first_imgThe Deputy Minister-Designate of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, has urged laboratory technicians in Liberia to help make a difference in the profession.Speaking on Wednesday at a Lab Week Conference held at the Monrovia City Hall, Dr. Kateh told lab technicians that their roles in building a resilient health system in the country is critical and must involve research.“We want to urge you to use Face Book for learning, focusing particularly your weaknesses and not your successes. Use Face Book  to correct the little things that you forget about and be able to make progress,” he stressed.According to him, efforts by technicians and other health workers would help in supporting the government and its partners in building a resilient health system for Liberia, considering the impact of the deadly Ebola virus in the lives of the people and on the country at large.“You cannot have a clinic, or hospital if we don’t have lab technicians to provide the necessary lab results for treatment. This is one of the reasons that make your area very important.”  He further said that as a clinician, it is important to have the right equipment in order to produce the right diagnoses to treat patients.Dr. Kateh noted that without continued education in such a critical area as health, lab technicians stand to forget some of the basic things that are cardinal to  providing better services  to patients. “A simple information error by a clinician can create untold consequences,” he warned, noting that it is important for lab  technicians always to be on top of their profession.  Dr. Karteh is also Chief Medical Officer at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.Contributing, Dr. Patrick Kpanyen called on the government and its partners to invest in research, particularly in laboratory technicians to get a functional sector to benefit patients.According to him, investing in this field would support a better health system benefitting to the people, adding that the human capacity must be seen as one of the best ways to build the country’s health system.“We need to invest in lab research,  especially in lab diagnostics education,” he suggested. Many of these people have the potential and we need also to help them  graduate from certificate to diploma and beyond, in order to enable them to realize their dreams.”   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCOLUMN: This week the Mavericks team have decided to have a look at skin types and how to take care of your skin.Knowing your own skin type is critical to ensuring you are using the most appropriate Face Wash, Moisturiser or Scrub. Normal Skin: Most common skin type with combination of small and medium pores, resulting in little or no dry or oily areas.You will need to moisturise any drier areas, typically the cheeks, while treating the oiliness of any oilier areas such as forehead, nose and chin.Cleansing: There are plenty of Cleansers for normal skin on the market. If your T-zone is oily, you should use a Toner once a day. Moisturising: The last thing you want to do is make your T-zone even oilier. So use a Moisturiser only where you need it. If your under-eye area is dry use a cream specifically formulated for this delicate skin.Sun Protection: Opt for an oil-free Moisturiser or Sunscreen with at-least SPF-15.Dry/Sensitive Skin: Smaller pores dehydrate and give skin the feeling of being tight and dry.Although that tight, parched feeling in the skin can be age-related, using a Wash or Cleanser that’s too harsh or a Moisturiser that’s not rich enough for your skin’s needs can also cause dry skin.A gentle skin care routine can help make even the driest skin more supple and radiant. Cleansing: Dry skin should be cleaned using a creamy Face Wash twice a day. Exfoliate with a gentle Facial Scrub once or twice a week and use a Face Mask once or twice a month.Moisturising: The drier your skin, the more hydrating ingredients your Moisturiser should contain. Apply the Moisturiser when your face and body are still damp to lock in the moisture.Sun Protection: Dry skin produces less oil than other skin types, so its more vulnerable to inflammation. Use an SPF-15 Sunscreen year round.Oily Skin: Consists of larger pores that secrete more sebum and leave skin surface shiny.If you have oily skin, consider yourself blessed. The oil you bemoan now is a built in lubricant that will benefit your skin, as you grow older.Cleansing: If you are using harsh soaps and alcohol-laden astringents to dry the oil discontinue immediately. Over time these products can damage your skin – and they may encourage already overactive oil glands to step up production.Try a mild Facial Cleanser every morning in the shower, followed by an astringent Toner.Exfoliate with a mild Facial Scrub two or three times per week and use a Face Mask once a week.Moisturising: Go for Moisturisers that are water based because they’re lighter than creams and tend to contain less oil, so they won’t clog pores.Sun Protection: Try oil-free Sunscreens to avoid breakouts. They’ll keep your skin safe from the sun without the extra shine.If there is any more you would like to know on this topic just call in to Mavericks on Larkins Lane, Lower Main St. Letterkenny, we would only be too delighted to point you in the right direction, that is what we do.We stock an ever expanding range of male grooming products.Our range consists of only the best and selected after an extensive trial by the Mavericks themselves.Alternatively check us out on facebook @ YOU A MAVERICK? TIPS ON YOUR SKIN TYPE AND HOW TO TREAT IT……. was last modified: May 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:columnFeaturesMavericks Barbersnewslast_img read more