SCREENING BRAVE MISS WORLD AT FIU

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$10.00 per ticket
$15.00 at the door
$5.00 students (Please show student id at registration desk)

Address: 11200 S. W. 8th Street – CBC 155 (Ocean Bank Auditorium) Miami,Florida 33199


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INCUBATOR FOR MANDEVILLE HOSPITAL

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Footprints Foundation 4000 Ponce Deleon Blvd .

Ste 470 Coral Gables Florida 33146

 

 

 

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MANDEVILLE Manchester — The death of a baby at the Mandeville Regional Hospital early yesterday, after being born premature at home hours earlier, has focused attention on the absence of incubators at the top health-care facility in south central Jamaica.

The distressed 18-year-old mother told the Jamaica Observer by telephone that shortly after hearing of her baby’s death she was told by a gynaecologist that an incubator — a machine which protects vulnerable newborn babies — “probably” could have saved the infant.

Ashli Grant said she was told by the sympathetic staff member that the difficulty was incubators are “not cheap”.

Chief executive officer at Mandeville Regional Alwyn Miller told the Observer that, although there is no incubator, the hospital possessed equipment for the care of infants. He also spoke of medical options such as the administration of oxygen to assist babies under threat.

It was not immediately clear yesterday what options or methods were used by medical staff.

Miller said that plans are in motion to establish a “High Dependency Unit” at Mandeville Regional for paediatric and maternity patients and an incubator should be part of that arrangement.

Grant, who is from Pepper in St Elizabeth, said that she felt pain Monday evening, went into labour at her home and had a son at about 9:30 pm. She was taken to the hospital and, after initially hearing that the baby had stopped breathing but that his heart was beating, she was told the baby died at 4:30 am yesterday.

The absence of an incubator apart, Grant complained that staff moved slowly in response to the paediatric emergency.

“They (staff) worked extremely slow,” said the grieving mother, who is also parent to a two-year-old daughter.

Miller noted that, in assessing the case, it would have to be taken into consideration that the baby was born at home without the level of medical care available at hospital.

Miller said there were mechanisms for complaints at the hospital, at the Southern Regional Health Authority, and through the Ministry of Health.

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PLEASE VOTE FOR ME FOR THE PANDORA AWARD

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Lorna Next Speaking Event

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American Business Women’s Association-Northern Palm Beach.
Guest Speaker

Meeting Information
Date: WEDNESDAY,November 12,2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $20.00
Location: Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens
4350 PGA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Contact Information
American Business Women’s Association
Northern Palm Beach Chapter
14036 Leeward Way
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Sharon Maupin ~ (561) 329-4485
sharonlmorgan@bellsouth.net
 

 

 

Keynote Speaker

KAREN HINDS’ PHENOMENAL WOMAN CONFERENCE

FRIDAY  APRIL 11- SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2014

KINGSTOWN METHODIST CHURCH HALL

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (IN THE CARIBBEAN)

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Global Conference on Maternal and Child Health 2018. The Way Forward

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Conference purpose:
The United Nations has established eight Millennium Development Goals, and Footprints Foundation focuses on goals 3 (empowering women), 4 (reducing child mortality) and 5 (improving maternal health). University of Miami’s Miller School has also worked toward achieving the Millennium Goals through the Integrated Community Development Program. The UN has indicated that its post 2015 goals include continuing with the Millennium Development goals in addition to advancing sustainable development and addressing gaps related to health and gender, among other things. We expect to address these issues head on in the conference where we will collaborate with nongovernmental organizations, civil society groups, governmental organizations, the medical community and social entrepreneurs.

Topic.Maternal and Child Health-Beyond the Millennium Development Goals.
Date: 2018
Venue: TBA

CALL FOR PAPER SUBMISSION COMING SOON.

Conference Accommodations 

Coming Soon

Immigration

 

Anyone seeking to enter the U.S. to attend the conference must either qualify under the Visa Waiver Program, or must apply for a tourist visa (B1/B2).  Tourist visa applicants must overcome a “presumption of immigrant intent,” in other words, you must actively prove to U.S. Immigration when applying for your visa that you do not intend to remain in the U.S. permanently.  You may do so by demonstrating strong ties to your country (having a good job; owning real estate; having close family ties).  If you are worried about your ability to get a visa, submitting an invitation letter from the conference organizers may help your chances.

First, determine if you qualify under the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business, for 90 days or less, without obtaining a visa. You may read about the Visa Waiver Program and the qualifying countries.

If you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and need to obtain a Visa, you may learn about Visa procedures at U.S. Department of State Temporary Visitors and Destination USA.

Locate your nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate.

Complete an electronic visa application that you can print and bring to your Visa interview.

After you fully register for the conference with payment, we can provide you with a letter confirming that you have registered and paid for attendance at the conference. You would bring this letter with you to your Visa interview.

 

Sponsorship packages:

 

CONFERENCE TITLE SPONSOR- $10,000- CONSIDER WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANY CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS WITH DRUG COMPANY

Cocktail reception sponsor- $5,000

5 complimentary conference registrations

exhibitor table for literature

premium placement for logo on printed material and conference background screens and website; link from Footprints and conference website to sponsor website

advertisement in conference syllabus

branded material in conference takeaway bag

 

Gold: $3,500  

5 complimentary conference registrations

exhibitor table for literature

premium placement for logo on printed material and conference background screens and website; link from Footprints and conference website to sponsor website

advertisement in conference syllabus

branded material in conference takeaway bag

Silver: $2,000

3 complimentary conference registrations

exhibitor table for literature

placement for logo on printed material and conference background screens and website; link from Footprints and conference website to sponsor website

advertisement in conference syllabus

branded material in conference takeaway bag

 

Bronze: $1000

1 complimentary conference registration

placement for logo on printed material and conference background screens and website; link from Footprints and conference website to sponsor website

advertisement in conference syllabus

branded material in conference takeaway bag

Additional Promotional Opportunities: 

Exhibitor:

Connect with over 150 students and professionals in the global health and funding field.

Corporations: $500

Academic Institutions: $250

NGOs $150

Program Advertising:

Advertise in the conference program and connect participants with your resources for improving health. Materials to be approved in advance by conference organizers. B/W only.  

Full page

$500 

Half page

$250 

PATRON LEVEL—ONE LINE IN PROGRAM- $50.00

Literature/branded products in takeaway bags-

$250- reach all attendees. Content to be approved by conference organizers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean Birthing Kit Assemble Day at St Stephens Episcopal Church

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Date: Saturday, September 20 2014
Time: 9 am- 12 noon
Venue:St Stephen’s Episcopal Church,Coconut Grove
3439 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove,Florida
305-445-2606

Cost Per Kit:$7.00

Cost To Register Team:$70.00
Team:10 persons

T Shirt.$15.00

 

Team Goal: 50 Clean Birthing Kits.

Name your team.

Goal for the Day: 2000 clean birthing kit for the Mothers in Africa

This is where they are delivering their Babies

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Footprints Foundation 4000 Ponce Deleon Blvd. Ste 470,Miami Fl 33133

TEAMS

BOOM Committee​

​Barnes Circle​

​One Grove Foundation

Lorna Owens. Amazing Grace

Dr. David Farcy. Team Farcy Works.

Michelle Menendez. Robin’s Angel

Hialeah Rotary. TEAM HIALEAH MIAMI SPRINGS ROTARY

Hope Powell

Maria Estevez

Carolyn Johnson

Susan Karms

Women’s Club,Coconut Grove.

Robbie Bell

 

 

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Ebola

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The World Health Organization said Friday the West Africa Ebola outbreak has killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 6,500.

The U.S. is sending 3,000 military personnel to build 17 treatment facilities in the weeks ahead, but there’s only a handful there now.

The military eventually hopes to provide 1700 new beds for patients and train up to 500 local health care workers each week.

Dr. Paul Farmer co-founded Partners in Health, an organization that helps build health care systems in developing nations. He was recently in Liberia and met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

What it will take to end the Ebola epidemic
There seems to be a disconnect in numbers of hundreds of thousands of people being infected, and the possibility of 1700 more treatment beds.

“Seventeen-hundred more treatment beds does not seem like a lot to me, when you’re talking about a potential need of that scale, so I think there is a mismatch in the math,” said Farmer.

But even if there were enough supplies, Farmer says much more needs to be done to bring the Ebola epidemic under control in a region with broken health care.

“To stop it you have to do two things at once. You have to respond to the emergency, the crisis,” said Farmer. “But also to build a really strong public health system that can go all the way from villages and communities to hospitals. That’s a tall order.”

New therapies and vaccines are being developed. But they won’t be available for many months, says Ebola researcher Thomas Geisbert of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Dr. Paul Farmer with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
“The goal at this point is to contain it, isolate, quarantine the affected people,” said Geisbert. “That’s the more important thing that can be done right now, more so than the vaccines or the treatment. I’m not sure that they will be available really to manage this current outbreak.”

“We know how to prevent Ebola,” said Farmer. “What we need to do is apply that knowledge to building health care systems and to financing. We can do that.”

Farmer believes the mortality rate can be dramatically lowered with modern treatments like IV fluids.

He said an improved survival rate would help convince frightened victims to seek help rather than staying at home, where they often spread the virus to caregivers.

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