Tol Gases Limited ( 2001 Abridged Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2001 abridged results.For more information about Tol Gases Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (  2001 abridged results.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Argentina get the better of Italy in Verona

first_imgFriday Nov 19, 2010 Argentina get the better of Italy in Verona Argentina beat Italy for the fifth successive time in Italy as they won 22-16 at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday. Felipe Contepomi kicked five penalties for the Pumas while fullback Martin Rodriguez scored a nice try.Mirco Bergamasco kicked three penalties to add to the a converted penalty try for Italy but they failed to challenge the Pumas line in front of their home crowd. They will host Australia this weekend, while Argentina head to France.Contepomi, named as Man of the match, said the game was as tough as theyd expected. We knew it would be a very difficult game against Italy, history tells us it’s never been easy for us here,” he said. “For us the important thing is the result and to come here and win.”Italy’s South African coach Nick Mallett was disappointed with the result.“Maybe we had more of the ball than Argentina, we had a lot of possession, the backs touched the ball a lot but having possession and creating holes in the defence are different things,” he said. “We need to work on our backs’ play to create situations to score tries and this is work for everyone, not just the backs,” he added.Captain Sergio Parisse blamed himself for not taking the two chances he had.“It’s a tough moment we feel really bad and I have to take responsibility. I had two chances. At this level you have to take your chances but I didn’t and if I had the result could have been different,” he said.Theyve suffered another blow as flyhalf and former Australia rugby league international Craig Gower will miss playing against his country of birth as hes out with a knee injury. ‘Big hits are the name of the game this weekend’– Rugbydump blog in the Telegraph Have a read through my latest blog on the Telegraph website. It includes a wrap-up and links to all the weekend’s big games, a few thoughts about upcoming games, as well as a few other interesting bits. Read more here ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Argentina get the better of Italy in Verona | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Greene King raises £4 million for Macmillan

first_img Pub retailer and brewer Greene King has now raised £4 million for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.The charity announced the figure during ‘Macmillan May’; a month-long fundraising challenge that sees Greene King pubs across the country take on cake sales, runs, raffles and challenges to raise money for Macmillan. In 2017 the team raised £318,000 across the month of May and hope to beat that this year, taking on challenges in pubs nationwide to raise funds for Macmillan.2018 marks six years of the partnership. In 2017, Greene King’s support for Macmillan stepped up a gear with the company’s 40,000 staff members launching their ‘Miles for Macmillan’ challenge, where they and customers are attempting to walk, run, bike or swim enough miles to reach the moon. The challenge, which they hope to complete by 2019, has so far seen them take on a London to Paris bike ride and a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.Customers at Greene King pubs and restaurants have also supported the cause through Greene King’s charity desserts, with a donation from sales going directly to Macmillan. Customers who have bought a chocolate brownie or lemon meringue pie among others have raised £500,000 for Macmillan since the partnership began in 2012.Having originally set out to raise £1 million over three years, Greene King exceeded that target a year early, and in 2015 signed up for another three years of partnership. The money raised by the pub chain funds vital hours of Macmillan professional care, supporting people living with cancer across the UK.Rooney Anand, chief executive officer at Greene King, said: “I feel incredibly proud that our team members at Greene King have managed to contribute such an enormous amount towards helping those living with cancer.“Thank you to everyone who has supported our Macmillan partnership. From our enthusiastic and inspirational pub teams to those who continually put on fundraisers in our offices, and of course our fantastic customers who have supported our fundraising. Reaching £4 million in six years is no mean feat, so it is something we all feel very proud of.”Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 17 May 2018 | News  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “A huge thank you to everyone at Greene King – both team members and guests – who have run, climbed and baked to raise this fantastic sum. At Macmillan we know that by 2030 the number of people living with cancer in Britain will have increased to over four million, making Greene King’s support more valuable than ever.”  111 total views,  1 views today Greene King raises £4 million for Macmillanlast_img read more

Call for release of two jailed Internet users on Baath Party anniversary

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders is urging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to immediately release Massoud Hamid et Abdel Rahman Shagouri as a goodwill gesture on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Baath party on 8 March. A petition signed by 1,500 Syrians calling for democratic reforms and the lifting of the state of emergency will be handed in to the authorities the same day. Reporters Without Borders today urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to release two imprisoned Internet users as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the founding of the ruling Baath party on 8 March. The two detainees are journalism student Massoud Hamid, held secretly for the past seven months for posting a photograph on the Internet, and Abdel Rahman Shagouri, held for more than a year for e-mailing a newsletter put out by the banned website (Levant News).Reporters Without Borders also announced its support for a petition calling for political reforms and the lifting of the 21-year-old state of emergency, which will be sent to President Assad on 8 March and which has been signed by more than 1,500 people including intellectuals, human rights activists, lawyers and actors.Aksam Naysse, who heads the Committees for the Defence of Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms in Syria, has said the petition will be handed into the authorities during a sit-in in Damascus on 8 March. The Human Rights Association of Syria has also announced a day of protest against the martial laws that have been used to restrict civil and political freedoms for more than 40 years.The Baath Party, in power since 1963, keeps complete control of the news media. It issued an especially restrictive press decree in 2001 that prevents any questioning of the “interests of the Syrian people, the Baath party, national unity, the army forces and the policies adopted by President Hafez al-Assad.” Journalists who “report false information and falsify documents” are liable to imprisonment for one to three years.The print media, radio and television (which is a state monopoly) have no choice but to relay the regime’s messages. A law passed in early 2002 allows the operation of privately-owned radio stations but they can only broadcast music and advertisements.A satirical newspaper, Addomari, was launched in February 2001 but was forced to close two years later because of constant bureaucratic harassment. In the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq, the authorities placed a journalist in detention after he broached this sensitive subject. Ibrahim Hamidi, the Damascus bureau chief of the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, was imprisoned for five months, apparently the victim of rivalry between different security services.Foreign correspondents are also kept under surveillance in Syria and are subject to frequent pressure from the authorities. Many websites are censored. Syria was ranked in 155th position – 11th from the bottom – in a classification of 166 countries according to respect for press freedom which Reporters Without Borders published for the second year running in October 2003.————————————————————BackgroundShagouri was arrested on 23 February 2003 at a checkpoint near Damascus. He is being held in Saidnaya prison near Damascus pending appearance before the supreme court for state security, which is known for its summary justice.He was allegedly tortured while held at the so-called “Palestine Section” of Syrian military intelligence, sustaining a serious head injury. He is reportedly not being allowed any legal representation.Hamid, 29, a member of Syria’s Kurdish minority, was arrested during an exam at Damascus university on 24 July 2003. He has since been held without any official confirmation at Adra prison near Damascus and has allegedly been mistreated. His arrest took place a month after photographs of a peaceful Kurdish demonstration in Damascus were posted on a Kurdish-language site ( SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of two jailed Internet users on Baath Party anniversarycenter_img News Help by sharing this information Organisation News to go further Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Against Appointment Of Additional Advocates General [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Dismisses Plea Against Appointment Of Additional Advocates General [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Sep 2020 11:17 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a PIL contending that there can be only one Advocate General in a State and that appointment of Additional Advocates General is impermissible under the Constitution. The Division Bench comprising Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Dinesh Kumar Singh observed that appointment of Additional Advocates General is necessary to ensure…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a PIL contending that there can be only one Advocate General in a State and that appointment of Additional Advocates General is impermissible under the Constitution. The Division Bench comprising Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Dinesh Kumar Singh observed that appointment of Additional Advocates General is necessary to ensure proper/smooth assistance of the Court on behalf of the State. It clarified that an Additional Advocate General only discharges “urgent and routine work” of the office of Advocate General and is not entrusted with the powers of the Advocate General, as enshrined under the Constitution. Background The Petitioner, a practicing Advocate (Asok Pande) had challenged para-3 of Circular dated June 26, 2020, whereby the State Government had instructed that in absence of Advocate General, the urgent and routine work at Allahabad shall be performed by Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal, whereas at Lucknow, the same will be performed by Additional Advocate General Vinod Kumar Shahi. It was contended thus: Advocate General is an important functionary of the Government and constitutional authority and, therefore, para-3 of the impugned Circular is unconstitutional as it appoints two Additional Advocate Generals to perform routine and urgent work of the office of the Advocate General in case he is not available;All the powers vested with the Advocate General for the State either by the Constitution or by the different enactments are to be performed only and only by the Advocate GeneralIn case the Advocate General, by reason of illness or otherwise, is not available, the State Government shall appoint new incumbent as Advocate General to perform all the duties of his office. According to him, in absence of the Advocate General, work of the Advocate General cannot be entrusted to the Additional Advocate General. Reliance was placed on MT Khan v. State of Andhra Pradesh & Ors., whereby the Supreme Court had held that when a constitutional post is required to be filled up by a person having the qualification specified therefore, he would “alone” perform the duties and functions, be it constitutional or statutory, attached to the said office. The Constitution does not envisage that such functions be performed by more than one person. Pertinently, Article 165 of the Constitution deals with the appointment and functions of Advocate General of the State. His duty is to give advice to the State Government upon such legal matters and to perform such other duties of a legal characters as may be referred or assigned to him by the Governor and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under the Constitution or by any other law for the time being in force. Findings Refuting the first contention of the Petitioner, that Advocate General is an important functionary of the Government the Court observed that even though in terms of Article 165(3) the office is held by the Advocate General during the pleasure of the Governor and he receives such remuneration as the Governor may determine, yet the Advocate General cannot be treated as a “Government servant” and he is not the subordinate of the Government of the State. It explained thus: “With respect to the discharge of functions and duties of his office, the Advocate General is not controlled by the Governor or the State Government because, while giving advice to the State Government upon any legal matter referred to him or whilst performing duties of a legal character assigned by the Governor or with respect to the discharge of functions conferred on him by or under the circumstances, he has to exercise his discretion, though according to best of his ability in manner which he considers best.” Refuting the remaining two contentions, the Court held that para-3 of the impugned circular merely instructs that in absence of the Advocate General, “urgent and routine work” shall be performed the Additional Advocate General. “This para shows that it is only an administrative instructions by way of impugned Circular in order to function the urgent and routine work of the office of Advocate General at Allahabad as well as at Lucknow in absence of the Advocate General. It is not the instruction that the power as enshrined by the Advocate General under the Constitution shall be performed by the Additional Advocate General,” the Court held. The Court has placed its reliance on a Division Bench ruling of the Kerala High Court in MK Padmanabhan, v. State of Kerala & Anr., 1978 Lab. I.C. 1336, where an identical contention was considered. The Division Bench had held therein: “Contention that the State Government could not appoint an Additional Advocate General is meritless. The Governor of a State has, under the Constitution, to appoint an Advocate General. That power includes the power to appoint an Additional Advocate General as well. Article 367 of the Constitution provides that unless the context otherwise requires, the General clauses Act, 1897 shall apply for the interpretation of the Constitution. There is nothing repugnant in the subject or context which would exclude the applicability of the General Clauses Act. The provisions of General Clauses Act shall therefore, be pressed into service while interpreting Article 165.” In the present case also, the Allahabad High Court concluded that the Petitioner was unable to point out any other provision in the Constitution, which in any way was repugnant to the impugned Circular. Case Details: Case Title: Asok Pande v. Union of India Case No.: PIL (C) No. 12352/2020 Quorum: Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Dinesh Kumar Singh Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

New student places confirmed for LYIT

first_img Previous articleScammers try to deceive Gardai in BallybofeyNext articleDecline in number of people living in rural areas News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp It’s been confirmed that almost 150 new student places are being provided on 13 courses in Letterkenny IT as part of a special new Government fund.The additional opportunities for students are being created as part of a Government investment of €24 million across universities and colleges as part of the Human Capital Initiative.For each extra place that is provided on target courses, Letterkenny IT will be allocated €2,500 in additional funding.The increased capacity at the college was approved after the LYIT made bids for support under Pillar 2 of the Human Capital Initiative.Minister McHugh said: “This is the Human Capital Initiative and Government investment of more than €24 million at work – creating more and better opportunities for students on courses that help to answer challenges of the future.“We know where the demands are for highly educated, qualified graduates. And this investment is responding directly to that need. We are trying to ensure the right support for colleges seeking to educate students with high priority enterprise skills such as science, engineering, ICT and professional construction.“There is a future focus to many of the courses, and looking at Letterkenny IT’s focus they are pushing for more students in engineering, metal trades, renewables, computing and digital forensics and healthcare. It is great to see them plan for another 146 students to add to the more than 3,000 already studying there.”The following courses at LYIT have been approved for support under the Human Capital Initiative- BSc Computing- BSc Security and Digital Forensics- BEng Electronic Engineering- BEng Mechanical Engineering – Mechanics and Metal Trades- BEng Building Services and Renewable Energy- BEng in Civil Engineering- BSc Applied Computing- BSc Computer Science- BSc Digital Healthcare- BEng Electronics and Embedded System- BEng Mechanical Engineering Hons- BEng Fire Safety Engineering- BSc Data ScienceThe Minister also marked the investment package and expanded third level opportunities by announcing the opening of the Call for Proposals under Pillar 3 of the Human Capital Initiative. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th New student places confirmed for LYIT Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – December 16, 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Man arrested under Terrorism Act in Derry today

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 18, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Man arrested under Terrorism Act in Derry today Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ A 36 year old man has been arrested in Derry today under the Terrorism Act.Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland Terrorism Investigation Unit conducted a planned search in the city in relation to ongoing investigations into violent dissident republican activity.The man remains in police custody. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleCovid-19 knows no borders – McCallionNext article163 additional cases of Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

NG Energy takes next step towards achieving production from its Maria Conchita Field

first_img NG Energy takes next step towards achieving production from its Maria Conchita Field. (Credit Shutterbug75 from Pixabay.) NG Energy International is pleased to announce that it has entered into the previously  announced Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) with GTX International Corp. (“GTX”) pursuant to which GTX has agreed to build and operate the compression facilities and pipeline (the “Pipeline Facilities”) that will extend from the Company’s Maria Conchita field in Colombia to existing national infrastructure.GTX has completed a brokered offering of US$10 million of senior secured convertible debentures (the “Debentures”) that bear interest at a rate of 15% per annum, payable monthly and which mature six years from the issuance date.  The gross proceeds from the offering of the Debentures will be used by GTX to construct the Pipeline Facilities.  Canaccord Genuity Corp. acted as the sole lead agent in the offering of the Debentures.Serafino Iacono, Chief Executive Officer of NGE, commented “This is an exciting moment for the Company’s transformation from an explorer and developer to a producer of natural gas from our first well at Maria Conchita.  GTX’s financing assures NGE that the infrastructure will be in place to begin delivering gas to the market by the end of the first quarter of 2021.”Pursuant to the  MOU, the Company and GTX have agreed to enter into an agreement pursuant to which GTX will build, own, operate and maintain the Pipeline Facilities, which will have a capacity of 20 million cubic feet a day (mmcf/d).  Additionally, the MOU provides that the Company and GTX will enter into a take-or-pay agreement (the “ToP Agreement”) pursuant to which NGE will agree to transport, or pay for, 16 mmcf/d through the Pipeline Facilities for a period of six years (the “Guaranteed Commitment”) at a tariff of US$0.90 per thousand cubic feet (kcf) of gas.  The ToP Agreement will have a term of 18 years and the Company’s Guaranteed Commitment will convert after six years into payment for only the capacity that is used.  The tariff will be subject to yearly adjustment pegged to Colombia’s Consumer Price Index and excludes lifting costs, which will be borne by the Company, as will measurement and security costs.GTX expects to begin the construction of the Pipeline Facilities immediately and anticipates that construction will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021. Source: Company Press Release The gross proceeds from the offering of the Debentures will be used by GTX to construct the Pipeline Facilities. last_img read more

Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Oakley Jr. Host Massive Show For Gregg Allman’s 70th Birthday [Videos]

first_imgDevon Allman, singer/songwriter/guitarist and son of Gregg Allman, debuted his new band, The Devon Allman Project, at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on Friday night. The evening was a double celebration as it was also the birthday of the late Gregg Allman. Allman took the opportunity to invite fellow Allman Brothers Band family member, Duane Betts, to share the stage for the evening–as they gear up for a 2018 World Tour together. Following the opening performance from Duane Betts, son of original ABB guitarist/singer/songwriter Dickey Betts, the Devon Allman Project took the stage for the headlining set.From there, the show continued for the “special guests” portion of the evening, with bassist Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley, Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), and keyboardist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band) holding it down with the core band. Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Robert Randolph, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.), Brooklyn Allman, G. Love, Ben Sparaco, Alex Orbison, and Johnny Stachela all traded places throughout the evening, playing through several Allman Brothers Band classics.EXCLUSIVE: Devon Allman Talks Good Times With His Dad & Touring With Duane BettsThe tribute was one of legends, and the perfect introduction of Devon Allman’s new project. The sold-out event served as a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, with many family members both on and off the stage. The Devon Allman Project will continue with a show at the Florida Jazz & Blues Jam in Boca Raton, FL, and will appear on the Rock Legends Cruise in mid-February. Allman has also announced that he and Duane Betts are plotting a 2018 World Tour, so stay tuned!Check out the Devon Allman Project performing “I’ll Be Around” below, courtesy of firefromtheice:“One Way Out” via Robert Boydston:“Blue Sky” with Duane Betts, and Luther Dickinson from firefromtheiceAt the end of the 4+ hour show, all guests joined the stage for a massive finale. Watch how it all went down below in the video, uploaded by Clint Wesley.Check out the setlist for Devon Allman Project + special guests below.[photo via Devon Allman Facebook]last_img read more

Sick to death

first_imgIn the United States, large, long-running studies provide clues about people’s health, highlighting ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, while providing a starting point for research and interventions.That’s not the case in Africa. Despite the enormous burden of disease there and the rise of what were traditionally considered diseases of industrialized nations, there are almost no broad population studies that might provide guidance for policies and priorities.A group of researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health is seeking to change that, taking aim at chronic ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer through a major cohort study like those that have illuminated important trends in the U.S. population’s health.Led by Epidemiology Department Chair Hans-Olov Adami and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Michelle Holmes, the effort — called the Africa/Harvard School of Public Health Partnership for Cohort Research and Training — is seeking to enroll 500,000 people from four African countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania. The massive project will track people’s health, with a focus on what investigators expect will be a rising “tsunami” of chronic ailments.After decades of public health focus on infectious diseases, Africa’s population is in the midst of a demographic and epidemiological shift like that that has already occurred in industrialized countries. The population is getting older and, while infectious disease hasn’t been conquered — as the AIDS epidemic emphatically shows — chronic ailments that typically appear later in life are showing up with greater frequency.“This is what we call an epidemiological transition,” Holmes said. “You have to live long enough to get a chronic disease.”In addition, the spread of the less-healthy Western diet and sedentary lifestyle has led to a rise in the heart disease, diabetes, and obesity linked to that.“It’s probably one of the biggest experiments in lifestyle ever conducted in the history of man,” Adami said.Holmes, Adami, and a handful of faculty collaborators at Harvard have spent the past three and a half years laying the groundwork for the study, which they say is a partnership with African researchers that will rely heavily on African collaborators. The organizers have met with the ministers of health in the four nations, have identified African researchers who will work on the study, and have created staffed centers in each country where smaller pilot studies are being conducted. In addition, Adami and Holmes said, the project will provide ample opportunity to train African collaborators and staff at several levels, from providing doctoral research projects for aspiring researchers to job training for frontline staff.Before the survey can take off, however, it needs to be funded. Adami said the organizers are seeking funding sources for the $500,000 needed for the next phase, which is just a fraction of the estimated $100 million the project is expected to cost over the decade. They are reaching out in a variety of ways, including a push to use social media to raise small amounts from many donors.While that is a lot of money, Holmes pointed out that if society prioritizes such actions, money can be found. After all, she said, it’s what a single big-time athlete earns through a major contract.Harvard has a long tradition of successful cohort efforts, starting with the venerable Nurses’ Health Study, begun in 1976 to investigate the effects of long-term use of oral contraceptives by women. The study enrolled 122,000 nurses in 11 states and followed them for decades, with the scope of questions expanding over time. That study has been followed by ones involving younger groups, whose results continue to add to scientific knowledge about health and disease.“The Harvard cohorts have greatly informed health policy in this country. It’s a crime to have a whole continent without the benefit of that [information],” Holmes said.Once funding is found, Adami said it will take about a year to scale up the pilot infrastructure for the study. The project will likely employ hundreds of people and consists not only of questionnaires, but also collecting tissue samples from participants.Technology will likely play an important role, Holmes said, as researchers consider the best way to keep track of study participants and collect health information from them. Traditional paper questionnaires may not be the best route, she said, and organizers are considering using cell phones — becoming more common in Africa because they bypass the expensive and labor-intensive need to run phone cables to homes — as a way to keep in touch, either by speaking to a participant or texting them.Organizers are also hopeful that they can coordinate the effort with several similar studies going on in other countries, including Mexico, Sweden, and India, to make the results comparable across studies.last_img read more