first_img Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Ayushman Bharat YojnaDr Harsh Vardhanhealthy ageingLASILongitudinal Ageing Study of India Add Comment News Public Health Related Posts By Press Information Bureau on January 6, 2021 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Longitudinal Ageing Study of India most comprehensive survey of biomarkers, with detailed data on health and biomarkers together with information on family and social network, income, assets, and consumptionReleasing the Indian report on Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare restated the commitments of the Government to healthy ageing, saying, “We should ensure that the elderly are provided with the best medical care.  India has one of the ambitious programme of the world, Ayushman Bharat Yojna which focuses on expansion of the healthcare facilities.”Highlighting the importance of the study report, he said, “In 2011 census, the 60+ population accounted for 8.6 per cent of India’s population, accounting for 103 million elderly people. Growing at around 3 per cent annually, the number of elderly age population will rise to 319 million in 2050. 75 per cent of the elderly people suffer from one or the other chronic disease. 40 per cent of the elderly people have one or the other disability and 20 per cent have issues related to mental health. This report will provide base for national and state level programmes and policies for elderly population.”Explaining the significance of the report to guide policymakers, he said, “It is India’s first and the world’s largest ever survey that provides a longitudinal database for designing policies and programmes for the older population in the broad domains of social, health, and economic well-being. The evidence from LASI will be used to further strengthen and broaden the scope of National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly and also help in establishing a range of preventive and health care programmes for older population and most vulnerable among them.”Dr Vardhan noted, “The LASI has embraced state-of-the-art large-scale survey protocols and field implementation strategies including representative sample of India and its States, socioeconomic spectrum, an expansive topical focus, a longitudinal design, and the use of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) technology for data collection, quality control, and Geographic Information System (GIS). A unique feature of LASI is the coverage of comprehensive biomarkers. No other survey in India collects detailed data on health and biomarkers together with information on family and social network, income, assets, and consumption.”As per a health ministry statement, LASI is a full–scale national survey for scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India. The National Programme for Health Care of Elderly, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has undertaken the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India, through International Institute for Population Sciences, (IIPS), Mumbai in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, University of Southern California, US, Dte.GHS, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and National Institute on Ageing.The LASI, Wave 1 covered a baseline sample of 72,250 individuals aged 45 and above and their spouses including 31,464 elderly persons aged 60 and above and 6,749 oldest-old persons aged 75 and above from all States and Union Territories (UTs) of India (excluding Sikkim).The union health minister affirmed that the LASI data shall assist in addressing the broad aims of the Decade of Healthy Ageing and will lead to convergence within various national health programs and also promote inter-sectoral coordination with other line Departments/Ministries.Dr KS James, Director IIPS, Vandana Gurnani, AS & MD-NHM, Prof (Dr) Rajiv Garg, Professor of Excellence, Vishal Chauhan Joint Secretary-NCD, Dr Gowri N Sengupta, ADG- NPHCE were also present at the event.(Editing by Team EH) Share Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals LASI report to provide evidence base for national, state level programmes, policies for elderly: health minister The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

first_imgHomeNewsEducationMalibu school-site consolidation approved by school board Nov. 03, 2018 at 5:00 amEducationNewsPublicMalibu school-site consolidation approved by school boardAngel Carreras3 years agoMalibuNewsschoolssmmusd Malibu’s school district is reassembling its school sites as it looks towards its future. A school site shakeup dubbed the Malibu Schools Alignment Project was approved by the SMMUSD school board at a Nov. 1 meeting. The project will have the Malibu school district consolidate Juan Cabrillo and Point Dume Elementary Schools into one campus.Additionally, the project will separate Malibu Middle School from Malibu High School, placing the middle school on the soon to be vacant Juan Cabrillo campus. This will give MMS more operating autonomy as well as free up space for the reimagined MHS.In the alignment, middle school students (Grades 6-8) from MMS would be moved into Juan Cabrillo while elementary students (Grades K-5) from Juan Cabrillo would be moved to Point Dume.District staff believes combining Juan Cabrillo and Point Dume into one campus and separating MMS would be beneficial for many reasons, such as better serving schools for inquiry and project-based learning. increasing engagement among teachers and students and reducing the expenditures of running two small schools (the elementary schools operate with around 200 students). The alignment would work in two phases, one temporary and one permanent. The temporary phase would install ten portable rooms (7 Classrooms [24′ x 40′], 1 Kindergarten [36’ x 40’], 1 Administration [36′ x 40′], and 1 Restroom [12′ x 40′]) to the existing Point Dume Elementary School grounds for operations with a Spring/Summer of 2019 target date for portables installation. The permanent phase would replace the portables with two permanent buildings (depending on funding), a two-story Classroom Building and a single-story Administration Building.Attendance boundaries for schools in Malibu would change due to the consolidation: Point Dume’s boundaries would need to be expanded to include all of Juan Cabrillo’s existing attendance boundaries. Additionally, Juan Cabrillo’s boundaries would be changed to the entirety of Malibu for middle school students.  The timeline of the permanent phase of the project will become more clear once additional local discussions take place. Staff said in addition to state and local agencies, conversations will be held with parents, teachers and students to see what works on the campus and what decisions they’d prefer. “There’s time to work with the community to build the structure we all want in Point Dume,” Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati said. The consolidation will cause some disruption, staff relented. Staff listed protection to bird nests, construction noise, trees, and cultural/tribal resources in their mitigation efforts, with traffic being the biggest question mark thus far. Staff said vehicle queue increase is possible, saying they will plan to study the queueing and potentially work with the City to reduce queue times if they go up. Reconfiguring pick up and drop off locations, widening driveways and adding more school buses were all presented solutions to be considered.The board unanimously passed the alignment project. [email protected] Tags :MalibuNewsschoolssmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLightning Round Video from Squirm NightCrime WatchYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

first_imgThe Zambian minister of energy, David Mabumba, has announced that in recent months hydropower generation has improved due to increased water levels in key reservoirs.Mabumba noted that current power generation now stands at 1,573MW against peak demands of 1,900MW, the ZNBC reported.According to media, the minister said the Kafue Gorge Power Station, which is one of the country’s biggest power plants, has improved electricity generation from 630 to 820MW.He added that the Kariba North Bank Power Station’s 380MW production was also expected to improve as water levels in the Kariba Dam were rising rapidly.Hydropower generation declineThe southern African country has been experiencing electricity rationing since June 2015 after a scorching drought hit the region’s hydropower generation.This effect caused the country to seek other means to keep its power supplies from going low, as such power imports from neighbouring countries came into place.Last year, Zambia requested South Africa’s power utility, Eskom to provide it with 300MW of off-peak power.It was also reported that Eskom initially had an existing agreement to supply up to 50MW of power to the countryCost of electricityESI Africa previously reported that Zambia’s energy regulator had announced that it has shortlisted five international bidders to perform a research study on the production and cost of electricity.This is in order to assist the country in its shift towards cost-reflective tariffs, which is a move meant to entice private investment.According to Alfred Mwila, director for economic regulation at the Energy Regulation Board, the results of the study will help ascertain the cost of production of electricity.“We have shortlisted five international bidders from different countries. We have looked at their technical capabilities and now we are looking at their financials and within the month, we should be able to know who is the most competitive,” Mwila said. BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleSouth Africa: Treasury allocates $18bn for electricity projectsNext articleThe 19th Africa Energy Forum set to forge closer ties between Africa, Denmark and all Nordic States Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more