On Tuesday 30th June 2020, The Church of Pentecost – Ukraine made donations of various items to the Kyiv Regional Emergency Hospital to help in the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic. The items included 1500 pieces of Applicators test tubes, 1500 pieces of Eppendorf PCR Tubes, 1000 pieces of Face – Mask, 200 pieces of Protective clothing (overall) and bundles of Tissues and Toilet Rolls
In presenting the item, the National Head of the Church, Pastor Abraham Arthur thanked the Director and Staff at the hospital for the good work they are doing in the City of Kyiv especially in recent times and assured them of the Church’s continued prayer support and partnership in the fight against the Covid – 19 Pandemic. Pastor Arthur further prayed for God’s divine intervention to bring an end to the pandemic. He also prayed for the Hospital Staff and all health professionals and key workers across the globe. He prayed that God will heal those who have been affected by the virus and bring comfort to them and their families.
The Director of the Hospital, Dr Tkochenko Alexander Anatolyevich who received the items on behalf of the Hospital thanked the Church for their generosity.
Present were The Deputy Director of the Hospital, Beregovy Oleksandr Vasilovich, some National Executive members of COP – Ukraine: Elder Ernest Nartey, Elder Dr Frank Odianosen Edogun, Elder Dr David Cammy and some Deaconesses, Deaconess Bridgette Offasi and Deaconess Wagatta Abraham.
in our fight against the Corona virus and in the absence of vaccine, doctors have employed many ways to save the patients. Some of these ways is the use of the drug Hydroxychloroquine. But as to whether this drug is potent enough or not, check out the video below
The environmental problems like global warming, acid rain, air pollution, urban sprawl, waste disposal, ozone layer depletion, water pollution, climate change and many more affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Over the last few decades, the exploitation of our planet and degradation of our environment have gone up at an alarming rate. As our actions have been not in favor of protecting this planet, we have seen natural disasters striking us more often in the form of flash floods, tsunamis and cyclones.
Different environmental groups around the world play their role in educating people as to how their small actions when combined together can play a big role in in protecting this planet. If you look at the environment around us, you can see that there are a number of issues that come to our attention.
Below are list of environmental problems.
Pollution of air, water and soil take a huge number of years to recover. Industry and engine vehicle fumes are the most obvious toxins. Substantial metals, nitrates and plastic are poisons in charge of pollution. While water contamination is brought about by oil slicks, acid rain, and urban sprawl; air contamination is created by different gasses and poisons discharged by businesses and manufacturing plants and burning of fossil fills; soil contamination is majorly created by mechanical waste that takes supplements out of the soil.
Clean drinking water is turning into an uncommon thing. Water is turning into a monetary and political concern as the human populace battles for this need. Waste from industrial and agricultural activities pollute the water that is used by humans, animals and plants.
Soil and Land Pollution
Land pollution simply means degradation of earth’s surface as a result of human activities like mining, littering, deforestation, industrial, construction and agricultural activities. Land pollution can have huge environmental impact in the form of air pollution and soil pollution which in turn can have adverse effect on human health.
Climate change is yet another environmental concern that has surfaced in last couple of decades. Environmental change has different destructive impacts that include, but are not limited to, the melting of polar ice, change in seasons, new sicknesses, and change in general climate situation.
Environmental asset abuse is also an important environmental concern. Fossil fuel utilization brings about discharge of greenhouse gasses, which causes environmental change. However, individuals are taking endeavors to move to renewable energy sources.
Our woodlands create new oxygen and additionally help in managing temperature and precipitation. At present, timberland cover 30% of the area, but wooded areas are being lost on a regular basis because people are looking for homes, food, and materials. Deforestation is a huge problem and will just continue to get worse.
Increased Carbon Footprint
Temperature increases, like climate change, are the consequence of human practices, including the use of greenhouse gasses. When the atmosphere changes and the heat increases, it can cause a number of problems and start to destroy the world we live in.
Genetic modification utilizing biotechnology is called genetic engineering. Genetic engineering of food brings about expanded poisons and sicknesses as qualities from a hypersensitive plant can exchange to target plant. Some of these crops can even be a threat to the world around us, as animals start to ingest the unnatural chemicals and such.
Effect on Marine Life
The amount of carbon in the water and the atmosphere is continuing to be a problem in the world around us. The primary effect is on shellfish and microscopic fish, and it has similar effects to osteoporosis in humans.
Public Health Issues
The current environmental concerns represent a considerable measure of danger to well-being of people, and creatures. Dirty water is the greatest well-being danger of the world and poses a risk to the health and lifespan of people and animals.
The number of inhabitants in the planet is arriving at unsustainable levels as it confronts deficiency of assets like water, fuel and food. Overpopulation is one of the most important environmental concerns.
Loss of Biodiversity
Biodiversity is yet another casualty due to the impact of human beings on the environment. It is the result of 3.5 billion years of evolution. Habitat destruction is a major cause for biodiversity loss. Habitat loss is caused by deforestation, overpopulation, pollution and global warming
Household and Industrial Waste
The over utilization of assets and formation of plastics are making a worldwide emergency of waste transfer. Developed nations are infamous for creating an unreasonable measure of waste or junk and dumping their waste in the seas and, less created nations.
Ozone Layer Depletion
The ozone layer is an undetectable layer of protection around the planet that secures us from the sun’s unsafe beams. Depletion of the critical Ozone layer of the air is credited to contamination brought about by Bromide and Chlorine found in Chlorofloro carbons (CFC’s). When these poisonous gasses each the upper parts of the atmosphere, they cause a gap in the ozone layer, the greatest of which is over the Antarctic.
Mining results in extraction of minerals from earth’s core. These minerals also bring out harmful chemicals from deep inside the earth to the earth’s surface. The toxic emissions from mining can cause air, water and soil pollution.
Natural Resource Depletion
Non-renewable resources are limited and will get expired one day. Consumption of fossil fuels at an alarming rate can lead to global warming which can further result in melting of polar ice caps and increase in sea levels.
Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, cyclones, volcanic eruption can be unpredictable, devastating and can cause irreparable damage. They can cause huge loss of life and properties.
Radioactive waste is a nuclear fuel that contains radioactive substance and is a by-product of nuclear power generation. The radioactive waste is an environmental concern that is extremely toxic and can have devastating effect on the lives of the people living nearby, if not disposed properly. Radioactive waste is considered to be harmful for humans, plants, animals and surrounding environment.
Loss of Endangered Species
Human overpopulation is prompting the elimination of species and environmental surroundings and the loss of various biomes. Environmental frameworks, which took a huge number of years to come into being, are in risk when any species populace is huge.
Acid rain happens because of the vicinity of specific poisons in the climate. Corrosive downpour might be brought about because of use of fossil fuels or volcanoes or spoiling vegetation which discharge sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air.
Modern day agriculture practices make use of chemical products like pesticides and fertilizers to deal with local pests. Some of the chemicals when sprayed do not disappear and infect seeps into the ground and thereby harms plants and crops. Also, contaminated water is used for irrigation by farmers due to disposal of industrial and agricultural waste in local water bodies.
Light and Noise Pollution
Noise pollution is another common form of pollution that causes temporary disruption when there is excessive amount of unpleasant noise. Construction activities, industrialization, increase in vehicular traffic, lack of urban planning are few of the causes of noise pollution.
Urban sprawl alludes to relocation of populace from high thickness urban ranges to low density provincial zones which bring about spreading of city over more rustic area. Urban sprawl brings about expanded movement, environmental concerns and well-being concerns.
Medical waste is any kind of waste that is produced in large quantity by healthcare centers like hospitals, nursing homes, dental clinics and is considered to be of a bio-hazardous nature. The waste can include needles, syringes, gloves, tubes, blades, blood, body parts and many more.
Littering and Landfills
Littering simply means disposal of piece of garbage or debris improperly or at wrong location usually on the ground instead of disposing them at trash container or recycling bin. Littering can cause huge environmental and economic impact in the form of spending millions of dollars to clean the garbage of road that pollute the clean air.
Landfills on the other hand are nothing but huge garbage dumps that make the city look ugly and produce toxic gases that could prove fatal for humans and animals. Landfills are generated due to large amount of waste that is generated by households, industries and healthcare centers every day.
Pollution is a major problem in different parts of the world, which requires the policy makers to employ some mitigation strategies. The developed economies such as the United States contribute significantly towards environmental pollution because of the high number of factories and industries that release harmful gases into the atmosphere. These economies consume energy heavily, thus leading to environmental pollution. This shows that depletion of natural resources in these countries is very high. The emerging economies also contribute significantly to environmental pollution, but lesser than the developed ones. The developing economies such as Ethiopia pollute the environment at a slower rate than the developed economies. These countries have fewer factories and industries, which make them to release lesser harmful gases into the atmosphere as compared to other countries. However, poverty rates in these countries are higher than developed countries because of the few employment opportunities. It is important to regulate the rates at which countries pollute the environment in order to prevent its harmful effects such as global warming.
1. Take Vit C-1000 2. Vitamin E. 3. 10:00 – 11:00 sunlight for 15-20 minutes. 4. Egg one item 5. Take a rest / get a 7-8 hour min 6. Drink 1.5 L of water daily and every meal should be warm (not cold). That’s what we do at the hospital.
This is to tell all of us that the pH for the coronary virus varies from 5.5 to 8.5
What we need to do, to defeat the coronary virus, is to consume more alkaline foods above the virus’s pH level.
Is Corona virus or covid-19 from the devil? well, we might think of such but what if it is not from the devil but from God. Let us not forget that Gods anger can cause people to die. He did same in the time of Noah by sending flood, He sent 10 plaques to Egypt and destroyed the city because the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn. Let us use this opportunity to connect back to God.
God is boss yes he is our boss and he will forever be our boss. Colossians 3:23-24 makes us understand that whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve Lord Christ.
God is boss by AD has made me to believe any time my boss at work get on my nerves, I know my ultimate boss is God himself and I’m not working for the sake of men. The song has really explain a lot.
This song was given to A D (thus Percy Ohene-Yeboah Kwabena Adiel) at the time he contemplated on dropping the mic to focus on other things he can do for God. But the sovereignty of God nothing or no human can compare made Him realised he’s called for this. God is King. What he says is final. His declaration still holds. He’s the boss. The one that appoint and reckons those who are his own. Just as he ruled over my desire by calling me back to what he (GOD) the Boss has called me to do, y’all can bring your petition to him and see His sovereignty over your woes. God is Boss ✌🏽
Service to humanity as simple as critics makes it look like it involves a selfless act of total dedication taken up willingly by people bold enough to cause a change in the routines and charter a path that will improve the people’s well-being. Being a leader, to others is not a huge opportunity to use devious ways to enrich oneself instead “leadership is like nurturing a newborn; for the child to become what the parents wants him to become they must exhibit characters of their intention so the child can copy from” –says former leaders.
Miss Benedicta Asante Boateng, a young lady who is a medical student at the Karazin National University, Ukraine took a mandate on herself to serve the International Christian Medical Association (ICMA) for 52 weeks with a remarkable impact. All heads of the association agree to the fact that courage, boldness and well-spokenness are the strength of this courageous young lady. Eleanor Roosevelt said “A woman is like a tea bag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”.
Her works and selfless dedication during her tenure for the first time had led to creating a new award category named after her “the Benedicta award of excellence” and of course won it for the first time.
Asante-Boateng Benedicta is a product of Wesley Girls’ High School, Ghana.
Aside being a medical student, Benedicta Loves singing and dancing. She is Currently part of the Pentecost International Worship Centre drama and choreography group as well as the choir in Kharkov,Ukraine.
James McKeown Apraku also known as “Mckeown’s Hour” is a young Ghanaian life coach and a motivational speaker currently in Europe.
Mckeown is popularly known for writing motivational quotes and life coaching. He recently released a video titled “The secret behind Elijah’s power” which talks about what to do when you are at the point of giving up in Life. According to him, he got this idea back in 2017 and normally gets his Inspiration through Meditation.
He has been speaking on different platforms. His aim is to encourage the discouraged and make life easier for the less. His long term objective is to be the greatest motivational Speaker and a life coach to people. Mckeown has released his current video titled “LIFE IS LIKE A COIN”
Heinz Otchere, Afua Asare and Eugene Appenteng Osae at the AAO and WCO Meeting 2019, Orlando, Florida. Photo Credit: Bill Doster,
optometrists have received the William C. Ezell Fellowships, one of the highest
awards of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at the completed joint
conference of the AAO and Third World Congress of Optometry (WCO).
Heinz Otchere, Afua Oteng Asare and Eugene
Appenteng Osae were honoured at the Congress held at Orlando, Florida.
The prestigious Ezell Fellowship named
after Dr William C. Ezell, the founder of the American Academy of Optometry
Foundation, recognises talented optometric researchers from around the world
who are pursuing careers in research and education.
Dr Heinz Otchere received
the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Robert Mandell Ezell Club Fellow
He is the first Ghanaian to be honoured
for such a noble and prestigious award; the seventh awardee from the School of
Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
He is a former graduate of University of
Waterloo and University of Cape Coast.
Early this year, he was honoured with School
of Optometry of 1948 Graduate Scholarship Endowment Award and University of
Waterloo Graduate Scholarship at the annual School of Optometry and Vision
Science Awards ceremony held on 15th April 2019.
Also, he is a two-time
recipient of Shire Pharma Canada ULC Student Fellowship 2018/2019. He is
currently pursuing his doctoral program at the School of Optometry and Vision
Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
He is under the supervision of renowned cornea and contact lens expert Professor
Luigina Sorbara who has more than thirty years of rich experience in her field.
Dr Otchere’s research focuses on
modalities of using speciality contact lens designs in the management of
complex corneal conditions such as dry eyes which affect an estimated 20
million people globally.
He believes that the outcome of his
research will help millions of people in the management of such a debilitating
condition and to advance the frontiers of vision science.
Dr Afua Oteng Asare was honoured as the Vision Impact Institute
Ezell Fellow for the year 2019.
She is a former graduate of Harvard University, Boston, USA,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada and the Kwame Nkrumah University
of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
In 2018/19, she was awarded the Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship
by the Canadian National Institute of the Blind. She has also been a recipient
of the Vision Science Research Program Award for three consecutive years (Fall
2017-2019) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2017.
Afua is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Health
Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Toronto,
Supervised by Drs. Agnes Wong and Daphne Maurer, her research
focuses on the potential impacts of socioeconomic status on the utilization of
vision care services and the cost-effectiveness of vision screening to detect
amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) in young children in Ontario, Canada.
She intends to impact public policy narratives on the prevention
of irreversible vision loss caused by amblyopia which negatively impacts
productivity, quality of life and socioeconomic status of individuals and
Dr Osae also received the
Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow and he is the first Ghanaian to be
honoured for this award. He is a clinician-scientist and a product of KNUST and
a former research fellow of the Ocular Surface Group at the University of Cologne,
His work has previously earned him the
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Developing Country Eye
Researcher Fellowship and more recently the American Academy of Optometry
Foundation’s Joseph T. Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research
Dr Osae is currently a PhD candidate at
the University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, USA.
His research, under the esteemed
mentorship of Prof. Alan Burns, focuses on understanding the Meibomian glands
and their contribution to tear film stability and how the pathology of these
glands can lead to dry eye disease – an ocular surface condition that affects
millions of people worldwide.
He is confident that his research will bring hope to those that suffer Meibomian gland dysfunction and the associated dry eye disease, particularly among specialized groups of people living with autoimmune disorders and metabolic syndrome.
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim