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Using business skills to propel ‘big impact’ health improvements

first_img Read Full Story Five years ago, Shane Kiernan was an investment banker for a private equity real estate fund, helping evaluate potential acquisitions. In 2008, he established, and subsequently sold, a Dublin-based business called DealHunter that enabled consumers in Southern Ireland to buy products from Northern Ireland more cheaply. Today he’s studying at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on a Fulbright Scholarship, on track to earn a master of science in health policy and management in 2014. His goal? To bring his business expertise to bear on health care improvements that have a transformational impact.Why the switch? One reason is that Kiernan came from a family of health professionals—his father is a primary care doctor in Navan, County Meath, in Northeast Ireland. His mother is a nurse, his older brother is a doctor, and his sister is a neuropsychologist—so, even though Kiernan didn’t want to be a doctor himself, caring about people’s health was ingrained.Another reason was rather serendipitous: in the spring of 2010, Kiernan happened to attend a lecture at his alma mater, University College Dublin, where he learned about the work of the Clinton Foundation, which fosters public-private partnerships to improve health, the environment, and economies around the world. It helped him realize that he could use his financial expertise not just in the world of business, but also in the developing world to make a difference in the lives of others. “For me, it kind of clicked,” he said.last_img read more


March 1, 2021 0

Argentinian Football Association requested for football restart amid COVID-19

first_imgBUENOS AIRES: The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) has presented new sanitary protocols to the government as it seeks to end a four-month COVID-19 shutdown.The document was published on the AFA’s official website on Tuesday along with a letter signed by the entity’s President Claudio Tapia to Health Minister Gines Gonzalez, reports Xinhua news agency. “I am writing to inform you that the Argentinian Football Association created a medical commission to establish a protocol that allows our affiliated clubs to return to training when the conditions allow it and when the national government authorises it,” the missive said. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa It added that the commission, led by AFA medical director Donato Villani, had consulted a diverse range of medical experts while drawing on experiences in other countries. The AFA suspended its competitions on March 17 and canceled the rest of the 2019-20 season in April. President Alberto Fernandez has said the government will only sanction the sport’s return when there is no risk to the health of those involved. Argentina has over 103,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, more than 1,900 of which have been fatal, according to official figures. (IANS) Also watch: Flood continues to Wreak Havoc in Dibrugarhlast_img read more


September 20, 2020 0

Mirco Mueller injury update: Devils defenseman stretchered off ice after scary fall

first_imgFlames winger Michael Frolik’s feet then got caught up with Mueller’s and the two men went down.Mueller was so off-balance he went headfirst into the boards. The impact appeared to knock him out.former #SJSharks Mirco Mueller out cold in #NJDevils vs #Flames game pic.twitter.com/Ax4lV2XHLy— Teal Town USA (@TealTownUSA) February 28, 2019Mueller had to be carted off the ice, but he gave a thumbs-up when leaving the ice to show the crowd he was OK.The 23-year-old player has one goal and nine assists in 46 games this season. Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller appeared to be knocked out cold in New Jersey’s matchup with the Flames on Wednesday.Mueller was attempting to receive a pass near the net when his skate slipped and he lost his balance. Head coach John Hynes told reporters Mueller was able to sit up and had full feeling in his extremities.”He’s fully conscious and all of his extremities are moving fine and no issues,” Hynes said. “Mentally he was fine and he sat up before he left the arena for the hospital, and full awareness of what was going on.”Mirco Mueller was able to sit up on his own before he left for hospital, says #NJDevils John Hynes.Has full feeling in all his extremities.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 28, 2019 Many players sent their well wishes as well as former teammate Brian Boyle who was traded to the Predators earlier this season.Once a teammate, always a teammate. pic.twitter.com/xfyWkPtkDi— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 28, 2019last_img read more


August 26, 2020 0