Indonesia confirms its 60th H5N1 case

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgAug 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia has confirmed its 60th human case of H5N1 avian influenza, this one in a 6-year-old girl who is recovering, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.The girl is from Bekasi, a city southeast of Jakarta in West Java, not part of the Cikelet subdistrict, where several recent cases and suspected cases sparked concern about possible human-to-human transmission.The girl became ill Aug 6 and was hospitalized Aug 11 but is improving, the WHO said. Bloomberg News reported today that she was in Sulianti Saroso Hospital in Jakarta.The Bloomberg story said dead chickens had been seen in the girl’s neighborhood, but the WHO said only that the source of her infection is under investigation.Forty-six of the 60 H5N1 cases in Indonesia have been fatal, for a 77% case-fatality rate. The WHO’s global H5N1 case count is 241 cases with 141 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of 59%.Test results are awaited in another suspected H5N1 case in Indonesia, involving a 35-year-old woman from Simalungun regency in North Sumatra province, according to Bloomberg. The health minister said the woman fell ill Aug 21.In other news, a World Bank official said Indonesia needs an estimated $120 million a year to vaccinate chickens and compensate farmers for culling, but its vaccine budget covers only 10% of that amount, according to the Bloomberg report. The official, Louise F. Scura, made the statements at a meeting between the Indonesian government and donor countries.See also:Aug 23 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_08_23/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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PGA Europe to Partner PGAN on Golf Development

By on September 8, 2020

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan and Tayo Olaleye, in AbujaThe PGA of Europe has expressed desire to collaborate with the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) on development of golf in Nigeria.The Director of Development, PGA of Europe, Martin Wesphal elaborated on this plan recently at a meeting with the Nigerian golf stakeholders in Abuja. His visit to Nigeria was part of the application process to understand the needs of the Nigerian body after PGAN sought membership of PGA Europe last year.The parley with the stakeholders, which included the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), also centred on how Nigeria can seamlessly assess development funds from the Royal and Ancient (R and A).A development programme sanctioned by the PGA of Europe will thrust PGAN to the next level and make possible the vision to educate the first set of professional golfers by next year in many facets of the game.Wesphal similarly revealed that PGA Europe is in the process of building a university of golf that will make golf education accessible for professionals and amateurs, who are seeking better understanding of golf.As one of the world’s leading organisations for professional golf, PGA of Europe is affiliated with 38 countries, out of which 11 are from other continents. Nigeria, some North African countries and South Africa are the only African members of the body.“I have come because a part of our membership services is to share knowledge. So whenever they have got a need for knowledge or education, then we give them the understanding on how to apply and the best way to join the international hub of intelligence,” Wesphal, a golf professional for 40 years and development worker for the R and A and the PGA of Europe for 26 years said.Stressing that while part of the curriculum of PGA Europe is to deliver the international golf coaching framework, he added that through the Nigeria Olympic Committee, PGAN can access solidarity funds from IOC and the R and A.It will be recalled that the R and A has increased its yearly spending on golf development and education from about 3 million pounds to about 20 million pounds.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Golf Club offers youth development camp

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgFor more information on the CN Future Links program, or to register, please visit the website of call 1-800-263-0009. Children are being given the opportunity to sharpen their golf skills for the upcoming season.Starting Monday, May 16, the Lone Wolf Golf Club will host a CN Future Links Learn to Play Program where they can learn the ins and outs of the game.- Advertisement -Learn to Play is a new seven-level development program designed to help young golvers develop their skills through seven detailed levels.The five week program will run Monday nights from May 16 until June 13. The program is only $20 dollars for non-members and is free of charge for junior members. As an added bonus, if participants become interested in a membership after going through the program, the $20 fee will be credited towards a junior membership.Lone Wolf General Manager Dave Callum says the program “will not only introduce children to the game, but will make it more affordable, accessible and give kids a chance to learn the game at a high energy.”Lone Wolf will also be providing participants access to a free set of used golf clubs, which have been cut down to a junior size. However, if students have access to their own clubs, they are encouraged to bring them.Advertisementlast_img read more

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