Dr. Bowah: ‘Epilepsy in Yarwin Mensonnoh Still Alarming’

first_imgDr. Collin Bowah, Nimba County Health OfficerThe Health Officer of Nimba County, Dr. Collins Bowah, has described as ‘alarming’ the continued spread of ‘epilepsy’ in the lower Nimba District of Yarwin Mensonnoh.Speaking to reporters in his office in Sanniquellie recently, he said the situation is becoming worrisome and needs serious attention.He said the County Health Center is making frantic efforts by distributing free drugs to patients, but the rate at which the disease is affecting people continues to rise, with cases reported in nearly all the towns and villages.Dr. Bowah added that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is investigating the cause, but couldn’t explain whether the cases add up to an epidemic.Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures (or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more) that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar, according to health authorities.Dr. Bowah broke silence on the issue in September last year in an interview, where he also talked about the rise in rabies (from dog bites) but said the Ministry of Health was carrying free medical drugs for those affected.Dr. Bowah disclosed that he has set aside three facilities in Nimba County as holding or treatment centers for an outbreak of any infectious disease.He named Saclepea, Karnplay, and Kpain as the communities where facilities are located, adding, “These facilities are equipped with manpower in readiness to respond to any situation. Presently, we need additional nurses, pharmacists, doctors, X-ray technicians to cope with the workload in the many health facilities in the county.”In a related development, early this year citizens expressed concern over the growing rate of mental illness in the county on a community radio station talk show program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Major Bournemouth boss as highly-rated boss Howe pens new deal

first_imgEddie Howe has committed his long-term future to Bournemouth by penning a new contract.The 37-year-old has overseen a remarkable rise during two spells at the club, taking the Cherries from the foot of League Two to the Premier League.He was named the Football League manager of the decade last season and is widely considered to be England’s brightest managerial prospect.“I am delighted that Eddie has committed his future to the club,” Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin said. “Eddie and I have a very close relationship, we speak everyday and we trust each other implicitly when making decisions that affect the football club. “The mutual respect we have for each other has helped create a unique bond at the top of the club and has acted as the foundation for all of our recent successes. “Together we have managed to achieve a great deal in a short space of time, and I have complete faith in Eddie and his management team to establish AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League over the coming seasons.” 1 Eddie Howe last_img read more


first_imgA new soccer magazine for Donegal going on sale this week called DFL Magazine (Donegal Football Magazine).The official launch of the DFL Magazine takes place this Friday 24th August in Seaview Hotel, Bunbeg at 9pm. In the 1st issue we have an exclusive interview with former Celtic and Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand. Also there will be a feature on one of the clubs in Donegal with interviews with the manager and player.There is also a chance to win a €30 Gift Voucher with a spot the ball competition. The first issue will be on sale this Thursday in shops throughout the county. NEW SOCCER MAGAZINE FOR DONEGAL TO BE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK was last modified: August 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL FOOTBALL MAGAZINElaunchlast_img read more