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  • Kosiyae Yussuf 2:04 pm on 15 Jun 2017 Permalink |
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    Call for Research or Academic Papers 

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    If you are a researcher, and you are seeking for publishing firm or organization, below is a list of publishing bodies for academic research papers. Uniqueness of some these journals is that, they have a room to accommodate, and publish articles submitted in any field of study.

    The chances your work will be published are higher, so long as it is of required quality. The work to be submitted is purely academics research articles. For more details visit the website to get to know what kind of work they wish to receive from writers. There are more benefits, not just getting published, you can get connected to a very helpful peer groups of writers, conferences, and monetary too.

    IJSBAR

    In full it international Journal of Science: Basic and Applied research. This is a multidisciplinary journal. They published research from any    field, be it science, social science, Languages or business. It is reviewed by peer a group, hosted and published by GSSRR, The Global Society of Science Research and Researchers. IJSBAR is open for submission of scientific articles, in any field for 2017 publication.

    This is scholarly journal and you are guaranteed that the editor decision within 21 days of submission. This is based on the peer review results. The papers submitted have to be complete, unpublished and not under review in others academic journals or conferences. For more about topics IJSBAR website as more but most important to know is that topics are not limited to on list one the website.

    ASRJETS

    It is an American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences. It is multidisciplinary Global Journals, and is seeking papers with significant theme, of research contribution in all fields. They accept submissions of manuscripts and published within 2-5 days upon receiving it. Rejection notification will take 2-21 days. They receive the manuscript from online submission only. ASRJETS receive a fee of $105. It’s publishing and processing is easy and faster, with lower cost.

    For more on to submit your paper visit ASRJETS websites for instruction and you also download one of their past volumes, to check whether your work meets the quality they want.

    IEEE GLOBALCOM

    The IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is the largest technical professional society in the world. It has over 400,000 members in 150 countries.

     IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, in Singapore Global Hub to Connecting East and West, from 4-8 December 2017.

    IEEE is seeking submission for a symposium papers, work shop proposal and a tutorial proposal for authors, in technical program. For industrial program, authors to submit an executive forum proposal and industry panel proposal, and an industry presentations and demonstrations proposal. In case your missed submission this year, it is an annual event you can prepare to submit for 2018.For more on how to register, visit ieee globalcom website.

    Twelfth international conference on interdisciplinary social sciences

     From 26-28th July, 2017

    International conference center in Hiroshima, Japan

     This year special focus is on cross cultural and global research interdisciplinary, as a practice as per their website. They are inviting proposal for paper presentation, posters and exhibits, virtual lighting talk, colloquia and virtual posters, to address the following themes: educational studies, Communication, Global studies, Environmental studies, Organizational Studies, social and community studies, civic and political studies and cultural studies.

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  • Kosiyae Yussuf 4:09 pm on 17 May 2017 Permalink |
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    Call for paper submission 

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  • Kosiyae Yussuf 1:29 pm on 8 May 2017 Permalink |  

    A call for artists worldwide to enter online exhibition 

    nature-art-wallpaper-1If you are an artist and you are looking for places to submit you creative work, The National Association of Women Artists and The Cube Art Project, are looking for you and your art, for consideration as well as exhibitions. Please apply before deadline. You can submit your work, or share this post with someone you know, who is an artist, and she or he is looking for audience to their art work.

     The National Association of Women Artists’ has announced a worldwide online exhibition for innovative crafts. Deadline is May 14, 2017. The show will run from June 1, 2017 through to August 1, 2017.

    People eligible for this art exhibition

    It is open to all The National Association of Women Artist members. Non-members women can also submit their work so long as they are 18 years and above. All applied arts will be considered. These will include: book arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, tapestry, mosaics needle-point, metal work, quilting, wood work, origami, basket weaving and papier-mâché.

    Awards and benefits

    They only want one winner, who will be featured on http://www.nawaonlinegallery.org, and her own page. The page will include biography of artist’s statement. There will be several images of her works, plus links to her own website. http://www.thenawa.org. Links to exhibition on the home page will be shown.

    Pay entry fee

    Members of the National Associations of Women Artists’ will have to pay $35 entry fee. And non-members will have pay $45 for two entries. For every additional entry up to 5 entries, you will to pay $10.

    How to apply

    Application is only done online. Every participating artist is allowed to submit up to five artworks. It must be artist original work. All communication will be handled The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA).

    The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is the oldest women’s fine art organization in USA, founded in 1889. It is a exciting community of professional women artists. It strives to support its members and women artists in general, through exhibitions and educational programs.  NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts. It includes photography, painting, print-making, video art, installations, en-caustic, mixed media and sculpture.

    The Cube Art Project

    They are seeking, animations, video art, motion graphics, video-mapping and sound visualization projects for screening on their large three dimensional monitor the Cube. This screen is seen by a larger audience, hundreds of people in day. It could reach tens of thousands people in weeks. This submission is open to amateur and as well as professional artists worldwide. It is a curated competition of artwork.  It good for a public art audience, extensive latitude in genre and in style will be considered.  Consideration is given to artworks that are of a formal, and visual appeal.

    Awards to presented to winners
    1st prize = $500
    2nd prize = $250
    3rd prize = $10

    participants submitting special project are given a stipend up to $1600 to cover expenses.

    How to apply

    You apply online only. Just type of Google search “The Cube Art Project” and click on apply online link. $5 entry fee is payable.

     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 5:45 pm on 21 Feb 2017 Permalink  

    8 World Class Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts 

    For authors of novels, science fiction, fantasy, and romance, publisher listed below are partners or imprint of the world well-known big five publishers worldwide. A deal with them is a boost in a life of an author or as a writer. The big 5 includes Macmillan, Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. You must have read a book by these great publishers, and you must feel the quality of the books, from content to paper quality.  It may seem you need an agent to deal them but not true.  Go to their website by typing name on to Google search, and then go to website read what they want and submit your work will be surprised to get a response from them.

    Dial Books for Young Readers

    They publish hardcover books for children of all ages. This includes books for young adults. Dial Books for Young Readers, is an imprint of Penguin. They accept unsolicited submissions and query letters from agent and authors as well, but do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book, which tells you that they have enough slush pile submission.

    Wondering what is slush pile? Worry not here it is explained; In publishing industry, the slush pile is the set of unsolicited query letters or manuscripts sent either directly to the publisher or literary agent by authors, or to the publisher by an agent not known to the publisher

    In case you don’t hear from them, just understand that your piece hasn’t attracted their interest, and you try sending your manuscript somewhere else. Before you make a submission, read first their submission guidelines.

    Witness Impulse

    They are friendly to new author s. They accept online submission. The link is very easy for author to follow submitting their work.  It is a digital first imprint of Harper Collins. Publish mystery novels, including digital editions by most famous mystery writers of all time, for example, Author Agatha Christie. If you ever read her, then you know exactly what they publish. They also publish upcoming new authors. They publish both digital and print edition. They want a synopsis and the best seen first, and they publish a manuscript of about 10,000 to 75,000 words or above. For more read on the submission guidelines as well as their books on the website.

    Love swept and Flirt

    They are Random House’s digital-only imprints. It is only focused on romance and women’s fiction books. Most readers are reading eBooks   and they are seeking to partner with the most forward-thinking and up-and-coming authors, and to introduce them to an avid new audience of digital readers community.

    The receive queries online submission of 40,000 words or more, in contemporary romance, erotica, paranormal romance, historical romance, women’s fiction, and new adult, though  no strict word count limits for submissions. But work must be at least forty thousand words in length.

    They require no agent, they deal directly with authors. If your book does well as an eBook they will consider publishing a print version of it at a later date. The good thing about publishing digitally with Random House is that your book still gets the same serious consideration in terms of editing, marketing, distribution and design. For more visit their website and read their submission guideline.

    Forever Yours

    Forever is a romance imprint of Grand Central publishing, and, it is the imprint of the Hachette Book Group. It is the digital sister of Forever.  They focus on publishing established and upcoming authors, and they need no agent. Often publish authors not published before.

    They publish eBooks; they can also publish print on demand but the book has to be 50,000 words or more in length. The response in 6-8 weeks and give an offer of 25 percent royalties, and receive but  accepts romance submissions from all subgenres,  for example contemporary, romance, new adult,  romantic suspense, western, category romance stories,  inspirational, historical, erotica , paranormal, and  time-travel. They receive in queries through email, a detailed synopsis of novel and a complete manuscript formatted in to a RFT file. They publish novellas, and shortest work they publish is 12000 words and the long about 100,000 words.

    To submit to them, send them an email that includes a query letter, a detailed synopsis of your novel, and your completed manuscript formatted to be a RTF file. They accept novellas as well as novels. The shortest works they publish are 12,000 words; the longest are 100,000 according to their submission guidelines. For more read their submission guidelines. They have a larger chain of distributorship and market.

     Harlequin

    Harlequin has many divisions. Each division focuses on different subgenres in romance. It might take you sometimes to figure out what is the best fit for your manuscript.  These several division are open to different heat levels,  in the context of romance novels, heat level  is a scale that measures the amount of romantic or sexual details allowed in a  particular division  of  book.

    Submission process is generally user friendly. One has to create an account. That account can be used to submit your work to any of their divisions. Once you have created an account you fill out an online form and upload a synopsis, and a manuscript. In case your manuscript is rejected from one division you are always at liberty to submit it to another division, this is now where the heat level make sense.

    Avon Romance

    Avon Romance is an imprint of HarperCollins. It focuses on romance.   Avon Impulse digital is first imprint.  They publish new authors. If your book makes good digital sales, and it must be over 25,000 words in length, then it will receive a print run, and receive good marketing and   distribution. A book that receives a print run is officially published by Avon Romance for the print edition, and not Impulse. Avon Romance tries to publish   books every month.

    They are interested in publishing books that fall into the following categories: romantic suspense, super sexy, contemporaries, trilogies and historical Romance with hooks. They have well experienced editors and marketers, to help authors out.  They give a lot of personalized feedback and support. Avon Impulse really is publishing e-books that sell well, and they are advanced in terms of online marketing. They emphasize on promotion of books, and authors they have accepted to publish. They do not offer advances for most books, but royalties begin as low as 25 percent, up to 50 percent after a sale of about 10,000 copies are sold. Extremely generous!

    To submit your work, you have to use an online form. No specific editor to submit your work.  They just need a readable work, no specific format, and you have to be patient enough to wait a little longer for response because all submissions get response within six months.

    DAW

    This is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors direct. No agent is needed. This is not normal with many publishers, but a great opportunity for authors to deal direct with publishers. DAW is the most respected publisher of Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

    They have published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny.  They have published many bestselling books. They have published Hugo award-winning books.  It is respected and popular.

    DAW novels vary in length.  They are rarely containing less than 80,000 words. Their response takes long time in case your book makes past the first reader.  For about DAW read the submission guidelines.

    HarperLengend

    It is a digital first imprint of HarperOne, which is an imprint of HarperCollins. They publish eBooks and if it does well then they publish a print edition. If the book is more than 25,000 words, it will be available as print-on-demand book as well.  HarperLegend is seeking to publish a very specific kind of book. If they accepted to publish your work, you will be assigned an editor who will be a person with an email address, phone number, Facebook account, LinkedIn account, and Twitter handle, with whom you can communicate with directly. Your editor will tackle all your needs for all things moving forward in the publication process. It is important to go through guideline before submitting your work.

     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 1:22 pm on 30 Nov 2016 Permalink |  

    Nairobi Kibera slum gets affordable Internet connection 

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    Liquid Telecom Kenya takes Internet to Kibera slum. Poa In partnership with Liquid Telecom Kenya has hurled a new Internet model, into the Kibera slums, drawing thousands of subscribers in just a few months.

    This is delivered using solar powered hotspots. In addition, the company has also provided free Internet access to Kibera schools, mosques, health centres, churches, and youth centres.

    Poa internet was established in August 2015.  It is now employing about 25 regular staff, mostly young people. Most of the employees are from Kibera slums selling Internet for as little as Sh10 for 25MB.
    The company’ is aiming at bringing millions of East Africans online over the next in the near future, using innovative technology and ‘kidogo’ (small) product pricing.

    “We are selling internet to individuals in Kibera at affordable prices, and have also provided free Internet to more than eight health centres, 20 schools, and 20 cyber cafes’ in the area” said Mr Andy Halsall, CEO of  Poa! Internet.

    Poa! Internet is using Liquid Telecom Kenya’s fibre infrastructure.  It is known as a local loop. From a connection near Kibera, to supply the internet to residents of Africa’s second largest slum.
    “Liquid Telecom is our partner in ensuring that the less privileged population of Kibera access the same  services and quality of  Internet as their counterparts in other parts of the country, and at an affordable cost”, he said.  The partnership is making a swift and visible difference, he added.
    “Internet has made life much better, with more youths engaging in businesses, such as cyber cafes, and shops where they are selling bundles. This has had a positive impact on these individuals and put great potential in their hands”, he said.

    The cost of accessing the internet using poa! Internet   ranges from as low as Sh10 for 25 MB to Sh3, 000 for 20 GB, in bundles that do not expire.

    Kibera residents are ensured that anybody in Kibera wanting to use high speed, high quality Internet can do so for just a few (bob) Kenya shillings according to  Andy.
    poa! Internet also provides its customers with free access to a wide range of digital content. This includes educational, healthcare, and other socially beneficial materials as well as sports, entertainment and news.

    “We want to ensure that the people of Kibera can get access to the latest information even when they don’t have cash in their pocket”, Andy explained.
    He raised seed funding in the UK to launch the business; on the basis that East Africa still holds huge potential for internet consumption. “We are targeting millions of subscribers in this region, if our plans go as scheduled,” he said.

    “East Africa is highly educated but still not everybody has access to internet.”
    This vision has seen Liquid Telecom Kenya name poa! Internet, as an outstanding example, of last mile development of the group’s the East African infrastructure.

    The launch and rapid rise of poa! Internet in Kibera represents a fulfillment of  liquid telecom, own purpose and vision too, after it had  invested heavily in the new Nairobi metro network,  so that it can provide up to 20 times more internet data across the city with high quality and reliability,  according to Mr. Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya.

    He added that Liquid telecom was looking forwards to supporting poa! Internet initiative, as their business expands and rolls out to other areas.

    About Liquid Telecom
    Liquid Telecom Kenya is part of the Liquid Telecom Group.  It is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes. The company has won Multi-awards. It has built Africa’s largest single fibre network currently spanning over 24,000km across borders, and covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before. The company was named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the last four consecutive years at the annual Global Carrier Awards.

     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 8:55 am on 21 Jul 2016 Permalink |  

    Business Chart and Reporting 

     

    Today’s management teams must rely heavily on business charts and business reports to make decisions and run their business efficiently. Management teams are especially crunched for time and need quick easy ways to analyze large amounts of data and information and make informed decisions. Without the support of their employees these management teams would be unable to perform their responsibilities and drive the business in the right direction. Fortunately management does have the support of their employees and are able to take advantage of informational documents, such as a business chart and a business report.

    Because supplemental tools like business charts and business reports are so vital to the success of a company, let’s take a minute to review how management can use these documents as they seek to identify key performance indicators and make decisions that will ultimately drive the success of their business.

    A business chart can provide management with a wealth of information. In addition to the valuable information a business chart provides, it also presents information in a manner that is easy to view, analyze and interpret. The value a business chart offers can not be overstated. To begin with a business chart saves the management team time. Think about the difficulties involved in sifting through page after page of data and trying to make meaningful decisions based on what you gathered from that data. Now think about the ease of viewing that same information on one single page that offers a graphical representation, like a business chart does, and how much easier it is to not only understand what the data is telling you but also to make decisions based off of the information present by the business chart. As you can see, making use of a business chart allows management to cut down on their time spent analyzing and interpreting information and spend more time making decisions that will drive the company to future success.

    Likewise, a business report can offer similar value to the management team. As a manager one is asked to make decisions concerning a variety of aspects within the business. Management is expected to know the ins and outs of every portion of the business. Again, the management team’s time is valuable and they can hardly be expected to spend the time getting to know the business at every core level. Time simply does not permit this. Thus management must rely on business reports from its supporting cast to keep them up to date on the various departments and divisions within the business. A valuable business report will provide a concise yet detailed overview of the condition of the divisions. In this way a business report can keep a manager in tune with his subordinates and ensure he has a firm grasp on the direction the company as a whole needs to take.

    If anything, the key to helping management make the right decisions is being able to provide them with valuable and accurate information, whether it be in the form of a business chart or a business report, so that they can make informed managerial decisions ensuring the firm is headed in the right direction.

     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 12:57 pm on 20 Jul 2016 Permalink |  

    How to Get Your Own Supply of Free Electrical Power 

    The most important message you will ever read is that, solar powered generators are now available in the world market at low price. Then below is how to get one for very little money. Solar Generators provide “life-saving” electrical power when you need it most. Let’s compare it with fuel generators; a solar generator runs silently, emits no fumes, and produces an endless supply of electricity for free. Call it all environmental friendly. It’s like having an electric power plant running quietly in your own household.

    Good news is that, Solar panels require little maintenance. It is just installing and optimizing it. They are very reliable because they actively create electricity in just a few millimeters. They do not require any type of mechanical parts that can fail anyhow.  Solar panels are a silent producer of energy, a necessity if dealing with demanding neighbors.

    Run sump pumps, short-wave radios, computers, let’s generally say, all your home appliances, and even keep food is preserved from going bad; Lots and lots of applications for self-reliance you can depend on. It can be hurricanes, ice storms, brownouts or blackouts, with your own, a Solar Generator you will never have you to suffer through painful power outages.
    Coal industry for example generates a HUGE chunk of our electricity, and new initiatives are already forcing rates higher than any time in history of the world we live in. Even Worse:  ignoring dangers of an EMP event, and is doing nothing to protect the power grid from attack!  Are you advised you can generate you own cost effective power in your own home? The fact is, producing your own free electricity from the sun with a solar generator is a great way to be much more independent and to care for our environment for example your naughty neighbors.

     One single brand, and “never-been-out-of-the-box” solar generator is about $150.00 plus shipping and handling. After meeting cost of buying one, then you continue generated electricity for free whole your life, utilizing and tapping energy from the sun!

    Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy use, but it is indefinitely renewable one.  Solar power can be used to generate electricity, it is used in relatively simple technology to heat water, which is solar water heaters. Solar power is the conversion of the energy from the sun to useful electricity.

     The most common source of solar power utilizes photo-voltaic cells in converting sunlight into electricity. Photo-voltaic utilize a semi-conductor in absorbing radiation from the sun. The semi-conductor absorbs this radiation, it emits electrons, which are harnessed as electricity.

    Solar power has only one disadvantage, it cannot be created during the night, rainy and cold days of the week. Most efficient solar cells only convert just over 20% of the sun’s rays to electricity. Increased advances in solar cell technology is likely to increase this efficiency. Low conversion efficiency, solar panels is a substantial initial investment and the cost of solar panels incurred is only the initial cost. Buying and installing only create free energy for use.
     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 10:11 am on 24 Jun 2016 Permalink |  

    Vivek has launched locally manufactured Ezee brands to compete dominance of international brand in the locally market 

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     Vivek launches  home cleaning products manufactured locally to break international dominance. Vivek Investments Ltd  announced  this week the launch of a new, Kenyan manufactured range of premium home cleaning products.

    Vivek Group was started in 1994, with the launch of Vivek Investment Ltd and now spans Vivek Investment Ltd, Vivek Industries (U) Ltd, Marvel Lifestyle Ltd and Rose Jewellery Co.The company has now moved to manufacturing its own line of household supplies under the brand name Ezee.

    The Ezee brand provides a full range of cleaning products of a higher quality, beating most of the existing competitor products. These products includes:  scouring powder, bleach,  toilet cleaner,  spanning dishwashing liquid and paste,  and all purpose washing liquid.


    The range has been launched at a  price lower than its competitors. It is offering more concentrated products. This  mean ViVek products  cleans more and  with lasting results.The Ezee brand is challenging  the dominance of international brands in the local market.


    “Importing goods is a simple case of exporting jobs, making the rise of manufacturing in Kenya,  central to our future as a middle income nation, and to tackling our now severe unemployment,” said Mr Chintan Thacker, Vivek Group Managing Director.


    According to a 2016 Euromonitor International report, international brands continue to dominate Kenya’s home care products market.  Most of the products are imported despite the country’s heavy trade imbalance which has put pressure on the country’s, currency, interest rates, inflation, and unemployment.


    Vivek has been named by KPMG as one of Kenya’s Top 100 small and mid sized companies in  the last two years. This was based on its pace of manufacturing growth it has  built already. It has strongly based in contract manufacturing in areas such as pharmaceutical products. The launch of its own Ezee brand marks a new bid by the company to assert the position of homegrown Kenyan brands in local growth markets.

    The range according to  Mr Thacker  has dominated by liquid cleaning products, rapidly gaining ground in the local market.  He said, Liquid detergents are more versatile and multipurpose, in that they can be used for all sorts of tasks, across washing dishes,  floors, windows, cars, clothes,and almost all other uses.

     Local chains of supper markets , have already signed up to stock the new and locally manufactured Ezee brand products.

    consumers are expected to welcomed by the lower price point, which is  a relief.  With the 2014 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showing rising producer prices for chemical products as a result of increased prices for soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations.

    The manufacturer is offering consumers complimentary gifts with some of the Ezee products, which have all been pretested and proven to be the best for the market.
    “We’ll be targeting distributors, wholesalers and retailers for the Ezee brand, as well as supermarkets,” said Mr Chintan.

    Product range is manufactured in Kenyan’s capital  Nairobi, the Vivek’s manufacturing operation base on Mombasa Road.

     “Our manufacturing plant employs world class quality control systems that won us the Company of The Year Award in 2015 for productivity and quality by the Kenya Institute of Management,” said MrChintan. 

    As part  quality control processes, Vivek retains one of every batch of product it manufactures. It is kept until after it’s expiry date. This is  so  for the manufacturer can continue to be sure of its continuing quality.

    Ezee Brands available in Kenyan market

    Launching Ezee is a realization of years of preparation and development within Vivek, creating new local jobs, and fulfilling the next step in our vision of expanding and promoting manufacturing in Kenya as our nation’s next level of development according to said MrChintan.

    The group markets a range of middle class oriented household products. It is  the sole East African distributor of the Vinod stainless steel and glassware. It imports and sells of PVC flooring. Its Rose Jewellery Co. sells mid-market jewellery as the only jewellery sold in Kenyan supermarkets, which is offering a unique and high traffic marketing outlet.

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  • Kosiyae Yussuf 8:12 am on 11 Apr 2016 Permalink |  

    Uganda cancer institute receives a new cancer treatment machine 

    Cancer patients in Uganda, can now be treated quickly than before, as Uganda Cancer

    Institute in Kampala installs an advanced new Flexitron Cobalt-60 High Dose Rate brachytherapy system from Elekta.

     “After the staff being trained at the beginning of March, the treatments of the first two patients with Flexitron were completed in only five hours – a significant improvement in treatment time,”

    says Elekta application specialist Jeroen Singelenberg. “In addition, the new system enables far more accurate dose distribution, with minimal impact on healthy tissue.”

     Mulago Hospital, is the largest hospital in Uganda. It is site of Uganda’s only Cancer Institute and radiotherapy Department. It had been using an ageing Low Dose Rate caesium after-loader model. This required up to 10-14hours per treatment to deliver 20-30 Gy and meant only one patient per day could be treated.

    The new and advanced system has been installed as part of the hospital’s two-year, US$49 million renovation. It will allow oncology staff at the hospital to significantly shorten treatment times and treat more patients. Dr. Kavuma Awusi, a medical physicist at the Uganda cancer institute comments: Said, by the second week after initiation, they were treating an average of 5 cervical patients per day. He added that cervical cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for about 40% of the nearly 2000, new cancer patients seen in their department a year.

     According Dr.Awusi, the new unit will reduce the brachytherapy waiting time and improve both treatment response and survival rates. Brachytherapy, or, internal radiotherapy, is commonly used to treat cervical, bladder, prostate, and breast, and skin cancer.

     Through the temporary or permanent placement of a short range radiation, source close to the tumor inside the body, positioning the radioactive pellet through a technique known as after-loading. After-loading may be done manually by an operator, or remotely, using a controlled delivery treatment plan.

     Flexitron’s advanced remote after- loading platform helps the clinical team work safely, and efficiently, and, ensures accuracy in treatment delivery, reducing the likelihood of human error. Typically brachytherapy is linked with low toxicity rates, and a favorable side effect profile.

     Brachytherapy improves clinical outcomes, this is by combining a boost with external beam radiation therapy, first, second, third fourth and fifth effective as a monotherapy modality. Uganda, a nation of over 40 million people, where cancer rates are on the increase, faster, more accurate treatment modalities are well-thought-out as important factors.

     Though Elekta’s Flexitron brachytherapy system typically uses advanced imaging to assist in treatment planning and dose placement, Uganda Cancer Institute had faced a challenge because it has no suitable imaging systems in place.

     “Due to budget constraints, the hospital currently has no MRI and CT scanners or a working radiotherapy simulator. Without imaging capabilities, there was a risk of delivering incorrect treatment, so our team created a solution using standardized plans for each applicator, which they use in conjunction with their fluoroscopy C-arm, to deliver accurate treatment,”

     says Singelenberg. Elekta’s managing director, Erik Leksell, says, Cancer is becoming a great challenge for Africa and he is pleased that Mulago Hospital has selected our Flexitron brachytherapy solution.

     Radiotherapy, and especially brachytherapy is by far the most cost-effective opportunity and fundamental pillar for both curative and palliative cancer care.

    He said as a company, they are committed to support the clinicians at Mulago Hospital to enable them provide the best clinical care going forward.

     Elekta’s Flexitron brachytherapy system with Oncentra Brachy allows for faster, more accurate treatment delivery and dose distribution.

     
  • Kosiyae Yussuf 12:58 pm on 24 Nov 2015 Permalink |  

    BILAWAYA keeps Business mantle glowing in Nakuru Town 

    Changing Lives Ben Roberts receives Award The Launched of BILAWAYA in April 2015, Swahili slang meaning for WIRELESS, this wifi network is covering about 10-kilometre radius from Nakuru Central Business District (CBD). It has a capacity of a Giga byte per second (gbps), and it is available in major streets, markets area, transport terminus and stadia, as well as the university campuses in town.
    Nakuru wifi project is the first of its kind in Kenya.  And the project sees Nakuru grouped together with Kigali in Rwanda, and Tshwane in South Africa, as the first major urban centre in Africa to benefit access to free public wifi.
    Dennis Itumbi, Director of Digital Communications in the Office of the President of The Republic of Kenya, said “This network is a first for our country and has far exceeded our expectations. Every day I see how it is changing lives for the better. Our people are hungry for digital access and all the knowledge that brings. We will be extending the network to the second and third biggest towns in Nakuru County – and indeed to other Counties – very shortly.”
    Bilawaya is accelerating business growth in The County of Nakuru, and enabling its gradual evolution towards an information economy according to Town Business community. The portal complements this through increased access to marketplaces, training, customers, staff and resources as well as access to useful services, from accounting, advertising to marketing.
     So far the project provides people with wifi-enabled devices for free access to the Internet. Though, with exception of unlawful activities, such as streaming or downloading of offensive content which includes content, that violates copyright.  A portal has been created to provide a wealth of important and useful advice for Internet novices as well as the more experienced.
    Recently Liquid Telecom and the Office of the President (Kenya) picked up the award in the Changing Lives category for providing free wifi to homes and businesses in Nakuru County in the annual AfricaCom awards that took place in Cape Town 19th of Nevember, 2015
    Changing Lives Award
    It was a special award to recognize an inspiring initiative that has significantly impacted lives in the local community. African communications community has importantly contributed to economic and social development. It was one the most hotly contested category in 2015.  The work of ten companies was shortlisted; this companied included Ericsson, Orange and WIOCC.
    Changing Lives Liquid Telecom Award Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya, said “Congratulations to the President and all of his team who spearheaded the Bilawaya project in Nakuru. Every day we see for ourselves how it is Changing Lives.”
     The positive response to the free wifi network has triggered demand for wifi services across Kenya. Liquid telecom has already been approached by more county Governments to implement a similar project after hearing of the success and popularity of Bilawaya.
    Meanwhile, the Nakuru County Government to extend the network to other areas within the County to meet demand. Plans are at an advanced stage to connect Naivasha and Gilgil towns as well as Egerton University in Njoro campus, and to more streets and public areas in Nakuru town.
     Nakuru is a market town, with a population of 307,000. Farming is the main industry and unemployment is high and graduation mostly migrate to Nairobi for opportunities..

     

     
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