GSK and Save the Children offer $1m award for child healthcare innovation

first_img  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GSK and Save the Children offer $1m award for child healthcare innovation 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK together with Save the Children are for the second year running offering a $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that will reduce child deaths.The Healthcare Innovation Award is part of a partnership between the two organisations which aims to save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children.How to enterOrganisations from across the developing world are invited to nominate examples of innovative healthcare approaches that they have discovered or implemented. These must have resulted in tangible improvements to under-5 child survival rates, be sustainable and have the potential to be scaled-up and replicated.Innovative approaches that are eiligible can focus on any aspect of healthcare, including science, nutrition, research, education or partnership working.This year, entries are particularly encouraged from organisations whose work aims to increase the quality of, or access to, healthcare for newborns.Entries must come from a country classified as ‘low’, ‘lower-middle’, or ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank, and not from the European Union.Entries to the Healthcare Innovation Award are open from 27 June to 25 August 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.2013 winnerThe winner of the inaugural award was Friends of Sick Children (FOSC), Malawi, for their ‘bubble’ Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) kit. This helps babies that are in respiratory distress, often caused by acute infections like pneumonia, by keeping their lungs inflated so they can breathe more easily.FOSC received an award of $400,000, and backing from the Ministry of Health in Malawi, which has enabled them to share this technology with teaching hospitals in Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GSK said: Advertisement “We are committed to working in partnership with other organisations and our work with Save the Children is a great example of how we can use our scientific expertise and reach to help improve health outcomes for people around the world. As a direct result of this award last year’s winners have already had a tremendous impact and we want to continue to support them as they develop innovations that can be scaled-up and replicated to help reduce child deaths in the world’s poorest countries.”The Healthcare Innovation Award was announced following the launch of GSK and Save the Children’s partnership in May 2013. It goes beyond many traditional corporate charity partnerships. For example, Save the Children is involved in helping GSK to research and develop child-friendly medicines, with a seat on a new paediatric R&D board to accelerate progress on innovative life-saving interventions for under-fives. Howard Lake | 4 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Funding Save the Children  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Lecture explores relationship between laws and justice

first_imgAlthough laws are created to form a more just society, Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated that laws themselves can be unjust, according to Fr. Dominic Legge, an instructor in systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies.“Sometimes it is possible that the positive law makes something legal that should be illegal. It certainly happened in totalitarian states like Nazi Germany, but it also has happened in the United States in the 1960s. Even a democratic society can create an ‘illegal’ law,” Legge said. “It was actually illegal to help fellow Jews in Nazi Germany, but would we not have helped these oppressed?”Legge spoke Monday afternoon on “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Question of ‘Illegal Laws’: Civil Law Justice, and Morality,” an event sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Department and the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life. “Part of Dr. King’s argument concerns … the relationship between justice and the dignity of the human person. Because of the people we are, we have dignity and claims to this dignity that other people should respect,” Legge said. According to Legge, Dr. King argued individuals cannot appeal to the opinion of the masses to determine if a law is just. “His argument is that discrimination goes against this dignity, and this is his basis for arguing that racial segregation is unjust,” he said. “He appeals to the basic truth of what human beings are, and no law can go against that basic human dignity.”Legge focused on the fact that racial segregation was never actually illegal, according to the Constitution or even local law. For examples of this reality, Legge said one can look at some Supreme Court decisions in which even the highest court has gotten it wrong. “Think, for example, of the Dred Scott decision, or the 1944 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese citizens without a trial. In King’s own day, this is a very poignant question,” he said. Supplementally, Legge contended that King argued for the natural moral law, without the bounds of a higher lawgiver. “He does not appeal to a higher law-giver like God, which is a really important point. It’s not because God gave us Ten Commandments, it’s because there’s a sort of moral ordering to this world,” he said. “Both law and justice are concerned with the basic good of the human person.”Legge said the more important argument was about not violating basic moral law. “Moral theology is about what’s good for the human person, and that means that our laws should be framed with what the human person is. No positive law ever has the right to make those things illegal,” Legge said. “There is no law that can be abstracted from moral understanding.”Fundamentally, Legge said, we need to seek what is good for the entirety of society. “There are some things about the kinds of beings we are that lead us to flourish, and some things that really hurt who we are, so we need to find what is good to help us to flourish,” he said. “There are also some things that are fundamental to who we are, and they belong to a higher level.” Legge also spoke on the justification of civil disobedience, particularly in King’s case. “When you have this kind of systematic injustice … civil disobedience is a way to address this issue, and if you do this, then you’re appealing to this sort of higher justice,” he said. “And when is that justified, I mean, we could go on and disagree, but I think that we can agree that this was grave injustice and civil disobedience was in fact justified.” Legge emphasized the importance of celebrating this holiday. “It’s right for us to celebrate MLK on this day, and we are right to be proud of his legacy. … It’s a shining episode in our history,” Legge said. Tags: Constitutional Studies, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, MLK Day, natural lawlast_img read more

What Reddit users say about banks vs. credit unions

first_imgDo you really want to know what people think about your credit union–or why they’re choosing a bank instead? Reddit’s popular platform allowing users to post and discuss topics openly might just be the answer financial institutions have been searching for in regards to honest, unbiased feedback. We’ve read over recent feeds to share the highlights, and how your credit union could benefit from the information.They’ve Got Money on Their MindWhat We Found: It doesn’t really come as a surprise that people discussing personal finances are focused on how much money they’re earning or spending at a financial institution. Comments ran the gamut from fees, credit card minimums to earn rewards, or which places were easier to get loans from. But within all that discussion, a couple of topics stood out. The most discussed was how much individuals were earning from their checking or savings accounts. The other was how much they were paying in fees. What We Can Learn:The most amazing thing to read was the happiness that could be seen when people were sharing their positive experiences regarding these two topics. Whether it was touting the rates their financial institution had been offering them, the waved ATM fees, or debating where bank or credit union profits go, many were happy to give a little referral to their financial institution. Realizing that within all the discussions it was more important for people to bring up the money they were earning, versus how much they were being charged, is also a small bit of insight into your member’s mind. Knowing their priority for a financial institution can give an edge on how to speak to them.Why Technology and Trust Matter What We Found: While some people focused on personal service, and others felt convenience was key, the way technology and security play into all the areas is very important to everyone. This could be seen in several different viewpoints: some comments were about employee honesty at their institution; others based their choice solely on the security measures taken to protect accounts. Tech discussions also included how accessible their money was: 24/7 banking options, customer service availability, ease of accessing while traveling, etc.What We Can Learn:Your credit union may have the security, accessibility and online choices for every type of person, but if they don’t know about it, you may as well not have them at all. If Reddit users need to defend their credit unions’ convenience and security features, it could be a telling sign where marketing and communication could be improved. Everyone Wants Something DifferentWhat We Found:Overall, there wasn’t a completely clear winner or loser as the financial institution of choice. Instead there were a lot of people agreeing that the best choice had a lot to do with personal financial needs. One thread in particular, a user wanted specific advice for his current life situation, and many were quick to point out which benefits or services might suit him best. Also many comments would have something to the effect of, “this is what works best for me” when talking about their choice. What We Can Learn:In the end, there will never be a one-size-fits-all financial package for members. That’s why your credit union has options. The most important thing then, is to make sure your members, and potential members, know those options exist through proper marketing. Customer referrals and positive word-of-mouth are both great, but they can’t work alone. Bottom line is, people will continually search for the best options–it’s important they are informed and aware you can offer exactly what they’re looking for. References: 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Lindener jailed on gun, ammo charges

first_imgJunior Melville, of Silvertown, Wismar, Linden, was sentenced to three years behind bars on Tuesday by Magistrate Clive Nurse after entering a guilty plea to charges of having unlicensed firearms and ammunition in his possession.The 29-year-old defendant made his final appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court where the sentence was handed down. The Court heard that Melville was intercepted at a Police road block on August 1, 2015 at Old England, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), where it was discovered that he had a quantity of cash and two unlicensed firearms – a .38 and a .32 revolver – and ammunition. He was subsequently arrested after being told of the offences.Melville, who had initially pleaded not guilty to the offences, changed his plea earlier this month on all three separate charges and was remanded to prison.Magistrate Nurse, in handing down the sentence, told the defendant that he took into consideration the fact that he did not waste the Court’s time and he had a fair prison report. The Magistrate said he hoped that the time Melville spent at the Camp Street Prison helped him to make up his mind regarding the direction he wanted to take in the future.The defendant was sentenced to a fine of ,000 and three years for each offence; however, the sentences will run concurrently.Magistrate Nurse also stated that he took into consideration the 10 months the defendant spent on remand which will be subtracted from the three-year prison sentence.last_img read more


first_imgROSSES AC NOTESTraining and focus for now is on underage cross country in preparation for the Donegal Cross Country Even Ages and Masters Championships which our club will be hosting in Maghergallen, Gweedore on Sunday 5th October. Action will get underway that day at 12 noon. Training is happening at the moment during the week in different venues as per facebook with a focused session this Sunday in Maghergallen from 12-1pm and all are asked to attend training that day.Well done to Noel Diver, Meeenaleck on his victory recent victory in the Charles Mc Guinness 10K Road Race in Glenties in a time of 36:04. Cross country training for all adults in Mullaghderg every Wednesday and Friday at 6. Club captain Michael Mc Elroy in charge.There is a group of athletes training in Gweedore each week which are focus mainly on marathon training towards Dublin but open to anybody in getting some distance training done. This group are meeting Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm at Euroflex, Gweedore Industrial Estate. There are different distances and paces to suit all. Anyone training for a Half Marathon or Marathon is welcome to come along.ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC PREPARE FOR CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses AC newslast_img read more