Helping ‘the poorest of the poor’

first_img Read Full Story Anubhav and Arunika Agarwal share more than a marriage. Both earned MBAs focused on health management in their home country of India. Both worked in India and Afghanistan on health improvement projects. And both are about to graduate with master of public health degrees from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).But even as each earns an M.P.H. in global health, they have focused coursework in different areas—Anubhav on quantitative methods, Arunika on health economics—so that their knowledge and skill sets will be complementary. That strategy has helped them get the most out of their HSPH educations. “He can tell me what he has learned and I can tell him what I have learned,” said Arunika. “We have built on our partnership.”A house is not a homeAnubhav literally grew up in a hospital. His father, a critical care physician, ran a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India and the family’s residence was on the top floor. That unique situation enabled Anubhav to see how well—or poorly—the hospital functioned. He came to understand that “sometimes it’s the organization and administration of health services, not medical science, that plays the key role in improving a health outcome or saving someone’s life.”last_img read more

CAA Officials Express Satisfaction with Preparation for Asaba 2018 Â

first_imgThe inspection team also visited the equipment room to see firsthand the apparatus that have been acquired by the hosts.After an extensive exercise, the CAA officials expressed great satisfaction with what was on the ground; noting that the equipment already in place are not only new but they are the required standard for the African championship.According to a statement issued by Head Media, and Publicity for Asaba 2018, Olukayode Thomas, the visiting CAA officials were elated that the hosts have even more than what is required of them for the continental championship.The CAA officials were taken round by the Head of Technical for Asaba 2018, Yusuf Alli who explained in detail the innovations being planned to make the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships the best ever.In his remark, Vivian who also doubles as the Director Technical of the CAA commended the LOC for how far they have gone and what they already have in place.He, however, called on Alli and his team to hasten work in few areas still lacking.The LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba thanked the CAA officials for the visit and assured that the Delta State Government is leaving no stone unturned in making Asaba 2018 a memorable one.“I must say the Governor is personally interested in this project and he has been giving us all the support needed, Asaba 2018 will bring lasting legacies to Delta State” he assured.Apart from Ogba, those on the facilities tour inspection with the CAA officials include the Asaba 2018 the LOC Vice Chairman Tony Okowa, Consultant to the championship, Bukola Olopade and Head of Security sub-committee, Commodore Omatseye Nesiama. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Officials of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) over the weekend inspected facilities being put in place to host the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State.Gungaram Gerard Vivian who is the Vice President of the CAA and Lamine Faty – Chief Executive Officer of the African athletics body were both on the ground to ascertain Nigeria’s readiness for the biennial championship.Yesterday, the CAA officials went around the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium; visiting the warm-up area, main track, media area, technical, VIP and the VVIP rooms.last_img read more

Volleyball: Finals of BiH Cup

first_imgFrom Friday to Sunday finals of BiH Volleyball Cup for men and women will be held in Brčko.Semi-final matches are being played tonight. At 4 p.m. Napredak will play against Bosna Kalesija, while at 7 p.m. Jedinstvo will play against Kakanj and on Saturday the winners of the two matches will play in the finals which will be held at 8 p.m.In the women category, semi-final matches are being played on Saturday, Jedinstvo will play against HE na Drini at 2 p.m. and Gacko will play against Jahorina at 4.30 p.m., while the finals will be held on Sunday at 4.30 p.m.Volleyball club Kakanj is defending its title as a champion, while last year’s winner in women category ”Kula Gradačac” lost in the quarter finals.last_img read more