MoPH, UG in talks for Master’s in Speech Therapy

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first_imgRehabilitation services in Guyana will soon be taken to new heights with a cadre of professionals to aid those in need of help.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe gathering at the prayer breakfast service at the launch of Rehab Week 2019Director of Rehabilitation Services, Arianne MangarSubject Minister Volda Lawrence has announced that the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has been in discussions with the University of Guyana to offer a Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy, the Department of Public Information (DPI) has stated.“We are currently in talks with the University of Guyana to have them start a Master’s in a speech therapy programme, which will be run with the aid and guidance of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association,” Minister Lawrence stated.She made the announcement on Sunday, during a prayer breakfast service at the launch of Rehab Week 2019 at the Umana Yana. The upcoming week of activities will be observed under the theme, “Rebuilding lives each day with better awareness, action, and accessibility.”According to Minister Lawrence, the programme will be two-fold, as she pointed out that upon completion of their Master’s, persons “will then be able to lend support to the University of Guyana in the training of the undergraduate batch of SLT (Speech and Language Therapy) students; thus providing a sustainable way to maintain speech and language services in the health system.”It was further disclosed that the Minister was also in discussions with officials from the United Kingdom to have staff from the Ministry attend specialised institutions in Britain for six-month periods. The training will allow those persons to expand their knowledge while familiarising themselves with special techniques and equipment available.Minister Lawrence noted that rehabilitation was on an upward trajectory in Guyana, and gave the assurance that Government would continue to place emphasis on the development of the rehabilitation department with more budgetary allocations.“We know that this investment in rehabilitation will increase human capacity by allowing people with a health condition to achieve and maintain optimal functioning. We want to ensure that we can reach children, our youths, and adults in all 10 regions,” Lawrence noted.Additionally, it was highlighted that there was the need to strengthen the capacity of the health sector by focusing on delivery and services – delivering quality, effective and responsive disability and rehabilitation services.It is the expectation, the Minister said, persons with disabilities will no longer be hidden from the public but given the opportunity to benefit from the services offered by the Ministry and have a good life.Rehab Week, which started back in 2003, is observed during the last week of June. The aim is to increase the public’s awareness of the various services and professions that fall under the rehabilitation umbrella of the Public Health Ministry.Director of Rehabilitation Services, Arianne Mangar disclosed that during Rehab Week 2019, 100 members of staff would be placed into two groups to conduct rehabilitation services. One group will head to five nursery schools in Wakenaam in a quest to identify children with special needs. A similar exercise will be carried out along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway by the second team.A series of other activities are also scheduled in observance of Rehab Week.last_img read more


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first_imgNBS 2nd Division 40-Over cricket…Starting today at 10:30 hrs, the University of Guyana cricket team (UG Trojans) will attempt to topple the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) at their home ground in what is deemed to be a revenge semifinal in the New Building Society’s (NBS) 2nd Division 40-Over cricket tournament.Damion Vantull returns to the Trojans SquadWith the UG Trojans returning from a T20 tournament in Suriname, they must now possess a level-headed disposition and focus on the task ahead, as the DCC 2nd Division side is not one to be taken lightly.With Guyana’s best under-19 players, the likes of Raymond Perez, Joshua Persaud, Sachin Singh, Qumar Torrington and Ashmead Nedd being in the DCC side, the Trojans must put aside the past and focus on the present.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, coach of the Trojans has stated he is prepared to face their old nemesis, as the team has worked on what they lacked in the First Division showdown against DCC. Like their fielding, he wants them to be more attacking and create more chances. Joseph also stated that the side is a balanced side, but if there is a situation that requires holding the fort, the squad can always depend on the likes of the in-form Omesh Danram, Ershad Alli, Linden Austin, Dennis Heywood and the returning Damion Vantull.The student side skipper, Melroy Stephenson, has stated that, as captain, he expects a lot from himself, and will not let the squad down. “The heroics that cost us the last time we played DCC do not happen often. In light of such, we just have to ensure that we are the hungrier team. We badly want to win this competition, and I am certain beyond the shadow of a doubt we will be triumphant at the conclusion of the match. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and we will exact revenge for our last defeat.”last_img read more


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first_imgWillian was one of the stars of the show as Brazil thrashed Turkey 4-0 in a friendly in Istanbul.The victory means Dunga’s side have now won all five of their matches following on from the devastating end to the 2014 World Cup, which saw them lose 7-1 to Germany and 3-0 to the Netherlands.And Chelsea fans will be delighted that winger Willian was at his brilliant best for his nation as he scored the third goal of the game and produced an excellent elastico which left to Turkish players reeling.You can see his strike above and his trickery below…Alternative anglelast_img