Showing posts from July, 2017

Review Report On Uganda's Readiness For The Implementation Of Agenda 2030

Background Following the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals development framework and the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, Uganda has embraced the principles for sustainable development, namely; people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnerships, to ensure that “No One is Left Behind”. Accordingly, Uganda is among the first countries to localize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and has volunteered to conduct a National review under the auspices of the first High Level Political Forum in July 2016. Uganda actively pursued the sustainable development agenda since the early 90’s when it gained ascendancy as a development paradigm. This pursuit has unfolded in three distinct transition phases: post war reconstruction (1986 – 1997); poverty eradication (1997 – 2009); and social economic transformation (2010 -2020). Nearly three decades on from the first United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 1

Principles for Successful Planning of meetings, Resources Needed, Public Meetings and Holacracy

Understanding Holacracy There is an interesting concept called holacracy, where those given roles are asked to commit to complete them and they are given necessary training and resources to do so.   It is a good principle to emulate. A holacracy provides a flat management structure that distributes authority. The goal of a holacracy is to ensure that those responsible for completing work are given the authority to decide how that work should be carried out. According to proponents, holacracies lead to greater efficiency, agility, transparency, accountability, employee engagement and innovation. Critics argue, however, that the model doesn't allow for sufficient lateral communication. To be effective, the roles, responsibilities and expectations for group members in a holacracy are clearly defined, but flexible. Connecting roles, sometimes called link roles, sit in multiple groups and ensure that those groups are operating in congruence with the organization's overall

Walking The Simple Cure For The Biggest Health Problem-Heart Diseases. By Harvard Medical School Researchers

People are often surprised to learn that there's more to walking than simply putting one foot in front of the other. In fact, a little technique goes a long way to making your walks more enjoyable and more effective. Technique is especially important if you are hoping to become fitter and lose weight, because it will enable you to walk faster and longer. When you're standing tall, your muscles will move through a greater range of motion for a more powerful stride. Improving your walking posture will help you to look and feel more confident, too — and you'll look slimmer before losing a single pound. It will also help alleviate aches and pains and allow you to take deep breaths for more energy. The Harvard Health Publication of the Harvard Medical School calls walking the simple cure for the biggest health problem. Walking for 2.5 hours a week — that’s just 21 minutes a day — can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%. In addition, this do-anywhere, no-equipment-req

Hepatitis; Know Your Epidemics!

What is hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue. The Liver Your liver is located in the right upper area of your abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body, including: bile production, which is essential to digestion filtering of toxins from your body excretion of bilirubin (a product of broken-down red blood cells), cholesterol, hormones, and drugs breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to body functions storage of glycogen (a form of sugar), minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K)

World Hepatitis Day!

28th July is World Hepatitis Day!  What lessons do you get? Do you know anything about Hepatitis? CDC asks us to learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what is being done to help eliminate hepatitis. Viral hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — affects millions of people worldwide, causing both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) liver disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) data show an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C. Viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths in 2015, a number comparable to deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV combined. While deaths from tuberculosis and HIV have been declining, deaths from hepatitis are increasing. World Hepatitis Day is July 28 th and is an opportunity to learn the global burden of this disease, CDC’s efforts to combat viral hepatitis around the world, and actions in