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first_img Angharad Carrick It comes amid a furore over David Cameron’s role as an adviser to the firm after allegations the former PM lobbied both the health secretary and Chancellor. Also Read: National Audit Office launches investigation into Greensill’s involvement in Covid loan schemes The National Audit Office (NAO) has launched a probe into supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital following its collapse. Share “This investigation will cover Greensill Capital’s involvement in the government’s COVID-19 support schemes, including the accreditation process, and any post-accreditation monitoring of Greensill Capital’s activities.” Now the NAO will investigate Greensill’s involvement in the government’s coronavirus loan schemes. It comes on top of at least three separate probes launched into the firm, including by the Treasury Select Committee. National Audit Office launches investigation into Greensill’s involvement in Covid loan schemes whatsapp In text messages released by the Treasury, Sunak told Cameron he would “push” Treasury officials to look at Greensil’s application again, however the firm was ultimately denied entry to the scheme.center_img whatsapp Cameron last year sent texts to Rishi Sunak in a bid to overturn a Treasury decision to deny Greensill Capital access to the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF), which saw the Bank of England buy millions of pounds of bonds from investment grade firms. Friday 16 April 2021 12:34 pm Also Read: National Audit Office launches investigation into Greensill’s involvement in Covid loan schemes “The British Business Bank (BBB), acting as scheme administrator on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, authorised lenders to provide financial support under CLBILS following an accreditation process. BBB authorised Greensill Capital to issue financial support in June 2020. Greensill Capital filed for insolvency on 8th March 2021,” the NAO said today. Last month the supply chain finance firm appointed Grant Thornton as its administrators, warning it is in “severe financial distress” as its practices came under severe scrutiny. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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first_imgAlaska’s Energy DeskCongress poised to approve $15M for village relocation in AlaskaMarch 22, 2018 by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Newtok welcomes guests before their trip over to the new village site, Mertarvik, in August 2017. (Photo by Christine Trudeau/KYUK)Congress is set to approve a major increase in funding for Alaska villages threatened by climate change.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/03/newtok.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would double the budget of the federal Denali Commission, which funds infrastructure in rural Alaska, to $30 million.The nearest homes in Newtok are now just 40 feet from the edge of the Ninglick River. The village could lose that amount of land in just one or two storms. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The new money is aimed at addressing “the most urgent needs” of Alaska villages facing “erosion, flooding and permafrost degradation,” according to instructions accompanying the bill.Joel Neimeyer is the federal co-chair of the Denali Commission. He said virtually all the new money will go toward moving the village of Newtok, in Western Alaska.The village is losing about 70 feet of land annually to coastal erosion, and residents worry it will be completely uninhabitable within a few years.Newtok has been trying to move to a new site, Mertarvik, which is several miles away. Neimeyer said the new funding could finally break the logjam.“We’re very excited that this $15 million will allow the community of Newtok to realize their dream of moving to Mertarvik,” Neimeyer said.Newtok has been trying to piece together enough funding to move for more than a decade. But the village has found itself in a Catch-22: Government agencies that fund housing won’t build homes where there’s no infrastructure. But agencies that fund infrastructure — like water, sewer or power — won’t spend money on a village where nobody lives.The new money could break that cycle. The village plans to move used barracks from a military base in Anchorage and convert them into housing at the new site. Officials estimate moving the barracks will be significantly less expensive than building new homes, stretching out any funding.“I would hope that this $15 million would get us halfway to where the community needs in terms of housing stock,” Neimeyer said. “That really is a real community. There are enough people living there that the other funding agencies will have to say, ‘that is a community and our money will be put to good use.’”That would be a landmark moment for Newtok, and for the state of Alaska, which has not managed to move any of the coastal villages coping with erosion and climate change, despite years of work.If Newtok can move successfully, Neimeyer said, it could be a model for other threatened villages, like Shishmaref, Shaktoolik or Kivalina.“If we in Alaska can show Congress we can take their funds and put it to good use, and show that we can do this efficiently, effectively and smartly, perhaps that will open up the checkbook for the other communities,” Neimeyer said.On Thursday, leaders in Newtok said they were not quite ready to talk about the funding. After years of waiting, they are holding off until the bill is officially passed into law.The spending bill now goes to the U.S. Senate, which must pass it by Friday night to avoid triggering a partial government shut down.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgThe European Commission (EC) confirmed today it has received a new reform proposal from Greece, which could finally unlock bailout money for the embattled nation. Read more: How to lose friends and alienate people – Tsipras faces backlash  Reuters reported officials from the EC had confirmed receipt of the document, which was originally due on Thursday. The news caused stocks in Athens to jump 2.92 per cent in early trading.One of the main reforms thought to be included in the proposals, which are just six pages long, is a plan to roll Greek bonds held by the European Central Bank (ECB), due to mature in July and August, into the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Under the plans, the ESM – a pan-European fund set up in 2012 to provide financial assistance to troubled states – would buy the €6.7bn of bonds. Greece surprised even its lenders last week when it announced that instead of making a €300m payment due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, it would roll all its payments due to the IMF into one €1.6bn lump, to be paid on 30 June.Negotiations between Alexis Tsipras, the country’s Prime Minister, and its lenders had become stuck after Tsipras insisted on reduced budget surplus targets. While the creditors wanted on one per cent for this year, followed by two per cent next year, Tsipras wanted it slashed to 0.6 per cent this year, followed by 1.5 per cent in 2016. Under today’s proposals, the focus looks to have moved to an extension of Greece’s bailout programme, possibly until March next year. Such a move would ease off the pressure on Tsipras, who is stuck between a rock and a hard place – ie. Greece’s creditors, who insist on stringent austerity conditions to unlock Greece’s next tranche of bailout cash, and his hard-left party, which won the Greek election on an anti-austerity ticket.Yesterday German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was “not much time left” to reach a deal. At a press conference following a summit of G7 leaders in Germany, she added: “Everyone around that table wants Greece to stay in the euro – but we have rules.” Emma Haslett whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Tuesday 9 June 2015 4:25 am whatsapp Tags: Greek debt crisis Athens stocks jump as Greece submits new reform proposal to its creditors last_img read more

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first_imgTuesday 25 August 2015 4:24 pm whatsapp Share Tags: Expert Voices Show Comments ▼center_img Martin Ashplant City A.M. is all about business with personality – and now we are looking for the biggest personalities in business to make their voices heard.Our Expert Voices section is the place for thought-leaders and key industry figures to get their point across on the issues that matter. We want the movers and shakers of the ever-evolving business world to hone in on the main talking points and trends that are important to them and their peers. But what should I write about?If you are an expert in your field or the person people always turn to for a view on a certain topic then that’s probably a good place to start. We are looking for anything that has an impact on business – which includes technology, government policy, economics and much more besides. Think about what would be interesting to your workplace, Twitter network or wider peer group.OK, so how do I write it?Keep things concise. We have a 450-word limit for our online contributions because our analytics shows that people often lose interest after that point. If you do need to write more, think about splitting it into different posts.Tie what you write to something topical and in the news. The sooner you can write about a news event after it happens, the more likely people are to read it. Conversely, if you come to something a week after everyone else was talking about it then you are going to have to offer something pretty exceptional to get people interested again.Make sure you are doing something original. Don’t simply offer the same view as everyone else. Use your own industry knowledge or original research to add depth or a different perspective.Give your piece some structure. It sounds obvious but you need a beginning (what it is about), a middle (the meat of your viewpoint) and an end (why it’s important). You also need to grab your reader’s attention right from the outset, starting with the headline.Avoid it feeling like a stream of consciousness. Focus on one thread and make that point clearly. Don’t be tempted to cram too many different themes into one piece.Think a bit about what has prompted you to write this piece – and make sure that is clearly stated in the headline and first paragraph. If you were doing a search in Google or Twitter for something related to what you were writing what terms would you use? Make sure those are included.We don’t want to sound like a teacher, but: remember to check your spelling and punctuation and double-check or cite any facts. Readers will lose trust in what you are saying if you get things (or words) wrong, plus….Does someone check my piece before it is published?All content is checked before it is approved. We are keen to avoid heavily editing articles because we are conscious that this is your view and we don’t want to misrepresent you. However, the team may need to work with you to ensure the piece is ready to be published.In some instances, we will send your piece back with a note on what needs to change. You’ll then be able to make those changes and resubmit it. We obviously reserve the right not to publish anything, regardless of the reason, but we will always endeavour to work with the author to get something ready for publication.You may not always agree, but please respect any decision not to publish.Anything else I need to worry about?You need to adhere to our terms and conditions – but you knew that already, right?The most important things to keep in mind are:Don’t use this as a forum to launch an attack on companies or individuals. And avoid anything that is potentially libellous or defamatory. If you’re not sure, feel free to email [email protected] for advice.Stay away from anything that could be perceived as hate speech, sexist, racist, homophobic or abusive. That doesn’t stop you from having spiky views – just avoid going too far.Don’t plagiarise or infringe someone else’s copyright. Make sure it is all your own work or clearly cite when it isn’t.This isn’t the place to hammer home the virtues of your business. We offer sponsored content opportunities for that.Avoid the temptation to allow your political persuasion to take away from the reasoned argument you are making. Aim to convince readers with your narrative rather than through political point scoring.Will my piece go in the paper?The newspaper’s The Forum section runs slightly differently and you would need to discuss your ideas with our Business Features Editor Tom Welsh to be featured in the printed version of City A.M. But if your piece is timely and has an original angle, there is a high chance that it could run in the paper too.Can I publish my piece elsewhere?We would prefer these pieces to be exclusive to us. If you do want to publish them elsewhere, such as your own blog, we ask that you only publish the first three paragraphs and then link to your article on cityam.com for the rest of the piece. That helps ensure that readers are all directed to the same place.Do I get paid for my contributions?Unfortunately not, but hopefully you’ll feel that the opportunity to get your views out to a wider audience is worth the effort.How do I get started?Simply get in touch via [email protected], telling us a bit about yourself and the sort of thing you think you’d be good at writing about. We can take it from there. whatsapp How to write for City A.M.’s Expert Voices pages last_img read more

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first_imgHealthWatch: For two brothers with Duchenne, an FDA drug approval brings joy and relief Meet Max and Austin Leclaire. They have Duchenne muscular dystrophyVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2016/09/20/duchenne-fda-drug-sarepta-brothers/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:4401:44  Related: Max and Austin Leclaire have lived a lot of hard days together. The brothers have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare degenerative disease that wastes their muscles and will likely take their lives at an early age.Over the last few years, they found a glimmer of hope in an experimental drug, called eteplirsen. Max was able to get on the drug in 2011. Austin started on it three years later in another clinical trial. Both boys believe it has helped slow their physical decline. And Max has remained able to walk, although not easily, beyond the age when boys with Duchenne usually lose the use of their legs. “It was a pretty big relief,” Austin said, “but I was more worried about the other kids, that if it didn’t get approved, they wouldn’t have a chance.” Scientists at the FDA were deeply divided, but on Monday, the agency finally approved the drug. It’ll be available within a few months, at an estimated price of $300,000 a year.The approval pleased Max, 14, and Austin, 17. And not just because they hope to keep taking the drug.advertisement Episode 2: For boys with Duchenne, and two drug companies, a moment of shared hope The company that developed the drug, Sarepta Therapeutics, has been pushing hard for federal approval to take it to market. It doesn’t have a lot of hard data that it works; in part because Duchenne muscular dystrophy is so rare, Sarepta presented data on just a handful of patients to the Food and Drug Administration.advertisement Tags clinical trialsduchenne muscular dystrophyFDASarepta Therapeutics These are some of the hopes and fears of two brothers living with a rare, deadly disease. Alex Hogan, Hyacinth Empinado, Jeffery DelViscio/STAT By Jeffery DelViscio Sept. 20, 2016 Reprintslast_img read more

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first_img @JWesleyBoydMD Hey, doctors: Why aren’t you stepping up to treat people with opioid addiction? A man holds his bottle of buprenorphine. Ted S. Warren/AP J. Wesley Boyd Related: Tags addictionopioidsresearch If buprenorphine treatment is so vital, why isn’t a database that is supposed to provide a pathway to accessing treatment for opioid addiction kept up to date? And why do so few of the clinicians listed in it actually offer appointments?Sadly, this problem isn’t limited to buprenorphine treatment. Insurers’ lists of in-network psychiatrists are so replete with practices that aren’t accepting new patients, wrong numbers, and individuals who don’t return phone calls that they are often referred to as ghost networks.SAMHSA needs to make its database of buprenorphine providers an accurate and helpful resource for individuals seeking help with opioid addiction and ensure that it correctly lists clinicians who are accepting patients for buprenorphine treatment.The government also needs to remove federal policies limiting who can prescribe buprenorphine so all doctors can treat opioid addiction, not just those who engage in specialized training for buprenorphine prescribing. There must also be sufficient training in medical school and residency so doctors feel sufficiently prepared to treat opioid addiction.Lives hang in the balance.Lila Flavin, M.D., is a psychiatry resident at NYU Langone. J. Wesley Boyd, M.D., is a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance and the founder and co-director of its Human Rights and Asylum Clinic, as well as an associate professor of psychiatry and faculty member in the Bioethics Center at Harvard Medical School. @lilaflavin Recovering from opioid addiction isn’t easy. The pull of the drug is strong. Asking for help to kick an addiction can be difficult for many people, in part because of the stigma associated with addiction.One of the most effective means of beating an opioid addiction is to use a prescription medication, buprenorphine, which binds to the same receptor as opioids and reduces the craving for them.But finding a clinician who prescribes buprenorphine can be a challenge. Some people ask their primary care physician for a reference. Others ask friends or acquaintances who they’d recommend. Many others, though, consult the Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator, a database curated by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that lists clinicians who can prescribe buprenorphine.advertisement [email protected] By Lila Flavin and J. Wesley Boyd Jan. 9, 2020 Reprints Lila Flavin But does the government ensure that the database is accurate? Does the database serve as a good starting point for someone looking to get evidence based treatment for their addiction?Given what we had heard from patients over the years, we had our suspicions about the shortcomings of the database. So, along with several colleagues, we examined it.advertisement About the Authors Reprints We did this by identifying providers in the SAMHSA database within a 25-mile radius of the county with the highest death rate from drug overdose in each of the 10 states with the highest number of overdose deaths in 2015: West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Utah, and Tennessee.This search turned up 505 providers. We then called each of them to determine whether they actually worked in the practice, had appointments available, and accepted insurance.The number of providers listed in each county ranged from one to 166; five counties had fewer than 10 providers listed. Obtaining appointments was generally difficult and at times impossible: In three counties we were not able to secure an appointment at all, and in another three counties we were able to secure appointments with only two or three providers.Of the 505 providers we called, we reached 355 providers on the first or second call, and were unable to reach 150 of them (30%). More than one-quarter of the numbers listed were incorrect. In addition, 26% of providers listed were no longer prescribing buprenorphine. Among those who were, 76% accepted private insurance and 63% accepted Medicaid. As we just reported in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, we were able to secure an appointment for initiation of buprenorphine treatment just 28% of the time.Opioid addiction is a scourge of our time. No segment of the U.S. is spared — rural regions are especially hard hit — and the number of overdose deaths is staggering. The kind of medication-assisted treatment that we were inquiring about greatly increases the odds of successful recovery from opioid addiction. For example, when people receive buprenorphine for treatment of opioid dependence, they are more likely to stay in treatment and are half as likely to die from a fatal drug overdose. [email protected] Ghost networks of psychiatrists make money for insurance companies but hinder patients’ access to care Related: First OpinionA government database is supposed to help people seeking treatment for opioid addiction. It often doesn’t last_img read more

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“There continues to be a thirst for income but many investors also want the flexibility to simply and swiftly redirect yield back into their ETF investments. DRIPs will give them exactly that flexibility,” says Mary Anne Wiley, managing director, head of iShares, BlackRock Canada. “When we acquired Claymore earlier this year, we committed to build on our record of innovation and client responsiveness. Today’s announcement is just one example of ways in which we’re making good on that promise.” BlackRock Canada notes that the Canadian iShares business remains the market leader in ETFs with 76 per cent market share and $41 billion in assets under management. Since the close of the Claymore acquisition, flows for most of the former Claymore funds have also increased. Under BlackRock management, and carrying the iShares brand, aggregate sales inflows across all former Claymore funds have increased by 25% from March – September 2012 when compared to aggregate sales inflows during the same time period last year ($795 million in 2011 versus $1,061 million in 2012). “We knew the strength of the Claymore products under the iShares brand was going to be a success. The results to date have exceeded even my expectation,” says Wiley. IE Staff Toronto-based BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd. announced that, effective immediately, all iShares products traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange will feature dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) for clients who wish to efficiently and automatically reinvest their distributions. The move affects the entire product line of 88 iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs). Companies BlackRock Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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first_imgRenewables driving lower prices mean we must drive transition further, not prop up coal The Australian Greens MPsLatest power price reports, showing again how renewables are driving down wholesale prices across the National Electricity Market after wholesale prices doubled following the Liberals’ repeal of the carbon price, should encourage the government to drive the transition faster and not prop up coal and gas, Greens Leader Adam Bandt said today.The Greens fears that the Morrison government – which brags about lower wholesale prices despite driving them up after the carbon price repeal and opposing renewables at every step – is now getting ready to increase prices and pollution by propping up coal and gas generation.Labor, who has already propped up Australia’s dirtiest power station by handing over undisclosed amounts to Energy Australia, owned by Hong Kong billionaire Michael Kadoorie, must now join the Greens in fighting the latest coal push from the Morrison government.“Instead of bragging about power prices coming down because of renewable energy, Angus Taylor should be red-faced after doubling wholesale power prices by repealing the carbon price and then opposing renewables every step of the way,” Mr Bandt said.“After doubling power prices and doing everything they could to block renewables, the Liberals now expect a pat on the back when solar and wind start driving prices down again.“Even worse, the government talks up lower prices from renewables while simultaneously getting ready to prop up dirty coal generation by handing public money to the billionaire coal and gas corporations.”“We don’t need payments to coal generators, we need the government to lead more investment in renewables and storage. As today’s prices have shown, renewables are cheaper, cleaner and the future for Australia. More renewables means lower prices.”“We should be driving the transition further and faster, not trying to block it. We are in a climate emergency.”“Labor must oppose the latest coal push. Labor already has form propping up Australia’s dirtiest power station in Victoria and they must stop supporting Scott Morrison on coal and gas.”The Government – with Labor’s support – is passing legislation to allow public money to go to fossil fuel projects. The Energy Security Board is also due to release its report on post-2025 market design for the National Electricity Market in the coming days, with reports today suggesting the government may be concerned about so-called ‘early’ closure of coal-fired power stations.Wholesale power prices doubled after the Liberals repealed the carbon price. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, Billionaire, electricity, Emergency, energy security, Government, Hong Kong, Investment, legislation, Morrison, power station, renewable energy, Renewables, Scott Morrison, Victoria, wholesalelast_img read more

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first_img Published: May 11, 2020 My name is Chad Brokaw, and I am president of the Senior Class Council.Senior Class Council is a group of students who represent a wide array of ages, disciplines and interests. We have many responsibilities, but most importantly we work to represent our graduating students. One of the ways we do this is by sitting on the commencement committee and selecting the commencement speaker.I would first like to thank the entire CU Boulder Commencement Committee. I know that they are as equally saddened as we are that our commencement has been disrupted by this pandemic, but they have been working with us around the clock to make this commencement as amazing as possible. As a graduating student myself, I am heartbroken that I will not be able to celebrate commencement with all of you at Folsom Field. It is not fair that this situation has taken away our opportunity for the goodbyes and the closure that we wanted and prepared for, but I know this shared experience will only bring us closer together. It is moments like these that create tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, and ultimately forges a revolutionary generation.I am inspired every day by this class’s bravery in the face of uncertainty, and I want you all to take a moment to appreciate the huge achievement of graduating from CU Boulder. We did it!This year there will be a virtual commencement ceremony, and I hope that all of you will tune in to watch it on Saturday! Our commencement speaker, Dan Carlin, will be delivering his speech, and I will be speaking on behalf of the Senior Class Council. We will also be premiering the Senior Class Video, as well as many other digital pieces that the commencement committee and I have been working on. Tune in this Saturday, May 16, at noon MDT to watch your 2020 commencement ceremony, and I hope to see you all at the 2021 commencement ceremony when we will walk into Folsom Field together.Sincerely,Chad Brokaw President, Senior Class CouncilCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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first_img News Distributes close to 500 anti-pollution masks to traffic policemen in the Traffic DepartmentOn World Asthma Day, AstraZeneca partnered with Bengaluru Traffic Police to increase awareness on asthma and educate traffic personnel on ways to keep their lungs healthy amidst growing levels of pollution in the city. One in four traffic policemen have reported that they have experienced respiratory problems, making this an issue of great concern amongst this population group. AstraZeneca distributed over 500 anti-pollution masks to traffic control officers with the aim to reduce their risk of asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions.Dr Anilda Dsouza, Head – Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Pharma India said, “This World Asthma Day, AstraZeneca would like to recognise and appreciate the efforts of the Bengaluru traffic department by supporting the health needs of our city’s unsung fighters. Asthma is a major cause of chronic morbidity and early interventions can help in better outcomes.”AstraZeneca’s asthma education and awareness session was conducted by Dr Padma Sundaram, Consultant Pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru. The day-long programme was held at the Bengaluru City Traffic Police Headquarters at Infantry Road and saw participation in large numbers by city traffic policemen.AstraZeneca’s respiratory team will follow this up by providing “Simple healthy breathing cards” with tips on how to manage city pollution and ensure lung health. Also, these will be distributed to traffic policemen across the country during the month of May (Asthma Awareness Month).The programme was conducted by AstraZeneca Pharma India under the Healthy Lung initiative, a programme designed to increase asthma awareness and the need for more urgent and early action against the disease. The initiative urges policymakers and other stakeholders in the health system to support measures that can improve asthma diagnosis, ensure referral to specialists as needed, and expand access to newer treatment for better patient outcomes. By EH News Bureau on April 30, 2018 Related Posts AstraZeneca, Bengaluru Traffic Police to increase awareness on asthma The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphacenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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