HealthLifestyleNewsRegional 12 Cuban health workers assigned to SERHA by: Jamaica Observer – November 21, 2014 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 224 Views no discussions KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twelve of the 30 Cuban health workers, who recently arrived in the island, have been assigned to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA).The team consists of eight doctors and four specialist nurses. They will be deployed to health facilities in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew and St Thomas.“SERHA provides health care services to approximately half of the population and so we welcome the additional manpower. We have no doubt that they will enhance our ability to meet the demands of the patients we serve,” Dr Andrei Cooke, SERHA board chairman said. “The team will provide services in specialty areas such as pathology, dentistry, primary care, oncology, neonatology and mental health.”Dr Cooke said the health workers have begun a three-day orientation, which the Region has customised to ensure that they are able to effectively function in the health facilities they have been assigned.“This orientation is geared towards assisting the team to adjust to working in a different cultural setting and so they are being introduced to the certain aspects of the Jamaican culture such as the food, language, dance and folklore,” Dr Cooke explained.“One of the key components of the orientation is strengthening the communication skills of the health workers because we recognise that there may be communication gaps.”In addition, Dr Cooke noted that the team will be briefed about the technical services offered in the Region, which represents their core responsibilities as it relates to patient care. They will also undergo three months of in-service technical training in the health facilities they have been placed.
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Schweinsteiger, who will become the first German to play for United’s first time, will leave behind a sizeable gap in Bayern’s squad by leaving the Allianz Arena. He has been on the Bavarian club’s books for 17 years and won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokals and the Champions League with Bayern among other successes. Bayern defender Philipp Lahm told Sport1 television: “It’s a pity that our paths are now dividing. We’ve been through so much together so it really is a shame. “We played football together for the first time when we were 16. We’re going to miss him. “Anybody who knows him knows that he is always looking for challenges so we’ve got to accept his decision.” Forward Thomas Muller, who has also been linked with a move to United, added: “It’s strange that Basti’s gone. He’s done sensationally for this club. “He’s not going to be forgotten in a rush. I wish him a lot of luck. This is how things work in football.” Meanwhile, former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson described Schweinsteiger as “top drawer” and a “true leader of men” who can drive the Red Devils back to the top. Robson, 58, told The Sun: “Schweinsteiger is the kind of player and personality United have been short of. “There is Michael Carrick, of course, who has that same experience and knowledge. When he was not playing last season, we saw that United were not the same team. “Schweinsteiger is absolutely top drawer and his record and reputation speak for themselves. “He is the kind of player that can lead United back to the very top.” “It started in the Olympiastadion and continued into the Allianz Arena. It was a really fantastic time and we experienced some great moments with 15 national titles, including the historic treble and other highlights. “We are always going to have a bond and I will keep you in my heart forever. “I also want to thank all the employees at the Sabener Strasse (training ground) for the great time we had together – unfortunately I can’t name everybody, but thanks for everybody, you helped me a great deal. “I hope you, dear fans, understand that I have chosen this path now. I think it’s a great challenge and I’m looking forward to it, although I will never forget you. “I will always hold you here [in my heart] and I hope we see each other again soon. Yours, Basti.” The 30-year-old midfielder added in a written statement: “The decision was very hard to make because you and FCB have and always will be an extremely important part of my life. “Nevertheless, I would like to again gain experience at a new club. “My destination is Manchester United. I hope you understand my decision. No one can take away the incredible journey we had together. #MiaSanMia.” Bastian Schweinsteiger has bid farewell to Bayern Munich fans in a statement and video posted to Twitter ahead of his move to Manchester United. The Germany captain is set to join the Premier League club upon the successful completion of a medical and said goodbye to the supporters who have followed him in Munich for the past 17 years. “Hi dear Bayern fans, and the South Stand in Munich,” Schweinsteiger said in a Twitter video. “I know that has been a lot of speculation about my future in recent weeks and months and I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic time we spent together. Press Association
With the ever emerging attention and critical praise coming out of Liberia’s Hip-Co music industry, more and more talented music fanatics have begun to participate in what they see as being ‘their’ big break into the music market; and getting paid.During the successful F Dot A Dot ‘Desire concert’ on March 15 at Bernard’s Beach, LIB Life had the opportunity to meet Liberia’s youngest Hipo-Co rapper thus far and find out why such a young boy wants to become Liberia’s next star.“I love rapping,” Ziggy Ray said, nonchalantly.According to the child star who is notably relaxed, but yet sure of what he wants, he has four- five tracks under his belt with a video mix tape underway and he has his dad to thank.“I’m Ziggy Ray’s father and also his personal videographer,” says Lorenzo Loveland. “Ziggy Ray’s talent came naturally, I have a studio and he likes to hang out in the studio most of the time. He has been watching artists come in and out and then one day he was like, ‘yo, I want to start my own stuff’. So far he has five songs to his name and a awesome video mix tape.” There’s more to come with this 7-year old who stands just over four feet tall, but has swag like one who has already won some awards.LIB Life will keep you posted on his next move, as we are sure he has many more to make.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Related posts:‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study New immigration program seeks to reunite Central American families in US Discussion of Cuban migrant crisis to resume Tuesday in Mexico Bernie Sanders: Central American refugees should not be ‘cast out’ A Department of Homeland Security shutdown grew increasingly likely Monday, with lawmakers fighting over funding for the US agencyamid a bitter standoff about President Barack Obama’s immigration reform plan.Facing a Friday deadline, Senate Democrats for a fourth time blocked a measure that would fund the department tasked with protecting Americans and securing the border.Lawmakers want to see DHS fully funded, particularly during the current heightened threat environment.But the $40 billion bill contains Republican amendments that would repeal Obama’s plan to shield millions of people from deportation, changes that Democrats do not support.With the blame game in full swing, it appeared increasingly likely Congress would fail to fund DHS before the midnight Friday deadline.“We’re in a bit of a boxed canyon here and I think we all know that,” Republican Senator Jeff Flake said after the vote.“Right now, it does seem to be where we’re headed,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said of a possible shutdown.All Senate Democrats voted against the measure, along with Republican Dean Heller.Immediately afterward, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced stand-alone legislation to repeal Obama’s immigration “overreach.”He and his office gave no indication whether he would follow that up with a clean DHS funding bill.Republicans including Flake and Senator John McCain have said they would support passing a temporary funding extension, a possible last-minute way to avoid a lapse.Some House Republicans have indicated they might be willing to test a partial DHS shutdown, arguing that essential personnel would keep working.House leaders have not indicated how they will proceed.“It’s going to be difficult for them to move anything,” Flake said of the House. “There are a lot of people dug in.”Obama fought back Monday against efforts to block his immigration order, urging a federal court to allow the shielding of deportations and demanding Congress fund DHS.The Justice Department filed a motion calling for a Texas district court to stay its injunction issued against Obama’s plan last week, which was a blow to his efforts to reform a system most lawmakers agree is broken.‘Break the impasse’ And DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called on Congress to act immediately to prevent shutdown.“If Congress wants to have a debate about immigration, the president and I welcome that debate,” he said.“But don’t tie that debate to the funding of the men and women standing behind me,” he told reporters, urging lawmakers to “figure out a way to break the impasse.”Should Congress fail to agree on funding, agents including border security personnel, airport screeners, and Secret Service agents tasked with protecting the president would remain on the job without pay.Funds for new border agents, training and equipment would be frozen. Crucial emergency management programs would halt.“This is no way to run a government,” Johnson said.Obama himself hammered the point to state governors gathered at the White House, where he warned of trickle-down effects of withholding 100,000 salaries.“It will have a direct impact on your economy, and it will have a direct impact on America’s national security,” Obama said. Facebook Comments