Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 18 Views no discussions LocalNews Major workshop gets underway in Dominica today by: – January 26, 2012 Share Share Photo credit: umemro.blogspot.comA workshop geared at raising the awareness on what “Results Based Financing” is and how these approaches are being implemented in different countries globally will get underway in Dominica today. The workshop will include presentations on the Argentina Plan Nacer experience, Belize Pay for Performance program, and Burundi’s Performance Based Financing approach. Participants will also engage in group work and case study discussions to raise challenges and opportunities for RBF approaches in Dominica’s health sector.In support of the RBF workshop and to provide the World Bank team with a better understanding of the challenges faced at the different health service delivery levels in Dominica, the Ministry of Health organized site visits for the World Bank team to visit the Princess Margaret Hospital and Type I and Type III Health Centres throughout Dominica. The workshop is the first activity of the RBF program and will be followed by a situational analysis to further explore how to effectively apply RBF approaches in the health sector. It will also include study tours visits to countries implementing good practice RBF approaches relevant to Dominica’s context, and the development of a country work plan to support further exploring an RBF approach for the health sector. Meanwhile a World Bank Mission team led by Carmen Carpio, Health Specialist, arrived in Dominica on January 23, 2012 to provide technical assistance in support of the Dominica health sector. The mission will consist of two main activities which include discussing and exploring opportunities for results-based financing (RBF) approaches in Dominica’s health sector and assessing the Health Information System. Results-Based Financing (RBF) for Health is a tool used for increasing the quantity and quality of health services. It combines the use of incentives for health-related behaviours with a strong focus on results, and can support efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).A follow-on visit by the World Bank team will take place in February to focus on the health information system (HIS). This visit will build on the RBF workshop and assess the stage of development of the HIS and identify opportunities for supporting potential RBF approaches and regional reporting on common health indicators across the OECS. Dominica Vibes News
Oldenburg, Ind. — Members of the Oldenburg community gathered Wednesday to dedicate the town mural on the side of the Village Store facing State Road 229. The artwork was developed by the town and staff from the Oldenburg Academy.The design includes all local businesses, and was conceived by the town of Oldenburg, Chris Ann Hettesheimer and Andrea Grimsley. Students in all grades participated in layout and painting of the project.Assistant principal Jonathan Maple says the students were involved in every aspect of the project- design, material procurement, layout and painting. The mural was funded by the Rural Alliance for the Arts and Joan and John W. Hillenbrand Vision Fund. The cooperation of Ellen and Jeff Paul, owners of the Village Store was vital in the completion of the mural. Oldenburg Academy peresident Diane Laake led the presentation.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 65-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week.Authorities say Ginger Widger was reported missing by her daughter around October 26th. Widger’s daughter told authorities that she last saw her mother in June and last spoke to her on October 26th.Widger was said to have lived off of the 8000 block of 129th Street, Roseland and could be in the Sebastian or Vero Lake Estates area.If you have any information about Widger you are asked to call the Indian River County Public Safety Dispatch at 772-978-6240.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will play at Dodger Stadium for the first time in 2016 tonight, beginning the three-game Freeway Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.The Dodgers have again added prepaid lanes to further expedite parking for fans who have purchased parking in advance, a team official said.The parking price remains unchanged from last year, $10 when purchased in advance at dodgers.com/parking and $20 at the gate. Tonight’s game is also the first time Dave Roberts will manage the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Roberts, a former Dodger outfielder who spent the past five years as a San Diego Padres coach, was appointed manager in November, succeeding Don Mattingly, after the team and Mattingly mutually agreed that he would not return.Roberts, who has a black father and Japanese mother, is the first minority to manage the Dodgers.Ava Dominguez, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter, will sing the national anthem. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Munoz of Highland Park is the Military Hero of the Game.Auto gates will open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 5:10 p.m., with the first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.The Dodgers and Angels will again play at Dodger Stadium Friday. The Freeway Series is set to conclude Saturday at Angel Stadium. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers will begin the regular season Monday in San Diego and following a seven-game road trip that also includes a four-game series in San Francisco, will play their home opener April 12 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.