Incision; Unveil It Launching/Orientation In Ukraine.

THEME: ACCESS TO WORLD OF GLOBAL SURGERY

Incision Ukraine Launch/Orientation – this event is organized by the National working group of Incision global in Ukraine with the aim of introducing medical students, residents doctors and anyone interested in public/global heath in Ukraine to global Surgery. Global surgery is a new field that aim to bridge the gap in surgical care in order to provide quality, timely and affordable surgical care to everyone whenever needed irrespective of the geographical location. The event will be graced by various household names in global surgery, who will be sharing their expert knowledges and experiences in the field. Various aspects of Global surgery including education, research, advocacy e.t.c will be discussed. The details of the event are as follow:
🗓Date: 4th December 2021
🕖Time: 7pm (GMT+2)
📍Venue: ZOOM platform

Toufik’s World Medical Association-Ukraine Opens Membership Application.

Toufik’s World Medical Association aims to connect dedicated medical students and recently graduated physicians in Ukraine who aspire to learn about medicine and become better practionals in their communities with opportunities to transform their lives. we provide a platform for such exuberant students to learn and hone their ideas so that they can be impactfully implemented. Toufik’s World Medical Association values all perspectives equally and honestly, honor the best in ourselves and others, move people to believe in better, make a difference and create a change that matters.

Toufik’s World Medical Association envisions a world where all medical students and recently graduated physicians are are inspired and equipped to realize the future they want.

Benefits of becoming a member

  • Travel around the world for medical conferences
  • Education and leadership training
  • Research Opportunities
  • Certificate of Membership

Toufik’s World Medical Association-Ukraine Board Members

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INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE; «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ» Register Now!

October 26-28, 2021

On behalf of the Student Scientific Society of Medical Institute of Sumy State University, it is our pleasure to invite you to the International Medical Conference «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ.The IMC BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ will be held online on 26.10.2021 – 28.10.2021 at the Medical institute of Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine.

Prof. Andrii Loboda

Director of Medical institute
“Dear young scientists! I’m glad to welcome all of you to the International Scientific Conference of Students, Postgraduates and Young Scientists “Biomedical Perspectives III”. I’m happy that despite the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and in the country, you have successfully continued your research. Our conference can be a good opportunity to present your own scientific achievements, communicate with colleagues, and expand the horizons of finding new ideas and shape the prospects for further research. I wish everyone fruitful work, constructive discussion, new significant achievements. I hope that you will enjoy the new format of the conference, as well as the results will inspire the development of new scientific ideas. Ad astra per aspera! Succeed in the science!

Prof.Maksym Pogorielov

Curator of the conference
“Dear Participants! You are welcome to “Biomedical Perspectives III” event! Here you have the chance to touch amazing technologies, discover new horizons in experimental and clinical medicine, and share your own experience! Participants of our conference will be able to meet and talk to researchers, ask them questions, discover new technologies.
You can discover a piece of Science! Science affects almost every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the technology we use and the natural world that surrounds us. Science can help find new solutions for almost everything humans do, from energy and food production to waste disposal and new treatment technologies. I hope, after our event you can tell as Maria Curie: “I am among those who think that science has great beauty”

Ph.D. Vladyslav Sikora

Organization team
Dear participants of the conference.
“It is a great honor for me to welcome all the participants of our International Scientific Conference of Students, Postgraduates and Young Scientists – «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES III», and open it. This conference needed a lot of effort, but fatigue is clearly eliminated when one sees the great number of papers submitted to this conference. The growing interest in the modern science of students, postgraduates and young scientists stimulates us to hold this scientific event every year. At the same moment, we believe that «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES IІI» conference will be a platform for the development of new international relations of young scientists and the deepening of our country’s positions in the international scientific arena. In our opinion, this is the most important element of doctors’ work and life. I sincerely hope you will enjoy today and the next two days of debate and networking. I wish you success in research and doctor practice. Thank you for your attention. Take care of yourself and be healthy.”
Be inspired by your dream…

The official language of the conference: English.

Scientific part of the program includes oral and poster sessions in following areas of research:

  • Fundamental medical sciences;
  • Clinical Medicine;
  • Session of post-graduate students and young scientists;
  • Biomaterials for medicine;
  • Public health;
  • Dentistry;
  • Physical rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Upon completion of the International Medical Conference «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ», each participant will receive Certificates of Attendance.

The educational part of the conference is held in the form of lectures delivered by the leading scientists in the field of biomedical research.

The practical part includes a variety of workshops on practical skills in the field of preclinical and clinical sciences; and also presentation and discussion of clinical cases. Conference program includes scientific, educational and practical sections.

One can register to join the IMC «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ» either as an active or passive participant.

All participants will be provided with individual certificates.

Meet Dr. Mustapha Abdul Mumin; A Fadama Boy Who Graduated As One Of The Top Students In His Class, Doctor Of Medicine From The University of Dnipro State Medical University, Ukraine.

MUSTAPHA’S BIOGRAPHY 

Ghanaian hailing from the very best communities in Ghana – Fadama – Mustapha grew up with his cousin (Anwar) and Aunty. 

At the early stages of his life, he was training to be an Arabic Scholar and started his schooling years at an Arabic school where he attended 3 different Arabic school a day. For this reason, he is able to speak and read Arabic fluently. At the age of 9 he decided he wanted to go to school and therefore joined his cousin at Kingdom Preparatory School in Fadama where he started nursery. Being an intelligent being he was appointed as a school prefect and was able to catch up to his age mates therefore managing to skip several years and joining his peers in Junior High at St Lawrence Catholic School at the age of 14. For this reason, Mustpaha enjoys singing hymns and often plays famous Ghanaian worship and praise songs in his spare time. Mustapha continued to prosper in his schooling days and was also appointed as a prefect at St Lawrence School. 

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Following his BECE completing with a minimum of 6 A’s, Mustapha went on to gain admission at Ghana National College in Cape Coast, though this was disheartening for him as his dream college was Mfantipm. At Afedu Royal House where Mustapha pursued his studies in general science, he was very highly respected. In his own words he passed through a very difficult training programme as Afedu House was infamous for being the most stubborn house on campus. During his student years, Mustapha impacted many students lives. Though he was surrounded by stubborn students, he made it a point not to be influenced by their bad behaviours, and rather influenced the boys at the house. In the words of some of his mates, “Mustapha was the light shining in the darkness at Afedu House.” 

During his student years at Ghana National, he aspired to be a senior head boy in academics. Although he passed the vetting stages, he was not granted to read his manifesto owing to his religious background. Though this was disheartening, Mustapha did not give up and went on to implement the changes he would have liked to see by becoming Ghana Muslim Student Association (GMSA) president and helping be the voice of Muslim students who would’ve been discriminated against by the school. Some of the changes Mustapha achieved during his reign were for example, during Ramadan, food will be reserved for Muslims prior to and after fasting. Secondly, Muslims were no longer obliged to attend Sunday Church services. He rather enabled that Muslims to be given a place of worship where they could pray and carry their daily rituals. Following this, though he was not officially the head boy, most issues affecting final year students were brought to his attention for resolution. This is where Mustapha’s leadership journey truly started. 

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Mustapha continued his education in Ukraine in 2015 following the advice of his cousin Anwar about study opportunities in Ukraine. His degree was in medicine and surgery. The first thought Mustapha had on arrival was that he would become the president of the National Unions of Ghana Students (NUGS) – Ukraine. In his first two years Mustapha learnt Russian and was able to converse fluently with locals hence making him a favourite with several of the Ukraine school officials. Following this he then began to take up leadership roles listed below:  

  1. Public relations officer – Dnipro Chapter (2017 – 2018) 
  2. President – Dnipro Chapter (2018 – 2019) 
  3. Vice President – NUGS Ukraine (2018 – 2019) 
  4. President – NUGS Ukraine (2019 – 2020) 
  5. Trustee Board Member – GUGS (2019 – Present) 

As a student Mustapha co-started his company Planaria Medical Agency where he taught students KROK lessons and also signed a tutorship contract with Medlink.  

Mustapha graduated from the Dnipro State Medical University as one of the top 2% of his class in the degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He is now due to start working as a medical doctor with the aims of specialising in medicine. 

LETTER OF GRIEVANCE TO MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL (MDC)

On 26th February 2021, a total number of Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine (439) foreign trained doctors wrote the Licensure Registration Exams. Interviews were conducted subsequently on (date). The cost of the exams was $770 (GHS4,543.00) per candidate. 

As duly communicated to us by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) the results were to be released within a period of two (2) to four (4) weeks 

from the date of the exams. Overwhelmingly, it has been more than seventeen (17) weeks (Four (4) 

months) since the date of the exams. The results have neither been released nor has there been a communiqué from the MDC detailing the 

reasons for the unprecedented delay. 

All attempts to obtain answers have proved futile. Constant enquiry visits at the Council left us rather devastated; we are always told to keep waiting to be contacted. As we pen down this letter we are still waiting in 

agitation. 

To our utter dismay, the MDC registered another batch of foreign trained doctors for a licensure exams which was conducted on 25th June 2021. 

Aside that, registration is ongoing for the next batch of Medical and Dental candidates as well as Physician Assistants (PA’s) to sit for the exams in October and November 2021 respectively. This leaves us 

concerned about what the future holds for us. 

Another worrying issue is that, candidates who fail the exam are allowed 

to resit after showing evidence of having done a structured clinical attachment for not less than twenty (20)weeks. As it stands, this won’t be 

ssible this time around, since October is eleven (11) weeks away and no results have been released. This leaves no time for adequate preparation if 

a candidate fails and decides to resit for the exams in October.. 

We are therefore disheartened at the current situation and wish to use your 

esteemed platforms to chum out our grievances. Our future lies in uncertainty. It is therefore our considered hope that by this address our 

grievances will be heard speedily. 

Signed: Aggrieved Foreign Trained Doctors. cc: Medical and Dental Council (MDC) 

SCIENTIFIC WEBINAR OF THE MEDICAL INSTITUTE. REGISTER NOW!

Scientific Society in collaboration with National Union of Ghana Students, Sumy presents scientific webinar of the medical institute.

” Sumy State University will be hosting a great Seminar of which everyone is invited.
Certificates of participation will be offered at the end of this great session. Be sure to register and don’t miss out.
Below is the form for registration”

“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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