for business.“Along with dedicated members of the local community I have made the case that this vital local service must remain in place, and the threat of closure must be lifted. I am now confident that our representations will result in a positive outcome for the community of Greencastle.”FARREN CONFIDENT OF DELIVERING GOOD NEWS FOR GREENCASTLE POST OFFICE was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Martin Farrengreencastle post officelast_img read more

Vipers, KCCA dominate CECAFA team as Basena names 27-man squad

first_imgAllan Kateregga (right) hope to get his first cap for the Cranes after he was summoned for the CECAFA team. Courtesy photo.FOOTBALL–With the CECAFA Senior Challenge tournament kicking off this Sunday in Kenya, Cranes head coach Moses Basena has summoned 27 players from which he will pick the team that will represent the country at the East African show piece.The squad has been dominated by league giants KCCA FC and Vipers SC who have 13 players on the list all together.KCCA FC inform midfielder Allan Kateregga who is on loan from AFC Leopards of Kenya will be hoping that he can negotiate through training sessions which start on Wednesday so that he makes his initial bow for the national team.“It is a pleasure to be summoned for national duty. It is always every player’s dream to feature for the national team,” said Kateregga upon receiving the news.Kateregga has been on top form this season and it comes as no surprise that he is in the team.The surprise on the other side is the inclusion of his fellow KCCA FC goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan who has been struggling of late and in the process lost his starting role at the two time league defending champions to Charles Lukwago.The experienced custodian has been in the Cranes set up for a while and that may be the only reason his name appears on the list.League top scorer Hood Kawesa also makes the list after starting this season impressively with seven goals already but young sensetion Shaban muhammad who was summoned to the U20 team that will be playing at the COSAFA U20 championships in Zambia next month misses out.The Squad of 27 that was summonedGoalkeepers:Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC) Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja SS).Out Field players:Wadada Nicholas (Vipers SC), Kiyemba Ibrahim (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Juuko Murushid Simba-Tanzania), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Savio Kabugo (Proline FC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Albert Mugisa (Police FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mucureezi Paul (KCCA FC), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC), Derick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Hood Kaweesa (Police FC), Batte Seif (Bright Stars FC), Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Daniel Isiagi (Proline FC), Basse Methodious (Mbarara City FC).Commentslast_img read more

Takeaways: Timo Meier’s frustration boils over as Sharks winning streak ends

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — A lot of bad news came out of Wednesday’s game in the desert.The Sharks (28-14-7) season-high seven-game winning streak came to an end. They missed an opportunity to pull even with the Calgary Flames for first place in the Pacific Division and Erik Karlsson is showing signs that he might be a little dinged up.After he received just six third period shifts for “precautionary” reasons in Tuesday’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Karlsson skated for 25:48 in a losing effort …last_img read more