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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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATE VICIOUS GANG ATTACK ON CANCER RECOVERY TEEN AND PAL

first_imgGARDAI in Letterkenny are investigating a vicious attack on two teenage boys in which they suffered serious facial injuries.One of the teenagers – recovering from leukaemia – had his face bashed in during the completely unprovoked attack.The boys were set upon close to the Oatfield roundabout in the town on Friday night after attending an under-age drink-free disco. They were waiting for a lift close to Mr Chippy when a gang began to shout at them.The boys, fearing they were about to be attacked, ran off. They were cornered at the Aldi supermarket where they were repeatedly punched and kicked.The 16-year-olds suffered severe bruising to their faces and chipped and damaged teeth.A woman who stopped to help drove off – whilst other terrified motorists also drove on. “They could have been killed,” said a relative of one of the boys today.“One of them is in remission from cancer and he was repeatedly beaten and kicked by four of these youths, even when another one of their gang had pleaded for the rest of the gang to stop.”Anyone with information is asked to call Letterkenny Garda Station on 07491 67100. GARDAÍ INVESTIGATE VICIOUS GANG ATTACK ON CANCER RECOVERY TEEN AND PAL was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALDIassaultattackcrimeGardailetterkennyOatfield Roundaboutlast_img read more

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