Wockhardt Group Hospitals to organise annual conference in Mumbai

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The theme for this year’s confernce ‘Doing It The Right Way’ will be held on December 7-8The experts likely ot be a part of the conference are Dr Clive Fernandes – Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals & Consultant Joint Commission International, Kornelia Fiaush – Joint Commission International, Dr Subramanian Swaminathan – Global Hospitals, Dr Swati Rajagopal – Aster Hospital, Mr John Yoo – MD Joint Commission International (Singapore), Dr Nitin Shinde – ALEXIS Hospital, Dr Harish Nadkarni – CEO, NABH, Dr Parag Rindani – Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr Girdhar J Gyani – Director AHPI, Dr B K Rana – Founding CEO QAI (Quality Accreditation Institute), Dr Mahesh Lakhe – Columbia Asia Hospitals, Dr Sanjeev Singh – Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Prakash Jiandani – Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr Subrojyoti Bhowmik – Peerless Hospital, Dr Alexander Thomas – CAHO, Dr Behram Pardiwala – Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr Ashok Shukla – IMA, Dr Vipin Checker – AMC, Dr Suganthi Iyer – PD Hinduja Hospital, Dr Ashwini Tayade – Orange City Hospital, Anil Jauhri – CEO, NABCB.Discussions that are likely to be held are as follows: What is a process audit and how it should be done?; How to analyse, interpret and act on collected data?; Medication reconciliation ・how to do it the right way?; What is the Right Process・for High alert medications?; Is there a link between Infection control and construction?; Effective communication do we ever practice it?; Importance of Pharmacovigilance? WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Wockhardt Group Hospitals to organise annual conference in Mumbai Share Related Posts Read Articlecenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By Prabhat Prakash on November 29, 2018 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Sakra World Hospital launches shoulder care centre

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Add Comment Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Share The centre will offer advanced surgeries for shoulder and upper limbSakra World Hospital has opened its shoulder centre in Bengaluru. The centre will offer advanced surgeries for shoulder and upper limb. It is equipped with highly specialised team and will cater to sports injuries from various sporting bodies and organisations and non-sporting shoulder injuries from patients across India. This centre of excellence is spearheaded by Dr Banarji BH, Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Sakra World Hospital.The centre offers routine surgical procedures including endoscopic reconstructive procedures, reconstruction of ligaments, shoulder stabilisation procedures and shoulder and total elbow joint replacement; unique surgical procedures consisting of Arthroscopic AC Joint Repair, Arthroscopic Suprascapular nerve decompression, Arthroscopic Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair. The centre is equipped with computer navigation system, intraoperative CT scan, high definition cameras, arthroscopic equipment for performing technically challenging procedures, cutting edge imaging technologies and a skeletomuscular rehabilitation facility spanning 7,000 sq ft.The Sakra Shoulder Centre was inaugurated by the Professional Armwrestling League President Igor Mazurenko from Poland. It was launched during the occasion of the ongoing Unified Ranking of Professional Athletes (URPA) World Ranking Series, organised by Bulldog Arm-wrestling and Professional Arm-wrestling League (PAL). Sakra World Hospital launches shoulder care centre WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Comments (0) BengaluruDr Banarji BHSakra World Hospital Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on March 18, 2019 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Dr Harsh Vardhan confers UHC awards to best performing States and UTs

first_img Related Posts Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on December 13, 2019 Dr Harsh Vardhan confers UHC awards to best performing States and UTs Comments (0) Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The event saw the release of CPHC Booklet for AB-HWCs, a Synthesis Report of Regional Workshops on AB-HWCs, Oral Healthcare Guidelines, AB-PMJAY 2020 CalendarDr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare conferred the UHC Awards to best performing Primary Healthcare teams of States and UTs, in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) and Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO (NHA), at the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day event organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.To mark the UHC Day 2019, the Ministry organised three policy labs for extensive brainstorming  and deliberations on three themes: providing CHPC in urban areas; strengthening delivery systems; and communitisation for wellness.Dr Vardhan congratulated the award winners and appreciated their dedication and hard work towards expanding the universal health coverage through various parts of the country. Speaking at the event, he said that as we aspire to move speedily towards UHC, we must strengthen the preventive, promotive and positive health concepts. He also said some radical new changes and innovations need to be done to achieve health for all, and health in all. “Let us involve all Government  Ministries/Departments at the Centre and States, along with the non-state actors and organisations/institutions to engage them into the health agenda in a constructive, smart and intelligent manner”. Since health is a multi-sectoral, multi-dimensional, layered, and a complex sector, we need multiple partners for achieving the agenda of ‘Health For All’, he added.Choubey stated that the commitment for ‘Health For all’ is clearly seen from the Prime Minister’s address at the UNGA earlier this year where he highlighted four pillars for universal healthcare and gave the blueprint of how India plans to achieve the same. He added that people’s well being shall lead to global well being.Sudan congratulated and thanked all the States and UTs for their efforts, which made possible the progress under HWCs and PMJAY. She stated that India has taken significant steps towards UHC by means of NHP 2017, Ayushman Bharat (with HWCs and PMJAY), the NMC Act, banning of e-cigarettes, approving 22 new AIIMS, up-gradation of 157 district hospitals as medical colleges, etc. She further said that while the stage has been set for expanding UHC,  we need to still address several challenges viz. expanding population, increasing and diversifying disease burden, devising different models for urban healthcare, accountability through social audits, engaging the private sector through effective partnerships etc. The three Policy Labs held today have helped us gain further clarity on the way forward, she added.Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog applauded the progress made under Ayushman Bharat. He said it is as much a time to celebrate as to aggressively aspire for strengthening UHC models of effective delivery and also to push for the same. He stressed on the importance of health financing by the centre and states; infrastructure in terms of hospitals and number of beds/1000 population and building capacity of HR at all levels i.e. general practitioner to specialists to nurses and paramedical staff.Besides the awards, the event also saw the release of the CPHC Booklet for AB-HWCs, a Synthesis Report of Regional Workshops on AB-HWCs, Oral Healthcare Guidelines, AB-PMJAY 2020 Calendar and launch of the revamped AB-HWC portal.Universal health coverage (UHC) aims that ‘all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services’. In December 2012, the United Nations passed a landmark resolution endorsing universal health coverage. In September 2015, the achievement of UHC was enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a key target to be reached by 2030. UHC Day, first commemorated on December 12, 2014, marks the anniversary of the landmark UN resolution. In 2017, December 12 was officially designated as International Universal Health Coverage Day by the United Nations. In Sept 2019, in the backdrop of United Nations General Assembly, there was a high level meeting on UHC (UNHLM), where world leaders committed to advance UHC.Also present at the award ceremony were, Dr Sanjay Tyagi, DGHS, Dr Poonam Khetarpal Singh, RD-WHO SEARO, Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative India and Vandana Gurnani, AS&MD (NHM) with the Health Secretaries and Mission Directors from the States along with other senior officers of MoH&FW and representatives of CSOs, NGOs and development partners. AB-PMJAY 2020 CalendarAshwini Kumar ChoubeyCPHC Booklet for AB-HWCsDecember 12Dr Harsh VardhanDr Henk BekedamDr Indu BhushanDr Poonam Khetarpal SinghDr Sanjay TyagiDr Vinod PaulOral Healthcare GuidelinesPreeti SudanSynthesis Report of Regional Workshops on AB-HWCsUHC awardsUHC Day 2019 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Indira IVF to expand business in South India

first_img Andhra PradeshIndira IVFKarnatakaSouth IndiaTelangana Comments (0) The company will be focussing to provide services in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra PradeshAfter successfully creating its presence in the North and Central India, Indira IVF is all set to expand its business in South India. With this development, Indira IVF aims to create its remarkable presence across the country.The company will be focussing to provide its services in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for now. Some of the cities that Indira IVF would be targeting are Mysore, Bellary, Mangalore, Hubli, Davangere, Warangal, Karimnagar, Visakhapatnam, and others.With 81 centres in total currently, it has plans to reach out to 100+ centres by March 2020. In the last nine years, over 55000+ successful IVF pregnancies has been achieved and 70+ success stories every day. Over the next few months, the company is expecting higher growth and momentum from the South Indian market.Speaking about the expansion, Nitiz Murdia, Marketing Director, Indira IVF, stated, “We are industry leaders when it comes to North India and in order to extend our reach, we are currently focussing on South India as well especially Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. With 81 centres currently spread across the county, we would be coming up with 15-20 new centres in South India. We would be investing around Rs 70-80 crore for establishing the new centres in South India.”The company will invest around Rs 70-80 crore for the launch and expansion of new centres in South India. Also, by next year, the focus is to open 5-6 centres each in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. Not just South India, the company also has plans to soon expand internationally as well. By EH News Bureau on December 26, 2019 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment Indira IVF to expand business in South India Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Boman Irani appointed as brand ambassador for Circa range of devices

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article #ShareYourPressureblood pressureBoman IraniBP monitoring deviceCirca range of devicesEris Lifescienceshypertensive patients WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Related Posts Comments (0) Boman Irani appointed as brand ambassador for Circa range of devices The association is aimed at highlighting importance of accurate, validated BP monitoring deviceEris Lifesciences has announced association with the well-known theatre and film actor, Boman Irani, for their Circa range of devices. The association is aimed at highlighting importance of an accurate and validated BP monitoring device.The focus of the campaign is to encourage hypertensive patients to measure their blood pressure at home using a validated device while making an appeal to share their readings with doctor. The campaign theme #ShareYourPressure, urges users to stop worrying about getting false reading and trust the device to share their pressure.Sharing his comments on the partnership, Irani said, “It gives me immense pleasure to start this journey with Circa. For blood pressure management, the latest norms require a person to monitor it at least two times a day in the morning and evening. With technology advancing manifolds, it is only important for us to bring the same into our healthcare systems and adopt validated devices that can provide timely updates when required.”The campaign will go live on social media channels this week in the form of short videos.Commenting on the development, Amit Bakshi, Chairman and Managing Director, Eris Lifesciences said, “Hypertension therapy is our second largest therapy and with cardiovascular being the number one chronic therapy, we are upping our ante by closing the loop with one of the most validated device for blood pressure management. We have world class data in the form of ‘India Heart Study’ conducted on the same ‘Circa’ device further validating our commitment to Hypertension therapy. With Boman Irani on board, we feel this partnership with the brand will increase awareness around home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) and bring more people to target blood pressure.” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on June 12, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Dedicated Covid Health Centre in Gurugram set up

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The centre offers 24×7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock availability of doctors, nurses on premises for patient careMax Healthcare has set up a Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) in Gurugram to take care of patients who are COVID +ve and show mild and moderate symptoms. Located at Vista Signature near Unitech Signature Tower, South City-I, the DCHS lies in close proximity to Max Super Specialty Hospital, Gurugram.The centre offers 24×7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock availability of doctors and nurses on premises for patient care, a comprehensive COVID care plan, daily visit by senior consultant – internal medicine, daily in-person monitoring by trained nurse, video consults by psychologists, oxygen support for stabilising the patients, and ambulance transfer in case of emergency. The charges for stay at DCHC are Rs 9,500 per day.This initiative by Max Healthcare aims to keep COVID and non-COVID patients segregated. It also intends to ensure that non-COVID patients in specialties such as cardiac, neurology, orthopaedics, cancer and dialysis as well as immune-compromised patients receive regular and timely treatment at Max Hospital Gurugram without any delay.Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Healthcare, said,  “A Dedicated Covid Health Centre for patients with mild to moderate symptoms is a much-needed addition to the healthcare infrastructure of Gurugram in the times of the pandemic. By segregating COVID patients from the general populace, it will not only lower the risk of infection for everyone but also reduce overcrowding at hospitals, leaving more space for the treatment of non-COVID patients.”Patients can call Ph: 0124-6623000 for more information. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment COVID-19 patientsCOVID-19 treatmentDedicated Covid Health CentreGurugramMax Healthcare Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Dedicated Covid Health Centre in Gurugram set up By EH News Bureau on June 22, 2020 Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

Heartfulness Institute in partnership with Ministry of AYUSH, United Nations Department of Public Information to host global Yogathon

first_img Read Article Heartfulness Institute in partnership with Ministry of AYUSH, United Nations Department of Public Information to host global Yogathon The event will showcase need for compassion, will inspire people how to live a life of compassionCompassion takes centre stage on International Day of Yoga 2020. This year, it also happens to be World Music Day. Heartfulness Institute, in partnership with the Ministry of AYUSH and the United Nations Department of Public Information, will be hosting a global Yogathon, with a call to make compassion contagious, music, conversations on Yoga, and an opportunity to meditate together. This event has the overwhelming support of more than 500 social, professional and cultural organisations in North America and India. As we continue to figure out how to face the challenges caused by the pandemic, and the personal, financial and social challenges of our times, the need to live a life of compassion is paramount. Compassion will help soothe hearts laden with fear and insecurity about the future. This event will showcase the need for compassion and will inspire people how to live a life of compassion. The transformative powers of compassion have been chronicled extensively in all the great world scriptures, and it is time for us to remind ourselves of them.The following luminaries will be taking part in the Yogathon: Kamlesh Patel (Daaji), Guide, Heartfulness; Baba Ramdev, YogRishi; Shripad Naik, AYUSH Minister; Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G20; Rajeev Chandran, Officer-in-Charge, UNIC India; Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Shankar Mahadevan, musicians; Shaina NC and Mickey Mehta,  Wellness experts; PV Sindhu, VVS Laxman, Navdeep Saini, sports stars; Omi Vaidya, Sudhanshu Pandey, actors, and others.Commenting on the theme of the event, Daaji said, “Compassion is contagious and can transmit faster than any virus, while making us stronger. International Day of Yoga is a very apt platform to spread the message of compassion, and celebrities from all walks of life have readily agreed to lend their voice to this cause. This international Yogathon will help bring consciousness to the need for more elevated acts of compassion, allowing all our lives to be more peaceful and meaningful.Commenting on the Yogathon as a co-host Naik said, “This International Yoga Day 2020 will be a significant milestone in the journey of bringing yoga practices to the world. This vision inspired by our Prime Minister is now adopted by the United Nations and is a global movement. The tradition of yoga is time immemorial and is another contribution to the heritage of the world, a fact that should make all Indians proud wherever there are. It is our responsibility to nurture and share the benefit of this phenomenal practice so that the future generations are also able to enjoy this gift to mankind.”  The event will go live on June 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time in the US and on June 21, 2020 at 7 am in India. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on June 19, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Comments (0) News Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” compassionHeartfulness InstituteInternational Day of Yoga 2020Ministry of AYUSHUnited Nations Department of Public InformationYogaYogathon WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Postslast_img read more

Wolters Kluwer and Cloudnine Hospitals come together to provide effective clinical decision through UpToDate

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share By EH News Bureau on March 12, 2021 CloudnineCOVID-19 outbreakRaviganesh VenkataramanUpToDateWolters Kluwer Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Wolters Kluwer and Cloudnine Hospitals come together to provide effective clinical decision through UpToDate The clinical decision support resource to provide effective maternity and childcare in India Read Article Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Wolters Kluwer, Health in association with Cloudnine Hospitals to integrate its clinical decision support (CDS) resource, UpToDate to enhance patient care and quality throughout its group.Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate will now be available to Cloudnine Group of Hospitals across geographies in India.UpToDate, a clinical decision support resource, which leverages evidence-based content to enable improved patient outcomes and quality care.Cloudnine Hospital selected UpToDate for its Pathways, which provide interactive guidance along critical decision points, personalised for each patient.UpToDate Pathways will also be used in the development of local clinical pathways that are specific to the hospital and designed to improve quality performance metrics through the adoption of evidence-based medicine. UpToDate is reportedly used by over 1.9 million clinicians around the world – is the “only clinical decision support resource associated with improved patient outcomes and hospital performance.”“We are honored to extend our support to Cloudnine Hospitals in their endeavor of providing the best clinical outcomes for every patient, commented Harish Ramachandran, Country Head for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer- Health. “Their profound commitment of bringing standardisation and quality care with UpToDate Advanced resonates with our values and mission to provide evidence-based clinical decision support in the clinical set-up for standardised and high-quality care throughout a patient’s care journey”, he added.Raviganesh Venkataraman, CEO, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals said, “Customer safety is our priority and innovation has always been core to our business. As more of the population ages, life expectancy increases, and as the nursing shortage continues, new age medical technologies are becoming more crucial for continued medical care. Thus, integrating UpToDate will help support the clinicians to drive consistent high-quality care, minimise errors and improve hospital efficiency to provide seamless maternity services.”Maternal and peadiatric care are one of the topmost priorities in India and digital solutions are a way to help healthcare practitioners to provide best medical practices for quality care to women and children. As the first mover and pioneer in this sector, Cloudnine has been innovating constantly to handle high-risk pregnancies and critical cases. With the adoption of UpToDate, they intend to improve healthcare delivery and provide interactive guidance along with critical decision points which is personalised for each patient.The technological innovation allows clinicians to develop a patient-specific pathway for every patient. CDS systems have become the need of the hour especially with the COVID-19 outbreak as it provides accurate and reliable information to healthcare professionals for the treatment of patients with different ailments. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Clinical Research Happening Now News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0)last_img read more

New vaccine blocks COVID-19, variants and other coronaviruses

first_img Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The new vaccine, called pan-coronavirus vaccine, was found effective in protecting monkeys and miceUS researchers have developed a potential new vaccine, which has proven effective against the original SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 as well as its UK, South Africa and Brazil variants and related bat coronaviruses that could potentially cause the next pandemic.The new vaccine, called pan-coronavirus vaccine, was found effective in protecting monkeys and mice.Pan-coronavirus vaccine triggers neutralising antibodies via a nanoparticle. The nanoparticle is composed of the coronavirus part that allows it to bind to the body’s cell receptors and is formulated with a chemical booster called an adjuvant. Success in primates is highly relevant to humans, said researchers from the Duke University in North Carolina, the US.The findings, published in the journal Nature, showed that the nanoparticle vaccine, in monkeys, blocked COVID-19 infection by 100 per cent. The new vaccine also elicited significantly higher neutralising levels in the animals than current vaccine platforms or natural infection in humans.“We began this work last spring with the understanding that, like all viruses, mutations would occur in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19,” said senior author Barton F Haynes, Director, Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI).“The mRNA vaccines were already under development, so we were looking for ways to sustain their efficacy once those variants appeared.“This approach not only provided protection against SARS-CoV-2, but the antibodies induced by the vaccine also neutralised variants of concern that originated in the UK, South Africa and Brazil, and the induced antibodies reacted with quite a large panel of coronaviruses,” Haynes said.The team built on earlier studies involving SARS, the respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-1. They found a person who had been infected with SARS-developed antibodies capable of neutralising multiple coronaviruses, suggesting that a pan-coronavirus might be possible.They identified one particular receptor-binding domain site that is present on SARS-CoV-2, its circulating variants and SARS-related bat viruses that makes them highly vulnerable to cross-neutralising antibodies.The team then designed a nanoparticle displaying this vulnerable spot. The nanoparticle is combined with a small molecule adjuvant, which boosts the body’s immune response to fight the disease. batscoronavirusesCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineCOVID-19 variantsDuke Universitypan-coronavirus vaccine By IANS on May 19, 2021 COVID-19 Updates News Related Posts New vaccine blocks COVID-19, variants and other coronaviruses WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Share Add Commentlast_img read more

Schools to Celebrate Jamaica Day February 25

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica Day 2011 will be celebrated on Friday, February 25 with a potpourri of activities in schools islandwide under the theme – ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Feasting on our Heritage’. Director, Culture in Education Programme, in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Amina Blackwood Meeks, told JIS News that, “Jamaica Day 2011, is for us, a very exciting project to be working on. Every year we have a different theme and this year the theme touches so many different aspects of the curriculum and so many different aspects of our national life and culture.” “As a people we like to eat and we are blessed to have so many different kinds of culinary treats from so many different aspects of our culture…so we want our students to understand the foods we eat and the history and sociology that is tied up in all these foods. Secondly, what is the technology that is linked to the way foods are prepared. How did that technology emerge? How has it changed and why and what is the impact of these changes on the culture?” she said. Mrs. Blackwood Meeks also emphasised that one of the objectives of Jamaica Day is to ensure that all stakeholders understand the importance of food security. “We want our children and the entire nation to understand that the whole business of our food security is in our hands. We also want our students and our people to get an understanding or deepen their understanding on the role of agriculture in our economic and social well being and we want, very critically, to grow our respect for the people who work on the land to feed us,” she argued. She pointed out that parents, vendors, students and other stakeholders are usually very excited about the Jamaica Day celebrations. “We have been overwhelmed. There are people who now tell us that they know when it is Jamaica Day, because they see all the students going to school in their Jamaica colours and that’s just one symbolic representation. But we have schools where the parents and the vendors get involved in Jamaica Day and those schools report to us that, as a result of Jamaica Day, they have deepened their association with the communities”, she noted. According to Mrs. Blackwood Meeks, the activities for Jamaica Day will vary depending on the size of the school, where it is located and the available resources. “As a result, some schools will have an extended devotion and a lecture or panel discussion and that’s their Jamaica Day at the minimum. At maximum, some schools have their flag raising ceremonies, they invite other schools to come in and participate with them, and they have displays, panel discussions, and a closing activity which can be anything from a concert to an awards ceremony,” she  explained. Sydney Pagon Agricultural High School in St. Elizabeth will be the focus school this year, due to its close links with the Jamaica Day theme. CONTACT: ODETTE BARRON RelatedSchools to Celebrate Jamaica Day February 25 RelatedSchools to Celebrate Jamaica Day February 25 RelatedSchools to Celebrate Jamaica Day February 25center_img Schools to Celebrate Jamaica Day February 25 EducationFebruary 24, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more