World short of six million nurses, WHO says

first_imgTopics : “Today, many nurses find themselves on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19,” he noted, adding that it was vital they “get the support they need to keep the world healthy.” The report said that there are just under 28 million nurses on the planet.In the five years leading up to 2018, the number grew by 4.7 million.”But this still leaves a global shortfall of 5.9 million,” the WHO said, pointing out that the greatest gaps were in poorer countries in Africa, southeast Asia, the Middle East and parts of South America. Shortages ‘exhaust workforce’ ICN chief executive Howard Catton told a virtual briefing that infection rates, medication errors and mortality rates “are all higher where there are too few nurses”.Furthermore, “shortages exhaust our current nursing workforce”, he added.In fighting the pandemic, Mary Watkins, who co-chaired the report for Nursing Now, called for urgent investment in virus tests for healthcare workers.”We have a very high proportion of healthcare workers not going to work because they’re afraid that they’ve been infected and that they can’t prove that they have not got the infection — or that they’ve had it, and they’re over it,” she said.Catton said that 23 nurses had died in Italy and cited figures suggesting that around 100 health workers had died around the world.Meanwhile he said there were reports of nine percent of health workers being infected in Italy and “we’re now hearing of rates of infections up to 14 percent in Spain”.He also cited reports of “completely unacceptable and reprehensible” attacks on health workers battling COVID-19, largely due to ignorance about their work, combined with countries not doing enough to protect them.”COVID is putting it into a very stark lens for us all,” he said, though he welcomed the growing appreciation in some countries of nurse’s work.Catton said that could help change perceptions of the value of nursing — which in turn might help make it a more attractive profession. The report urged countries to identify gaps in their nursing workforce and invest in nursing education, jobs and leadership.center_img Male recruitmentBeyond COVID-19, Watkins said many wealthier countries were not producing enough nurses to meet their own healthcare needs, and were therefore reliant on migration, exacerbating shortages in poorer countries.”Eighty percent of the world’s nurses only currently serve 50 percent of the world’s population,” she noted.Catton warned of risks that richer countries would rely on the Philippines and India to “supply the world with nurses”, which could lead to significant shortages in India.The experts said nursing remains female-dominated and needed to recruit more men.”There is clear evidence that where there are more men in any profession in the world, the pay and the terms and conditions improve,” Watkins said. As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses.The UN’s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) underscored in a report the crucial role played by nurses, who make up more than half of all health workers worldwide.”Nurses are the backbone of any health system,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.last_img read more

NasDem calls for fresh start in Criminal Code revision deliberations

first_imgTopics : “Therefore, the NasDem faction is lobbying other factions to carry out in-depth discussion on the Criminal Code bill,” he said.However, the House has yet to schedule a meeting on the bill.Members of the public have also raised concerns over the deliberation of problematic revisions to the KUHP.Read also: Jokowi bows to public pressure, calls for delay in passing Criminal Code bill into law The pro-government NasDem Party has approached other factions to agree on setting new footing for Criminal Code (KUHP) revisions, according to lawmaker Taufik Basari.Taufik, a member of House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs and the House Legislation Body (Baleg), told The Jakarta Post on Friday that NasDem wanted in-depth discussions over potential draconian articles in the amendment.However, most factions in the commission seemed to oppose such an idea.center_img Members of the National Alliance for Criminal Code Reforms have called on Commission III to turn a new page with regard to the revisions, stating that discussion should not merely continue from the previous term.Lawmakers who ended their terms in October were nearly finished deliberating the bill but public outcry and massive street protests halted the process. The protesters argued that the bills would threaten democracy and curtail civil rights.Sekar Surowijoyo of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) told the press on Friday that “we still remember what happened in September last year […]. This bill was postponed because we took to the streets, but we can’t do that in a situation like this.”She added that the government and the commission’s chairs could refuse to start fresh and pass the bill without approval from other members, saying that the revised bill still included contentious provisions that would penalize activities in the personal domain, such as consensual sex and cohabitation among unmarried people.Read also: Indonesia’s controversial Criminal Code bill could soon be law. Here are the new crimesInstitute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) executive director Erasmus Napitupulu, another member of the coalition, said the government and the House must reevaluate all articles in the bill.”A pandemic should not be used as an opportunity to pass a problematic bill,” he said.House deputy speaker Azis Syamsuddin, who is also a member of Commission III overseeing legal affairs, previously said the commission’s chairs had requested that the bills be passed after a week of deliberations.However, the commission’s chairman, Herman Herry, denied Azis’ statement.“We will invite all relevant stakeholders. Commission III will call all of them to a hearing,” the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician said.last_img read more

Raul Sanllehi says Unai Emery has been told Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League this season

first_img SPONSORED Comment Raul Sanllehi says Unai Emery has been told Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League this season The Spanish coach was backed in the transfer market over the summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has revealed that Unai Emery’s target this season is to finish in the top four after receiving significant backing in the summer transfer window.The Gunners fell just short of qualifying for the competition last season, finishing fifth in the Premier League by a single point and losing the Europa League final against London rivals Chelsea.Arsenal invested heavily in the summer to try and return to Europe’s premier club competition, breaking their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe in a £72million deal from Lille. Coming Next Advertisement Skip PLAY Top articles Skip Ad by Metro Read More About Connatix V67539 1 min. story Read More Video Settingscenter_img And Sanllehi, who was speaking at a fans’ forum event on Thursday evening, feels that level of investment means Emery cannot afford to finish outside the top four for a second time.The former Barcelona chief explained: ‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year with a strong squad, we expect you to do that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe REDaction Gooners fan group tweeted a selection of notable remarks from the forum – including Sanllehi’s reaction to Mesut Ozil’s axing – while he was hugely complimentary about Tierney in what was a largely positive meeting.Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table, nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool, and have won four of their opening eight matches. Read More Full Screen Arsenal’s summer spending has increased the expectations at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Emery was also given a new centre-back in the form of David Luiz as well as Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, while Dani Ceballos was brought in on loan from Real Madrid.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Oct 2019 6:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / Read More 1/1 They have a run of very favourable fixtures in the Premier League after the international break, against Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Wolves.They also take on Vitoria in the Europa League – having already made a winning start to their campaign and racked up seven goals – while they face a stern test in the Carabao Cup with an away trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool.Will Arsenal finish in the top four this season?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop last_img read more

Products In Brief

first_imgThe exterior and cab front design produced by Design Triangle for Hong Kong’s Airport Express and Tung Chung line trainsets is to be adopted for the refurbishment of MTRC’s existing fleet. Involving 759 EMU cars, the programme is scheduled for completion in 2001 (RG 12.96 p786).SNCF’s blue and grey TER livery introduced with the prototype regional diesel trainset (RG 5.97 p288) was developed by MBD Design, following the award of a contract by competitive tender and MBD’s earlier work on the train design. The logo of the région which has purchased the rolling stock will be incorporated, displayed beside the entrance doors.Victoria Public Transport Corp has awarded a two-year EMU refurbishment contract valued at over A$6m to Goninan. At least 10 three-car units are to be refurbished each year at Bendigo workshops north of Melbourne, operated by Goninan since February 1996. Reader Enquiry Numbers:Design Triangle 104MBD Design 105Goninan 106last_img read more

Chinese Expats in Kenya Tackle Poaching Head On

first_imgMoving on to issues of animal protection now and illegal trade in bush meat is threatening the very existence of wildlife in Kenya and many other African countries. To raise public awareness, the African Network for Animal Welfare and its partners organized a de-snaring trip near Kenya’s capital Nairobi. CCTV’s Sun Lan has the story.last_img

COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 33

first_img The American, on the other hand, was also said to have “many” preexisting conditions prior to being diagnosed with COVID-19. In the same hearing, the House Committee on Appropriations has approved P1.65-billion supplemental budget to address the problem of COVID-19 in the country, lower than what was originally proposed. “All of these mirror the same serious, if not critical cases that have been observed in Wuhan and the Hubei Province [in China], the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus,” said Duque. The Health department made the announcement on its Facebook account on Tuesday afternoon as DOH secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that two of infected are currently in critical condition. MANILA – Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country have reached to 33, with nine additional cases on Tuesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said. A man and a child wearing masks at Greenhills district in Manila, Philippines, on March 6, 2020. EPA-EFE President Duterte earlier declared a public health emergency due to the rising number of cases. He has also ordered the suspension of classes in the National Capital Region from March 10 to 14./PNcenter_img The Filipino is a 62-year-old who was earlier diagnosed with severe pneumonia and had other medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. He is admitted at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. The DOH has originally asked for P2.35 billion to procure N95 masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment of about 5,000 health workers for 90 days but it was lowered as it is only amount available from excess funds right now. DOH Undersecretary Roger Tong-An said that the health department needs a total of P3.1 billion to procure test kits as well as pay the salaries of the additional personnel in the frontlines battling the viral disease. Duque said during the House of Representatives hearing that the two individuals have preexisting medical conditions and are currently incubated and are in critical condition. “It looks like more and more data that come in show that most of the cases are actually mild cases, 80 to 85 percent,” he added.last_img read more

West Ham defender Joey O’Brien pleased to be back after injury

first_imgJoey O’Brien wants to put his latest injury nightmare behind him and play a role in West Ham’s push for Europe. The 29-year-old full-back has been sidelined for virtually the whole season with an ankle injury, but made his comeback as a first-half substitute for James Tomkins in Saturday’s 0-0 FA Cup draw at Liverpool. With Tomkins doubtful due to the head injury he suffered at Anfield, O’Brien could be handed his first Premier League start of the campaign when sixth-placed West Ham host struggling Aston Villa on Tuesday evening. “It was great to be back on the pitch,” he told West Ham TV. “It’s been a long time since I played in the Europa League games in the summer, and going to a place like Anfield is what it’s all about. “Getting on earlier than I even dreamed of was nice. Over the years I’ve had some bad times, and people were saying ‘you haven’t played in a long time’, but I had two-and-a-half years without playing before. “People forget that, but I don’t and I take inspiration from that time that I missed. Six months is nothing, really, but it is great to come back. “I hurt my ankle in a practice game against Crystal Palace and thought nothing of it at the time. “It was a lot worse than we thought and it lingered on, but it’s over now and playing these games is what you do the rehab for.” O’Brien will face competition for the right-back slot from recent arrival Sam Byram, who was cup-tied at the weekend. Byram is one of two January signings made by manager Slaven Bilic, who on Sunday clinched the signature of Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike on loan from Fenerbahce. “We got the deal done and we are happy and of course he is happy too,” Bilic told Sky Sports News. “We wanted him because Mauro Zarate left for Fiorentina and there is a possibility that Nikica Jelavic will go. “We have a couple of strikers injured, who will hopefully be back very soon, but we needed a player who can play in three positions up front and Emenike has been on our radar. “I have known him for a long time and he’s a great player. I hope he is going to do a great job for us.” Emenike is likely to have to wait until West Ham’s trip to Southampton on Saturday to make his debut as the club await international clearance. Press Associationlast_img read more

Erickson: Running up the score now a part of college football

first_imgA little piece of advice: if you ever make a deal with someone, get it in writing.On Jan. 1, 2010, I was sitting in my living room watching the Rose Parade with my mother. As Ohio State’s cheerleaders walked by, I asked my mother if Wisconsin ever made it to the Rose Bowl in my time at this school if we could go to the game. Her reply: “As long as you take me to the Rose Parade.” We had a deal.Or at least I thought so.After last week’s crazy 83-20 win over Indiana I called up my mother to remind her of said deal. She first acted like she did not remember, but then proceeded to tell me to be quiet, especially since it is not certain the Badgers will be going to Pasadena.She’s right. There are still two games left in the season. That’s enough time for something tragic to happen, ruining any hopes of winning the Big Ten Title – let’s hope it does not come to that – but after last week’s convincing win, how could I not get a little whiff of some roses?Perhaps the win was a little too convincing.In the days that followed Saturday’s Hoosier beat down, the Badgers started to receive a lot of criticism for running up the score. Things probably did get a little out of hand on Saturday. Winning by 63 points is more than enough, especially against an Indiana squad who just could not seem to get any sort of offense working consistently. Still Wisconsin took things a little too far with such a huge margin of victory.Now I do not think Wisconsin is completely in the wrong here. Its last two touchdowns came from back-up quarterbacks. Yes, a 74-yard touchdown pass is a little excessive and tactless of the Badgers, but the backups need some playing time. Jon Budmayr’s 74-yard bomb was not the most courteous thing in the world, but since when is football courteous, and is it not comforting to know Wisconsin has a back-up quarterback who can run the offense just as effectively as Scott Tolzien?Also, isn’t it nice to see a fourth-string quarterback score a touchdown in his second appearance as a Badger? I mean no matter what team you root for you have to feel good for the guy.There is nothing wrong with a team playing their back-ups, and if they’re successful how can anyone criticize them? As any kind of spectator, wouldn’t you rather see the back-ups succeed than just run the ball three-and-out? At least they are getting some real game experience.Earlier in the season the Badgers also faced criticism for trying a 2-point conversion against the Gophers. At that point in the game it was the fourth quarter and the Badgers were already up 41-16. Yeah the extra two points were not by any means necessary, but that’s the very reason they tried it. That situation gave the Badgers a chance to try a 2-point conversion in a game situation, something they could never recreate in practice. If it was successful, I’m sure it would have added a little salt to the wound for the Gophers, but that does not mean the Badgers should not be able to try.When it comes to the criticism surrounding Saturday’s 83 points it’s clear the Badgers ran up the score, but there are two things that bug me about this whole situation.First off, in a ranking system such as the BCS, huge conference wins – especially in conferences like the Big Ten or the SEC – have an impact on that team’s ranking. Although the top ten did not change between this week and last week, the Badgers proved they are a strong team that should not be forgotten.The majority of the top ten teams are winning games by huge margins. Oregon has averaged 50 points a game. In six of their 11 wins, Auburn has scored almost – one was only 49 – 50 or more points. In eight games, TCU’s defense allowed 10 or less points while scoring at least 27, normally around 40, points in each of those games. Boise State has shut out opponents twice, and in each of those games it scored 59 and 48 points respectively, not to mention averaging 47.6 points per game.These are only the top four. Winning big has put them on top of the BCS rankings, why should other teams not be allowed to do the same thing? It is a necessary evil.Which leads me to the second thing that bugs me.Wisconsin is being criticized for running up the score while other teams, which seem to do this almost weekly, are not even considered.Oregon opened their season with a 72-0 victory over New Mexico. Yeah, New Mexico isn’t in Oregon’s conference, but isn’t it still rude or just as unsportsmanlike to run up the score like they did?Yes. It’s basically the same situation.Wouldn’t any situation where the winning team wins by a huge, unnecessary margin of victory no matter if it’s 71, 83, or 41 points still be considered to be running up the score?Yes, the Badgers 83 points last weekend was excessive. But in their defense, their back-ups were able to prove some worth, and in the BCS system, sometimes these huge wins payoff. But if one team is going to be criticized for running up the score then we need to take a step back and look at the league as a whole. Wisconsin is not the only guilty team, by any means.last_img read more

Former Trojans are making an impact in the NFL

first_imgSam Darnold, New York Jets quarterback In his first season back in Los Angeles since 2008, the Trojan great has had an immediate impact despite fighting through a broken jaw he suffered in Week 5. In those first five games, Matthews had six sacks and was looking likely to continue racking up more.  Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver In his 10th NFL season, Griffen has been a consistent pass-rushing and run-stopping force on the end for nearly a decade. This season has been no different, as he currently has seven sacks, three tackles for a loss and an interception, consistently wreaking havoc on the defensive side of the ball. From Weeks 7 to 11, Griffen racked up four sacks over five games in a particularly dominant stretch. Griffen and the Vikings look to secure a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season.  Clay Matthews, Los Angeles Rams linebacker Darnold has been impressive in flashes this season, with two 300-yard passing performances under his belt. Ultimately, he has done a decent job adjusting to an entirely new offense and coaching staff in just his second season in the NFL, but he’ll certainly need to expect more from himself moving forward.  Despite missing five weeks with the jaw injury, Matthews has capitalized on his nine appearances, racking up eight sacks. Matthews and the Rams aim to end the Coliseum’s tenure as an NFL venue in successful fashion, while Matthews looks to finish out the first season of his two-year contract strong. Woods’ high usage rate continued this week in Arizona, as he hauled in 13 receptions for 172 yards on a whopping 19 targets. Despite not catching a single touchdown pass so far this year, Woods is well on his way to his second consecutive 1,000-plus-yard-season with the Rams. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Woods has continued to play the best football of his professional career under Sean McVay in Los Angeles. He already has 64 receptions for 835 yards along with 12 carries and a rushing touchdown through 11 games.  Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings defensive end In what has been an eventful 2019 campaign for the Jets, the former Trojan quarterback has thrown 13 touchdowns in nine starts, adding two scores on the ground. Turnovers and consistency have been a problem for Darnold, as his 10 interceptions is tied for ninth-worst in the league despite missing three games.  The 2018 second round pick is enjoying quite the sophomore season in Tampa Bay under new head coach Bruce Arians. Jones is threatening 1,000 all-purpose yards from scrimmage and has scored five touchdowns this season.  Robert Woods led all NFL players in receiving yards in Week 13, helping his Rams knock off Arizona 34-7. (Daily Trojan file photo) After Week 8, Jones was formally announced as the Bucs’ starting running back, following weeks of competing for the role. His success comes as a refreshing surprise after a disappointing rookie season. The Bucs will only face one team with a winning record in their remaining games, so Jones has the opportunity to put up more 100-plus-yard performances.last_img read more

EPL Sunday: Manchester Derby preview and Liverpool v Southampton

first_imgThe EPL returns after some intriguing scores on Saturday. Here’s what Sunday looks like.MANCHESTER UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY (13:05)Manchester United winger Ashley Young is back in training but not fit enough to play the Manchester derby, while City are without Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph due to injuries.United come into the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League during their trip to the Far East. The Russian outfit opened the score from a rebound of a penalty shot saved by David de Gea.Anthony Martial scored a brilliant header in the second half to level the score. However, Louis van Gaal’s side were not able to find the second goal and had to settle for the draw, despite dominating the match with possession.What managers say Louis van Gaal: “When you look at the facts they are first and we are third. There’s a goal difference, a point difference, and they are first so they are the favourite, I think.”Manuel Pellegrini: “I don’t have any problem with Vincent Kompany. I need, every week, to choose the 11 that I think is the best for that game and when the others play they must wait. It’s crucial to play with the best players for the moment. Mangala and Otamendi are doing well.”Team FormManchester United Last Five (all competitions): D W L W WLast Result: CSKA Moscow 1-1 Manchester UnitedManchester CityLast Five (all competitions): W W W W LLast Result: Manchester City 2-1 SevillaBOURNEMOUTH V TOTTENHAM (13:05)Tottenham striker Harry Kane should return to the starting line-up for their Premier League trip to Bournemouth, while Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is still waiting to assess the full extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s thigh injury.LIVERPOOL V SOUTHAMPTON (15:15) Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for Sunday’s visit of Southampton after undergoing an ultrasound scan on a troublesome knee, while Southampton’s similarly injury-ravaged Jay Rodriguez could also miss out due to pain in his feet.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. Catch all the games and highlights live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more