India’s Pneumonia vaccination programme will be worth money, predicts study

first_img Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the global antibiotic resistance partnership and supported by Princeton University through its Grand Challenges ProgrammeResearchers at University of Strathclyde has predicted through its study that a programme to vaccinate 27 million new-born babies in India against pneumococcus could prevent approximately 35,000 under-five pneumonia death. The Indian government is currently rolling out a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) across the country to tackle the disease, which claimed the lives of an estimated 105,000 children under the age of five in 2010.However, the vaccine is significantly more expensive than others included in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme. In addition, its effectiveness in low and middle-income countries is uncertain. The Global Alliance for vaccines and Immunization is currently helping to fund PCV provision until 2021, after which the Indian Government will have to bear the full costs.To predict the potential outcome and cost-effectiveness of India’s PCV programme, researchers at the University of Strathclyde in the UK and the Center for Disease Dynamics Economics and Policy in the US and in New Delhi, India used a model they had previously developed and validated called IndiaSim, which is representative of the Indian population and health system.The analysis considered the distribution of the dominant strains of the disease in India and the characteristics and behaviour of the host population within the country’s health system. The study, published in the journal BMJ Global Health, concludes the programme could prevent 34,800 under-five deaths, cost $240m (1,600 crore rupees) and save families $48.7 million in treatment costs annually.This outcome assumed vaccination coverage levels similar to those achieved by the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) immunisation programme; approximately 77 per cent. Increasing the coverage level to 90 per cent was found to be the most cost-effective outcome in over 95 per cent of simulated outcomes.Lead author Dr Itamar Megiddo, Assistant Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in Strathclyde Business School says, “Pneumonia is a major cause of death in India and as many other countries have done the government decided to introduce PCV in its vaccination programme. However, PCV is expensive and its efficacy is uncertain for a number of reasons. These include a lack of information on the distribution of the disease-causing strains in India and lack of contextualized information on the efficacy of the vaccine in India and other low- and middle-income countries. The affordability and cost effectiveness for a country like India is especially important.”Dr Megiddo further says, “Although our study had limitations, and there are data gaps that need to be filled, even with conservative assumptions we believe the vaccination would avert a significant number of deaths. “It would also protect some of the poorest people in India from potentially catastrophic expenditure and deliver value for money. We would recommend the Indian Government includes PCV vaccination in the Universal Immunisation Programme, and the vaccine’s effectiveness should be continuously monitored as it is rolled out to provide more data to inform vaccination strategy.” India’s Pneumonia vaccination programme will be worth money, predicts study Related Postscenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News By Swati Rana on July 10, 2018 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launches second state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation lab

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” cardiac catheterisation labDr AB MehtaJaslok Hospital & Research CenterJitendra Haryan The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story The cath lab will help to cater to the increasing number of patients with heart-related issues in the cityJaslok Hospital & Research Center has launched a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation lab. This is the second Cath Lab to be added in the hospital and will help to cater to the increasing number of patients with heart-related issues in the city. This facility will provide assistance in various heart-related procedures like angioplasty, angiography, rota ablation, intravascular ultrasound, TAVI and other structural heart diseases, pacemaker, amongst many other procedures. The facility will also help doctors as they will have a image-guided visualisation of the patient’s heart, automatically segmented according to the type of procedure recommended.The lab has Live Image Guidance (LIG) to perform the minimal invasive surgery with precision. Apart from LIG, the machine also has features such as intuitive user interface, physiology co-registration, seamless integration into the pci workflow, analysis and device detection to name a few. It will also provide deeper anatomical understanding to plan and perform TAVR/TAVI, mitral valve replacement and LAAC procedures. Immersive user experience and fully automated tasks simplify planning, measurement, device selection and choice of optimal X-ray viewing angle.Speaking at the launch, Jitendra Haryan, CEO, Jaslok Hospital said, “We have seen a steady increase in the number of cardiovascular cases that the hospital receives and thus adding another advanced cath lab will benefit us in treating more number of patients. There is a growing demand for image-guided therapy and increasingly complex procedures, so hospitals are looking for ways to treat more patients in less time without compromising quality of care. Our state-of-the-art cath lab will not only increase the number of procedures done at Jaslok, but doctors would also be able to perform more elective or planned procedures on patients.”Adding to this, Dr AB Mehta, Head of Cardiology, Jaslok Hospital said, “Cath Lab facility will directly benefit patient outcomes and experience, because it enables clinicians to provide superior care in the interventional lab and provides high productivity at a lower cost of procedure. The facility is specifically designed to provide both high performance for real-time multitasking and an outstanding user experience where interventional team members can work parallelly at flexible work spots without interrupting each other.”The launch also witnessed the felicitation of five BEST drivers who went beyond their call of duty to save lives of patrons in the city. BEST association conducts CPR trainings for the drivers and support staff as part of their community outreach initiative. These five drivers who had received CPR training could identify the commuter under stress as a case of heart attack, and immediately performed CPR on them.Dr Metha was also felicitated for his outstanding contribution in the field of cardiology and nearly half a century service at Jaslok Hospital. Share Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article News Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launches second state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation lab Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on December 23, 2019 Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Borough Assembly Looks At Increasing Sales Tax Rate

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will introduce an ordinance aimed to increase the borough sales tax rate from 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent. The ordinance would go before the voters in the Regular Election on October 2. The borough assembly will be meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. The ordinance was introduced by assemblywoman Kelly Cooper, and in a memo to the assembly she stated: “This ordinance would address the budget shortfall in a way that broadens the potential impacton borough businesses. I believe a broad based tax that is collected from everyone is a better solution than targeting a small group.” Cooper: “Increasing the sales tax from 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent will increase the borough’s revenues without stifling the economy. The anticipated yearly revenue from the .5 percent increase in sales tax is $5,000,000.”center_img Story as aired: Cooper has introduced this as an alternative to the proposed ‘bed tax’  ordinance that has been met with opposition from accommodation managers throughout the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

Chelsea v Norwich player ratings

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Cain Velasquez to retire from UFC, join WWE

first_imgCain Velasquez is calling it a career in mixed martial arts.Velasquez is retiring from the UFC and signing a multi-year deal to join the WWE, the organization announced Friday. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe former UFC heavyweight champion even has his first match lined up: Oct. 31 at the WWE Crown Jewel event against former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE champion Brock Lesnar. The WWE also announced a match between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman to be held during the same event. #WWEChampion @BrockLesnar vs. @cainmmaIt’s official, and it’s happening on Oct. 31 at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/FE0SeNOVFZ— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019This is [email protected] vs. @Tyson_Fury. October 31. It’s going down at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/KcuKGthpyA— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019Velasquez made his WWE debut on SmackDown last Friday where he confronted Lesnar. The two previously met in the octagon in October 2010 when Velasquez defeated Lesnar by TKO to win his first of two UFC heavyweight titles.Before his appearance at SmackDown, Velasquez also dipped his toe into wrestling in Mexico where he showed off some serious athleticism.Wow. Cain Velasquez is amazing as a wrestler. Cool that he wore a mask like a luchador, knowing the Mexican wrestling tradition.I’d love to see him in the @WWE when his #UFC career is over. #TriplemaniaXXVII pic.twitter.com/BEFpBCxoZ9— ChanMan (@ChandranTheMan) August 4, 2019The 37-year-old finishes his UFC career with a 14-3 (12 KOs) record.last_img read more

Man United goalie Sergio Romero registers himself in Guinness book of World Records

first_imgAdvertisement b5jlNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslsdrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E31br4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4cu81Would you ever consider trying this?😱kCan your students do this? 🌚a2ooemRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sergio Romero has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Manchester United goalkeeper broke the record for the number of goals scored from the halfway line in a minute.Advertisement Romero competed with teammates Ander Herrera and Phil Jones for the record. The Argentine managed 20 goals in a minute. Jones managed 19, and Herrera could muster 14. The previous record stood at 5, and Romero absolutely annihilated it.Advertisement Adam Brown was the Guinness World Records adjudicator, and he explained the rules for the attempts. The shot had to be strictly from behind the halfway line. Also, the previous shot need not go in for the player to take the next attempt.All three players were exhausted after the minute, and it is definitely not as easy as it sounds. Herrera said, “I didn’t expect it was going to be that tough.”Advertisement Even Romero, despite winning it was panting at the end. “I need some water and oxygen,” he said afterward. This is Romero’s fourth season at Old Trafford, and he was signed in 2015 from Sampdoria. He has made just 43 appearances thus far. The major reason for that is none other than David De Gea. He should return to the side against Wolves in the FA Cup on March 16. Advertisementlast_img read more

Join AFL’s 400-club for lunch

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Coronavirus call for calm

first_imgWith LaTrobe MP Jason Wood Australia is a self-sufficient nation. That is why panic buying and rushing our supermarket shelves are unwarranted and unnecessary. We have enough for everyone, and we are not going to run out of food. We need to take reasonable steps to protect fellow Australians from spread of coronavirus, so can I request everyone to look after the elderly as they are the most susceptible to falling ill. We need to work together to help stop the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). To protect people most at risk and slow the rate of community transmission:* Non-essential organised gatherings should be kept to fewer than 500 people* Non-essential meetings or conferences of health care professionals and emergency services should be limited* Reconsider if you need to visit residential aged care facilities and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.From midnight Sunday 15 March, all travellers coming into Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.Social distancing is important because Covid-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person.Social distancing includes ways to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It means less contact between you and other people, through:* Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared* Close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or* Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.So, the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.If you are sick, stay away from others – that is the most important thing you can do.You should also practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene:* Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.* Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.* And, if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).As well as these, you can start a range of social distancing and low cost hygiene actions now.These simple, common sense actions help reduce risk to you and to others. They will help to slow the spread of disease in the community – and you can use them every day – in your home, workplace, school and while out in public.* Avoid handshaking and kissing.* Regularly disinfect high touch surfaces, such as tables, kitchen benches and doorknobs.* Increase ventilation in the home by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.* Visit shops sparingly and buy more goods and services online.* Consider whether outings and travel, both individual and family, are sensible and necessary.In households where people are ill (in addition to the measures above):* Care for the sick person in a single room if possible.* Keep the number of carers to a minimum.* Keep the door to the sick person’s room closed and, if possible, a window open.* Both the sick person and the people caring for them should wear a surgical mask when they are in the same room.* Protect other vulnerable family members, such as people over 65 years or people with a chronic illness, including, if practicable, finding alternative accommodation.In the workplace:* Stay at home if you are sick.* Stop handshaking as a greeting.* Hold meetings via video conferencing or phone call.* Defer large meetings.* Hold essential meetings outside in the open air if possible.* Promote good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and provide hand sanitisers for all staff and workers.* Take lunch at your desk or outside rather than in the lunch room.* Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly.* Consider opening windows and adjusting air conditioning for more ventilation.* Limit food handling and sharing of food in the workplace.* Reconsider non-essential business travel.* Promote strictest hygiene among food preparation (canteen) staff and their close contacts.Consider if large gatherings can be rescheduled, staggered or cancelledIn public:* Sanitise your hands wherever possible, including entering and leaving buildings.* Use ’tap and pay’ rather than handling money.* Try and travel at quiet times and try to avoid crowds.* Public transport workers and taxi drivers should open vehicle windows where possible, and regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces.From Monday 16 March, the Australian Government advises that non-essential gatherings should be limited to less than 500 people; and non-essential meetings of critical workforces such as healthcare workers and emergency service workers should be limited.For more information about public gatherings, go to the information on public gatherings at www.health.gov.au/covid19-resourceslast_img read more

Galway GAA Golf Classic On July 20th And 21st

first_imgThe event is this year sponsored by County Galway Credit Unions and Kevin Dwyer went along to the launch. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kevin also spoke to Rob Glynn of St Anthony and Claddagh Credit UnionAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/ROB%20GLYNN%20GOLF%20CLASSIC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Kevin then spoke to Former Galway Great Pat DonnellanAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/PAT%20DONNELLAN%20GOLF%20CLASSIC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img He first spoke to the Chairman of County Galway Credit Unions John MurphyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/JOHN%20MURPHY%20GOLF%20CLASSIC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Bearna Golf Club will be the venue for the 2018 Galway GAA Golf Classic on the 20th and 21st of July with all funds raised going towards the preparation of Galway’s Inter-County Teams in both hurling and football.last_img read more