What is an Ultrasound Technician?

An ultrasound technician is responsible for creating images of your organs and other internal structures using clever technology which utilizes sound waves. Ultrasound is most commonly associated with pregnancy; it is the only method by which the classic image of a child in the womb can be produced, however, ultrasound has a varying number of medical applications. Ultrasound imagery is used to diagnose and monitor medical problems and an ultrasound technician works closely with other medical … [Read more...]

Less than 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs – Take Action!

With 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs, efforts have to accelerate action and scale up what works – with contributions from Governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector. Focusing on reducing inequalities on many fronts – such as improving food security, maternal health, water and sanitation, rural development, environmental sustainability and responses to climate change – is critical at this juncture. Evidence shows that Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment … [Read more...]

Suffering from Sciatic Pain??? Here’s your answer!

Do you want to keep managing your sciatic pain... or End It, once and for all?! If so, keep reading and forward to someone you know who may need this also. Most doctors have no idea how to cure sciatic pain, so instead they try to "MANAGE" it. Not Good They tell you to rest and to take pain killers or muscle relaxers. A temporary solution. But pills just mask the pain and when you stop taking them the pain comes roaring back. Definitely not Good Then you have to go back to the … [Read more...]

The Philippines – Teaming up to provide Maternal Care post floods

  NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house. But as raging floodwaters started sweeping away houses along the banks of Cagayan River, Analiza, her husband and their three children (ages 8, 6 and 3) were forced to flee, moving from one rooftop to anotheralong with neighbours. Although she was in her ninth month of pregnancy, she … [Read more...]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas CONVENTION 2011

Background PBD India: One of the initiatives created by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and India’s Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is to strengthen connections between India and its 25 million Diaspora. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, when translated from Hindi, the main official language of India, the phrase PBD means The Day for Overseas Indians. PBD is held every year (January 7-9) in India. Some of the major outcomes of PBD conventions relate to: 1.Formulation of the Overseas … [Read more...]

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day‏

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day “Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV ­– for me, for you, for everyone.” That’s the motto for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19. According to the Banyan Tree Project, which sponsors this Awareness Day on behalf of a wide cross-section of organizations serving Asians and Pacific Islanders: “Saving face” is a common cultural concept in A&PI communities, where individuals seek to … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse

    ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse     Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (House Resolution 448)   “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:32, NI)   Last month we celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. I was thrilled that my fiancé and her only grandchild were there for the momentous occasion. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but feel happy that she is still around. She and I used to live together until I … [Read more...]

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