eHealth Turns Emergency Operations Centers Over To Gov’t

first_imgeHealth-Africa in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has turned over Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) constructed across the country to 11 of the 15 county health teams. eHealth-Africa constructed and operated 15 of the EOCs in the country during the Ebola outbreak, but is now phasing out the project. With the turn-over exercise, the Ministry of Health will now take over the project.The weeklong turning over exercise was carried out simultaneously by three teams (A, B, C) across the country. Team A covered Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Kru and Maryland counties.Team B included Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa and Bomi counties, while Team C turned over EOCs in Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties.Each of the EOCs consists of a conference room and work station that are well equipped with internet service for effective reporting of emergency cases, desk phones, laptops, projectors, flat screen televisions, white boards, among other equipment.The facilities were provided by eHealth-Africa through funding from the CDC as part of efforts by the United States government to help build a resilient health sector in Liberia. The facilities are also meant to fight Ebola and other diseases in Liberia through an effective Internet Technology (IT) System.eHealth-Africa originally operated in Nigeria where through its communication system fought significantly against the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and the eradication of Polio in that West African state.During the handing over of the facility in Sinoe County, Senator, J. Milton Teajay, expressed appreciation to the US government for aiding the people of Liberia at a most critical time.He described the handover as a manifestation of true traditional friendship and love for humanity.He lauded the CDC and eHealth-Africa for their willingness to come and help save the lives of Liberians at a most critical and devastating time in the country’s history.The Sinoe lawmaker meanwhile assured eHealth-Africa and the CDC that the facilities will be used for the intended purpose.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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Rooney smashes winning goal from inside his own half

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney scores a breathtaking goal from inside his own half for the DC United © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Patrick McDermottLOS ANGELES, United States, Jun 27 – Wayne Rooney scored a sensational goal with a blast from his own half for his US club DC United that triggered social media storm of applause across the globe on Thursday.His ‘goal of the season’ lifted United to a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday and saw the veteran former England striker dance an excited little jig. The ex-Manchester United star hammered a 68-yard strike over the head of Orlando goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the back of the net in the 10th minute.“I thought it was nice and it was special to score the goal this evening,” Rooney told the DC United web site.Rooney was the most advanced DC United player as his team defended in depth. When the ball was hoofed clear, two City men converged but only deflected it into Rooney’s path.Facing the Orlando goal and with the ball bouncing in front of him, Rooney saw Rowe was out of his 18 yard box and smashed a first-time shot.As the ball swerved and dipped over the despairing goalkeeper, Rooney broke into a brief dance. He spread his arms wide in celebration as the ball curled inside the near post for one of Major League Soccer’s goals of the year.“It’s something that I’ve practised so many times,” Rooney said. “Different managers and teammates are, like, why are you practising this, you won’t score from this position, but for nights like tonight that’s why I do practise it.”The training had paid off in the past. In 2017, Rooney rifled a shot past Joe Hart from his own half for Everton against West Ham. In 2014, Rooney lobbed a goal from just inside the opposition half for Manchester United, also against West Ham.The DC United star’s goal sparked a Tweet-storm of applause across the world and drew attention back in Britain where Rooney’s former Manchester United team mate Rio Ferdinand woke up, saw the video and retweeted it along with the comment “Morning Wazza…” and a string of emoticons.Rooney, along with former Manchester United players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nani, is part of the July MLS All-Star exhibition squad to face Atletico Madrid in Orlando on July 31.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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