Limerick communities get Fit for Work and Life

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSFit for Work and LifeIrish Cancer SocietylimerickLimerick Sports PartnershipLocal Employment ServiceNorthside Youth SpacePaul PartnershipThe Medtronic Foundation Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Graduates from the Irish Cancer Society and Paul Partnership Limerick’s ‘Fit for Work and Life’ health and well-being programme.Graduates from the Irish Cancer Society and Paul Partnership Limerick’s ‘Fit for Work and Life’ health and well-being programme.FIT for Work and Life is the name of an eight-week community health and wellbeing programme in Limerick that empowers individuals and communities to make simple lifestyle choices, which can greatly decrease the risk of cancer and other preventable diseases.An initiative of the Irish Cancer Society, two programmes were rolled out in the city this autumn. Participating local groups included Limerick Sports Partnership, Northside Youth Space, and the Local Employment Service.“25 participants have increased their awareness of how physical activity, not smoking, eating healthily, limiting alcohol and staying safe in the sun can reduce the risk of cancer by up to 50 per cent, ” community programme manager with the Irish Cancer Society, Joanne Vance explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Participants in the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Institute of Training and Development’s Fit for Work and Life Community Facilitators programme.Fit for Work and Life is a community health and wellbeing programme which helps participants to navigate their way through the many confusing and often conflicting messages about health and what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle. It separates the facts from the fiction and provides good information on the behaviours and issues that can influence people’s physical, mental and emotional health.The programme is supported by The Medtronic Foundation. For more information contact Joanne Vance at the Irish Cancer Society on [email protected] or call 01 Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick communities get Fit for Work and LifeBy Alan Jacques – December 3, 2016 1239 Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleBus Éireann enhances Limerick City networkNext articleThe Current State; open call for EVA 2018 Alan Jacques last_img read more


Brazilian Ministry Concludes Plan to Rebuild the Health System in Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo January 28, 2010 Brasilia – A total of R$ 135 million ($75 million dollars) will be used to send ten Rapid-Care Units (UPAs) and fifty Mobile Urgent Care Service (SAMU) ambulances, besides the building of Family Health teams and support for the Child’s Pastoral. The Health Ministry of Brazil has presented its aid plan for rebuilding Haiti’s health system. Ten Rapid-Care Units will be built in the country, and fifty Mobile Urgent Care Service ambulances will be sent to provide urgent and emergency care. The project also foresees the organization of basic health care, with a capacity to provide care for around 80% of health problems. For this purpose, consultants will create a local Family Health model. Finally, the action is intended to increase support for the Child’s Pastoral in Haiti. Between initial investment and upkeep costs, R$ 135 million will be spent. These measures are part of the Brazilian relief strategy for the country. In the health sector, the first phase is to rescue people. The provision of temporary health services will follow, with field hospitals and activities to prevent and control the spread of contagious diseases, which is a medium-term step. Once the field hospitals have been deactivated, the Rapid-Care Units will step in as part of the rebuilding of the country’s health system, a medium to long-term task. “This plan is part of the Brazilian effort to rebuild Haiti. After the first shock, there is a need to create structures that will ensure continued care for the population. Relief action in the health area has this focus,” the Health Minister, José Gomes Temporão, affirms. The action plan also foresees the support of teams of health professionals for immediate assistance to the population, temporary health services, and activities to prevent and control the spread of contagious diseases, averaging thirty professionals per month. The Rapid-Care Units will be sent from Brazil in prefabricated pieces. The modules will be transported by ship and assembled in Haiti by Brazilian personnel. The cost for the ten units will be R$ 50 million. Another R$ 60 million will be used to pay for the health professionals who will work in these units. The Rapid-Care Units will be type 3, with the capacity to see up to 450 patients each per day, with up to 20 beds. Each unit will have pediatric, medical, dental, and orthopedic clinics, besides a clinical laboratory and facilities for X-rays, casts, sutures, medication, and vaporizers. The Rapid-Care Units in Brazil handle on site more than 99% of the cases in which medical care is sought by the population. The remainder are sent to hospitals. For urgent cases, fifty Mobile Urgent Care Service ambulances will be donated to Haiti. They will be equipped with mobile ICU (Intensive Care Unit) equipment. This service will be a tool for integration among primary-care clinics, Rapid-Care Units, and hospitals. The total cost is R$ 10 million. The plan also foresees care for the most common medical problems, as well as health promotion and measures for disease prevention. For this purpose, consultants will create a local Family Health program. About 80% of health problems can be solved on the basis of the provision of basic medical care, unclogging urgent and emergency services. Each Family Health team is made up of one doctor, one nurse, one nursing assistant, and five or six community health workers. The group’s mission is to provide basic accompaniment to the population, which involves care, recovery, rehabilitation, and health maintenance in the community. Finally, the Ministry of Health foresees an increase of R$ 3.5 million in funds for the Child’s Pastoral, founded in the 1980s by Zilda Arns Neumann, with the goal of enabling this organization to carry on its work in Haiti. Since 1985 the Ministry has been one of the largest sponsors and one of the main technical supports of the Pastoral, a partnership that has been reflected throughout these years in the reduction of infant and child mortality in the country. Zilda Arns was promoting the organization’s activity in the country when the earthquake occurred. The Ministry of Health has already sent two tons of medicine and strategic supplies for pharmaceutical care to Haiti. The material is enough to care for ten thousand people for a period of three months. Another two tons will be sent in the next week. The shipment includes anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, diuretics, analgesics, drugs to combat skin conditions, and oral rehydration salts, besides syringes, gloves, bandages, and sodium hypochlorite to treat potable water, among other items. Sending civilian health professionals is also under consideration. The provision of Brazilian aid follows the priorities set by the Ministry of Defense, in accordance with the deliberations of the President’s Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI/PR). In all, more than 3,500 professionals are registered on the list of volunteers available at the Health Portal ( read more


Financial management begins financial understanding

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As many of you may also find yourselves, I am a life-long learner. I enjoy taking classes, pursuing higher education and working towards and completing certifications to keep my knowledge fresh, interact with peers and foster dialog regarding complexities in my field.When I began working in the credit union industry I found my co-workers in the credit union were often also pursuing higher education and certifications in their respective fields. Even though we had the same goals in mind regarding efficiency, service and growth we were coming from different perspectives based on our areas of expertise and I sometimes found it challenging to communicate my points from a ‘numbers’ versus ‘service’ lens.My goal is to share my love of numbers and metrics with front line management of the credit union and to show them how financial concepts play a critical role in the work they do. Not long ago an opportunity presented itself. I was meeting with a Branch Manager about her budget and discussing the economic concept of supply and demand regarding certificate rates and other factors such as competitors’ rates and yields available through riskier investments.  She immediately grasped the concept and quickly had the opportunity to share this information with a long-time member who provided her with the perfect scenario when he lamented that he longed for the generous certificate rates offered in the early 1980s. continue reading »last_img read more