USAID, JSI Host Post Ebola Learning Confab

first_imgDr. Macauley (L) with partners including Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh.Participants share lessons learnedJohn Snow Research and Training, Incorporated (JSI) on Thursday, June 28, concluded a one-day post-Ebola national learning conference for partners and stakeholders at a resort in Monrovia.JSI Research and Training Institute is executing a USAID(United States Agency for International Development)-funded Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services (ETP&SS) program in the country.The ETP&SS has since January 2017 supported the Ministry of Health (MoH), to reduce the risk of a resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia.The program, according to ETP&SS Chief of Party (CoP) Dr. Rose Jallah Macauley, actively works in four priority counties, including Bong, Lofa, Montserrado and Nimba, where over 90 percent of Ebola survivors reside.She said that the program has also provided limited support to additional seven counties where Ebola survivors are currently residing.Yesterday’s conference, according to Dr. Macauley, was intended to share results and lessons learned from the project, and discuss further the progress that has been made in the country’s healthcare and survivor’s system since the project began.She said that health workers in all the 11 Ebola-affected counties are not better equipped to treat the health conditions of survivors. Rather, they refer them to specialty care due to the clinician training and mentorship conducted by the ETP&SS and partners.According to Macauley, counties focused on also received specialized training in ophthalmology (eye care), rheumatology, and psychiatry, which are not widely available in Liberia.USAID Acting Health Director Jessica Healey said the ETP&SS program’s overall goal was to facilitate the implementation of the Government of Liberia’s Ebola Survivors Care and Support Policy, which include the coordination and management of Ebola survivors’ activities through the National Ebola Survivor Secretariat and the National Ebola Survivor’s Network.She said that other objectives were to improve access for Ebola survivors to acquire necessary health services and medicines through health facilities that care for Ebola survivors, to reduce stigma and discrimination as well as strengthen and build public capacity to provide necessary, specialized health services to care for common complications.Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah lauded USAID’s contributions to the country’s healthcare system, particularly with the EVD’s survivor services. “Your commitment to Liberia before, during and after the Ebola epidemic is extraordinary,” she told the partners.Dr. Jallah said that the USAID’s Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services program worked tirelessly to coordinate survivors’ care and support the ministry to operationalize the Ebola Survivor Care Policy and make it come to life.The program, she said, also provided support for medical specialists to provide long-term training and service delivery as well as support mental health. Jallah also noted that under the ETP&SS program, health facility staffs were trained on how to use and properly maintain much needed equipment.According to her, the program is also carrying out key health infrastructure renovations across the country.Patrick Faley, Head of the National Ebola Survivor Network of Liberia (NESNL), lauded USAID for funding the ETP&SS program.He outlined the program’s many contributions to the network, including the sponsoring of its recent gathering in Buchana, Grand Bassa County.Faley meanwhile called for the extension of the program to at least two more years.Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis N. Kateh, Tolbert Nyenswah, director, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and Prof. Dr. Robert Kpoto.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SC Villa seek maximum points away to Ndejje

first_img Tags: ndejje universitySC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Villa have won only one game so far this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNdejje University vs SC VillaArena of Visions, BomboTuesday, 11-12-2018 @04:30pmBOMBO – SC Villa will be hoping their can register their second victory of the season when they take on Ndejje University at the Arena of Visions in Bombo.The record 16 time league champions look to be rejuvenated of late especially after the appointment of Douglas Bamweyana as head coach. Since Bamweyana arrived, the Jogoos have accumulated four out of a possible six points and have scored in each of the two games.Their last fixture at home to Maroons saw them come from a goal down to draw 1-1 but also witnessed club top scorer Bashir Mutanda miss from the spot late on in the game, a kick that would have probably won the game for Villa.Going into the game, Bamweyana is optimistic his side can get all three points.“It is not going to be an easy game like all the fixtures in the division are, said Bamweyana.“However, i am so optimistic especially after the performance against Maroons and how the players have been preparing for the game, we can get a great result.“We are ready to go to Bombo and walk away with three vital points.SC Villa will be boosted by the return of Albert Mugisa after completing his one game ban. The midfielder is a former Ndejje University player and is relishing the prospect of returning to the Arena of Visions as an opponent.“Everyone knows i played for Ndejje and they hold a special place in my heart, said Mugisa.“However, I am now a Villa player and so optimistic about facing Ndejje.“I am hoping to go back there and perform well and help my team win the game.Mugisa is the only returning Villa player for the game as Samson Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga, Savio Kabugo and Brian Bwete are all still out injured.For Ndejje, they are desperate for points as they have now gone 5 games minus victory (D1 L4). They currently sit third from bottom with only 7 points accumulated so far.They will go into Tuesday’s fixture knowing that a loss for them will only light their possibility of returning to the Big League at the first time of asking.Match Facts:This will be the first top flight meeting between the two sides.Against the newly promoted sides this season, SC Villa have played and won one game. The victory against Nyamityobora is also their only so far.Ndejje go into the game with only two win this season (D1 L7).At home, the University side have won two of their five games so far this season (D1 L2).For Villa, they go into the game having won only one of their last 14 league fixtures (D7 L6).Away from home, the Jogoos have won only one of their last 9 (D6 L2).The other fixtures on Tuesday:– Paidah Black Angels vs Kirinya JSS @4:30pm– Express FC vs KCCA FC @4pm– Bul FC vs Onduparaka FC @4:30pm– Mbarara City vs Tooro United @4:30pm– Maroons FC vs Nyamityobora FC  @4:30pmComments last_img read more

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