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  • PAHO trains health professionals to better detect, treat Zika-related illnesses

    first_img 10 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyleNewsRegional PAHO trains health professionals to better detect, treat Zika-related illnesses by: Caribbean Media Corporation – September 2, 2016center_img Share Share BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean health professionals are ending a two-day workshop here on Friday on the clinical management of severe neurological complications related to Zika virus, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome.“The workshop aims to build the capacity of health professionals in the Caribbean so that they are better prepared to detect and treat patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome,” said Godfrey Xuereb, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean countries.Based on scientific research, PAHO said there is a consensus that the Zika virus can trigger Guillain-Barré syndrome.PAHO has said that 45 countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, have reported transmission of the disease since the Zika virus was detected in Brazil in May 2015.PAHO said several countries have reported severe neurological cases associated with infection by the virus, mainly transmitted by the bite of an infected aedes aegypti mosquito.Since June 2016, the number of cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome has been increasing in the Caribbean.For this reason, PAHO said it is working to expand and strengthen the professional capacity to provide adequate medical attention to these cases.PAHO said new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for clinical management of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome will be outlined in the meeting, focusing on practical approaches to implementation in different countries.PAHO said participants in the workshop are expected to return home and lead the process of developing locally adapted protocols to improve the clinical management of severe neurological cases involving Zika virus in their countries.Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in which the patient’s immune system attacks the peripheral nerves.PAHO said people of all ages can be affected, but added that it is most common in adults and males.In 20 per cent to 25 per cent of cases, PAHO said the chest muscles are affected, making breathing difficult. The majority of those affected, even the most severely, fully recover, PAHO said.“We’ve brought experts at the highest level so that Caribbean clinicians are better prepared to provide the care required for a person with a severe neurological disorder,” said Pilar Ramón Pardo, PAHO’s chief of operations for the Zika Emergency Response.“These patients represent the most severe cases of infection Zika. They require a complex level of attention and care to prevent complications and speed their recovery.”PAHO said the experts participating in the workshop include neuro-epidemiologist James Sejvar, of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and neurologist Javier Carod-Artal, of the NHS Highland Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, United Kingdom. Both are members of the group that developed the WHO guidelines.Also teaching are: Dr Rodrigo Salinas, of the University of Chile, who has extensive experience in neurological complications due to Zika virus, and Professor Federico Montero, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Costa Rica, who addresses the key issues in patient improvement and recovery.The workshop is part of a series of training activities initiated in May this year, where health professionals from 16 Caribbean countries were oriented in the clinical management of Zika virus infection during pregnancy, PAHO said.last_img read more

  • Ince in line for Swans talks

    first_imgTom Ince is set to hold talks with Swansea over an initial loan move from Blackpool, Press Association Sport understands. Any deal would see a fee paid to take Ince on loan until the end of the season, when a permanent switch could be completed once his Blackpool contract comes to an end. Ince, whose father Paul was sacked as Blackpool manager last week, had been reportedly set to join Monaco earlier in the January transfer window, but a move to the Ligue 1 club did not materialise. The Seasiders had confirmed Ince would hold talks over a move to the top-flight in a club statement which read: “Blackpool Football Club can confirm that, following discussions with Thomas Ince and his representative, permission has been given for Thomas to discuss a loan move to a Premier League club. “Thomas has expressed his ambition to play in the Premier League for the remainder of the season, a decision that the club fully understands and supports.” Swansea’s Welsh rivals Cardiff agreed an £8million fee for Ince last summer, but the player eventually turned down a move to Cardiff City Stadium. The winger is expected to arrive in south Wales on Monday afternoon after the Seasiders gave the England Under-21 international permission to discuss a switch to the Liberty Stadium. Other clubs are also keen to sign Ince, with Crystal Palace believed to be among them, who is out of contract in the summer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Wellington school board to hold special meeting Thursday, April 24

    first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wellington school board will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 24, at the USD 353 Central Office at 7 p.m. to discuss the safe and secure schools bond project. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

  • ‘LRA Unshakably Committed To Fighting Corruption’

    first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba says her administration is unshakably committed to visibly fighting corruption.She said the LRA has adopted a radical stance in battling corruption and taking actions to spur revenue generation for the good of the country and people.“We at the LRA have taken a no nonsense approach to combating corruption. For us, Zero Tolerance is the name of the game,” Mrs. Tamba declared Wednesday, December 9, in Monrovia, when she gave the keynote address at a program marking International Anti-Corruption Day.Mrs. Tamba said the war against corruption in Liberia will remain elusive, despite the many anti-corruption agencies set up by government, unless everyone from every walk of life takes concrete and sustainable actions to curtail the vice.The LRA Commissioner General said although significant progress has been made in combating corruption in the country and at the LRA, there remain many leakages within the revenue system which demand more concrete and collective actions to deal with the unwholesome practice.As a mark of institutional commitment, Mrs. Tamba stated that every employee at the LRA is compelled to sign a professional code of conduct that is being vigorously implemented to deter corruption, while robustly collecting the Liberian people’s taxes.Among other corruption fighting measures, the LRA has established a Professional Ethics Division that is actively investigating ethical transgressions, an Anti-Smuggling arm proactively combating smuggling, while its middle and back offices are being strengthened to data mine and more easily detect fraud and evasion.“We are not there yet,” the Commissioner General acknowledged to an audience of government officials, development partners and hundreds of students. There is still much more work to be done, added Mrs. Tamba. “There is still corruption but we are unshakably committed to visibly fighting corruption and to taking action.”She called on the public to join the LRA in fighting corruption by reporting bribery, collusion, seeking of ‘cold water’ among others. “If you are out there and want to fight corruption come and help us,” she urged.The LRA also has an effective whistleblower program and has recently made a recommendation to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning to increase the award to 10% of the taxes recovered. “We are cultivating alliances; we are using risk profiling to facilitate faster intervention. We are working hard at building internal strength,” she added.Mrs. Tamba said the war on corruption can be won only if everyone—teachers, the police and judiciary, legislature, the church, marketers, journalists, students, community leaders, among others—commit themselves to doing a little more.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more