Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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3 ways I’m using value investing to grow my wealth in 2020

first_img Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 30th December, 2019 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Value investing is a philosophy employed by some of the world’s richest investors.Warren Buffett is a particular proponent, as is Terry Smith, the fund manager of Fundsmith. It puts forward the idea that there are certain fundamentals underpinning the success of the UK’s best companies, whether they are the smallest start-ups or part of the  FTSE 100.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…1. Take a long-term viewValue investing can make investors money if they buy shares in unloved companies with strong fundamentals.While the market might correctly value a certain share, at other times, like just after a glowing trading update, the market may think extremely optimistically about the share’s future prospects.At another time — and this is the time you and I are looking for — the market may have a very pessimistic view of the share’s short-term outlook, due to management problems, or struggles in some parts of overseas markets, or macroeconomic conditions that are not conducive to the business making lots of money.At this time, the market will undervalue the shares, which is really when we want to buy them.If we believe in the long-term health of the company, we believe the share price will rise over time, growing our capital. We’ll also take dividends as payment from the company for holding those shares in the meantime.2. Focus on the fundamentalsWhen we say ‘fundamentals’, we’re really talking about the economic health of a business. This includes:Profitability: How much profit did the company make last year? How does it compare to the amount of profit it made the year before? Are the margins increasing so each item sold is more profitable?Revenue: Are the products that the company sells becoming more or less popular? Is the company leading the market or are its rivals beating it to sales?Potential for growth: Is the business growing organically, or is it buying out profitable smaller companies and making their profits its own? What is the state of the market in the future?3. Choose Main vs AIMFinancial mismanagement does happen at the biggest FTSE 100 companies. Remember the 2014 Tesco accounting scandal? That was a £250m black hole in the supermarket’s books, and one that raised questions about how such losses could be hidden by the largest British retailer.More recently, famed short seller Muddy Waters attacked NMC Health, saying its research had revealed serious doubts about the profits, debts, assets and financial status of the FTSE 100 healthcare giant.But in general, you may find the fundamentals of a company more difficult to determine in smaller companies with AIM listings, where they may have more opaque sets of financial records.How so? Well, the AIM market as a whole has more lenient standards for financial reporting. For instance, they will find AIM-listed companies don’t have to have prior earnings records before going public, nor offer investors a prospectus that has been approved by the UK Listing Authority.As such, and while I think there is significant potential there, I’ll be moving more of my focus onto companies listed on the FSTE Main Market in 2020. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Tom Rodgerscenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 ways I’m using value investing to grow my wealth in 2020 Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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Unwanted Christmas gifts a bonus for charities

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The majority of unwanted Christmas gifts end up at a local charity shop, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation.The research, which was carried out by Populus and polled more than 2,000 people aged 18 and over, reveals that three out of five people have received unwanted Christmas presents with almost 70% giving them to charity. Only 3% are brave enough to admit the gift wasn’t right and seek an exchange, and just 2% return them or ask for a refund.Clothes were the most common item to be donated to charity at 47%, followed by toiletries at 24%, books at 16%, and toys at 9%.58% overall admit to not having kept or used a Christmas present in the past: 64% of women and 51% of men67% give them to charity: 71% of women and 58% of men59% have also given unwanted presents to friends and family, recycled them (35%), or sold them on eBay (4%)  174 total views,  1 views today  175 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unwanted Christmas gifts a bonus for charities Unwanted devices such as mobile phones and laptops also regularly end up at charity shops, according to the research. 17% have given away an older device or appliance to charity when buying new technology. The most common technology given to charity is mobile phone (65%), followed by PCs (22%), laptops (16%), tablets (7%) and televisions (3%).John Low, CAF chief executive, said:“The festive season is a time when people are tremendously generous to each other and giving is in the forefront of our minds. Charities can really benefit at Christmas as so many of us try and find valuable uses for well-intentioned gifts which might not quite hit the spot. It is wonderful that people are thinking about the wider community and making the best of that woolly jumper which will never be worn.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 4 January 2016 | News Tagged with: christmas Research / statisticslast_img read more

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Vacancy Rates Among SFR Transactions Are Trending Higher

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Vacancy Rates Among SFR Transactions Are Trending Higher Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Vacancy rates among single-family rental securitizations are trending higher, according to data reported by Morningstar Credit Ratings in its July 2015 Single-Family Research: Performance Summary Covering All Morningstar Rated Securitizations released Wednesday.Morningstar had anticipated higher-trending vacancy rates in June based on a higher number of lease expirations in recent months; the company cited as an example a correspondence between a slight increase in five Invitation Homes transactions and higher levels of lease expirations during the summer months. The retention rate for month-to-month leases dropped in 15 of 17 transactions in June, and there was also a slight drop in the retention rate of scheduled lease expirations. Notable declines in retention rates for scheduled lease expirations from May to June occurred in two Colony American Homes Transactions, CAH 2014-1 (which dropped from 81.7 percent to 68.2 percent) and CAH 2014-2 (which dropped from 81.2 percent to 69.9 percent).Even with the higher-trending vacancy rates, monthly retention rates stayed within Morningstar’s expectations, in the mid-70s to low-80s range. Still, the report said, “Vacancy rates generally remain low, though they may continue to migrate higher as more leases expire. Cash flows remain sufficient to cover bond obligations, and in general the asset class performance is in line with recent history.”The transaction with the highest concentration of month-to-month (MTM) leases in June was the recently-closed TAH (Tricon American Homes) 2015-SFR1 with 17.2 percent. Other deals with higher-than-average shares of MTM leases were ARP 2014-SFR1 (11 percent) and SBY (Silver Bay Realty) 2014-1 (8.1 percent), both of which increased slightly from May. Morningstar reported that single-family rental securitizations typically report MTM concentrations below 5 percent.According to Morningstar, though delinquency rates generally remained low, the rate on the ARP 2014-SFR1 (American Residential Properties) securitization climbed from 2.5 percent in May up to 3 percent in June and it retained the highest delinquency rate among all transactions.Click here to see the complete Single-Family Rental Research: Performance Summary Covering All Morningstar-Rated Securitizations for July 2015. Tagged with: Morningstar Credit Ratings Single-Family Rental Market Morningstar Credit Ratings Single-Family Rental Market 2015-07-29 Brian Honea Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img Previous: Fed Determines More Labor Market Growth Is Needed In Order to Raise Rates Next: House Committee Passes 14 Bills, Including Regulatory Relief and Fed Reform Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Vacancy Rates Among SFR Transactions Are Trending Higher The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea July 29, 2015 1,266 Views last_img read more

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[Watch Full Video] Webinar On Farm Laws And The Road Ahead

first_imgTop Stories[Watch Full Video] Webinar On Farm Laws And The Road Ahead LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Jan 2021 5:18 AMShare This – xLiveLaw is organizing a webinar on “Farm Laws And The Road Ahead” on Sunday,January 17, 2021, at 6 PM.The details of the webinar are as follows:Topic: Farm Laws And The Road AheadDate & Time: January 17, 2021, 6 pm – 7:30pmPanelistsChander Uday Singh (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court)Seema Chishti (Senior Journalist)Yogendra Yadav ( Activist, Psephologist, Politician)Jayati Ghosh…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLiveLaw is organizing a webinar on “Farm Laws And The Road Ahead” on Sunday,January 17, 2021, at 6 PM.The details of the webinar are as follows:Topic: Farm Laws And The Road AheadDate & Time: January 17, 2021, 6 pm – 7:30pmPanelistsChander Uday Singh (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court)Seema Chishti (Senior Journalist)Yogendra Yadav ( Activist, Psephologist, Politician)Jayati Ghosh (Economist) Moderator: Avani Bansal (Advocate, Supreme Court)YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/lwBr6kJKckAFacebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/livelawindia/Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/livelaw.in/For inquiries, write to us at [email protected] or contact us at +91 7994869917Next Storylast_img read more

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Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Each Excel At Stanford Invitational

first_imgFormer Millard High star, junior Anna Camp-Bennett, earned a personal-best time of 4:20.95, placing second in her heat. Orton, a junior for the Cougars and former Panguitch High star, ran an impressive 4:15.44 in the 1500 meters, placing second overall in the event. She bested athletes from Power 6 conference schools, including Providence, Stanford, Oregon, Boston College, Arkansas and Oklahoma State. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTANFORD, Calif.-Saturday, BYU’s women’s track and field squad was again blessed by the contributions of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums excelling in the women’s 1500-meter run. Written by April 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Each Excel At Stanford Invitational Tags: 1500-meter run/Anna Camp-Bennett/Arkansas/Boston College/Oklahoma State/Oregon/Providence/Stanford/Stanford Invitational/Whittni Orton Brad Jameslast_img read more

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University “facilitated the spread of transphobia”, says Trans Action Oxford

first_imgThey said: “Now, more than ever, the University needs to listen to the message of frustration, empathy and defiance sent by trans students and staff, as well as those who stood alongside us, at the demo.” In response to the WPUK meeting, hundreds of people including students, University staff and Oxford residents turned out to show their support for trans rights in a demonstration outside the Clarendon building. The University confirmed that they had not paid for the security at the event – these costs were met by WPUK. “External, lawful organisations are free to apply to book University premises for meetings and events. In this case, the University took the view that the event could go ahead, given our commitment to academic freedom and to freedom of speech within the law. University members are entirely free to participate in events like this and, equally, to protest peacefully against them. There is absolutely no question of the University, as an employer, ever taking action against staff expressing their legitimate right to openly discuss and debate their views.” Trans Action Oxford organised a demonstration on the same day to show support for the trans community in the city. Trans Action Oxford have submitted a statement to the University criticising their decision to host WPUK. The WPUK panel was described as a discussion on “academic freedom and the current issues being faced by women.” “To welcome transphobes into the University is to show trans students and staff the door. It is to make them feel alienated, disrespected and lacking in institutional support. “By welcoming transphobic groups and employing transphobic members of staff, [the University] is actively and seriously harming its trans community.” WPUK was established in 2017 to campaign against trans rights being legally enshrined in changes to the Gender Recognition Act. There was also music and speeches from members of Trans Action Oxford and other participants in the demo. Last week the University hosted a meeting of Woman’s Place UK in Exam Schools, despite the group being frequently condemned as transphobic. The Trans Report 2018 found that 98% of trans students at the University had experienced mental health problems. Trans Action Oxford called for the University to review its policies on hosting groups like Woman’s Place saying: “In hosting A Woman’s Place UK, the University of Oxford tacitly endorsed its transphobia.” They have been widely condemned in Oxford, with a previous statement from Trans Action Oxford being signed by over 120 groups and individuals including college JCRs, Oxford University Feminist Society, Oxford LGBTQ+ Society and the Oxford District Labour Party. “The claim that the University paid for security staff at our event is simply untrue. A spokesperson for the University said: “Oxford University prioritises protecting academic freedom and robust expression of opinion and debate, while not tolerating any form of unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation. The University is also committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse environment where students, staff and visitors, of all backgrounds feel protected, valued and respected. Ensuring that our LGBT+ staff and student community are able to thrive and realise their potential is a priority for the University. We equally aim to create an inclusive trans-friendly culture, workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation, where trans staff and students are treated with dignity and respect. The demo involved a vigil for the victims of transphobia, acknowledging the violence which many trans individuals face. Trans Action Oxford emphasized their view that the University is not doing enough to support trans students. They said: “We demand, above all, that [the University] invest properly and meaningfully in improving the well-being of its trans students and staff, because right now, it is only furthering our suffering.” Woman’s Place UK denied much of Trans Action UK’s statement. They disputed claims that they are transphobic, adding: “We are disappointed that Trans Action Oxford have not taken the opportunity to attend one of our meetings and hear what we are about, instead of making wildly inaccurate assumptions based on others’ misrepresentations. It involved Oxford academic Selina Todd, who has been criticised by many members of students and staff for her connection with the organisation. “Woman’s Place UK booked and paid for the venue and all security staff. The University imposed several conditions of hire on the booking as a result of vicious protests at our previous meetings in Oxford and Brighton. We look forward to a time when people who oppose our opinions are able to do so in a wholly sensible manner thus enabling events to go ahead in a climate of open, democratic debate and without the need to hire security staff for the safety of attendees, speakers and venue staff.” Trans Action Oxford said: “We were deeply moved to see the people of Oxford show that transphobia of any kind is not welcome in our city. The extraordinary turnout and enthusiasm demonstrates beyond any doubt that students and residents of Oxford stand in solidarity with the trans community.” “It is simply unacceptable that the University has facilitated the spread of transphobia within its own institutions. Any policies and procedures which allowed this to happen need a swift and radical reconsideration. They added: “The University itself endorsed and protected a group which has shown time and time again its disdain for trans identities, and its desire to erode our rights. last_img read more

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Coronavirus fears close all gaming and racing operations in Indiana on Monday

first_img Twitter Indiana’s licensed gaming and racing operations will be shut down for at least 14 days, according to the state’s Gaming Commission.Saturday the commission made the announcement, which goes into effect at 6 a.m. Monday in the interest of public health.The announcement follows a statement from Governor Eric Holcomb on Thursday where he asked that non-essential gatherings stay limited to no more than 250 people. It also follows a number of cancellations of regional, statewide and national sporting events amid concerns of the spread of coronavirus, and the discovery of additional cases in the state.The Indiana Gaming and Horse Racing commissions will continue to monitor the situation. By Tommie Lee – March 14, 2020 1 364 Coronavirus fears close all gaming and racing operations in Indiana on Monday Pinterest Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNotre Dame issues work from home statement to staffNext articleCity of Elkhart issues directives to its employees in light of coronavirus concern Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Thoughtful Bread crowdfunds for expansion

first_imgBath-based bakery Thoughtful Bread has asked the local business community to help it expand.Thoughtful Bread said an expansion would give “much needed” space for additional seating and room for a new bakery school on its current premises, which were also partly crowdfunded – in 2013, it broke records by raising £55,000 in just nine days.Thoughtful Bread founder Duncan Glendinning said: “Unlike other bakeries with large-scale wholesale plans, our ambitions are a lot closer to home. We are working towards being a busy local bakery and café, supportive of, and supported by the local community.He added: “This is a very exciting time for us.”Thoughtful Bread is aiming to raise £30k and begin the expansion in August. Glendinning is calling on all interested businesses to get in touch.In 2014 Thoughtful Bread opened its first flagship bakery, shop and school, in a move which saw the business relocate to the centre of Bath.last_img read more

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Harvard professors partner in unique approach

first_imgSAN DIEGO — In an African country lacking any specialists in children’s cancers, a team approach that “twins” Rwandan physicians with Boston-based pediatric oncologists has shown it can deliver expert, curative care to young patients stricken with lymphoma.The first-of-its-kind strategy is credited for curing at least five of 10 children at a rural Rwandan hospital; two others are in remission while receiving chemotherapy, and three children have died. The long-distance team approach was designed by Harvard Medical School (HMS) Instructor in Medicine Sara Stulac, who is also the director of pediatrics for Partners In Health.During the past year, the program further developed and formalized through a partnership with pediatric oncologist Leslie Lehmann, an HMS assistant professor of pediatrics, Kathleen Houlahan, pediatric oncology nurse and nurse director of the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber/Children’s Cancer Center, and Larry Shulman, medical oncologist and chief medical officer of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an associate professor of medicine at HMS.Lehmann presented the results at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting Monday in San Diego.The “twinning” team approach leverages in-country medical and nursing resources by adding the long-distance supervision and treatment-planning of Dana-Farber/Children’s pediatric specialists in blood cancers. Key in development of the program was Sara Stulac (left).“We show that we can safely deliver care using this model — an American-trained pediatrician supervising a Rwandan-trained generalist — who are together supervised through phone calls from a U.S-based pediatric oncologist,” says Lehmann, who is clinical director of the pediatric stem cell transplant program at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.While nations in the developing world have traditionally devoted their limited public health resources to epidemic infectious diseases such as malaria and diarrhea, life-threatening noncommunicable conditions like cancer and heart disease are of growing concern.“There are not enough pediatric oncologists in the world” to provide specialized cancer care for children in developing countries, Lehmann says. “And there’s not a single trained pediatric oncologist in Rwanda,” a country of more than 11 million people.In the Western world, 80 percent of children can be cured of lymphoma, but this success rate requires definitive diagnosis, expert administration of chemotherapy, and experienced follow-up care. The “twinning” team approach leverages in-country medical and nursing resources by adding the long-distance supervision and treatment-planning of Dana-Farber/Children’s pediatric specialists in blood cancers.The children described in Lehmann’s report were treated over the past four years at the Rwinkwavu government hospital in rural Rwanda. The hospital is supported by PIH, which was co-founded by Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he also heads the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.About five years ago, Stulac, a pediatrician then based in Rwanda as the clinical director for Partners In Health’s project, set up the care model based at Rwinkwavu, along with Sara Chaffee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Rounding out the group are Alain Uwumugambi, a general physician trained in Rwanda; Merab Nyishime, head pediatric nurse at Rwinkwavu Hospital; and a Rwandan nurse coordinator, Jean Bosco Bigirimana. All are authors on the paper.Lehmann says that accurate diagnosis of lymphoma is essential and sometimes difficult. “You don’t want mistakes,” she emphasizes. Children underwent biopsies and staging X-rays in Rwanda, and the results were sent to Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for all diagnoses.Next, the pediatric oncologist (Lehmann) oversaw the development of a treatment plan. Patients received surgery at the national referral hospital, as needed. When a patient required chemotherapy, the drugs were prescribed by one of the U.S.-trained pediatricians, and administered by Rwandan nurses under the supervision of the local general physician and supported by the American-trained pediatrician, Lehmann explained.For radiation therapy, children were taken to facilities in bordering Uganda. Throughout treatment, Lehmann consulted with the team in weekly conference calls — or more often, if needed.“This is the beginning of a new model,” says Lehmann.  “In the past, doctors weren’t comfortable having complicated oncology care delivered without a local oncology specialist available. Having a specialist on-site would be ideal — but as global health moves into oncology, there are not enough oncologists to provide that kind of care so alternative approaches must be developed and carefully assessed.”The study was funded by Partners In Health.last_img read more

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