After completing their seven-day medical outreach here in Guyana, the Flying Doctors of America were sent off with a farewell reception hosted by the Public Health Ministry.Messi scores as leaders Barcelona win to stay seven points clear in SpainThe 13-member team comprising of a rheumatologist, emergency room doctors, family physician, paediatrician, dermatologist, orthodontist, paediatric dentist and dentist spent their time in Guyana tending to residents in the Rupununi, Region Nine.The Public Health Ministry’s International Desk on Friday collaborated with the Flying Doctors of America for a small ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in celebration of the successful completion of their mission.While delivering brief remarks, Chief Medical Officer of the Flying Doctors of America Dr John Arledge thanked the team for their outstanding work during the outreach here.Dr Arledge assured that his team will be returning to offer similar services based on the Ministry’s recommendation.The Flying Doctors of America medical mission began in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) and was able to provide medical services at the various health centres and health posts in Annai, Surama, Iwokrama and Fairview from February 23 to March 02.Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings had previously emphasised the importance of close collaborations with international agencies in order to meet the healthcare needs of Guyanese, especially those in the hinterland regions where specialist care might not be readily available.Cummings wants earlier engagements between international agencies and the Regional Health Services to determine the priority areas where specialist services and care are neededThe need for capacity-building in the health sector is high on the Ministry’s agenda, Cummings said emphasising the current need for foreign specialists, especially in the country’s sprawling interior.Further, she thanked the Flying Doctors of America for choosing Guyana and making it a part of its medical missions.
Tourism e-kit, an on-line marketing tool designed specifically for Australian tourism businesses, has been downloaded over 250,000 times as tourism operators across the country look to increase their online presence. Launched in 2008 by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), the free Tourism e-kit is made up of 41 easy to understand tutorials, available in PDF and video formats. ATDW chief executive Liz Ward said she was “astounded” by the interest the tool had generated, revealing that the initial goal was to hit 10,000 downloads in the e-kit’s first year. “One of the great things about the e-kit, is that it suits every tourism business,” Ms Ward said. “The e-kit is updated every six months so that industry members are provided with the most up-to-date and reliable resource.”Ms Ward added that the continued support of all the Australian State and Territory Tourism organisations would ensure “the great tool continues to flourish”. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H