Aug 092012

Civil Society conducts a three-day workshop on advocacy on human resources for health started from today in Kathmandu. Due to the lack of skilled health workers, poor retention of available workforce and widening rural-urban health, Nepal is facing serious challenges on health sectors. The training aims on to solve such challenges.

Additionally, low productivity and rampant absenteeism of health workers, particularly in rural areas ails the 31,500-strong health workforce.

According to WHO, Nepal is one of the 59th countries having critical shortage of skilled human resources on health sector. The MDG Needs Assessment 2010 states that Nepal requires additional 2,448 medical doctors, 3,418 nurses and 9,202 paramedical staff to deliver minimum level of medical services to the population to meet the millennium development goals. The government’s draft strategy on human resources for health admits that two-thirds of HRH are working in the Kathmandu Valley or in other cities, leaving rural areas generally under-staffed, with absenteeism a growing problem.

Over the three-day workshop, facilitators and participants will discuss HRH issues at both the national and local levels and come up with strategic advocacy plans to encourage the government to take action to resolve several problems facing the country’s human resources for health.

Save the Children Country Director for Nepal Brian J Hunter said, “The poor situation of human resources for health calls for two approaches: formulation of new HRH policy based on evidence and strict enforcement of the existing rules and regulations. And the role of civil society to work as a watchdog in this connection is crucial.”

Aug 092012

Samsung is the brand that is recognized as the best and reliable one in the creation of new and innovative mobile phones and other electronic gadgets which have made the present human life more easier, fast, systematic and luxurious. After it beat Nokia in the race of gaining more popularity, it has became more encouraged in order to bring out new, faster, easier, systematic as well as stylish gadgets. Being a South Korean electronics company, Samsung has brought out many mobile phones like Galaxy Young, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Pocket etc. including the latest and most popular Galaxy S3. Now Samsung has recently released a new version of its mobile phone which is very much liked by the people. It has released the brand new version of Samsung Galaxy Note which is taken as one of the best smartphones introduced by Samsung. The name of the new version of Galaxy Note is given as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This phone was released in Germany and United Arab Emirates some days before and it will be launched on August 15, 2012 in United States of America. In United Kingdom and Samsung’s home country South Korea, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be launched in the third week of August, 2012.

Equipped with Android operating system, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has the screen size of 10.1 inches which is equal to 25.6 cm. It can be said that the size of this smartphone is equal to the size of the Tablet PCs. While talking about the screen size of previous version of Galaxy Note, it had a screen size of only 5.3 inches.

It is said that this release of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will definitely give more pressure and challenge to Apple, which is also one of the most famous and liked brands in the world of mobile phones. It is believed that Samsung’s new smartphone will surely affect the fame and rule of Apple’s IPad.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a perfect combination of Tablet PC and smartphone. This smartphone consists of Quad-core processor. Like its previous version, this version of Galaxy Note also has a touch screen and a S-Pen for writing and drawing in the screen. Not only that much, this smartphone also has the feature with which the users will be able to divide the screen of the smartphone into two parts so as to run two different programs or applications simultaneously.