Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgGreif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Hotshot: Newcastle and England U20 full-back Josh Hodge

first_imgThis article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. What’s been your career highlight? The U20 World Cup. As a team it didn’t go the way we wanted, but just to be top in some of the stats is a confidence boost.You got 24 kicks out of 24… Yes. And I believe if you go back to the miss I had in the Italy Six Nations game it’s 40 from 40! You’ve got to respect every kick.What are your goals for this season?To improve my all-round game, increase my confidence and to take my opportunities.What do you do away from rugby? I started a sports coaching degree at Newcastle University last year. I don’t know if I’ll carry on as it’s hard with training as well, but I want to make sure I have options.I also like clay pigeon shooting – I did GB U21 at 15 – and will do a session with my dad.RW VERDICT: David Beckham and Jonny Wilkinson were his childhood heroes, and he is certainly replicating the latter in terms of his form from the tee. The Championship is a great competition for this teenager to gain first-team experience with Newcastle. Over time: Josh Hodge scores a try for England U20 against Wales (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The teenager grew up playing multiple sports and is known for his accurate goalkicking Newcastle and England U20 full-back Josh Hodge Date of birth 23 May 2000 Born Lancaster Club Newcastle Country England Position Full-backHow did you get into rugby?At primary school, when I was nine. Then I went to Sedbergh School on a sports scholarship – it was a joint running and rugby one, although I hadn’t played much rugby.Did you play other sports? I was quite football-focused and was in the Preston North End Academy from age seven, but going to Sedbergh meant I couldn’t make training. I played a bit of Sunday league, but when I got picked up by the Falcons in lower sixth I stopped football.What positions have you played? Back three. I’ve played ten a few times but it didn’t go so great. I prefer full-back as it gives me more time on the ball and there’s a lot more decision-making; I like the pressure. I don’t mind wing either.What are your strengths? Kicking is a big part of my game. I love it. I’ve had hip problems from kicking too much and it has been a learning curve. I now have a routine and look after my body better. I’d also say I’m elusive runner – the coaches say I’m unpredictable.Who’s been the biggest influence on you? Definitely my parents. They make every effort to come and support me.last_img read more

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Retirement Planning: How long will you live?

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom July 4, 2016 at 8:09 am 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSretirement Previous articleVeterans Court Achieves MilestoneNext articleTop Male Golfers Avoid Olympics Over Zika Concerns Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img One of the biggest challenge of retirement planning is not knowing how long you’ll live. If you don’t last much beyond your 60’s, there’s less chance of outliving your savings. But if you stick around into your 80’s or 90’s you are more likely to run short of cash.How to estimate your remaining life expectancy?Two actuarial groups have developed a way to make this important calculation a bit more simple.The free online tool can be found here.The analyzer was developed by the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.  It is free and doesn’t require much work. You need to input only four variables:date of birthgendergeneral health assessmentwhether you smokeThe output could greatly affect your financial planning.When looking forward to retirement, the last thing you need is to worry about money. If you are having trouble dealing with budget concerns associated with your fixed retirement income, using a reverse mortgage to tap into your home equity can help. A tool called a reverse mortgage calculator can help you determine how much of that equity is available to you. Then, as long as you maintain residency in your home, you can select a lender from the available list of banks that offer reverse mortgages and borrow from that lender unimpeded. You can spend the money on any expenses you have without limitations. However, you will be responsible for maintaining your home for the duration of the long-term reverse loan. You also have to agree to the sale of the home, if you cannot repay the loan when you leave the property. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Some things you don’t want to know………this is one of them. Please enter your name here Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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Crusaders vs Force Highlights – Super Rugby Round 18

Monday Jul 16, 2012 Crusaders vs Force Highlights – Super Rugby Round 18 Highlights of the Crusaders vs the Force in ChristhurchADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel read more

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Whitewater to develop DR fundraising for London Zoo

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Charity direct marketing specialist Whitewater has been appointed by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) – London Zoo and Whipsnade in Bedfordshire – to support the development and implementation of its individual donor fundraising strategies.Whitewater will design and implement the ZSL’s first supporter appeal: to raise £500,000 for Gorilla Kingdom, a new exhibition which “will transform the centre of London Zoo” and offer a unique view of gorillas and other forest animals with a section to demonstrate ZSL’s associated conservation work. This is due to open at Easter 2007.The agency will also be looking to develop and put in place a legacy marketing strategy for both London Zoo and Whipsnade. Advertisement Whitewater to develop DR fundraising for London Zoo Howard Lake | 26 October 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Rabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issue

first_imgFacebook Previous articleTunnel of Oppression overwhelmed by student attendanceNext articleStudents meet company recruiters at Harris College nursing fair Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfarecenter_img Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ ReddIt printFor the past two years Tarrant County has seen a decrease in the number of animals that tested positive for rabies, with only 20 animals testing positive in 2015 (as of October) according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).However, both city and state animal control officers and the TDSHS are continually trying to prevent the spread of rabies by offering low cost vaccinations and classes teaching residents about responsible pet ownership. They are also maintaining a policy of humanely euthanizing high risk animals that are suspected of being infected.The Threat of Rabies In the past five years in Tarrant County, 124 animals tested positive for rabies, most of them skunks, according to the TDSHS. However, only one person in Texas in the past five years developed the rabies virus.“Rabies in humans is rare typically because most people are aware if they have come in contact with an animal and they get the post-exposure shots,” said Christine Mann, a press officer for TDSHS.Randall Kennedy of Dallas Fort Worth Critter Control said he had never seen an animal with rabies while on the job.“It’s overhyped,” Kennedy said.Animal Control officer Charles Hernandez agreed. He said that people reporting animals they think have rabies, but turn out not to, is a common problem in Tarrant County.Rabies Cases in Tarrant County Create your own infographics“A lot of people think, ‘That dog has rabies!’” Hernandez said. “But the thing is, rabies and distemper have a lot of the same symptoms.”   Despite the hype, Hernandez said that rabies is still a serious issue that can prove to be deadly.“With rabies, you get it and you’re done,” Hernandez said, “unless you get the vaccines right away.”According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), once symptoms of rabies begin to show in humans or animals, such as dizziness, aggression, paralysis, or hallucinations, the disease is almost always fatal.“People think they are going to be foaming at the mouth,” Hernandez said. “That’s a myth. That’s a lot of TV.”  For someone who has been bit by an animal they suspect has rabies, he or she will have to undergo a series of four shots over two weeks if they have never be vaccinated before or two shots over three days if they have been previously vaccinated, according to the CDC.Fort Worth resident Sean Aldridge had to receive rabies shots after he was bit by a wild dog that had come onto his property to attack Aldridge’s puppies. Aldridge said the wild dog bit him on his right thigh and left a mark that “was kind of weird because it was like a smiley face.” He said the shots were the worst part.“I’ve had a lot of shots. It was the most painful shot I’ve ever experienced,” Aldridge said. “I told the nurse, you need to hurry up because I’m about to come off this table. It was bad.”Preventive Measures in Tarrant CountyAnimals with rabies in Tarrant CountyCreate column chartsThe city of Fort Worth requires every dog, cat and ferret to have their first rabies vaccine by four months of age, receive a booster 12 months after that shot and then be vaccinated at least once every three years after that.Residents cannot receive the proper license from the city until proof of that first rabies vaccination is provided. Failure to follow these city ordinances could result in fines, citations or mandatory attendance of a responsible pet ownership class.During one of these responsible pet ownership classes, Hernandez stressed the importance of having those licenses up to date.“Rabies and city ordinance tags have to be on the dog all the time,” Hernandez said. “If you get nothing else from this class, get this.”Fort Worth residents can get their pet vaccinated at any veterinarian in the area, but the vet must provide an official rabies tag for it to count in the eyes of the city. According to the city website, a one or three year license, microchip and rabies vaccination cost $12.The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) also offers walk in vaccine appointments at their Fort Worth Clinic, 2400 Westport Parkway, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.They also offer low cost vaccines and other medical tests on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter. Rabies vaccines from TCAP cost $5.“There are still rabies cases in north Texas yearly, so we would say the vaccine is very important,” said Jessica Smith, Director of Clinic Operations for TCAP. “Pet owners need to stay up to date with their cities ordinances, and keep their pets up to date with all vaccines.”The TCAP Facebook page also advertises other vaccine clinic locations and times along with a photo for their puppy of the day who game to get their vaccines. Residents who would like to support TCAP can link their Kroger cards through the Community Rewards program.“We want to provide a service for those who cannot pay full service veterinary clinic fees for preventative services,” Smith said. “So that everyone who wants a pet will be able to properly take care of it.”In addition to requiring vaccines for all pets, the Fort Worth Animal Control Agency has protocols in place regarding what they classify as high-risk animals. These animals, (bats, skunks, foxes, coyotes and raccoons) are the ones most likely to carry the rabies virus in Fort Worth.“You’ve got the five carries and they are inside the city,” Hernandez said.According to Hernandez, if any of these animals are found in Fort Worth and suspected to have rabies they are humanely euthanized and sent for testing. If found to be positive, the TDSHS will then work with local animal control officers to find potential animals or people that could have had contact with the animal. Any dogs suspected of rabies must be quarantined for 10 days in a Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center to see if symptoms develop.In his 14 years as a animal control officer, Hernandez said he had seen two dogs that were infected by the rabies virus.“That’s how far and advanced we’ve come with these vaccinations,” Hernandez said.One of the cases he saw was a cocker spaniel who got in a fight with a raccoon while he was out on a family camping trip. A couple weeks later the symptoms started showing.“He just wasn’t himself,” Hernandez said. “He was acting lethargic and sickly, so they took him to the vet. The vet didn’t feel comfortable with the way the dog was acting, so the dog was quarantined.”The dog continued to get worse, Hernandez said, to the point where he was chewing on his own leg. The dog was euthanized and tests confirmed it had contracted rabies.While that dog got rabies from a raccoon, most rabies cases in Tarrant County in the past five years have been in skunks, according to the TDSHS. Bats are the second most common carrier and the City of Fort Worth’s website has a section warning against exposure to bats.According to the site, bats are particularly dangerous because bat bites are not always visible, so if possible the bat should be captured and submitted for rabies testing. The city advises residents to contact animal control if they need help catching the bat.Hernandez offers similar advice if someone sees a bat.“Get your children away from it,” Hernandez said. “Get everyone away from it and call animal control as fast as you can.”Preventive Measures in Texas Rabies cases in TexasCreate column chartsTDSHS has its own programs that it promotes in order to reduce the spread of rabies. One such program is its Oral Rabies Vaccine Program. The program started in 1995 and every winter since then the TDSHS has dropped doses of rabies vaccines from an aircraft over wildlife areas in Texas.According to a TDSHS press release: “When wild animals eat the vaccine packets, coated in tasty fishmeal crumbles, they become immune and can’t spread rabies to livestock, pets or people.”This year’s vaccine drop started Jan. 11. TDSHS plans to drop 1 million doses of vaccine along the Texas and Mexico border and 1.4 million in the skunk study area, which covers parts of 17 counties from Madison and Walker in the north, southwest to Bastrop, then southeast to Wharton and Fort Bend, according to the TDSHS press release.Another program that TDSHS runs is an annual poster contest for students in kindergarten to eighth grade. The contest gets about 1,000 entries per year, according to Mann, a press officer for TDSHS.“We hope the poster competition educates kids on which animals are high-risk animals, shows them they can admire all wildlife from a distance, educates people to make sure all pets are current on rabies vaccination and teach kids what to do if they are exposed or potentially exposed,” Mann said.The winners are chosen by the employees of TDSHS and the posters are put on display in the offices and online. The winning artists are also given a cash prize ranging from $50-300.While these programs are useful, Mann said that making sure pets are vaccinated is more important.“Pets would have the first exposure to rabies that  potentially could spread to the family,” Mann said. “The most effective way to prevent the spread of rabies is to vaccinate family pets.”Take a quiz to see how much you know about rabies.  Facebook Linkedin WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Elizabeth Campbell Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddItlast_img read more

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All is rosy in the Corpus Christi garden

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Tracey McElligott, speaking to the Children from Corpus Christi School, about the Garden which is been worked on at the Moyross Community Centre .Picture brendan GleesonGOING to school is intended to help children grow up but at Corpus Christi primary school in Moyross, they’re also learning to just grow – grow their own food.Last week the children, their teacher, Liam Kelly and parents turned the ground on their new garden at the Moyross Community Centre and they are now planning now to plant all kinds of delicious fruit and vegetables.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The class have been busy working on the project to promote growing their own fruit and vegetables at home, as opposed to buying in stores.“They have been learning about the advantages of growing locally, and the implications of this. We have even came up with the slogan “Grow your own range, prevent climate change’, Liam told the Limerick Post.“We are trying to get the message across on a community scale at the moment, but would be extremely proud to showcase it to the people of Limerick,” Liam added.The youngsters are hugely enthused about the project and from now until harvest time, they will visit the garden regularly to weed and water their growing produce.“It will get them out of the classroom into the air and its teaching a number of important life skills,” said Liam.“They can take fruit and vegetables home to eat and, at the end of the project, we’re hoping to have a small market day to sell whatever produce is over.“It’s a win-win situation”. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Twitter Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Emailcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print NewsCommunityEducationAll is rosy in the Corpus Christi gardenBy Bernie English – March 10, 2019 1726 Facebook WhatsApp TAGSCommunityeducationLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleGardaí to investigate ‘vile’ racist videoNext articleMinister’s intervention highlights airport EU connectivity issue Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Plea In Delhi High Court To Provide Cashless Treatment To Judicial Officers, Court Staff, Family Members

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi High Court To Provide Cashless Treatment To Judicial Officers, Court Staff, Family Members Nupur Thapliyal11 May 2021 4:39 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court for providing cashless medical treatment irrespective of the hospitals to judicial officers, court staff members or their immediate family members undergoing treatment and also to provide an immediate reimbursement of the medical expenses already incurred them.The urgent application is moved by Advocate Tanveer Ahmed Mir in the petition filed by him, wherein notice was issued by the Court yesterday, seeking ex gratia payment to the kith and kin of judicial officers and members of the court staff in tune of Rs. 1 Crore and 50 Lakhs respectively who have lost their lives due to covid 19 virus. The urgent application has been filed stating that certain developments have taken place as regards to the large scale infliction of COVID-19 in the judicial and court staff community. The plea highlights the unfortunate demise of Mr. Ashu Garg, Registrar General of the National Green Tribunal who recently succumbed to covid 19. Furthermore, the plea also states figures of court staff and judicial members being covid positive.”It is that at the moment a staggering number of 1039 judicial officers, court staff members and their respective family members stand infected with COVID-19, a large number of them are hospitalised and are paying exorbitant amount of moneys beyond their capacity in order to get themselves and their kith & kin treated.” The plea reads.Stating that the judicial officers have been compelled to spend moneys to the tune of Rs. 7.5 to 10 Lakhs for which they have exhausted all their savings, leave encashments and other resources, the plea further states thus:”It would not be out of place to mention here that the judicial officers on a monthly basis have been contributing a sum of Rs. 1,000/- from their salaries towards the Delhi Government with an expectation that the said government would take care at least of their medical facilities. However, most unfortunately the official respondents in flagrant and blatant violation of all ethics and a basic human sense have taken no steps whatsoever in at-least seeking to salvage the situation by either providing cashless transactions of medical treatment of all judicial officers, court staff of subordinate court and the court staff of Delhi High Court and the Registry officials as well.”The matter is likely to be listed tomorrow for hearing.TagsDelhi High Court COVID -19 second covid wave Judicial Officers Court Staff Medical Reimbursement Reimbursement of covid expenses Advocate Tanveer Ahmed Mir Next Storylast_img read more

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Web site of the week

first_imgWeb site of the weekOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Ifyour new global status means you need to know the structure of the Greek tradeunion movement in a hurry or how many public holidays Iceland has, then youwill thank your 13 EU stars for the European HR-related data resource from theFederation of European Employers (FedEE). TheFedEE site can rightly claim to be a pioneer in informational Web sites, havinglaunched in 1995 on the back of a wire service introduced six years before.Manyareas of the site are free to access but to get the maximum out of it, werecommend joining the FedEE at £316.46 plus VAT (renewable in August 2002 – seeterms and conditions) so you can enter the members’ section. Thisis broken down into four sections – pay data, employment law (withcountry-by-country summaries and legal profiles by Baker & MacKenzie, modelpolicies (soon to feature flexible working,equal opportunities and employeerelations), and a presentation section, offering downloadable slide shows formembers who cannot always make the federation’s seminars. HRprofessionals can also sign up to e-mail alerts, join an e-group, where you canpost a message for fellow professionals to discuss, and shop at a handybookstore.http://www.fedee.com/ Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Press release: UK uses expertise & exporting power to help build ‘Egyptian NHS’

first_img Latest statistics from the ONS show UK firms sold more overseas in the 2018/19 financial year, £639.9 billion, than at any time since records began The NHS has trained 33 Egyptian GPs, with plans for a total of 300 doctors to be trained by 2020 Vodafone is the leading telecom operator in Egypt and has 40mn subscribers – twice as many as in the UK Separate OECD data shows UK exports grew faster than Germany, France and Italy between 2016 and 2018 Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) to boost local manufacturing hubs in Cairo to meet soaring local demand, creating 60 new jobs It is a system that is respected around the world and we want to help other countries do what they can to secure the same benefits for their people. The UK has now achieved export growth in the last 36 consecutive 12-month periods on a rolling basis Vodafone to help build universal healthcare IT platformVodafone’s programme in partnership with DXC is to provide a digital healthcare services platform to facilitate the roll-out of Egypt’s universal health insurance scheme.It will begin as a pilot in Port Said, before being rolled out to four other governorates and then nationwide, potentially benefiting millions of ordinary Egyptians.The NHS is also sharing its world-leading healthcare expertise with doctors and nurses from Egypt thanks to a healthcare Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that offers training to medical professionals in Egypt. NHS practitioners have already trained the first group of 33 GPs in Egypt, with plans for a total of 300 doctors to be trained by 2020.Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox said:center_img Vodafone, the British telecom operation has won a major contract that will from a key-part of the Egyptian government’s push to roll out NHS-style universal healthcare for every man, woman and child in the country.With backing from the Department for International Trade, Vodafone has secured a £100m project to build Egypt’s new Health Insurance IT system.The government in Cairo want the IT to underpin a new primary healthcare system similar to that which operates in the UK.Partnering Vodafone is IT giant DXC Technology, who are already responsible for the IT infrastructure services across the NHS Supply Chain.It comes as UK firms and government work together to undertake a range of other healthcare activity, to share the benefits of the NHS and British pharmaceutical industry with Egypt. Department for International Trade and Healthcare UK have supported over £1.3 billion of NHS exports since 2016 GSK invest in Cairo manufacturing plantsBritish pharmaceutical giant GSK Consumer Healthcare, a GlaxoSmithKline company has also invested around 100m Egyptian Pounds (EGP) in two major production lines in Cairo to meet local demand for its products.GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to produce more Voltaren Emulgel (pain relief) and Otrivin (decongestant spray) through local manufacturing, creating 60 new jobs in Egypt. Demand for British medicines in Africa has soared by 78% over the last decade and pharmaceutical exports to the region are now worth £455.9m.Egypt is already bearing the fruit of its cooperation with the UK as a new wave of British investors seek to do business in Egypt. To further enhance the strategic ties between the UK and African countries, the government is hosting an Africa Investment Summit on 20 January 2020 in London.ENDSNotes to editors We in Britain are proud of our NHS and how it provides access to healthcare for everyone. I myself used to be an NHS doctor before becoming an MP, so I know how important it is. The NHS Long Term Plan launched earlier this year, supported by a historic funding settlement, to deliver an NHS fit for the future. This includes bringing the NHS into the digital age, by improving systems and using new technologies to give people access to services and information they need in a way that works for them That’s why we’ve stood by Vodafone as it sought and secured this contract which, as part of the Egyptian government’s reforms, will help revolutionise healthcare for people here – It is the beginning of an Egyptian NHS for the Egyptian people.last_img read more

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