Piramal Swasthya gets ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Piramal Swasthya gets ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ Inclusive Health Access AwardLocally Leading the Way to Universal Health CarePiramal SwasthyaUnited Nations General AssemblyUniversal HealthUSAID Read Article Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Recognition for innovations including community outreach programmes and telemedicine services Piramal Swasthya’s has been recognised with USAID’s ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ at the ‘Locally Leading the Way to Universal Health Care’ event aligned to the United Nations General Assembly’s theme of Universal Health. The award has been bestowed on Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute for innovations including comprehensive primary healthcare through community outreach programmes and telemedicine services to the unserved and underserved sections of society in India. Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya, accepted the award at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group said, “We are delighted to be recognised by Inclusive Health Access Award for Piramal Swasthya’s high impact solutions towards democratising healthcare services across 20 states in India. Over the last decade, Piramal Swasthya has successfully implemented several primary healthcare services and initiatives for the marginalised sections of society, especially in remote and inaccessible geographies across the country. At Piramal Swasthya, we are committed to delivering sustainable, scalable, replicable and affordable primary healthcare solutions to unserved and underserved sections of society.”Five winners from 400 applications across 68 countries received a $30,000 grant from USAID’s Innovation Incentive Award Authority. These awards are issued as fund transfers and the award money may be used at the winning teams’ discretion.Commenting on the occasion, Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya said, “USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Award is a testament to Piramal Swasthya’s role as a catalyst. I am humbled that our efforts in this area has been recognised globally. Piramal Swasthya is poised to transform India’s most pressing healthcare needs and help India achieve a maternal mortality rate of 70.”The Inclusive Health Access Prize is a global call for proven successes in expanding access to life-saving basic health care in low and middle-income countries. The prize recognises and incentivises evidence-based solutions that increase accessibility, affordability, accountability, and reliability of essential healthcare. USAID also facilitates access to financial and other support so that proven models can obtain maximum reach and impact. It recognises work that demonstrates how integration and partnership between public and private sector providers expands the access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups. The aim is to celebrate and spur a broad range of approaches that are sustainable, scalable and replicable. Successful models will engage local civil society, community, faith-based, for-profit commercial and/or other non-profit organisations that work as partners with communities in functioning health systems. By EH News Bureau on October 9, 2019 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

Ocean explorer to keynote ELULS Annual Update

first_imgWhen practitioners meet at the Environmental and Land Use Law Section’s (ELULS) Annual Update this August in Ponte Vedra, there is little doubt that the recent tragedy at the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon will be in the forefront of discussion.Intended as a nod toward the tremendous influence the ocean plays in environmental practice in the state, the Annual Update’s theme, “ Seas of Change: The Next Decade for Environmental and Land Regulation in Florida, ” was coincidentally already in planning at the time the spill began.Panel discussions at the seminar are scheduled to focus on marina and mooring field development issues and new coral reef regulations in addition to a timely offering on offshore oil and gas exploration. Many of the other sessions — like those on numeric nutrient criteria and statewide stormwater regulation — concern matters with implications for the long-term sustainability of marine ecosystems.Kicking it all off will be a keynote address by David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D., president of the nonprofit organization 1planet1ocean. Guggenheim, a marine scientist and undersea explorer, is renowned for his inspirational take on all the ocean has to offer society, highlighted with images and video from his research in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean basin.His group, 1planet1ocean, was founded to explore, restore, and sustain the oceans through international partnerships and offer solutions to the problems the oceans face. Previously, he was vice president for conservation policy at The Ocean Conservancy.In addition, Guggenheim has first-hand knowledge of the particular challenges confronting Florida, having once served as president and CEO of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and as a past co-chair of the Everglades Coalition.“David Guggenheim’s presentation brings abstract concepts like marine fisheries to light in technicolor,” ELULS CLE Committee Chair Nicole Kibert said. “ Given the potential devastation that Florida’s Gulf species are going to be dealing with in the aftermath of the unprecedented oil spill, Dr. Guggenheim’s message is even more meaningful.”Other speakers in the lineup include former head of EPA Region 4 John Henry Hankinson and Department of Community Affairs Secretary Tom Pelham.The ELULS Annual Update will take place August 12-14 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra. More details and registration information are available on the s ection’s website at www.eluls.org. Ocean explorer to keynote ELULS Annual Update MARINE SCIENTIST and undersea explorer David E. Guggenheim, pictured here in a DeepWorker Submarine, will discuss the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the work of his nonprofit 1planet1ocean, which was founded to explore, restore and sustain the oceans through international partnerships and offer solutions to the problems the oceans face. Ocean explorer to keynote ELULS Annual Updatecenter_img June 1, 2010 Regular Newslast_img read more

Gophers drop match against Marshall

first_imgGophers drop match against MarshallMinnesota started its weekend with a commanding 7-0 win over Iowa StateLisa PerssonMinnesota senior Natallia Pintusava plays against Marshall, Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center. Jace FrederickFebruary 24, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota women’s tennis team puts a lot of emphasis on the doubles point.On Sunday, losing it put the Gophers behind the eight ball from the start, and they never fully recovered.Minnesota dug itself an early 3-1 deficit and couldn’t dig itself out in a 5-2 loss to No. 70 Marshall on Sunday.“When you get a team like that at home, you want to get [the victory],” head coach Chuck Merzbacher said. “That’s just the bottom line.”It was only the second time the Gophers relinquished the doubles point all season.“That’s a big deal,” Merzbacher said. “The rest was just uphill.”In singles, Marshall’s Dana Oppinger defeated Gophers junior Tereza Brichacova in a three-set thriller to clinch the match.“It was a high-quality match,” Merzbacher said. “We’ve just got to take some of the pressure off of [Brichacova].”Merzbacher said the key to creating some breathing room for Brichacova is getting some production at the bottom of the lineup.A player who’s starting to provide that is junior Aria Lambert.Lambert defeated Rachael Morales in straight sets at No. 6 singles Sunday. It was her third straight singles victory.“I really just fought for every single point,” Lambert said. “The more I can win, the more confident I can get.”Is Lambert starting to get on a roll?“I hope so,” she said with a smile. And so do the Gophers.The disappointing loss came two days after the Gophers swept Iowa State 7-0.“We played pretty well from the first point to the last point in dominating fashion,” Merzbacher said of the Iowa State sweep.The Gophers also played Carleton College late Sunday night.Gophers men stop skidThe Gophers men’s team had dropped three straight matches with a 4-3 result.So when sophomore Ruben Weber clinched his No. 2 singles match in the third set to secure a 4-3 win over No. 45 Drake on Saturday night, the No. 49 Gophers broke out in celebration.Head coach Geoff Young said the team tries to stay level regardless of results, but the team seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief after the victory.“It was really nice to see Ruben get that,” Young said. “I’m really happy for him. I think it’s easier for him now, perhaps, to believe.”Gophers junior Leandro Toledo fell to Alen Salibasic at No. 1 singles in the match against Drake. But the Gophers, who took the doubles point to start the match, were able to recover.Minnesota was anchored by junior Jack Hamburg, who won at No. 3 singles. It was his sixth straight singles win.“He beat a really good player,” Young said. “That’s a really good win for him, and he did it in quick fashion.”The Gophers take the court against border rival Wisconsin at home Saturday in search of their first conference win of the season.last_img read more

News Scan for Mar 21, 2017

first_imgNut butter E coli outbreak grows to 23 cases; strain found in productsSeven more Escherichia coli O157:H7 illnesses have been reported in a multistate outbreak linked to soy nut butter from an Illinois company, raising the total so far to 23, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.Two of the newly reported cases involve patients who have hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney complication. Ten people have been hospitalized, and seven people now have HUS, the CDC said in an update. No deaths have been reported.The sick people are from nine states, with western states the most affected: Oregon (6 cases), California (5), Arizona (4), and Washington (2). Virginia has also confirmed 2 cases. Children are the hardest-hit group, accounting for 20 of the 23 cases.Epidemiologic investigations had pointed to I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter as the illness source, and the CDC said today that lab tests have identified the E coli outbreak strains in product samples collected from the homes of sick people and from retail locations.The CDC recommends that people do not eat and that childcare centers or other institutions avoid serving any variety or size of I.M. Health SoyNut Butter, I.M. Healthy brand granola, or Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter, regardless of purchase date on the container. The SoyNut Butter Company, based in Glenview, Ill., had previously recalled its soynut butter and granola products.Mar 21 CDC outbreak update New case of local Zika in Florida, new smartphone technology for testingYesterday the Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) confirmed a new case of locally acquired Zika, likely picked up in Miami-Dade County. This is the second case of non-travel–related Zika found in Florida this year.The patient was asymptomatic and found through a screening conducted in February. Florida Health said the patient likely contracted the disease in 2016, and the new detection does not mean that Florida has any ongoing sites of active transmission.In other Zika developments, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., have published a new paper in Scientific Reports describing how smartphone technology could streamline testing for mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.Sandia scientists recently developed the unincorporated amplification signal reporters (QUASR) technique, which conducts test reactions in a portable “LAMP box.” The box is smartphone-controlled and battery operated and can detect diseases within 30 minutes.Instead of using traditional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines to test the DNA material of a sample, the LAMP box “reads” DNA/RNA without a PCR’s heating and cooling cycle, making it useful for testing in the field.”We’ve demonstrated that the chemistry we’re using can amplify viral RNA directly from raw, unprocessed samples,” said Sandia chemical engineer and project lead Robert Meagher, PhD, in a press release. “That is the ideal for a point-of-care testing scenario because you don’t want to have extra equipment for isolating DNA or RNA.”Mar 20 Florida Health update Mar 20 Sci Rep article Mar 20 Sandia press release Flu declines in Northern HemisphereThe World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in a global flu update that influenza cases were on the decline overall and in the Northern Hemisphere but rising in parts of the Southern Asia, where 2009 H1N1 is increasing in circulation.In East Asia and Europe, the flu season has peaked. The H3N2 strain of influenza A was the most widely circulating strain. In North America, flu was decreasing in Canada and the United States, with a slight rise in Mexico. Flu activity in Central America and the Caribbean remained low.Temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere are at interseasonal levels. Of the flu samples recently tested by WHO laboratories in 94 countries across the globe, 77.3% were typed as influenza A and 22.7% as influenza B. Of the subtyped “A” samples, 91.9% were H3N2 and 8.1% 2009 H1N1.To date, all flu samples proved to be susceptible to antivirals, and the circulating strains of influenza A and B had not antigenically drifted from the strains used in the 2016-17 flu vaccine.Mar 21 WHO update Ocular specimens show little antimicrobial resistanceA new retrospective study from Mount Sinai Hospital showed low levels of antibiotic resistance and decreasing rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) rates in S aureus isolates taken from ocular samples.This is one of the first studies to track antimicrobial resistance in the ophthalmology setting, where broad-spectrum antibiotics are often used to treat infections and prescribed before and after surgical procedures, the authors wrote in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. To conduct the study, the researchers tested ocular cultures collected between January of 2010 and December of 2015 at 25 inpatient and outpatient clinics within the Mount Sinai system.A total of 540 bacterial organisms were gathered from 1,664 cultures, and 358 isolates underwent susceptibility testing. About 51% of isolates (182) were gram-positive, and S aureus was the most common gram-positive bacteria (62.1%). MRSAdecreased during the study period, from 31% to 14% overall, but the drop was not consistent over the years nor statistically significant. Compared with methicillin-susceptible S aureus isolates, MRSA samples were much more resistant to fluoroquinolones, erythromycin, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ).Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates showed reduced susceptibility to erythromycin. The most common gram-negative bacteria isolated were Haemophilus influenzae (26.1%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (23.9%); H influenzae isolates showed resistance to ampicillin and TMP/SMZ.”Overall, antimicrobial resistance was infrequent for the Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria analyzed. While the MRSA isolates demonstrated increased resistance to multiple antimicrobial classes, this is expected for this pathogen,” the authors concluded.Mar 20 Antimicrob Resist Infect Control studylast_img read more

Magee Hospital hosts baby pep rally

first_imgTINY STEELER FANS–Newborns at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC with their Steelers gear. (Photo by J.L. Martello)Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC is showing their Steeler pride during the playoffs by hosting a nursery pep rally featuring Pittsburgh’s newest members of Steeler Nation before every game. The newborns will be swaddled in Terrible Towels and sport hand-knitted black and gold caps made by Magee’s Volunteer Knitters. The first rally was held Jan. 8, the day before the Steelers won against the Bengals to go on and play against the Broncos.STEELER FAMILY–New mother Glennice Thomas holds her 2-day-old Steelers fan, Djibril Diallo, who is wrapped up in the terrible towel and rooting the team on in their playoff bid in the 2015-2016 season. She is supported by her sister, Mattie Thomas.(Photo by J.L. Martello)Pictured are participants of the first baby rally, Glennice Thomas and her son, Djibril Diallo, just two days after she gave birth.Glennice, who thought what the hospital is doing is really nice since all the babies were born in Pittsburgh, said it does not matter to her what Diallo does when he grows up as long as he is happy and he is good at whatever he does.Mattie Thomas, Glennice’s sister, a diehard devoted Steelers fan, said, “Djibril makes me believe even more that we are going to win.”BABY SUPPORT—Then two-day-old Djibril Diallo supporting the Steelers in their playoff run. (Photo by J.L. Martello)last_img read more

Emery wants big earner Mesut Ozil off Arsenal’s wage bill

first_img Upd. at 15:49 Throw into that the fact they are among the club’s biggest earners — Ozil’s thought to be the top earner at Arsenal — and the figures do not tally with the performances on the pitch.  27/03/2019 Emery quiere echar a Özil CET Barcelona accelerate their move for Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt Therefore, Arsenal, who are fighting to return to the Champions League next season, are open to moving both players on.  Both players have shown flashes this season but neither have lived up to expectations and do not have a regular place in Emery’s side. center_img Another player the Spanish coach is keen to shift from the wage bill is former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan. One of Unai Emery’s priorities this summer at Arsenal is to get rid of German playmaker Mesut Ozil, the Daily Mirror has claimed.  IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES SPORT.es Le Parisien: Mbappe most likely to end up at Real Madrid in 2020last_img read more

Galway v Mayo (Stand Tickets – SOLD OUT)

first_imgStand Tickets are now sold out. All supporters travelling to the game are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance, Tickets on sale through the Supervalu and Centra outlets. Tickets will also be on sale outside the stadium from 5pm when the gates open.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email A place in the Connacht Football Championship final is up for grabs this evening. Galway take on old rivals Mayo at McHale Park at 7pm with LIVE Commentary this evening from Ollie Turner & Frank Morris.last_img read more

Blow for Chelsea and Man United! Midfield star in talks with Juventus over new deal

first_img Paul Pogba in action for France 1 Manchester United and Chelsea target Paul Pogba is in talks with Juventus over a new contract.The France international currently earns around £1.2m-a-year but the Serie A Champions are reportedly willing to treble that amount.According to sources in Italy, the new deal would see Pogba take home wages of around £70,000-a-week, while also tying him to Juventus until 2018 – with the option of an extra year.Juventus are hoping that the offer of a new contract will ward off any potential suitors still eyeing a move for Pogba.The 21-year-old was linked with a move to Chelsea during the summer and Real Madrid have also been touted as another interested party.The new deal is also a reward for Pogba’s fine form for club and country.The Frenchman scored nine goals for Juventus last season and also claimed the award for the Best Young Player at the World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

OT leader Cathal keeps on target after emotional week

first_imgDonegal’s own Operation Transformation leader Cathal Gallagher fought tears during his weigh-in after a tough week on the RTE lifestyle programme.The Ballyshannon paramedic stuck to his goals to successfully reach his target weight loss of 4lbs. After shedding 16lbs last week, Cathal is well on his way to a healthy new start.Cathal, who has been inspiring entire communities to get active and eat well, earned high admiration from the OT experts which brought him to tears during Wednesday night’s weigh in. Fitness expert Karl Henry and the team were eager to tell Cathal how proud they were of his journey so far, particularly after a tough week. With the support of his wife Agi, Cathal acknowledged that he was finally ‘stepping up’ to the challenge.This week’s episode challenged the leaders to focus on food and cooking. Expert dietitian Aoife Hearne travelled to Donegal to visit Cathal, Agi and their 2 year-old daughter Maja and check on their food plan. The visit led to tearful moments as Agi opened up on not wanting to see Maja go down the same unhealthy route as Cathal, whose weight had risen to over 26stone after an accident.Cathal, who is the heaviest leader to ever appear on the show, is now inspiring countless other men and women to change their diet and exercise habits.He has a dedicated page on the Operation Transformation website to share his workout and food plans for others to follow: ot.rte.ie/leaders/cathal-gallagherv2 OT leader Cathal keeps on target after emotional week was last modified: January 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Erik Buttlar Promoted to Vice President of Asset Protection at Best Buy

first_imgErik Buttlar has been promoted to vice president of asset protection at Best Buy. Buttlar began his career with Best Buy since 1990, serving as a store manager and regional media manager before becoming a director supporting merchandising, inventory, and loss prevention in northern California and the Pacific Northwest. In 2007, he was promoted to senior director of asset protection, a position he held up to his most recent promotion to vice president of asset protection.Buttlar is a strong supporter of the loss prevention/asset protection community and currently serves on the editorial board for LP Magazine.Congratulations Erik!- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more