“Zaria Adams” A Ghanaian Nursing Student in Brazil and Others Voluntarily Joined in Vaccination Against Covid-19 in Santa Maria.

It’s worth it! This is the unanimous perception among volunteers working in vaccination actions against Covid-19 in Santa Maria. Without receiving for this, students and teachers in the health area, retired professionals and other volunteers play essential roles for the vaccine to reach the arm of santa-marienses. They are the ones who, from early on vaccination days, register, organize and apply the doses that can help the municipality overcome the pandemic.

According to the city, the Health Department has 260 volunteers trained to act in vaccination, according to the demand. In vaccination in elderly people over 68 years, last Tuesday, about 100 volunteers were scattered around vaccination points. Academics from five educational institutions participate: Franciscan University, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Integrated College of Santa Maria (Fisma), SEG and Polytechnic College of UFSM. Although most are young, there are also those who add experience to the volunteer team. One example is retired nurse Rosenara Berleze Penna, 58. On Tuesday, she worked in the aspiration of doses in the ufsm drive-thru and took the experience of those who organized the immunization of Santa Maria in the pandemic of H1N1, more than 10 years ago, when she worked as coordinator in the immunization sector of the city.

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(Diary) Rosenara Berleze Penna, retired nurse and volunteer for vaccination

– I’ve always worked for SUS. So I think I have this commitment to the community to help at this very difficult time – he says, with a smile on his face.

The retired Ana Lúcia Lang Motta, 60 years old, helps with the knowledge of those who worked for 15 years in the immunization sector of the municipality. Alongside Rosenara, she served in the ufsm drive-thru. Retired two years ago, she says she can still learn from her colleagues and doesn’t mind waking up early in the morning to get to the vaccination site early.

(Diário) Ana Lúcia Lang Motta, retired nurse and volunteer in vaccination

– These are hard times and it’s time for us to help each other. We work with a new gurizada, academics, it is an exchange is super rich – explains.

And this exchange is a two-way street.

– They learn to work as a team, they can see larger actions. We do actions with more than 1,000 vaccinated. They have to have greater agility, learn to live with the team, acting during a pandemic. All this adds a lot to their training – explains the professor of the Nursing Technician of the Polytechnic College Caren da Silva Jacobi, 30 years old, who coordinated the team of volunteers of UFSM.

Diário) Caren da Silva Jacobi, volunteer and professor of the Nursing Technician of the Polytechnic College

In the case of UFSM, the volunteers were selected by a form, which was sent by e-mail to students of the nursing courses. Students were preferably called closer to the completion of the course. The others were directed to a database and can be summoned in case of need. At UFN, the process was similar, and a WhatsApp group was created to coordinate the activities. One of the members of the group is the student Felipe Del Fabro, 24 years old, a nursing student at UFN, who makes a point of participating in all possible vaccination actions.

– It comes from the profile of nursing students, this desire to be contributing, helping others. We feel refreshed. Get out of here with a lot of compliments, thanks. I’ve never been so blessed. Many elderly people are vaccinated and say “God bless you.” They even bring bombom – reports Del Fabro, who acted as a vaccinator at Clube Dores.

(Diário) Felipe Del Fabro, volunteer and nursing student at UFN

In addition, about 200 other employees participated in the action, including health professionals and commissioned positions of the Departments of Urban Mobility, Social Development and Civil Housing, in an integrated action. Army personnel also assist in vaccination, with logistical support for the organization and assembly of tents.

For Health Secretary Guilherme Ribas, volunteering makes all the difference to the success of immunization against Covid-19. The use of volunteers is not unprecedented in such campaigns. Last year, for example, volunteers worked on the application of influenza vaccines, even if on a smaller scale.

– The support of volunteers and educational institutions, being a university city, shows the commitment of these institutions to the population of Santa Maria. Also the support of other secretariats, which is essential, in order to be able to make more and more progress in vaccination – ribas points out.

Zaria Adams, born in Ghana, ufsm nursing student and vaccination volunteer

Among the volunteers, there is even international aid. The Ghanaian Zaria Adams, 26, participated for the first time as a volunteer last Tuesday. She arrived in Brazil in 2017 and started her nursing course in 2018 at UFSM.

Zaria is a former student of Only Believe senior high school Kukurantumi, in the eastern Region of Ghana.

“I wanted to participate, because I’m helping and learning too. I’m very happy helping people. The pandemic got in the way of everyone – it counts.”

According to the city’s Vacinometer, updated on Friday last week, 43,436 doses of vaccine were applied in the city. The 4,200 vaccines applied on Tuesday and the more than 5,500 on Thursday are not included in this account.

Meet The Youngest Active Female Doctor In South Africa At Age 21 Dr. Thakgalo Thibela:

It is of no doubt that the African continent is on the path of excellence. Millions of young Africans are making a positive change in their various countries. When it comes to technology, science, art, and education – Africans are buzzing it. Over 300 million youth aged 15-24 lived in Africa in 2020 representing nearly 20% of Africa’s population, making up one-fifth of the world’s youth population. If one includes all people aged below 35, this number increases to staggering three-quarters of Africa’s population. This has put Africa at advantage in Youth Development.

In South Africa, A 21-year-old young and brilliant woman named Dr. Thakgalo Thibela has already completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree and is currently practicing at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg. This makes Dr. Thakgalo Thibela the youngest active female doctor in South Africa, according to the spokesperson of The Health Practice Council of South Africa (HPCSA)Priscilla Sekhonyana who confirmed that Thibela was the youngest Active Dr currently on the IN Register.

Achieving such greatness was no walk in the park for Dr. Thibela. She’s had to overcome many challenges and pick herself up to accomplish her dream

Early academic life

Dr. Thibela started primary school at the age of six at Farel Primary School where she was the top student from grade 1 to grade 6. When it was time to go to grade 7, the school made her skip the grade and promoted her straight to high school.

“I was excited and nervous when the school principal announced to me in the presence of my parents that because of my academic excellence, they decided not to waste my time and promote me to high school,” she says.I am enjoying what I am doing at the hospital. I am getting clinical exposure and my theoretical knowledge is also being reinforced.”21-year-old Dr. Thibela

She then went to Lehlasedi High School where she was promoted to grade 10 because of her outstanding academic performance.

“I was the top of the class throughout and as a result, I was promoted to grade 10 within a week after the school principal had realized my potential. In school I was active in extramural activities such as drama, netball, choir, poetry, and debate,” she told News24.

The following year things started to take a different turn for the 21-year-old when she realized that her grade 11 results were not looking good; she knew she had to do something about it. Her teacher also told her that she needed to pull her socks up.

“I attended extra classes, Saturday classes, and studied with friends to improve my marks that were not above average,” said Dr. Thakgalo Thibela.

Luckily for her, all that hard work paid off and in matric, Thibela passed extremely well finishing off her high school career with 7 distinctions at the age of 15.

The journey to becoming a medical doctor

After obtaining seven (7) distinctions in her matric year, Thibela was awarded a bursary from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a company that partnered with Lehlasedi High School to sponsor the top learner every year.

She was then admitted to Wits University at the age of 16 enrolling for a six-year degree in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBCH). She continued to work hard and remain disciplined and her efforts earned her the qualification of her dreams.

Upon admission, the university refused to provide her with accommodation because of her age. Although she was disappointed by that, she was fortunate to get a place to stay not far from the university. She told News24 that she was continually ridiculed by her university peers for not pronouncing certain English words the way that they were pronounced by most, and she was ridiculed for her accent.

“I was deeply demoralised and that affected my self-esteem. That made me scared to express myself in front of my fellow school mates/peers,” she told News24

However, she managed to fight through that and place most of her focus on her school work. Her academic excellence earned her the Golden Key International membership, a recognition for students who are doing well academically and excelling in Universities all over the world

Currently, the young doctor is doing her practical experiential learning at Helen Joseph hospital in Auckland Park – where she started this year.

“I am enjoying what I am doing at the hospital. I am getting clinical exposure and my theoretical knowledge is also being reinforced. What I like about my job is that even though I may look young, patients never refuse to be examined. Instead, they are pleasantly surprised and ask me how old I am and end complimenting me for being a doctor at an early age.”Dr Thakgalo Thibela

Over 15,000 Ghanaians Died of Cancer In 2020 – Report

Over 15,000 Ghanaians died of cancer last year, according to the Global Cancer Statistics (GLOBOCAN) 2020.

The Global Cancer, Mortality and Prevalence report indicated that more than 24,000 new cases are recorded in the country annually.

Speaking at an event to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day, the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said common cancers such as breast, liver, cervix, and prostate are the cause of these deaths. 

The 2020 global cancer figures show liver cancer recorded 3,166 deaths, cervical cancer killed 1,699, and prostate cancer caused 1,117 deaths in the country.

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said cancer cases have increased since 2018, and therefore need serious attention.

“Equal attention must also be given to cancers as given to Covid-19 because Covid-19 did not come to stop cancers, neither did it come to trade places with the cancers. Therefore, awareness and education on cancers must be intensified,”

Dr. Waife Addai observed that breast cancer remains the number one killer among cancers.  

“Breast cancer is still the number one cause of death among Ghanaian women as far as cancers are concerned. But this is preventable, treatable and curable, likewise liver and cervical cancers.”

She used the opportunity to call on the government to provide free vaccination for cervical cancer.

Meanwhile, women have been entreated to frequent health facilities for regular medical checkups.

Sumy State University, Ukraine To Take Part in Emory Global Health Case Competitions 2021 in USA.

Sumy State University, Ukraine has been selected to take part in the Emory Global Health Case Competitions 2021 in the United State. This was announced by Rebecca Baggett director of student programs Emory Global Health Institute during World Youth International Model United Nations-Ukraine Virtual Conference 2021.

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Negative Side Effects of Masturbation

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As with any of the true pleasures in life, however, moderation is key. If you’re masturbating to an excessive degree, you could run the risk of not only interfering with your daily routine but your overall perception of life and fulfillment, too. It all depends on your approach — and how likelihood you are to become obsessive about it.

“People can have a negative relationship with masturbation, particularly if it means you are neglecting other areas of your life. If you masturbate in the morning and it makes you late for work, or if other relationships in your life feel neglected, that can be a challenge,” explains sex expert, oral sex instructor and manager of operations and outreach at Self Serve Toys, Hunter Riley. “Masturbation and sex are two different practices, and so are porn and ‘real life’ sex. Porn is not a representation of how most people have sex in real life, so as long as you keep realistic expectations about what you see in porn vs. what you expect from partners in real life, there shouldn’t be much of an impact to your sex life.”

To be clear, masturbation is healthy. The only issue is when it disrupts your lifestyle, your emotions, your relationship and your overall happiness. Here, a guide to the possible negative side effects of masturbation, and what to do if you find yourself in this situation:

1. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Physical Health

While your perception of masturbation might be the feel-good vibes it releases once you reach orgasm, Riley says there are plenty of other positive side effects of spending some time below your belt. “Masturbation has lots of positive health benefits including stress relief, help to get to sleep, reduced tension, boosted immunity and more,” she says.

But if you’re masturbating so fiercely and intensely, perhaps as a way to avoid other issues in your life that you don’t want to deal with or accept, you might cause some damage to your penis and testicles. Coleen Singer, sexpert at Sssh.com, says if you’re compulsive with your habits, you might experience rashes, redness and irritation to your genitals. This can be extremely painful, especially if you can’t keep yourself from masturbating, even when you’re raw or frankly, not in the mood. Though the obsessive-compulsive-must-touch-myself mentality is much more emotionally charged than physically inspired, the aftermath on your private areas could be extensive. That’s why seeking the advice of a therapist is recommended, and if you notice any irritation, begin using a lubricant to ward off the symptoms while you recover.

2. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Psychological Health

You might take the time to study and pay close attention to the reactions of your partner as you navigate different erogenous zones of her body, but how much TLC do you give yourself? When used as a method of determining new ways to please yourself that can be translated into your sexual experiences with a partner, masturbation can actually build your self-esteem. “Masturbation can increase self-confidence because you don’t have to rely on another person for sexual release and satisfaction. If you know how to please yourself, it can be easier to help a partner learn how to please you, which is a win for everyone,” Riley explains

But, if you have leftover guilty feelings from your childhood where your sexuality as suppressed, or if you feel dependent on your habits, you might find yourself struggling in the opposite direction. You might even rely so heavily on jerking yourself off, that you neglect to seek emotional assistance when you need it, or find other ways to manage your moods. “Since masturbation does improve mood and create a sensation of happiness, some people could begin to use masturbation too frequently and it could become an unhealthy stress reliever,” Geter says.

ICMA HONORS NUGS KHARKOV PRESIDENT AMOS ANKOMAH WITH A PRESIDENTIAL AWARD.

The president of the Nation Union of Ghana students (NUGS) Kharkov Amos Ankomah popularly known as Karles Kobby has been honored with an award by International Christian Medical Association (ICMA) Kharkov, Ukraine at their 2020 handing over ceremony.

It was a grate feeling to get such an amazing honor he quickly posted on his Instagram story with a caption of gratitude.

“I REALLY APPRECIATE THESE AWARD AND GIFT, GOD BLASS THE OUTGONE PRESIDENT, DR. PHILIP SEDEM DANQUAH @DRSEDEM AND HIS EXECUTIVES. LONG LIVE ICMA KHARKIV @ICMA_KHARKIV AND MOE GRACE TO THE NEW EXECUTIVES, YOU CAN DO IT! “

Brief history of ICMA

The beginnings of ICMA Ukraine began in 2010 when foreign med students attended the annual meeting of the Young Christian Medical Association of Ukraine. Inspired by this meeting William Lamptey (Ternopil State Medical Institute) approached Rostyslav Semikov (Christian Medical Association, Ukraine) and Jim Peipon (Ukraine Medical Outreach) for support to hold a conference but in English. Upon return to Ternopil William discussed the idea with fellow medical students Gift Elenga and Funom Makama. They in turn recruited James Okafor (Sumy State Medical Instiute), Leslie Ako (Poltava State Medical Institute), Joseph Ansong (Chernivtsi State Medical Institute), Daniel Bassana (Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical Institute), and Kingsley Emesiobi (Lugansk State Medical Institute) to form a leadership council to promote Christian fellowship, particularly among foreign students attending each of their institutes. The International Christian Medical Association of Ukraine was born. The contribution these young men made to the birth of ICMAU cannot be underestimated
The leadership council decided to convene a conference inviting students both foreign and national from all over Ukraine to participate. The first meeting was held in Kharkov with approximately 100 students attending. This was a great encouragement to the leadership council. It was decided to hold the next conference in 2011 in Ternopil. The council asked Ukraine Medical Outreach (Jim Peipon), the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine (Rostyslav Semikov) and Christian Missionary Fellowship (June Johnson) to act as senior advisors.

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NUGS KHARKIV PRESIDENT AMOS ANKOMAH

6 Natural Drinks That Will Reduce Fat Belly and Flatten Your Stomach.

There are many ways to have a flat stomach – some are tougher than others, but we have to keep in mind that not all of these methods are completely healthy, not to mention “hungry” diets that ultimately harm the health of the whole body

The best choice for effective weight loss and maintenance results is to use natural remedies that activate digestion and metabolism.

We offer you the 6 best drinks for weight loss:

Lemon water

Lemon has powerful properties that help detoxify the entire body. All you have to do is pour 8 cups of water into the pan and when it reaches the boiling point, add the lemon, cut in half, with the peel. Heat over low heat for 2-3 minutes, strain the liquid and drink it warm on an empty stomach before going to bed. If you want to sweeten it, add some honey or stevia.

Green tea

This tea has the ability to burn all the toxins that are present in the body, that is, it has antitoxic and diuretic properties, so you will not only eliminate the bacteria that cause damage to the body but also eliminate excess fat. It is recommended to drink a small glass of green tea 30 minutes before each meal, as well as in the evening before bedtime.

Add cinnamon

Cinnamon is known as a natural fat burner and glucose regulator, on the other hand, cinnamon stimulates the digestive system. Put the water on the stove and when boiling, add a little ground cinnamon, turmeric, and cocoa. It is recommended to drink before dinner and before bed, you can add some milk and honey.

Linseed

These seeds contain a lot of fiber and give the body a feeling of absolute satiety. Make milk or flax smoothies and drink it before breakfast and between meals as a nutritious breakfast.

Pour 3 tablespoons of flax seeds over a glass of warm boiling water and leave for 1-2 hours. Then put this liquid together with the seeds in a blender, add some honey and grind until smooth. You can add fruit to this drink.

Mineral and purified water

It is important that during the day you drink enough water. Fat will accumulate as it is impossible to eliminate toxins and waste from the body due to lack of water. The skin also suffers from dehydration.

Add Ginger

It has many beneficial properties for the body as it not only makes us lose weight but also regulates cholesterol, triglycerides, eliminates inflammation, cleanses the body, etc. Just add some fresh ginger to your meal or drink.

Grab a Banana Before You Sleep – 7 Things Bananas Can Do For Your Health

Many have written about bananas several times… They are great for slicing and adding to cereals, making into smoothies, putting in bread and muffins and even eating plain. Because they are fruit, they must be healthy – but how healthy?

This seemingly insignificant fruit is an incredible source of essential vitamins and minerals. With it, you can fight disease, sleep better and keep your body healthy and strong. Take a look at seven amazing things bananas can do for you.

Fight Insomnia
Bananas are a great source of tryptophan. Try to eat one in the evening if you are having trouble sleeping. If you like peanut butter, you can spread a little on a banana for an extra tryptophan boost.

Regulate Your Stomach
Bananas also contain prebiotics and probiotics, according to WebMD. Prebiotics are food for probiotics, helping your stomach keep alive and well those good bacteria that are needed for proper digestion.

Replace Sports Drinks
Harvard Medical School reports that bananas are a great source of carbohydrates, potassium, manganese, and magnesium (to name a few) actually better for athletes than sports drinks to replace the nutrients burned during exercise. Since bananas have no added sugar and are rich in antioxidants, they should be considered as an effective alternative to sports drinks.

Fight Heart Disease
The antioxidants available in bananas are directly linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. It is recommended to add bananas into your diet.

A Source of Nutrition
Bananas are an energy force that contains “Potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin and B6.” This fruit is almost better than multivitamins.

Regulate Diabetes
Green bananas contain a large source of resistant starch, which helps diabetics to be more sensitive to their insulin. The greener the banana, the higher the amount of resistant starch the banana has. However, a word of caution, because all of this works is not yet fully understood because it has not been sufficiently studied. Talk to your doctor if you want to try green bananas.

Reduce Cramps
The potassium contained in a banana may be just what you need to reduce the cramps you experience with PMS or after a long workout. If you also have a problem with bloating during PMS, the vitamin B6 contained in bananas has an effect on that as well.

With so many wonderful benefits, find ways to add this yellow fruit to your diet. You can eat a banana for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or as a snack.