CelebrateLAB Hosts West Africa’s Largest Laboratory Professional Conference

first_imgCelebrateLAB, the largest gathering of laboratory professionals in the ECOWAS region, will host its fifth gathering April 23-24 at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor, Monrovia.The two-day event will bring together laboratory scientists from public and private sectors, officials from the World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).Laboratory experts and other health officials will share knowledge and experience on best practices that make sense for West Africa. The core audience is the laboratory scientist who makes a difference by treating every patient sample with care. CelebrateLAB Ambassadors from Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia have pledged to improve regional laboratory diagnostics. Dr Dougbeh Chris Nyan, one of the conference ambassadors, an industry innovator and Chief Executive and Scientific Officer of Shufflex Biomed (USA and Liberia), said, “we have the ingenuity to take Africa’s scientific destiny into our own hands for the benefit of humanity.” The 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa exposed the vulnerabilities of regional health systems and highlighted the urgent need for collaboration and experience-sharing as populations move across borders.This year’s theme, “Bio-risk Management in West Africa,’’ touches all aspects of laboratory medicine. CelebrateLAB 2019 emphasizes strengthening collaborations across West African borders and promoting public-private partnerships. Candace Eastman, CEO of Africabio Enterprises, said “CelebrateLAB is all about striving for better health outcomes.”GIZ, the German development organization is one of the event’s sponsors. GIZ works with the Liberian Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to strengthen laboratory and biomedical capacity through training, mentorship, and the establishment of a regional biomedical engineering workshop and microbiology lab.  During the event, GIZ will facilitate a workshop that will focus on product life cycle management, preventive  maintenance, share lessons learned, and emerging best practices for strengthening the workforce and supporting quality improvements in public laboratories and biomedical workshops.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan , CEO, Shufflex Biomed: “we have the ingenuity to take Africa’s scientific destiny into our own hands for the benefit of humanity.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mumbai FC take on Goas Sporting in tournament opener

first_imgMumbai, Apr 30 (PTI) The first leg of the revamped Federation Cup is all set to witness the number four and five finishers of the recently concluded I-League in action when Sporting Clube de Goa take on Mumbai FC here tomorrow. The second leg is to be played in Goa on May 4, and the winner in aggregate will sail through to round two. In its new format, the tournament appears to be just an extension of the national league, which concluded last Sunday. “It can be said,” said the host teams coach Khalid Jamil when asked whether he felt that Federation Cup was just an extension of the I-League with eight out of the nine teams are the same that played in the league. “Its a new format. We will know whether its useful or not after the conclusion of the tournament. But I feel its a good format and will be useful,” he added. Sporting coach Mateus Costa said: “Its just an extension from there (I-League). What they have tried is something new. What they have done is good. Players want to play tough tournaments and this is the toughest in the country.” Sporting, who defeated MFC in Goa and drew the game here when the hosts were down to 10 men, will be without their Nigerian striker, Odafa Okolie, who had scored six goals in the I-League, and injured midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna. “Both have not travelled here. Odafa has a knee problem. We took him to Kolkata (to play against East Bengal), but he could not continue. We have given him a break. Right now hes not in good shape,” said Costa. PTI SSR KRK CM CM RYSadvertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: Nana Patekar’s Beat Pe Booty video gives Tiger-Jacqueline a run for their money

first_imgThe Beat Pe Booty challenge had gripped Bollywood strongly, sure, but no expected things to get this weird. A new video featuring Nana Patekar grooving to A Flying Jatt’s Beat Pe Booty has gone viral and, well, it’s Nana, of course it is viral!ALSO READ: A FLYING JATT MOVIE REVIEWALSO READ: Five reasons A Flying Jatt is no Krrish or Ra.One The video uploaded by the Facebook page Green Mango More on Tuesday (August 23) is a scene from Nana Patekar-starrer Aanch (2003) which has been edited to Beat Pe BootyThe video has Patekar in traditional clothes…and…err sports shoes. With ghungroo in his feet, he dances to his heart’s content, as a bewildered Paresh Rawal looks on.Beat Pe Booty from A Flying Jatt’s soundtrack is, perhaps, the most popular song from the film. Tiger Shroff’s dance moves and Jacqueline Fernandez’s sensuality has become the talk of B-town ever since the video released.Watch the video and leave your thoughts in the comments:A Flying Jatt, directed by Remo D’Souza starring Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez released on Thursday (August 25).last_img read more