2010 survey finds anaemia a moderate public health problem in Laplaine District

first_img Sharing is caring! 68 Views   no discussions Share Share Dr. Audrey MorrisA 2010 Survey of Anaemia in the Laplaine Health District conducted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) has ruled anaemia as a moderate public health problem for that district which comprises of the villages of Boetica, Delices, Grand Fond, Riviere Cyrique and Laplaine.The survey findings were presented and explained by Dr. Audrey Morris of the CFNI at a consultation on Tuesday at the Public Service Training Centre in Roseau.“There is generally a moderate public health problem of anaemia; it is 25% across the age groups in Laplaine, 47% in women of child bearing age. To say that it’s a moderate health problem this is by the WHO standards because if it is less than 40% you say it is a moderate problem, but over 40% means it is a severe problem. So therefore looking at the women of child bearing age you’ll say there is a severe problem of anaemia.”Anaemia, according to National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. NHLBI further explains that anaemia also can occur if your red blood cells don’t contain enough hemoglobin which is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. This protein helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.The 2010 survey also indicates an 18% prevalence of anaemia among women who are pregnant compared to 36% in the 1996 survey.Dr Morris says however although there is a reduction in cases of anaemia among pregnant women there is room for improvement in counseling them.Paticipants at Tuesday’s consultation.“However there is some room for improvement and why we say there is some room for improvement is because there is 64% taking iron tablets as frequently as instructed so what happen to the other 36 percent? 63% taking it as instructed with food or meals, or take it with juice or so, but there is another 47% who seem to be doing something else so there is room for improvement there where the supplements are concerned.”Dr Norris recommends regular surveillance of school children, continue and strengthen the anaemia prevention and control programmes in place in health centers, conduct another national survey of anaemia prevalence, support delivery practices and child feeding practices which enhance iron status of women and children, promote the country’s food-based dietary guidelines and to repeat the 1996 food survey to more completely identify dietary habits and patterns of the population.She also emphasized the need for implementation of strategies to prevent anaemia in women of child bearing age and adolescents and to implement policies and programs to address anaemia prevention and control and other food and nutrition problems.Anaemia health problems can lead to reduction in work capacity and endurance, impaired brain function, decreased resistance to infection, maternal and fetal mortality and risk of premature birth.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews 2010 survey finds anaemia a moderate public health problem in Laplaine District by: – December 6, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

EPL: Aston Villa secure huge win at Burnley

first_img With the win Villa move on to 21 points as the relegation scrap is now wild, as Burnley sit just three points above them on 24. In a tough battle Grealish took an early whack from Jack Cork in midfield as Villa dug deep early on. From a corner Burnley could only have clear and Konsa crossed for Grealish to head home but VAR intervened to first check a foul and then offside in the build up, as Wesley’s heel (half of it) was offside and the goal was ruled out. Grealish then played in Wesley who was denied by Nick Pope and Burnley’s goalkeeper kept out Douglas Luiz‘s effort on the rebound. Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood were off target for Burnley as the hosts struggled to impose themselves on the game. Villa got the goal their dominance deserved as Grealish and Wesley combined to see the latter squeeze an effort past Pope and in to make it 1-0 and score his first PL goal in almost three months. Before half time Grealish scored a stunner to double Villa’s lead as their star man cut inside and smashed home to delight the away fans at Turf Moor. Aston Villa beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on New Year’s Day as Dean Smith‘s side put in a battling display to grab a crucial three points. First half goals from Wesley and the superb Jack Grealish were enough to win it for Villa, who had Wesley and goalkeeper Tom Heaton stretchered off late in the game. Chris Wood pulled one back for Burnley but it wasn’t enough as Villa secured their second win in their last three Premier League games. Loading… Villa should have wrapped up the win at the start of the second half but Luiz shot straight at Pope, as Burnley brought on Jay Rodriguez at the break to try and get things going in attack. Rodriguez had a shot deflected wide from a corner then somehow knocked James Tarkowski‘s cross over from close range. Burnley dominated and peppered the Villa goal as Heaton flapped at a cross which flew just wide. Kortney Hause couldn’t make the most of a glorious effort at one end then Chris Wood fired wide at the other and Tyrone Mings then stopped him going clean through as the game opened up. Read Also: Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh nets stunning equalizer against Blues Wesley was carried off on a stretcher late on after suffering a nasty injury in a huge blow for Villa. Then it got worse as Wood got his goal late on with a fine header to set up a tense finale. Former Burnley goalkeeper Heaton was then carried off on a stretcher as he was struggling with a leg injury throughout but Villa held on for a huge win despite late pressure from Burnley. Jack Grealish produced an influential performance as Aston Villa climbed out of the relegation zone after securing their second away win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Burnley.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 1, 2020 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It wasn’t a happy start to the New Year for the Clarets, who opened 2020 with a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa at Turf Moor. #twitterclarets #AVFC #BURAVLhttps://t.co/OvuEGXs38p— Burnley Express (@BurnleyExpress) January 1, 2020 Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”World’s Most Delicious Foods14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live Inlast_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

first_img As Barcelona pursue a more entertaining style of football under Setien, Madrid march on, gaining momentum with wins that based largely on solidity and a stubborn defence. “Defensively what we are doing we are doing very well, it is our strength,” said Zidane. Their form has been even more impressive given the absence of key players, with Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale starting only four times together this season. – Real march on – Real Valladolid, who are owned by the former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo, are being drawn into a relegation fight after winning only one of their last 12. They stay 16th, five points above the bottom three. Valladolid’s Joaquin Fernandez was lucky not to be sent off early on for a two-footed challenge on Rodrygo, which only earned him a yellow card, despite the protests of Madrid’s players. Casemiro thought he had scored when he nodded in at the back post but VAR showed him to have been just offside and Valladolid arguably finished the first half the stronger. Thibaut Courtois made a good save to deny Michel and then had to backpeddle to prevent Raul Garcia’s cross dropping in under his crossbar. After a scrappy opening 45 minutes, Madrid improved in the second period as the lively Rodrygo tested Jordi Masip and Benzema twice should have scored. First, he failed to volley in an excellent Isco cross from close range and then rose high to meet Rodrygo’s delivery but headed wide of the post. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Loading… center_img Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia. It is 16 weeks since Madrid last finished a round top of the pile and it looked like a scrappy contest at the Jose Zorilla would end goalless until Nacho Hernandez headed in the winner with 12 minutes remaining. Nacho Fernandez headed in the winner as Real Madrid beat Real Valladolid on Sunday. Victory means Zinedine Zidane’s side pull three points ahead of Barca, whose 2-0 loss away at the Mestalla on Saturday under new coach Quique Setien could prove a turning point in a nip-and-tuck title race. “Nothing changes, we are happy with the win,” said Zidane. “There are 16 games left and we will have to fight until the end if we want something. Nothing changes.” Madrid now have the luxury of hosting their struggling city rivals Atletico Madrid, who are 10 points back after a goalless home draw with Leganes earlier on Sunday, with a cushion next weekend, not to mention on the back of a 19-game unbeaten run. “We are top of the table again after being there a long time ago,” said captain Sergio Ramos. “We have to keep going.” That streak included them drawing a game they arguably should have won at Camp Nou in December and then lifting the Spanish Super Cup earlier this month in Saudi Arabia. Read Also:Copa del Rey: Real Madrid draw Zaragoza in last 16 Valladolid were retreating and, in the 78th minute, Madrid struck. Toni Kroos’ corner was cleared back out to him and at the second time of asking, he picked out Nacho, who diverted a smart header into the far corner. Nacho ran over to Zidane on the touchline to hug his coach. There was a late siege as Valladolid came again in the final minutes, the stadium erupting after Sergi Guardiola tapped in at the back post. But his outstretched right foot was offside, and Madrid breathed a sigh of relief. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

UEFA to decide on future of 2019-20 season next week

first_img Promoted Content10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever Read Also: Belgian Pro League delay decision on season cancellation proposal UEFA are looking to reach an agreement with Europe’s domestic leagues over how to reschedule the rest of the campaign. Belgium’s Pro League had planned to cancel the rest of their fixtures, but they have suspended their decision until after the meetings with UEFA. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 UEFA are to decide the short-term future of European football in a series of meetings next week. Football’s European governing body has called for meetings with its 55 federations, leagues, clubs and other officials on Tuesday 21 April and Wednesday 22 April. UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin Up for debate will be, among other things, plans for the rest of the 2019/20 season. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has always stressed the importance of the public’s health but has also reiterated his wish for domestic seasons to be completed.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Robredo hopes for VP poll protest verdict today

first_img “Marami nang naglalabasan na mga kwento at hindi naman natin alam kung totoo. Merong mga nagsasabing nagbaba raw ng pera, merong nagsasabing nilalakad, merong isang kwento ‘yung botohan daw 10-4, merong isang nagsasabi 8-6,” Robredo said. Robredo’s camp have earlier urged the tribunal to junk the electoral protest, claiming that the vice president’s lead even grew by 15,000 votes when the initial recount ended but the SC dismissed the petition as “speculative.”/PN “Nagpapasalamat naman tayo na Chief Justice mismo iyong nag-set ng record straight na walang nangyayaring ganoon. Kami naman iyong tiwala binibigay natin sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal kasi iyon naman iyong dapat,” Robredo said. “Don’t worry hindi ko niluluto, hindi puwedeng lutuin ‘yan eh,” Bersamin said.  “We are expected to have a result by next week. It may not be what you expect because we are still discussing on many other things.” Robredo, however, was also thankful that SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin have clarified that the verdict on Marcos’ petition was not being manipulated. MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo is hopeful that the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, will release its decision on the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today. In his election protest, the former senator questioned the election results in 39, 221 clustered precincts in some 25 provinces and five cities all over the country involving around 9 million votes. Marcos cited alleged pre-shading of ballots, massive vote buying, script change in the transparency server that supposedly altered the results, pre-loaded secure digital cards, misreading of ballots, malfunctioning vote counting machines, and an “abnormally high” unaccounted votes/undervotes for the position of vice president. Robredo said in her radio program on Sunday that the high court must issue its verdict during its en banc session today to put an end to the “fake news” that coming out on the social media with regards to the decision. “Iyong justice system na malakas, iyon iyong isa sa mga haligi ng demokrasya na kailangan iyong tiwala ng taumbayan parating nandiyan,” the Vice President added. Vice President Leni Robredo says in her radio program on Sunday that the Supreme Court must issue its verdict during its en banc session today. POSITIVELYFILIPINO Marcos only lost the vice presidential race to Robredo by 263,473 votes in the final and official tally by Commission on Elections. Marcos garnered 14,155,344 votes while Robredo got a total of 14,418,817. Bersamin said in an interview on Thursday that the justices were still deliberating on the draft report by Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa that was submitted as early as last month.last_img read more

At least 29 killed in Kenyan landslide

first_imgHeavy rains trigger landslides and flashfloods recently in east African countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday said at least 29 people were killed in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot County, Kenya. EPA Seven children were among the deadrecovered so far, officials said. Countries throughout east Africa havebeen affected by the downpours in recent weeks. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’iconfirmed that rescue operations were “ongoing,” adding that “harsh weatherconditions” were hampering a full assessment of the damage. The country’s meteorologicaldepartment issued a warning of heavy rains on Nov. 18, telling people in“landslide-prone” areas to be on “high alert.” KENYA – At least 29 people were killedin Kenya as heavy rains triggered a landslide in West Pokot County, PresidentUhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday.      Landslides and flash floods havekilled people in Ethiopia and Tanzania while hundreds of thousands have beendisplaced in Somalia by the heavy rains.(BBC)last_img read more

‘NO HOLIDAY TRUCE’ Army’s 3ID ‘not cool’ to Christmas ceasefire with NPA

first_imgPancito, however, explained that thefinal decision would still depend on the higher command. He said communist guerrillas would takeadvantage of the truce “to regroup, refurbish, and recruit” but governmentforces will not give them that leeway. Army Captain Cenon Pancito III, spokespersonof 3ID, claimed that suspensions of military operations have not worked to thebest interest of the country’s armed forces. “We have in fact fortified our positions to repulseany attacks by the communist NPA, which will celebrateits founding anniversary on this Dec. 26,” he said, adding that communistinsurgents have so far made no threats. makakapagconsolidate, makakapagregroup – ‘yan hindi dapat hayaan,” saidPancito. “Once again, we are calling the rebelsto surrender in order to stop revolutionary armed struggle and accept thegovernment’s program for them,” Pancito added. “We do not want to give them the opportunity to gather and mass up, to joyfully celebrate their 50th anniversary,” says Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson Captain Cenon Pancito III. But Cenon said government troops willremain on alert and ready to repulse any attacks. ILOILO City – As ChristmasDay draws near, Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division – whichoperates in the islands of Panay and Negros – is standing pat on itsdecision to reject a holiday truce with the communistinsurgents. “If we continue to put the enemies underpressure and maintain our offensive operations, doon magkakaroon ng demoralization on their part. Dapat walang lull sa operation natin kasi doonsila “Whatever the decision, we will follow,”he said. “We have to obey kung ano anginstruction ng nasa itaas pero dito sa ibaba kung tayo lang masusunod,ayaw natin ng ceasefire.” The 3ID spokesperson also said that themilitary does not want the rebels to use the holiday truce as an opportunity tocelebrate their 50th anniversary. The NPA, founded in 1969, and listed asa terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, is amongthe oldest Communist guerrilla groups in Asia./PNlast_img read more

Ex-drug convict shot dead

first_imgThe 47-year-old Mariano Encabo ofBarangay Paraiso, Sagay City died of gunshot wound on the face, a police reportshowed. BACOLOD City – A former drug convictwas shot dead in Barangay Poblacion 3, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Recovered from the crime scene was anempty shell of a .45-caliber pistol. Encabo was rushed to the LopezDistrict Farmers Hospital Inc. in Sagay City where he was declared dead whilebeing treated.  center_img According to police investigators,Encabo was driving a motorcycle when an unidentified suspect shot him around10:25 p.m. on Saturday. Officers of the Sagay City policestation have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in the shooting./PNlast_img read more

Task Force Ati-Atihan holds shooting simulation exercise

first_imgThe tightened security measures aimedto achieve zero major incidents throughout the festivity.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) BORACAY – The operational readinessand alertness of policemen and emergency responders were tested during asimulation exercise (SIMEX) in Kalibo, Aklan as preparation for the 2020Ati-Atihan Festival.      He added the SIMEX helped themidentify the strengths and weaknesses of rescuers and security personnel.     The simulation included twounidentified motorcycle-riding suspects who refused to stop at a pedestrianscreening and began shooting bystanders in the area.   Thousands of policemen were deployedto ensure the safety and security of the devotees, tourists and merrymakersduring the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo which started on Jan. 10 and will endon Jan. 19.    A police officer and emergency rescuers assist a victim during a shooting simulation exercise in Kalibo, Aklan on Jan. 13 as preparation for the upcoming Ati-Atihan Festival. PHOTO KALIBO PNP “Maramingproblema ang dapat ayusin. Mabagal ang atingresponse time dahil hindi pa masyadongaware ang ating kapulisan sa gagawingscenario,” he added. The Site Task Group AtiFest conductedan active shooting simulation exercise around 3 p.m. along C. Laserna Street indowntown Kalibo on Jan. 13, according to town deputy chief of police Major JakeBarila. After the deadly shooting, securitypersonnel and responders acted to arrest the suspects while victims werebrought to a hospital. After the SIMEX, Barila said they needto improve the response capabilities of law enforcement agencies in similaremergency situations and unfortunate real-life scenarios. Barila said policemen and emergencyrescuers should take their roles more seriously in crisis preparedness andresponse during the Ati-Atihan Festival. last_img read more


first_imgThiswould set it apart from cases like SARS and Ebola and make it much harder tocontain. The first to be quarantined, accordingto Dr. Cornelio Cuachon of the Aklan Provincial Health Office, was a29-year-old Chinese national. This was on Jan. 17. The second was athree-year-old girl on Jan. 18.The third was a 65-year-old Chinese, on Jan. 20. DOHREGION 6 PREPARES The virus causes severe acuterespiratory infection and symptoms seem to start with a fever, followed by adry cough. After a week, some people can experience shortness of breath andneed hospital treatment. WHAT’STHE NEW CORONAVIRUS? “All of them were negative for thevirus,” said Alonsabe. On Tuesday, an expert at China’sNational Health Commission said one week was sufficient for a recovery frommild coronavirus symptoms. Throat swab specimens were collectedfrom the three foreigners then these were sent to the Research Institute forTropical Medicine in Manila for analysis. Howeverunlike China, it says it remains unclear whether the virus is contagious beforesymptoms appear. Theincubation period can range from two to 10 days, according to the World HealthOrganization. The effect of the coronavirus familyon humans has long been observed mainly in the form of the common cold. Inrecent decades though, more serious coronaviruses – like SARS or MERS – haveproven potentially deadly to humans. Health facilities identified byprovinces where persons under investigation will be admitted or observed willalso be assessed, said Pulmones, on their screening processes, isolationprocedures, clinical management, transport of patients, and risk communication. The new coronavirus is thought to haveemerged from illegally traded wildlife at a seafood market in Wuhan City, Chinaand can now spread between people. Also, avoid close contact with peopleshowing cold or flu-like symptoms and those with unprotected contact with farmor wild animals. Proper training on how the equipmentis donned will also be undertaken. PRECAUTIONARYMEASURES Western Visayas thus remains free fromthis virus, according to Dr. Jessie Glen Alosabe, epidemiologist of theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6. Yesterday afternoon health authoritiesmet with infectious disease specialists from the cities of Iloilo and Bacolodto get their opinion on issuing local and regional advisories and guidelinesespecially on case management, infection prevention and control, case detectionand surveillance. “We received the results of theirlaboratory tests,” said Alonsabe yesterday. An incident command system (ICS) hasbeen established with Regional Director Marlyn Convocar as the responsibleofficial. This is on top of the raising of thecode white alert across Western Visayas on Jan. 22, according to Dr. Ma. SophiaPulmones, chief of DOH Region 6’s Local Health Support Division. The three have been released from thehospital, he added. ILOILO City – The three BoracayIsland-bound Chinese nationals quarantined at the Dr. Rafael S. TumbukonMemorial Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan tested negative for the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV) that as of yesterday has killed over a hundred people in China andmade ill over 4,500 others. DOH-6 will also be prepositioningpersonal protective equipment (PPE) and N95 masks in case there will be a surgein the number of persons under investigation. In its advisory, the Health departmentexplained that coronavirus is an emerging infectious disease, however, simpleprotection measures lower the risk of the infection. “We have to ensure that the ports ofentry in Western Visayas are properly activated and covered,” she said. Last week, Pulmones said theyconferred with provincial health officers of Aklan and Iloilo because these twoprovinces have international airports. Chineseauthorities over the weekend said the virus was – like a normal flu – able tospread during its incubation period and before any symptoms appeared. Yet even in the cases of severeviruses most people infected were likely to fully recover just as they wouldfrom a normal flu. DOH-6 reiterated the need for thepublic to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from respiratoryinfections. These include frequent hand washingwith soap and water, and observe proper cough etiquette. The virus itself is a new, or “novel”coronavirus – a family that normally affects animals. Moreover, it is also important thatfood is cooked thoroughly, it stressed. (Withreports from the Philippine News Agency and BBC/PN)last_img read more