Elsevier launches COVID-19 healthcare hub to curb spread of misinformation and support clinicians

first_imgElsevier launches COVID-19 healthcare hub to curb spread of misinformation and support clinicians WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article News Trade & Trends Share COVID-19 misinformationElsevierIndia COVID-19 Healthcare Hubonline learning tools The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Complimentary resources include localised online learning tools for healthcare professionals and the public in India on the prevention and management of COVID-19, along with evidence-based information on COVID-19 vaccinesElsevier has launched its India COVID-19 Healthcare Hub for frontline healthcare workers and members of the public in India. Featuring complimentary resources and online learning tools, it offers the latest evidence-based information on the novel coronavirus, with materials on the prevention and management of COVID-19 to help limit the spread of misinformation, the company said in a release.To help support an overwhelmed healthcare system and combat the spread of misinformation, Elsevier’s India COVID-19 Healthcare Hub contains the latest fact-based information on COVID-19, including approved treatments and guidelines, along with other useful tools to help doctors, nurses and healthcare workers provide patient care. This resource aims to meet the increasing need for standardised, credible and accurate information around the pandemic and allow healthcare professionals to provide consistent and safe patient care, it added.A recent research has shown that 67.2 per cent of misinformation in India involves health-related topics, such as falsehoods on the COVID-19 vaccine, other forms of medical treatments, medical institutions and healthcare facilities. The same study found that online media was responsible for higher volumes of inaccurate news (94.4 per cent) compared to mainstream media (5.6 per cent), with false claims being distributed mainly on social media platforms.In addition to the India COVID-19 Healthcare Hub, Elsevier is also supporting Swasth Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes universal and affordable healthcare for the people of India.Together with the RELX Group, Elsevier’s parent company, the two organisations have contributed approximately 22 high-flow oxygen concentrators to support more than 12,000 critically ill patients in India. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on May 22, 2021 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more

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Sixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative Justice

first_imgSixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative Justice JusticeFebruary 21, 2014Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving Photo: JIS PhotographerGraduates of the Restorative Justice facilitators training programme, undertaken by the Ministry of Justice, at the graduation ceremony held recently, at the Altamont Court Hotel, St. Andrew. Sixty Jamaicans have been equipped to implement and monitor the principles and practices of restorative justice (RJ) in their communities, having graduated from a training programme developed and executed by the RJ Unit in the Ministry of Justice.The four-month training course consisting 11 modules was undertaken from June to September, 2013, and sought to build the capacity of the facilitators to competently, confidently and safely conduct RJ processes in keeping with the National Restorative Justice Policy.Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, in his address at the graduation ceremony held on February 19 at the Altamont Court Hotel, St. Andrew, congratulated the community facilitators.He said that they have made a bold step by volunteering to assist with the implementation of RJ in Jamaica.“The RJ facilitators have given their time and energy to this important programme. The expertise they will develop as RJ practitioners will contribute to the healing of fractured relationships in their communities. This will effectively and collectively reduce the levels of crime and violence that now afflict our nation,” Senator Golding said.He encouraged persons, who are not yet a part of the programme, “to give serious consideration to offering yourselves as RJ facilitators.”“It takes a committed and vested citizenry as well as civil society, non-Government Organisations, the church and others, to find their respective role in the process of reconciliation and peace,” Senator Golding said.The Ministry of Justice is observing Restorative Justice Week from February 9 to 28 under the theme: ‘Restorative Justice as a catalyst for unity, healing and transformation’.During the period of observation, the Ministry will seek to raise awareness and build support for the RJ Programme as well as invite national participation and collaboration with the Government in implementing this model of justice.RJ week was officially launched with a church service on Sunday, February 9 at the Emmanuel Apostolic in Kingston.Other activities for the week include an International Conference on February 21, which will feature Restorative Justice Experts from the United States, Canada and Brazil. RelatedJamaicans Urged To Fight Against Human Trafficking Story HighlightsSixty Jamaicans have been equipped to implement and monitor the principles and practices of restorative justice (RJ) in their communities.The four-month training course sought to build the capacity of the facilitators to competently, confidently and safely conduct RJ processes.Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding encouraged persons, who are not yet a part of the programme, “to give serious consideration to offering yourselves as RJ facilitators.” Sixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative JusticeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFull Implementation of Criminal Case Management Must Be Achieved – Chief Justice RelatedSenate Passes Amendments to Companies Act Advertisementslast_img read more

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Sale is off

first_imgCIT GROUP: Commercial finance company CIT Group announced on September 8 that it had dropped plans to sell CIT Rail.The third largest wagon lessor in North America, Chicago-based CIT Rail has a lease fleet of around 115 000 wagons and 550 locomotives. The company said the decision to retain the US$4·5bn rail business was made ‘as a result of the progress the company has made managing its balance sheet and strengthening its liquidity position.’ This included the divestment of the home lending business and the sourcing of more than US$11bn in liquidity facilities.last_img read more

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