Scientific context – Templo Do Conhecimento Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:55:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scientific context – Templo Do Conhecimento 32 32 12.8% of Kerala’s population have mental health issues, state health minister says Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:08:00 +0000

October 11, 2021 3:38 AM STI

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Oct 11 (ANI): Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Sunday that around 12.8% of Kerala’s total population had mental health issues requiring scientific treatment, but only 15% of them seek scientific treatment.
Giving the data on World Mental Health Day, the health minister said people do not contact treatment centers and medical facilities because they are unfamiliar with these facilities.
“In this context, it is imperative that activities related to mental health literacy be intensified in society. The Ministry of Health is actively undertaking this mission with the cooperation of all, ”she said.

Emphasizing the need for mental health counseling, in a post-COVID-19 world, she said that people’s physical and mental health is essential to the survival and progress of any society.
“Besides the health of the body, the health of the mind is also very important. Everyone should be careful to identify ailments, pains and diseases and seek timely treatment. But it is a fact. that most people are not able to diagnose mental health problems, symptoms and conditions and seek scientific treatment. It is important to note that most people do not have a precise understanding of the mental health, ”said George.
The Minister inaugurated an online seminar organized by the Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chapter, Indian Psychiatric Society, Kerala and Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.
Emphasizing the need for more awareness of mental health in the post COVID scenario, she said, “In particular, after COVID, people are stressed due to various factors, be it financial or otherwise. Plus, everything is shifting to online media, including studies. Children’s mental health must also be a priority. There are misconceptions about mental health in society that need to be changed through appropriate awareness campaigns that we are working for. “
October 10 is celebrated globally as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health. (ANI)

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IABW 2021: Italia Africa Business Week – 5th edition ROME 09-10 October 2021 Sat, 09 Oct 2021 13:55:13 +0000

“Rebuilding Better Together”! This is the slogan of the fifth edition of Italia Africa Business Week (IABW) (https: //, the first and most important Italian-African business forum, which will take place on October 9 and 10, 2021 in Rome, at the Palace of Congresses of Villa Aurelia, via Leone XIII 459, 00165 (Piazza Pio XI), in hybrid form, i.e. both online and live.

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The new edition will start immediately after the third Italia Africa conference (7/8 October 2021) organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“Italian SMEs are the best partner of African SMEs” Cleophas Adrien Dioma, Executive Chairman of Italia Africa Business Week.

As in recent years, this edition will also be organized by the Association “Le Réseau” with the support of Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (for the opening conference) and Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo. The forum also has a partnership with the Confederazione Nazionale degli Artigiani e delle Piccole e medie imprese (CNA), Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, with Promos-Italia, Businessmed, Loukil Group, and with the Luiss Guido Carli University. The main sponsor of the fifth edition is the law firm Bonelli Erède.

“Africa is a key continent for Italy”, Marina Sereni, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of international cooperation.

Italian and African institutional guests will participate such as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina SERENI; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar, Patrick rajoelina; the Minister of International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership of the Republic of Congo, Denis christel SASSOU; the Minister of Energy of Kenya, Charles KETER; the EU representative for the Sahel, Emanuela Claudia Del RE, representatives of the private sector such as Gianpiero SUCCI, BonelliErede partner, Tameru Wondm Agegnehu, Partner fondatore di Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in partnership with BonelliErede, Ruggero Aricò, Vice-president of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, Andrea CHIESI, Special Projects Manager – Chiesi Farmaceutici, Salou DIEYE, President of WAUTI (Union of West African Tax Institutes), Sandra MOM, President of the African Network of Expert Women, Federico BEGA, Strategy Director (CSO) Italia Scrl Promotions, Christian richmond nzi, founder of Mygrants Srl, Piergiorgio VALENTE, president of CFE Tax advisers, Marco francesco MAZZU, Head of Recruitment and Professor of Marketing and Digital, Università Luiss Guido Carli, Bertrand TCHANA, Head of Pediatric Cardiology Department Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Parma, Gerard Komonsira Dioma, Pharmacist, Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital Center and many others.

Innovation, Digitization, Sustainability, Communication, Ecological transition will be the beating heart of this new edition of the forum, all within the framework of the largest Italian-African business networking platform. Not just business and investments: IABW 2021 will host specific panels on science and scientific research on the African continent and on the growth and development opportunities represented by academia, on the value of culture and knowledge, on new perspectives and opportunities for SMEs Italians in Africa, on the promotion of young people, women and the African diaspora and migrant entrepreneurship as key players in co-development and post-pandemic recovery action

Hundreds of African and Italian companies, professionals and experts from various sectors of activity will be present in the hall, as well as a large representation of the African diplomatic corps (more than 15 African embassies in Italy are represented at IABW by ambassadors, consuls and diplomatic advisers) to participate in the fifth edition of IABW.

Because IABW is a space for organizing high-level bilateral institutional meetings, B2B and B3B meetings between Italian and African companies, professionals and institutions, country presentations and high-level conferences. In addition, it represents an opportunity for in-depth analysis and networking to explore new business opportunities for Italian companies in Africa and vice versa and visibility for those who intend to support entrepreneurial realities through their products and / or services.

In this direction, IABW is the ideal place to bring supply and demand together, to build bridges of high economic value and growth between Italy and Africa, with a particular focus on start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises. IABW 2021, which asserts itself as the first event of its kind in Italy, will be multilingual and on several levels, an excellent opportunity for Italian and African entrepreneurs to meet and forge new economic and commercial relations based on mutual knowledge and new opportunities.

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Latin America still not safe from SARS-Cov-2 – MercoPress Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:30:00 +0000

OPS: Latin America still not safe from SARS-Cov-2

Friday, October 8, 2021 – 09:30 UTC

LatAm still far from collective immunity, warned PAHO’s Aldighieri

As restrictive health measures are gradually lifted around the world, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) warned Thursday in Mexico that the things do not look so bright in Latin America regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO’s incident manager for Covid-19, insisted the pandemic was not being controlled at the national, regional or state level and warned that “worrying variants were circulating in countries, in the American region or around the world ”.

?? We anticipate epidemics and high transmission situations in many parts of the continent until the entry into 2022 or later, ?? Aldighieri explained.

He called on people and health authorities not to rush into “herd immunity hypotheses”.

Aldighieri insisted that the basis of this triumphalist vision was mass vaccination, which covers 60% of Mexico’s adult population with at least one dose.

But as long as there is community transmission in the countries, the pandemic is not tamed, ?? Aldighieri pointed out.

?? While immunization coverage saves lives, we should not make public health policies with assumptions that we have or have not achieved a herd effect, ?? he added.

?? In this context, PAHO recommends strengthening non-pharmacological preventive measures and invites the unvaccinated population to go to the Covid-19 vaccination centers, ?? he explained.

PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said Mexico has reported an increase in new infections, but “national data does not provide a complete picture and local trends remain worrying.”

The analysis of the organization, prepared with information until June 20, also regretted that there was “unequal access”? vaccines in the region.

UNESCO’s Covid-19 and vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean. Challenges, needs and opportunities ?? The report pointed out that sufficient coverage has yet to be achieved in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

?? Projections indicate that none of these five countries will achieve full immunization of 70% of the population by the end of 2021, ?? the indicated document.

The study also highlighted that many vaccination plans still do not contemplate the inclusion of children under the age of 18. Despite the scientific evidence from studies conducted mainly in adults, health authorities must analyze and take into account scientific criteria of fairness, and the principle of the best interests of children and adolescents to define the allocation of vaccines. ??

Therefore, Latin American health authorities “should take children into account in vaccination plans”? especially considering that in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, the population under 16 exceeds 30%.

The report also insisted that scientists say vaccinating 70% of the population should be a target, even in the absence of “certainty on the duration of protection” given the different variants of the virus.

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Not all Martian spaceships need such a deep clean, scientists say Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:06:02 +0000

Mars-linked landers and rovers may not need to undergo such stringent clean-up procedures as before leaving Earth, a committee assessing planetary protection measures has found.

Planetary protection is the art of trying to ensure that Earth germs do not gain a foothold in other worlds and vice versa. Since the 1980s, in the name of preventing such an invasion, spacecraft have been heading to places that scientists believe are hospitable to life because we know they have to undergo rigorous cleaning procedures before taking off. But when it comes to robots going to the surface of March, NASA may be able to relax its rules, scientists explain in a 55-page report developed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine at the request of NASA and published Thursday (October 7).