Italy coronavirus: Sicily case confirmed as Covid-19 moves south

first_imgGet the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  Cransley School in Northwich said the closure would remain in place for the rest of the week in order to “completely minimise” the risk of infection. Students and staff at the school visited Bormio, northern Italy, last week and have been advised to self-isolate. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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(Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images) The British government has advised that all travellers returning from Northern Italy to self-isolate even if they do not have coronavirus symptoms. Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime With the death toll increasing to seven, authorities have ramped up preventative measures in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The virus is spreading across Europe as Austria and Croatia today confirmed its first cases. A number of towns in northern Italy have been placed on lockdown, with schools closed and cultural events cancelled across the region. The coronavirus outbreak in Italy is moving south as Sicily confirmed its first case. Italy coronavirus: Sicily case confirmed as Covid-19 moves south Authorities reported that a woman had tested positive for the virus in Sicily, the first case south of Rome. Regional governor Nello Musumeci said the tourist, from Lombardy, had been hospitalised in Palermo. European health ministers are expected to meet in Rome today with the EU’s health commissioner and other health officials. Two schools in Cheshire have closed after students returned from half-term ski trips in Italy, according to Sky News. 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(Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images) Also Read: Italy coronavirus: Sicily case confirmed as Covid-19 moves south Venice Carnival has been cancelled while a number of upcoming matches in italian Serie A and the Europa League will be played behind closed doors this week. The number of confirmed cases in Italy has now risen abocve 280, making it the hardest hit nation in Europe. Tuesday 25 February 2020 1:38 pm Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said: “I am confident we will have a containing effect in the coming days” adding that the health service was “among the most rigorous and efficient in the world”. Angharad Carrick whatsapp A woman, wearing a respiratory mask, walks in the streets on February 25, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images) Also Read: Italy coronavirus: Sicily case confirmed as Covid-19 moves south last_img read more

Coronavirus: UK case total hits 280 after two Wales infections

first_img Jessica Clark As of yesterday morning official Department for Health data showed that 273 people in the UK that had tested positive for Covid-19, a jump of 64 cases on the previous day. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University showed that the total has reached 280 today. Meanwhile, the government has advised against all but essential travel to several areas of northern Italy, where large parts of the country are on lockdown.  Show Comments ▼ The Prime Minister will hold an emergency Cobra meeting today to discuss tougher measures to contain the virus. It was confirmed last night that a third person has died from the illness in the UK.  whatsapp The new diagnoses brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to six, Public Health Wales said.  Share University Hospital Southampton also said it has closed its surgical high dependency unit to new admissions after an employee that worked a night shift on Friday has tested positive for the disease.  The number of deaths in Italy rose by 133 overnight to 366, with the total number of infections rising to 7,375.  The patient was over 60 years old, had “significant underlying health conditions” and had recently travelled from an affected area.  The government alsso said it had established a team to stop “interferance and disinformation” around the spread of the virus. It also said it plans to hold a conference call with supermarkets to discuse their response to the outbreak, as consumers stockpiled essential items. UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: UK case total hits 280 as Wales counts two new infections by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: UK case total hits 280 as Wales counts two new infections Monday 9 March 2020 12:01 pm whatsapp Coronavirus: UK case total hits 280 as Wales counts two new infections Chief medical office Chris Whittey said the process to identify the patient’s contacts was underway.  Last week the UK’s emergency scientific group agreed that the virus is likely to spread significantly across the country, and the government will today discuss whether to move on to the “delay phase” of its plans. A further two patients in Wales have tested positive for coronavirus it was confirmed this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 280. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

Frequency signs $80 million deal with Astellas Pharma

first_img David Lucchino, Frequency’s chief executive officer. Lane Turner/The Boston Globe By Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe July 17, 2019 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What is it? Tags biotechnologyBostonSTAT+ About the Author Reprints Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Frequency signs $80 million deal with Astellas Pharma Frequency Therapeutics, the Woburn, Mass., biotech that wants to restore hearing lost as a result of long-term exposure to loud music, leaf blowers, and other features of modern life, has found a like-minded business partner in Japan.Frequency will receive $80 million up front in a licensing deal with Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma (ALPMY). The latter firm hopes to develop and market outside the United States the startup’s experimental drug to restore hearing. Frequency plans to develop and sell the medicine domestically. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? Biotech last_img read more

Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Sunday, November 22

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Friday, May 28 May 31, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid daily totals Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Thursday, June 3 June 4, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, June 2 June 3, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Sunday, November 22. Additional case data compares to previous daily update.TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 938,414 (+6,586)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 18,214 (+62)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 54,932 (+403)LEE COUNTY – 28,115 (+224) | 561 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY – 16,864 (+115) | 276 (+3)CHARLOTTE COUNTY – 4,672 (+48) | 181 (+2)HENDRY COUNTY – 2,431 (+7) | 45 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 2,196 (+7) | 33 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 654 (+2) | 8 (+0) Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Tuesday, June 1 June 2, 2021last_img read more

Immokalee teacher accused of sending lewd pics previously reprimanded for shoving student

Advertisement AdvertisementTags: arrestedCollier County Public SchoolsImmokalee High School AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Previous reported incidentsAccording to Westberry’s personnel file, a student had expressed concern over their interactions with Westberry in his math class on Sept. 23, 2016. The student reported they were always seated at a table near Westberry’s desk and that he placed his hand on the student’s back.Other students reported Westberry treated the student involved in the incident differently than others and he had belittled another student that claimed Westberry and the student involved were dating.Westberry reportedly asked the student why “you would want to date a student with lips bigger than yours.”Three days later, Westberry asked the student involved in the incident why their schedule was changed and said he missed the student and that they should have lunch in his classroom, according to his file. The following day, Westberry admitted to making the comment about the student’s lips and asking the student to “stop by class and say hi.”He said the comments were made jokingly and he did not mean to disparage the student. Following a discussion with the assistant principal, Westberry was told not to interact with the student and to not disparage a student’s physical appearance.On October 21, 2016, a student was seen by staff getting into Westberry’s personal car and then left campus with him. No further details on the incident were noted in his personnel file, but in a letter to Westberry from the principal, Westberry was advised of school board policy saying no staff member is permitted to transport students in a private vehicle.Westberry was asked to write a reflection letter, which he submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. In the letter, he spoke about the “mistakes” he’s made as a teacher and said he’s “learned how heavy a teacher’s influence truly is in a student’s life.”Westberry also reflected on relationships between teachers and students.“While it is ok to be friendly towards students, I am fully aware that I cannot joke with students as I would my own friends. The classroom is no place for crude humor or jokes that may offend someone regardless of the situation or context.”March 23, 2021 arrestWestberry is a math teacher and boys varsity basketball coach at IHS. He was arrested on Tuesday and faces a felony charge related to inappropriate relationships he had with two high school girls, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.One of the girls said she began chatting with Westberry on a daily basis via text and through Instagram in September 2020.In December, the victim said Westberry sent a picture of his penis to her, but claimed it was a “mistake” and was not meant for her. They continued to text daily, according to investigators.The student said Westberry continued to send her photos of his penis, with the most recent being on Spring Break — about a week ago.Another girl told deputies Westberry had put his hand on her thigh and started rubbing it during math class, according to court documents. She also accused Westberry of showing her photos of his penis and videos of himself masturbating on his phone.A spokesperson for CCPS said that the district is aware of the allegations and has decided to terminate Westberry — effective immediately. Collier County schools will not require students to be vaccinated for COVID- 19 June 14, 2021 Collier County schools to make face masks optional for students June 6, 2021 Advertisement Naples man tells deputies to ‘F*** off’ after calling 911 multiple times June 8, 2021 Collier County Public Schools opens summer meal pick-up sites June 16, 2021 AdvertisementAn investigation found that Westberry moved a student backward, through the doorway on at least two occasions as they tried to enter his classroom, which is considered a violation of the expectations and standards required of CCPS employees.The letter reads, in part: “Your misconduct, physically moving a student in an aggressive manner must not continue. You are expected to conduct yourself professionally in the workplace and to model positive behavior management strategies.”The letter of reprimand was placed in Westberry’s personnel file, which NBC2 acquired on Thursday morning. By Kyra Shportun & Erin O’BrienCOLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Collier County Public Schools teacher that was arrested Tuesday for showing students photos of his penis has been reprimanded by district officials in the past, records show.A letter of reprimand from the Director of Human Resources at CCPS was sent to Travis Westberry, 30, on March 6, 2020, regarding an incident where he aggressively moved a student out of his classroom on Feb. 5. 2020.Westberry was removed from his position at Immokalee High School and was temporarily assigned to work in the Administrative Center so a full investigation into the incident could be conducted, according to the letter. 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Second phase of Abbeyleix Hospital refurbishment works to commence

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Second phase of Abbeyleix Hospital refurbishment works to commence Twitter Home News Second phase of Abbeyleix Hospital refurbishment works to commence News TAGSAbbeyleix hospitalBrian StanleySinn Fein Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 6th November 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Abbeyleix Hospital The second phase of refurbishment works in Abbeyleix Hospital is due to be carried out in the coming weeks – Sinn Dein TD Brian Stanley says.According to the Deputy, phase 2 of the refurbishment project will begin at the middle of this month.The work will incorporate a ten bed designated unit to accommodate ten single en-suite rooms.He said: “I have been raising this matter on an ongoing basis with the Minister for Health and the HSE and in the latest update from the Minister is that Phase two works are due to commence in mid November.“This work incorporates a ten bed designated unit to accommodate ten single en-suite rooms which would be completed to a high standard and will meet all the requirements as set out by HIQA.“This is very much welcomed as there is huge pressure for nursing home beds in Laois and due to the quality of care in Abbeyleix it is very much sought after by families to care for their loved ones.“There is also a need for more “Step Down Beds” for people who are due to be released from acute hospitals like Portlaoise so as to free up beds in acute care settings.“The improvements at the hospital will help to modernise it and to secure the future of Abbeyleix Hospital and the next step forward that’s needed is for major extension works and expansion of the facility.“It is my intention to continue working on this matter.”SEE ALSO – The incredible story of how a Polish child with no English became a Laois teacher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe incredible story of how a Polish child with no English became a Laois teacherNext articleImportance of tackling cyberbullying and bullying in school highlighted Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic WhatsApp News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Global debt issuance declines in third quarter: Moody’s

first_imgJames Langton Global issuance of debt securities dropped notably in the third quarter amid a spike in financial market volatility, reports Moody’s Investors Service. In a new report, the rating agency says that global issuance of debt securities by both financial institutions and non-financial corporations totalled US$804 billion in the third quarter, down from US$1.1 trillion in the second quarter. When bond ratings slip, investors shrug Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Catastrophe bond market gains momentum With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety?center_img Related news Keywords Bond “Primary issuance markets have been negatively affected by growing concerns about the global growth outlook and uncertainty about the timing, pace and economic impact of future U.S. monetary policy tightening,” says Marie Diron, senior vice president in Moody’s macroeconomic unit. Moody’s notes that the fall in issuance was broad-based across regions and sectors. For instance, it says that issuance decreased by about 38% from the previous quarter in both advanced economies and emerging markets. And, it notes that high-yield issuance in Europe was down by almost two-thirds from record high levels in the second quarter. Notwithstanding the third quarter slump, Moody’s says that year-to-date issuance by non-financial corporates is broadly unchanged from 2013, and issuance by financials is up by US$290 billion, powered by high levels of issuance in the first half of the year. Looking ahead, Moody’s expects the fall in asset prices and increase in financial market volatility to continue weighing on global issuance. “Financial market tensions have continued at the beginning of Q4, pointing to even lower issuance this quarter than the high levels seen during the first half of the year,” adds Diron. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

How Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?

first_imgEmail AdvertisementImportant points that many businesses fail to consider when they are sending out information to customers, whether that information is through social media, emails, text or even through the mail is:Will customers be interested in this?How much spare time do recipients have to focus on my interactions with them?Are they being overrun with messaging from other companies that is very similar to mine?Here are some ideas of how to get your customers more engaged with your emails, social media posts, etc. Know your customers: If you are keeping up-to-date records of your customers likes and dislikes (including how they want to be contacted and tailor these interactions to their needs, wants and desires.Segmentation: You will need to segment your customer records by the interests of your customers, what they buy and what resonates with them. You will also have to put some time into getting this information from your customers. Though the time you spend will pay dividends. This is especially true of your best customers. Start with the top ten customers. Once you have got all the information for these customers move on to the next ten until you have at least 100 (depending on the size of the customer list).Perseverance: It may take time, though once your customers realize that you only send them information that will make a difference to them and their lives, they are more likely to read it and respond.Response: Quickly respond to all comments and questions that come to you through social media posts, emails or by phone. Whether the responses are positive or negative it’s important that you show your customers that they are important to you. In the case of social media respond to all positive and negative comments online, though you may wish to take additional response to negative comments offline if the problem is not one that can be ironed out easily. Once the problem is successfully handled, ask the customer to go back on social media to say that everything was taken care of.Know Your Competition: Select similar businesses to yours and sign up for their mailing/social media or email list. You need to know what they are sending to their customers so you can differentiate your business from theirs.By making your customers as important to you and your business and you are to them, your business will grow and become more successful.A tip of the glass from me to youE Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook. Linkedin TAGSE ColumnElizabeth Slater Share ReddIt Home Wine Business Editorial E Column How Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?Wine Business EditorialE ColumnHow Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?By Elizabeth Slater – August 9, 2017 26 0 center_img Advertisement Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 8Next articleFurmint: The Grape with Momentum Elizabeth Slater Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Smithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks,…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Smithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks, Crime…Industry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessWine BusinessSmithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks, Crime and ProhibitionBy Press Release – May 10, 2018 95 0 Linkedin TAGSConsumerSmithsonian Channel Pinterest AdvertisementTwo-part special airs June 11 and June 18 at 8pm ET/PTNEW YORK – May 9, 2018 – Prohibition in America was an era of profound contradictions – a period of unprecedented government intervention into the lives of citizens, and yet also a time of exuberance, decadence and casting off restraints. Nearly a hundred years later, Smithsonian Channel’s DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION takes a deep dive into the underbelly of a time characterized as much by jazz, illegal booze and female liberation as it was by gangsters and brutality. Weapons experts, historians, museum curators and mixologists weigh in on “the failed experiment” and the compelling drama it unleashed, with all its unlikely alliances, corruption and machinations of organized crime. The two-part special premieres Monday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. The national ban on alcohol was fully enacted in 1920 and soon spurred the rise of the urban speakeasy – the illegal bars where Americans of different genders, classes, races and sexualities felt free to meet and mingle – but social mixing was a decidedly unintended consequence. As curators from Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History attest, the rhetoric of Prohibition’s formative years was as fervently anti-immigrant and racist as it was anti-alcohol. “Alcohol is not the central story of Prohibition. Organizing around alcohol is in some ways a politically correct way to go after immigrants,” Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History curator Jon Grinspan says in the program.While cocktails were invented in the late 1800s, they really took off once Prohibition began – often as a way to mask the foul taste of bathtub gin. Cocktail historian Derek Brown provides color commentary for some of the era’s most popular beverages – including the Three Mile Limit, the Scofflaw and the Southside Fizz – and explains how their resurgent popularity continues to shape the culture of hospitality today.Prohibition’s advocates believed that eliminating alcohol would improve America’s moral character; instead, it drove the laws of supply and demand underground and empowered the rise of organized crime. Many ordinary Americans, angered by governmental intrusion into their private lives, looked on gangsters like Al Capone as anti-heroes, and their bold defiance was more revered than reviled. But the deadly St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929 proved a turning point. Newly elected President Herbert Hoover delivered a fiery inaugural address promising a new age of law and order, and Congress quickly enacted legislation that contained harsh new penalties for Prohibition crimes. Even as the stock market crashed and the Great Depression took hold, President Hoover seemed more preoccupied with taking down Capone than with managing the economy.Although Prohibition ended almost one hundred years ago, its effects still linger — organized crime, vastly expanded federal law enforcement powers, prison overcrowding and even the War on Drugs all have their roots in Prohibition. DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION tells the enduring story of an era in which fun-loving flappers and well-crafted cocktails seem to make the Twenties roar, even as deeper currents of violence and corruption fuel them.DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION is produced and directed by Alex Jouve, with William Morgan and Jason Williams serving as executive producers for JWM Productions. Tim Evans and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel. About Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that includeTitanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth(TM), through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook Previous articleRoyal Wine Presents Outstanding New Rosé at Exceptional ValueNext article​​S​outh Africa​ Wine Harvest 2018: Big Challenges in the Vineyard, Big Surprises in the Cellar Press Release ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

Ensuring essential HIV services during the COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Related Posts Share Ensuring essential HIV services during the COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha COVID-19 Updates Guest Blogs News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on January 24, 2021 Meeting the challenge of maintaining lifesaving essential services for people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic called for using innovative strategies by front line public health champions. Dr Vandana Dabla, Programme Manager, National Initiative to Strengthen and Coordinate HIV-TB response, Society for Health Allied Research and Education India (SHARE INDIA) and Dr Vijay Yeldandi, Head- Infectious Diseases & Public Health, SHARE INDIA share some case studies from the field, from Andhra Pradesh, which has the fourth highest HIV prevalence in the country and the highest number of estimated AIDS related deaths in 2019This past year (2020) unleashed on an unprepared world a catastrophic pandemic that has affected every facet of socio-economic activity globally, leading to an unprecedented collapse of our fragile health care system with tragic consequences for the most vulnerable. Preoccupied as the medical world was, trying desperately to find solutions to the COVID 19 pandemic, the already tenuous arrangements for ensuring the care and support of the vulnerable population of People living with HIV/ AIDS (PLHIV) simply melted away. Years of hard work building a system to get ensure reliable access to antiretroviral medications essential for lifelong HIV treatment were collapsing.India carries the third highest burden of HIV in the world, with an estimated 2.14 million people living with HIV/ AIDS in the country. The national lockdown forced by the pandemic response posed the challenge of “how to supply lifesaving medicines to patients” who were unable to access any HIV center facility because of the lockdown.The challenge was particularly grave in Andhra Pradesh, which has the fourth highest HIV prevalence in the country (13 per cent), in addition to the highest number of estimated AIDS related deaths in 2019 (11.43 thousand). The state also witnessed the highest “Lost-to-follow up” (LFU) patients in the HIV treatment programme. The challenging task of sustaining the supply chain management of HIV lifesaving medications to the key HIV population was assisted by SHARE INDIA through NARI SAKSHAM, a community-based organisation.With over a quarter of a century experience in public health and infectious diseases, the Society for Health Allied Research & Education India (SHARE INDIA), supported by PEPFAR and CDC India; provides technical assistance (TA) to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society to enhance the HIV treatment cascade.The collective efforts ensured the supply of three-month antiretroviral medications to all female sex workers and their partners along with increasing awareness of COVID-19 preventive measures. The stories from the field are inspiring us to understand the prevailing challenges and the unparalleled commitment of the field workers.SanthiSanthi, outreach workerSanthi is one of the outreach workers (ORW) who serves female sex workers registered at NARI SAKSHAM at East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Dedicated to her mission, she said, “Nevertheless, lockdown and COVID does not stop us from providing HIV and TB medications to our peers on antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Now we take the medicines directly to their homes”.Unlike other days, Santhi started her outreach at 6 am itself. “No work – no money” Santhi stated and asked that, “When peers are finding it difficult to make ends meet since the lock down is imposed, how could they travel to Rajahmundry for ART?”Sharing her emotional turmoil, Santhi said, “I am shattered witnessing some of my peers living in despair, which is beyond my imagination. I counsel them to stay strong and ensure adherence to medication to maintain their health. I feel happy to hear the peers “compliments” that keep motivating me”.As she marches on the empty roads, passing house after house, Santhi remains focused on her mission. She wants to ensure that everyone in her area receives medications and continues treatment. While Santhi thanks SHARE INDIA and CBO for the support and guidance, she acknowledges support provided by Nodal ART centre for arranging “travel pass” under medical emergency.ChantiChanti, outreach workerChanti, an ORW, shares her story. Waking up at 4 am now to distribute ARV medications at homes of patients, Chanti recalled, “It was one of the most challenging times in my 14 years of working in the field, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”She continued, “I could only see the narrow roads ahead with no transportation to the site. I would request my husband for transport on our personal vehicle to reach to my patients’ homes. One day, he met with an accident. Determined to distribute medicines to my peers, I convinced my brother to support me for my transport. It was really tough, but I did it”.She used to travel more than 50 kms every day through scary narrow lanes. However, she also appreciates the need and determination of her patient’s desire to not disclose their HIV status to others, hence, they were unable to take anybody’s help travelling to the ART centre. For the same reason, Chanti realised that going directly to their homes would threaten their confidentiality.She said, “To negotiate with the need to address stigma, I would first give them a phone-call before going and fix a place to meet and handover the medications. They would meet me and take medications with an overwhelmingly heartwarming smile. Those smiles were my reward”. Chanti ensured hand hygiene, maintained safe physical distance and wore the mask all the time.The work of these intrepid public health warriors undeterred by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to save many lives. Their work is an inspiration that keeps us all at SHARE INDIA motivated to ever intensify our efforts to mitigate the direct and collateral damage to the lives of the people we are pledged to serve. Read Article Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control SocietyARV medicationCDC IndiaCOVID-19NACONARI SAKSHAMPeople living with HIV/ AIDSPEPFARSHARE INDIA Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Add Commentlast_img read more