Health Ministry Secures $2.4 Billion in Better Priced Drugs

first_imgRelatedHealth Ministry Secures $2.4 Billion in Better Priced Drugs Health Ministry Secures $2.4 Billion in Better Priced Drugs Health & WellnessApril 21, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says that Prime Minister Bruce Golding has congratulated the Ministry of Health, on negotiating better payment terms for 719 vital drugs now available to the public health system.Prime Minster, the Hon Bruce Golding greeting General Manager of Medical Disposables Limited, Kurt Boothe, at the April 21 contract signing at Jamaica House where 35 contracts valued at $2.4 billion were signed to secure better payment terms for 719 vital drugs for the public health system.In a release following the signing on Wednesday (April 21) at Jamaica House, OPM said that Mr. Golding urged the Ministry to use telemedicine to bring advanced services to all. The full release read:Prime Minister Bruce Golding congratulated the Ministry of Health on negotiating better payment terms for 719 vital drugs for the public health system. He urged them to use telemedicine to bring advanced services to all. Mr. Golding was speaking this morning at Jamaica House, immediately following the signing of 35 contracts, valued at $2.4 billion, between the Health Corporation of Jamaica and approved local pharmaceutical distributors. Mr. Golding said this reflected a strong spirit of partnership between the public and private sectors to address the demand for vital drugs.The Prime Minister also said that similar initiatives can make specialist medical skills and services available throughout the nation.“We can introduce the tremendous value of telemedicine in Jamaica. Technology can transform the way we do things. We are never going to be able to put a cardiologist in every hospital and all of the specialist skills in every clinic. We no longer need to. The available technology would make it so simple,” Mr. Golding said. Mr. Golding urged the Ministry to ensure that the drugs get to patients on a timely basis. In his remarks, Health Minister Ruddy Spencer said the contracts period is for 18 months.“The purchase of pharmaceutical preparations and medical sundries is the single most costly item on the health budget except for wages and salaries. It has increased by 167 percent over the last 5-years moving from $898 million in 2004/5 financial year to $2.4 billion,” Mr. Spencer said. RelatedHealth Ministry Secures $2.4 Billion in Better Priced Drugscenter_img RelatedHealth Ministry Secures $2.4 Billion in Better Priced Drugs Advertisementslast_img read more

Strengthening Civil Society Through Arts and Culture

first_imgStrengthening Civil Society Through Arts and Culture June 4, 2012 Published by ruzica Pocket Share 0 The Buzz App Awards 2012 → Anzisha Prize for Young African Entrepreneurs Deadline: December 31, 2012Open to: Projects that aim to to help build open societies in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Moldova, Mongolia, and TurkeyGrant: $30,000 maximumDescriptionThe Open Society Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grant program, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered.The aim of this call for proposals is to strengthen alternative and autonomous cultural infrastructures and innovative arts initiatives, to raise professional standards in the art world in the Arts and Culture Program’s regions of activity, and to promote reform in the arena of cultural policy.Projects that address one or more of the following priorities of the Arts and Culture Program will be considered to bring added value:Capacity building: Strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to implement and sustain good practices and effective ways of working.Collaboration: Building alliances and networks with other projects and organizations to encourage knowledge sharing within the country of operation and beyond.Diversity: Promoting greater equality and access to cultural goods and activities for the most marginalized beneficiaries.Public Engagement with Critical Social Issues: Using the power of arts and culture to promote discussion, debate, and critical reflection on social issues of importance to target communities and beneficiaries.EligibilityThe Call is open to applicants from and activities in one or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Ex-patriots of the abovementioned countries who are willing to return temporarily to their country of origin and share their expertise with local organizations or individuals may also apply.Projects should involve one of the following activities:Cultural productionCreating or strengthening cultural platformsProfessional development and capacity-buildingApplications may be submitted by non-profit legal entities (non-governmental and public organizations, libraries, museums, cultural centers, associations, communities, registered charities, etc.) that work in the field of arts and culture.Individuals can apply under activities 1 and 3 (professional development only).For more information, read here.GrantMost ACP grants range between $1,000 and $30,000 USD. Grants for projects in Central Asia may be co-funded with Hivos (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, the Netherlands) on a 50-50 matching basis.Grant awards for collaborative productions, large-scale projects, or complex capacitybuilding plans are typically larger than for individual professional development, noncollaborative artistic productions, or small-scale cultural events. Budgets for the latter three activities should generally not exceed $15,000 USD. In Central Asia only, institutional support grants of up to $73,000 (equivalent to 50,000 EUR) annually are available for distinguished past grantees through a matching grant program with Hivos. These grants are intended to provide long-term support based on astrategic plan for the institutional development and capacity building of the applicant organization.You should prepare your budget indicating gross amounts (salary charges and VAT included) unless your organization is able to recover VAT, in which case you should calculate on a net basis.  If you apply for support within the framework of the Hivos-ACP joint grant program, you should submit your budget also in your local currency.For applicants from Turkey, funding from ACP and all other Soros Foundation/OSF entities should not exceed 33% of the total project budget. In-kind contributions may be included as a percentage of the total project budget.ApplicationTHE APPLICATION PROCESS CONSISTS OF TWO STEPS:Step 1: Each applicant should submit a Letter of Inquiry, which can be downloaded  from ACP’s website. The purpose of the Letter of Inquiry is to offer immediate feedback to applicants on whether their project is eligible for consideration under the eligibility criteria. If your project is judged to be ineligible, you will receive an explanation of the reason. ACP will typically respond to your Letter of Inquiry within two weeks of receipt.Step 2: Applicants who are invited to submit an application should complete the Application Form and prepare a detailed budget using the Budget Template. The Application Form and Budget Template can be downloaded from ACP’s website. Please note that Step 2 remains competitive, i.e., even with a good proposal, your application may not be funded. Application Forms may be completed in either Russian or English. English is preferred, however forms completed in Russian will also be accepted. Please use 12-point print size in Times New Roman font.If the proposed project includes a collaborative aspect, applicants must submit a letterfrom the proposed collaborator or partner confirming the arrangement described bythe applicant.Biographies of principal project personnel should be submitted as an appendix to the  application form.Please submit your completed application form via e-mail to the OSF Arts and Culture Coordinator for your country:Afghanistan: Daniela Bolganschi [email protected]: Laura Gevorgyan [email protected]: Jahangir Selimkhanov [email protected]: Ana Riaboshenko [email protected]: Daniela Bolganschi [email protected]: Jildiz Kudaibergen [email protected]: Daniela Bolganschi [email protected]: Ariunaa Tserenpil [email protected]: Gulandom Nabieva [email protected]: Esra A. Aysun [email protected]: Daniela Bolganschi [email protected] note that incomplete applications (that is, applications missing one or more of the required components) will not be considered for funding.Application form in EnglishApplication form in RussianThe deadline is December 31, 2012.The Official Website Tweetcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 +1 Similar Stories ← International Summer School Georgian Script Redditlast_img read more

EHF Cup: Hosts HBC Nantes to meet Rhein-Neckar Loewen in the final!

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Veszprem beat Motor on Cupara’s wings – Barca beat Nantes in thriller Related Items:bramming, folch, Frisch Auf Goppingen, Goppingen, HBC Nantes, holstebro, loewen, Nantes, rhein-neckar loewen, Valero Rivera ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Click to comment PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 PSG Handball 11/11, Gerard fantastic in Nantes ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe favorites of the semifinals justified their role, and won the respective games at the F4 in the EHF Cup in Nantes.Hosts HBC Nantes were the first team to qualify to the final, after they won in front of the home crowd with 26:20 (11:9) over Team Tvis Holstebro. Valero Rivera Folch scored 8 goals for Nantes, while Magnus Grubb Bramming was Holstebro’s best with 5.In the second game, Rhein-Neckar Loewen were only trailing during the initial 5 minutes of the game, but after that they turned into the dominant team of the game. Frisch auf Goppingen had no solution, and in the end had to concede 28:22 defeat.last_img read more