I can't believe it, I truly can't! It's usually about this time that I think "stuff this" and just pig out, but I don't know if it's being on this...
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I am writing the (GANM) community to ask for assistance in gathering online midwifery and nursing materials - in the French or Creole language, for Haiti.
The National Nurse School University and Faculty of Medicine in Haiti has collapsed and they have lost most of their training materials. Dr. Larouche was killed in that collapse - he was teaching an OB course to the midwifery class at the time. I do not know the fate of the nursing/midwifery students, but one can imagine that the outcome is probably not a good one. Dr. Larouche was filling the void left by the untimely death of Madame G.Francoeur last year (she died in an auto accident).
Midwifery in Haiti was just recovering after the sadness of the loss of Mme Francoeur - and the earthquake has now destroyed most everything that they had.
Agnes Jacobs, UNFPA survived and has been emailing from Haiti. She and her colleagues are working to pick up the pieces and try to reconstruct materials for training midwives and nurses in life saving skills.
I am writing to members of the GANM asking for support in finding DIGITAL materials that we can provide to Agnes for the time being. It is VERY hard to get shipments of books and things to Haiti right now, but in the future, I suspect that Agnes will be able to use books, and guides, and computers to rebuild midwifery in Haiti. So eventually we will ask for books and things, but right now it is very hard to get these types of things to her. I know she is not alone, I know that COHI, PAHO, and many others are on the ground. I think the GANM can work with all these others to help in whatever way we can.
Johns Hopkins is sending a team to Haiti, including Dr. Beth Sloand who has been travelling to Haiti with students for over a decade. Beth does not have room to take printed materials, but she can maybe take a packed hard drive or CDs/DVDs that we load with teaching materials. Agnes does have a computer and internet (sporadically) - so I have been discussing with her the potential of sending digital materials which she can start to use right away until printed materials can be provided.
She welcomes health materials in French and or Creole primarily. They should be materials that can *instantly be used to teach midwives and community health workers* - so scientific articles that require interpretation and reconstruction into teaching materials are not what I am asking for at the moment. Right now there are no resources to turn scientific literature into teaching materials. Do you have teaching materials that you would be willing to share?
I would like to ask that people send either direct links to online resources that we can copy down to a CD or send useful teaching materials that we can put on a CD.
Please email them to the GANM or to me (pabbott2 @ son.jhmi.edu)
Regine Marton wrote already directing us to look at Hesperian and the WHO Reproductive Library (in French). We have the Hesperian material now. The WHO library is helpful.
If you have any quality materials for training of midwives that you would like to donate or direct us to find, please let us know. Please send scientifically sound materials - the last thing that Haiti needs are questionable methods or what we call in the US "hocus-pocus" (unproven claims or "magic").
I hope this makes sense and that the GANM community will come together to help Haiti in a ?different? way. I think what we are doing is unique ? while of course there are huge needs for emergency care and the like we are looking one step ahead to helping Haiti rebuild its educational infrastructure.
GANM Moderator and "Electronic Midwife"
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The Impact Alliance is working closely with the UNDP to gather capacity development experiences from around the world as part of the 'Capacity is Development' campaign. The members of our network have some amazing experiences to share, and this is a great opportunity to showcase your hard work, grow the knowledge base of what works and influence policy makers. We look forward to hearing from you!
The United Nations Development Programme is pleased to announce the opening of the 'Capacity is Development' Knowledge Fair and invites you to share your experience. The knowledge fair seeks to collect experiences on policies, investments and programs that have proven successful in driving human and institutional capacity development in diverse settings around the world. These experiences will feed directly into the 'Capacity is Development' global event.
We invite you to submit an entry by Friday, 5 February, 2010.
Your entry can take the form of a short two-page case story, video or image.
The top five finalists will be awarded an expense paid trip to personally showcase their work at the 'Capacity is Development' global event in Marrakech, Morocco 17-19 March, 2010.
Entries should attempt to illuminate through words or images the impact of capacity development in practice. While diverse expressions of capacity development are welcomed, there is a special interest in gathering stories from three priority focal areas:
I wanted to share a wonderful recent review of the liquid glucosamine and chondroitin supplement that was posted on Costco.com.
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If you search the net for health related information, there are many health related sites where you can look for all the related terms or information.
Do you think that still you are more comfortable having chat with your family doctor about any kind of health problem or information?
But 'Organized Wisdom' claims to fulfill this need of 'having a doctor in the family' where you can find all online information which your family doctor can provide you or suggest you.
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I have written a few articles and posted some stuff in the past on different cleanses that are available and how they work but I have never gone down the road of doing a detox cleanse as the master cleanse always seemed a bit to hardcore for me. I like to eat but understand that [...]
Just curious as to what thoughts people have as to why the weight was gained, and why it's so hard to lose/keep off... Do we, subconsciously,...
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The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), International Lactation Consultant Association/United States Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA/USLCA), and La Leche League International (LLLI) are jointly issuing an urgent call for human milk donations for premature infants in Haiti, as well as sick and premature infants in the United States.
This week the first shipment of human milk from mothers in the United States will be shipped to the U.S. Navy Ship ?Comfort? stationed outside Haiti. ?Comfort? is currently set up with a neonatal intensive care unit and medical personnel to provide urgent care to victims of the earthquake. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant stationed at the U.S. Navy base in Bethesda, MD is assisting with providing breast pump equipment and supplies to the ?Comfort.? Dr. Erika Beard-Irvine, pediatric neonatologist, is on board the ?Comfort? to coordinate distribution of the milk to infants in need. HMBANA, USBC, ILCA/USLCA, and LLL are responding to requests to provide milk for both premature infants and at-risk mothers who have recently delivered babies on board the U.S.N.S. Comfort, but an urgent need exists for additional donations.
At the current time, the infrastructure to deliver human milk on land to Haiti infants has not yet been established. As soon as that infrastructure is in place, additional donations will be provided to older infants.
Mothers who are willing to donate human milk should contact their regional Mothers? Milk Bank of HMBANA. A list of regional milk banks is available at the HMBANA website at www.hmbana.org.
Currently milk banks are already low on donor milk. New milk donations will be used for both Haiti victims as well as to replenish donor supplies to continue to serve sick and premature infants in the U.S. Donor milk provides unique protection for fragile preterm infants. Financial donations are also strongly encouraged to allow HMBANA, a nonprofit organization, to continue serving infants in need.
UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Emergency Nutrition Network, and medical professionals all recommend that breastfeeding and human milk be used for infants in disasters or emergencies. Human milk is life-saving due to its disease prevention properties. It is safe, clean, and does not depend on water which is often unavailable or contaminated in an emergency. Relief workers, health care providers, and other volunteers are urged to provide support for breastfeeding mothers to enable them to continue breastfeeding, and to assist pregnant and postpartum women in initiating and sustaining breastfeeding.
For more information, contact HMBANA at 408-998-4550 or www.hmbana.org . Additional information can be provided from the United States Breastfeeding Committee at 202-367-1132 (www.usbreastfeeding.org), ILCA/USLCA at 1-800-452-2478 (www.ilca.org or www.uslca.org ), or La Leche League at 847-519-7730 (www.llli.org) .
PsychRights whistleblower suit challenges psychiatric prescriptions, charges medicaid fraud "Even though the drug companies have been using these methods to induce psychiatrists to prescribe these drugs, it is the psychiatrists' responsibility to base their decisions on the facts, not drug company marketing," said Mr. Gottstein, continuing, "the uncritical acceptance of pharmaceutical company hype represents a massive betrayal of trust by the psychiatrists prescribing these drugs to children and youth." AstraZeneca 'suppressed' drug test data Thousands of patients are suing AstraZeneca in US courts, claiming the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel caused weight gain and diabetes. The patients allege Seroquel, its second biggest selling drug worth $4.5bn (£2.7bn) a year, was marketed without adequate warning about possible side effects...
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