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Access Mobile launches Gozee app to help find doctors, specialists and pharmacies online

Access Mobile launches Gozee app to help find doctors, specialists and pharmacies online

Jun 30, 2016

access.mobile International, IncTM recently launched its second product offering, a tool that allows health consumers to find doctors and health services. At no cost, users can review verified information on over 2,500 Ugandan hospitals, clinics, health centers and pharmacies to better understand their options for care. Using filters that include specialty, location, or preferred payment option, users can narrow down the facilities and then view profiles and location information. A growing number of facilities will allow anyone to request an appointment booking directly through the website. Dr. Katumba Ssentongo the Registrar of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) says “Gozee will improve access to information on health facilities throughout the country. It has the potential to change the way people understand and seek health care.” Launching first in Uganda, the website will soon expand its offerings and reach to Kenya, Nigeria and beyond. While health searching and booking sites are popular globally, such sites have been limited to date in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa more generally. Gozee looks to change that. With verified information on thousands of facilities throughout the country, an easy-to-use interface, and a deep understanding of the healthcare market in Uganda, Gozee offers a consumer solution that is tailored to the market. “Gozee is a unique type of offering for Uganda,” commented Dr. Herbert Turyagyenda, the Regional Director of access.mobile and the former General Manager of AAR Healthcare Uganda. He continued, “Patients will be able to make more informed, and hopefully better, choices around their healthcare, both for themselves and their families.” The Director Bugolobi Medical Center and President Uganda Private Medical Practitioners Association Dr. Peter Kawanguzi, says “We are excited about the launch of the Gozee website. Our current and potential patients will easily be able to find us, contact us and seek the care they need.” access.mobile was founded in 2011 and continues to evolve and expand from its African headquarter office in Kampala, Uganda. Acknowledged as a global innovator, access.mobile was selected as an Innovations in Healthcare 2016 Innovator and a Microsoft 4Afrika Innovation Grantee in 2014. The company’s solutions leverage Microsoft’s world-class cloud infrastructure, Azure, as well as mobile technology to create secure and affordable solutions. access.mobile’s first technology...

Saving our own lives-CPR is for everyone

Saving our own lives-CPR is for everyone

Jun 30, 2016

By Sue-Ellen Brown Local communities are being encouraged to take responsibility and work together to prevent unnecessary deaths from cardiac arrest. Take Heart Australia, a public advocacy organisation and registered charity, is introducing a national program called Heartsafe Communities to help make surviving a heart attack the norm rather than the exception. Professor Paul Middleton, Chair of Take Heart Australia and Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Sydney, says, “We want High-Quality Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (HQ-CPR) to be a life-skill like cleaning your teeth or tying your shoes.” According to the Heart Foundation, each year 55,000 Australians will have a heart attack-that is one heart attack every 10 minutes. The chances of surviving dramatically improve if a bystander starts CPR immediately and for every minute that CPR is delayed the risk of dying increases by 10 per cent.   Australia needs more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available in public places. Photo: Sue-Ellen Brown Heartsafe Communities programs have been running in the United States since 2002 and, according to Professor Middleton, have had a significant impact. He said in Australia only 10 per cent of people who suffer cardiac arrest will survive, a stark contrast to Seattle where the survival rate is now over 60 per cent. Professor Middleton says the aim of the program is to engage a community such as a town or suburb, or a club, workplace or organisation and support them to take responsibility to improve their response as a community to cardiac arrests. Take Heart Australia is currently working with pilot communities and organisations to design and implement the Australian program which will then be replicated across the country. Professor Middleton believes the biggest job is rebranding CPR and marketing it as being very simple. He says that if people do it, they will save lives. “We all need to know how to recognise cardiac arrest when it happens, how to call for emergency services, how to do High-Quality CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).” “Unfortunately CPR is prey to multiple myths,” he says. “People think cardiac arrest is rare, but it kills more people than cancer, stroke and road trauma put together and...

Irresistible Me: Get Fabulous Hair with Instant Length and Volume with Premium Hair Extensions! #beauty

Irresistible Me: Get Fabulous Hair with Instant Length and Volume with Premium Hair Extensions! #beauty

Jun 30, 2016

Irresistible Me. I’ve always loved to have long, long hair. But, the maintenance that goes with it can be daunting. Just last year, I cut my waist-long hair to my shoulders. While it is healthier, more manageable and so much lighter–I miss my long hair.  Luckily, I had the chance to try out Irresistible Me hair extensions. Made from 100% Remy human hair and at a great price, I was able to go from shoulder-length hair to past-my-waist hair! Not to mention, they had my exact color and with the extensions, you are able to wash, heat-style, cut and color to blend them into your hair perfectly. Finding Your Shade. I haven’t dyed my hair in years so, my color is natural black. Finding my color was super simple, I took a few minutes to watch this video and then I checked out this PIN to determine the length that I wanted. Of course, I wanted the absolutely longest possible! Once the extensions arrive and you open your package, you will notice the wefts carefully packaged in a plastic bag with two sections. The smaller section contains a sample weft that you should open first. It’s to make sure the color, length and general hair quality is what you want. If everything is up to your expectations, you can open the bigger section with the rest of the wefts. If you do decide you want to exchange or return them, just leave the second section unopened and sealed, if you don’t, the guarantee will be void and you won’t be able to make the exchange or get a refund. Length and Volume. One of the main reasons that I’ve always wanted to try extensions is because while my hair is full and thick, it lacks volume. The type of extensions that I received were the Silky Touch Natural Black in 24 inches and 200 grams. The thickness of the hair decreases slightly towards the ends just like normal hair does which, I think, makes them look natural. Flat and Dull. This is me before adding the Irresistible Me hair extensions. My hair tends to be flat and lacks that oomph and volume that I really crave. I had date night coming up and I wanted to get a dolled up and sporting...

British Labour Party Leader Loses No Confidence Vote

British Labour Party Leader Loses No Confidence Vote

Jun 29, 2016

In the latest example of the political backlash growing out of last week’s Brexit vote, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, lost a no-confidence vote among Labour’s Members of Parliament, but he says he will not leave office even as his position seems to become more and more precarious: LONDON — Britain’s political turmoil deepened Tuesday, with members of the opposition Labour Party rebelling against their leader in a no-confidence vote while the governing Conservatives started to joust over the selection of a new prime minister to replace David Cameron. The turbulence — spawned by the country’s stunning vote to exit the European Union last Thursday — has already claimed Cameron’s political career. The prime minister is stepping aside just a year after he won a sweeping general election victory. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, could be the next to go following Tuesday’s mutinous vote among Labour’s members in Parliament. In a secret ballot, 172 members said they had no confidence in their leader. Just 40 backed him. Tuesday’s vote is nonbinding, but it is likely to lead to a new leadership contest that could deepen divisions within a party already riven with fractures between its moderate and hard-left factions. Corbyn has suggested he will run again — and he could well win, given his popularity with the rank and file. But Tuesday’s vote shows that his own colleagues in Parliament want him gone. Corbyn’s detractors in Labour blame him for a lackluster campaign to keep Britain in the E.U. Although Labour officially supported the “remain” camp, Corbyn was a fleeting presence on the campaign trail, and polls showed that many Labour members were not aware of their party’s official position. Corbyn — a north London politician whose views have been compared to those of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — was defiant after the vote, pledging not to step down. “I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning,” he wrote in a statement released within minutes of the result being revealed. “Today’s vote by [members...

Vikings without football tickets to invade Nice for Euro clash

Vikings without football tickets to invade Nice for Euro clash

Jun 28, 2016

Nice (France) (AFP) – Iceland will have about 3,000 fans in the Nice stadium for their Euro 2016 clash against England on Monday but thousands more chanting their Viking songs will be in the Mediterranean resort. Like Irish Republic supporters who had to lay out for black market tickets to see their country against France on Sunday, Iceland’s fans have become caught in the European Championship quandary. No-one expected them to get this far. Euro 2016 fever has gripped the 330,000 population. Even the nation’s new president Gudni Johannesson, who won an election Saturday, said his first priority is to be at the match. Asked before the final results were announced what his first task would be if elected, the history professor replied: “Go to France on Monday and see Iceland play England.” Johannesson has a better chance than most of his countrymen of getting a last-minute place in the 35,000 capacity stadium. But that will not deter the Icelandic nation. There were about about 10,000 Iceland fans at each of their group games in France and a similar number are expected in Nice.  Iceland star Gylfi Sigurdsson criticised UEFA’s ticket distribution system for Euro 2016 knockout games. “We’d love to have more tickets for the Icelandic people,” Sigurdsson said Sunday.  Between 3,000 and 3,500 places in the Nice stadium will go to Iceland fans, the team’s spokesperson told AFP.  “Uefa have to find another solution how they distribute the tickets for the knockout games,” said the 26-year-old Swansea City midfielder.  “It would have been nice to have 10,000-15,000 people here, but the people at the game will be loud, hopefully we can make them proud.” French regional government officials estimated around 25,000 England fans would be in Nice. Sigurdsson’s criticism follows similar remarks by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill who protested about the allocation for Irish fans for his team’s last-16 game with France.  Irish fans received only 4,500 places in the 59,000-capacity Lyon stadium. Icelanders may not be happy about the tickets but they are unlikely to cause trouble. The fans have become known as the friendly Vikings because of their football chants and the trademark rendition of the romantic Icelandic...