COVID-19: Concerns mount as medical workers suffer pandemic burnout

first_imgThe online survey, conducted by a research team from UI’s School of Medicine from June to August this year, involved 1,461 medical workers comprising doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, laboratory analysts and pharmacists aged 18 to 63 years in 34 provinces.Read also: Patients crowd hospitals as Indonesia loses 183 ‘priceless’ medical workersThe majority of respondents (82 percent) reported moderate levels of burnout according to the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which assesses emotional exhaustion, responses toward service, care and instruction and feelings of competence and successful achievement at work. Meanwhile, only 17 percent reported mild burnout and 1 percent experienced severe burnout. The survey also revealed that the risk of suffering from burnout increased by 1.39 to 1.66 times among general physicians and healthcare workers who handle COVID-19 patients.“Among the symptoms of burnout are feeling overwhelmed and emotionally drained, the loss of empathy and reduced self-confidence, as well as physical symptoms such as feeling lethargic,” head of UI’s research team Dewi Soemarko told The Jakarta Post. Dewi said that burnout among medical workers was caused by increased workloads and uncertainty during the pandemic. Almost 50 percent of respondents said they had not experienced changes or reductions in working hours during the pandemic, while 74.53 percent said the health facility where they worked did not carry out routine swab tests.Indeed, the burden on healthcare workers is shown by the bed occupancy rates in isolation rooms and intensive care units (ICUs), which National COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito described as “no longer ideal”.Health Ministry data show the spike in occupancy rates, with Bali reporting a 72.55 percent occupancy rate on Monday, followed by Jakarta (67.25 percent), East Kalimantan (55.62 percent), Central Java (49.3 percent), Banten (49.3 percent) and East Java (49 percent).Moreover, at least 104 doctors have died of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) reported. Nine dentists have also died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to the IDI. The Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI), meanwhile, said 70 nurses had died of the disease as of Monday.Dewi said that healthcare professionals should be aware that they were prone to burnout.“They also have to know the symptoms so that they can immediately seek help and prevent the burnout from getting worse,” she said.Read also: We have worked as hard as we can: Erick apologizes for govt’s COVID-19 handlingThe research team also advised hospitals and other health facilities to ensure there was adequate infrastructure for handling COVID-19 patients, and to set up work schedules that took into account the well-being of health workers, in addition to providing psychosocial assistance. Meanwhile, the government is expected to monitor medical workers to detect signs of burnout as early as possible, so that timely treatment can be provided.“The Health Ministry must educate health facilities to pay attention to burnout issues and facilitate psychological counseling services,” Dewi said.Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on Wednesday that the government had done its best to protect medical workers, citing the provision of protective gear as part of the support it had provided.“We have worked hard to give support to medical workers, so that they can perform their duties well, and especially for them to be safe from the COVID-19 threat,” he said.The government is also struggling with the provision of financial incentives, with progress moving at a snail’s pace. The central government has set aside Rp 5.9 trillion (US$396 million) for incentives for 78,472 health workers, but as of June 29, only Rp 226 billion has been disbursed to 25,311 health workers. As Indonesia strives to get on top of the ever-climbing number of COVID-19 cases, 82 percent of physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers across the country have been suffering from moderate levels of burnout and chronic mental and physical exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress, a recent survey has revealed.Experts have said the number is concerning and that health workers are in dire need of help, as burnout can affect their well-being and job performance.“We have to be more vigilant, as many health workers are already experiencing moderate burnout. Once it gets severe, it will be more difficult to treat,” dean of the University of Indonesia’s (UI) School of Medicine Ari Fahrial Syam said on Friday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Hemp is Growing Opportunities for PA Farmers

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Press Release Tyrone, PA – During a visit to a hemp growing site in Blair County today, Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding highlighted the opportunities available to hemp growers and processors across the commonwealth.“Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on a new and in-demand market for hemp,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is a versatile product with many uses, and it’s a product that consumers want.”This year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued more than 300 permits on nearly 600 acres at more than 800 different growing locations.“Hemp is a new, old crop that has the potential to make a big impact on Pennsylvania’s agricultural – and economic – landscape,” said Sec. Redding. “It’s a crop with both a rich history and a bright future here in the commonwealth.”This summer, Gov. Wolf signed the PA Farm Bill, a piece of which will create a state-level Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to invest in and encourage farming of high-priority crops like hemp. Eligible projects must enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by improving distribution, efficiency, or research to boost consumption of goods.Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States until after World War II but became regulated along with marijuana and its cultivation was prohibited. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species of plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp is grown mainly for fiber and seed and must maintain a much lower concentration of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, below the 0.3 percent legal threshold.Pennsylvania recently made hemp subject to the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee, created under Act 46 of 2017. With the committee’s approval, hemp was designated a controlled plant, which requires all growers to register and obtain permits through the department.For more information on Pennsylvania’s commercial hemp program, visit the department’s website.Later today, Gov. Wolf will make his second stop this year on the Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail with a visit to Ritchey’s Dairy, Martinsburg. The dairy farm, which has been operated by four generations of the Ritchey family, has expanded over time from local milk deliveries to ice cream, iced tea and butter. Ritchey’s Dairy has plans to further expand its storage, processing and packaging capabilities using a $767,550 loan approved earlier this year by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.“Ritchey’s Dairy is a great example of a family willing to try new business initiatives to carry on a legacy of family farming,” said Gov. Wolf. “I’m proud to be supporting farming families like the Ritcheys through programs like the Ice Cream Trail and our agriculture investment loans.”The Pennsylvania “Pursue Your Scoops” Ice Cream Trail was developed last year as a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and the Department of Agriculture to boost Pennsylvania’s dairy industry by capitalizing on agritourism. Visitors can pick up a passport at any of the trail’s 31 stops and have it stamped at a mix of participating on-farm creameries and ice cream shops that support Pennsylvania milk processors and local dairy farmers. Visitors with at least five stamps by Sept. 2, 2019, receive a “Pursue Your Scoops” t-shirt, while a fully stamped passport earns a “Pursue Your Scoops” ice cream bowl.“We are pleased to be a part of the Western PA Ice Cream trail this year,” said Andrew Ritchey, owner. “This program has benefitted our business as well as the other businesses on the trail. We’ve had customers come from all around to visit our ice cream shop this year.” August 09, 2019center_img Governor Wolf: Hemp is Growing Opportunities for PA Farmerslast_img read more

Dutch Chevron scheme takes insurer to court over pension rights

first_imgAccording to the scheme, ASR claimed that the offered purchase price could only be changed as a result of later adjustments of the pension fund’s membership.The scheme said that the final purchase price must be established using the method stipulated in the contract.“We have discussed the matter several times, but have failed to reach an agreement ultimately,” said Cees van Klink, the pension fund’s chairman.He emphasised that it was about different opinions and not about a high-running conflict: “We are not fighting in the street.”Van Klink said that the outcome of the court case would not negatively affect existing pension rights. A positive verdict in favour of the scheme would lead to higher indexation, according to the chairman. He added that the remaining balance following the liquidation of the pension fund would also be used to improve indexation.Van Klink indicated that the dispute had delayed the liquidation of the scheme, which was scheduled for last year.However, as the pension fund had already ceased its activities, the delay would not cause many additional costs, he said.The pension fund was among the last schemes in the Netherlands with traditional final salary arrangements.Asked for comment, ASR said it did not recognise the pension fund’s reflection of the disagreement, but refrained from further comments “as the case was a matter [for] the court”.The insurer emphasised that it would keep on carrying out the pension plan as well as its service provision to the participants as normal. The Dutch pension fund of energy giant Chevron (SCP) has taken insurer ASR to court in a disagreement about the exact amount of pension liabilities it transferred to the insurer in 2015.According to the Pensioenfonds Chevron, the problem centred on how the purchase price for pension rights was established. It said that “several millions” of euros were at stake.At the time of the transfer, the scheme’s pension assets amounted to €370m. Its funding level was 127% in 2015, meaning the pension fund could negotiate a fixed level of indexation with ASR, as well as full indexation in arrears of 6.34%.The unconditional indexation amounts to at least 80% of the European consumer index HICPxT.last_img read more

CARICOM needs tax harmony, says Trinidad minister

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional CARICOM needs tax harmony, says Trinidad minister by: – July 17, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Minister of Finance, Senator Larry HowaiPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Tax harmonisation in the CARICOM Treaty and in the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) needs to be given priority.Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Finance and the Economy Minister, Larry Howai made the statement as he addressed the 25th General Assembly and Technical Conference of Caribbean Organization of Tax Administration.“It is noted that in the tax arena, tax harmonisation remains a work-in-progress. Tax harmonisation reduces the tendency for competition amongst member states and provides equal investment opportunity amongst states,” Howai said.The minister said he has been reliably informed that multinational companies are already exploiting the region’s failure to take this step and it is “working to the detriment of the region as a whole”.The minister added that in order to improve the situation regarding taxation in the region the information exchange capacity of the treaty must be improved.He said discussions for this improvement were already ongoing and the effort must continue.The minister said in competing for investments by making their tax systems more attractive to multinational companies, countries in the region must be careful to ensure that the changes are not anti-competitive and harmful to the region. Howai also suggested greater and more regular interaction among member states to aid in standardisation of our tax issues. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Prison where Ronladiho is detained set to host futsal tournament

first_img And the irony about the whole ordeal is just days after one of the world’s greatest footballers entered the facility, the prison are staging a futsal tournament. Extra say that the competition normally takes place every six months and so was planned prior to Ronaldinho’s arrival. Typically there are 194 inmates involved (no police officers because it’s not Mean Machine) and split into ten different teams. The prison where 2005 Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho is currently being held are hosting at Futsal tournament. On Thursday, the Brazil legend was arrested in Paraguay for allegedly trying to enter the country using a fake passport along with his brother and agent Roberto de Assis Moreira. Read Also: Messi to splash €4m to free Ronaldinho from prison, hires lawyers The action gets under way on Monday and while Commissioner Blas Ver isn’t expecting the former Barcelona and AC Milan star to ruin everyone, he is hopeful of him turning up to watch. In Paraguay, the maximum time for the investigation period is six months but Ronaldinho and his brother will be hopeful the process is completed a lot quicker. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth But after a court in Paraguay refused bail and rejected appeals for house arrest, both Ronaldinho and his brother are sharing a cell in Agrupación Especializada of the National Police of Paraguay. The documentation displayed claimed the duo were from the country they were trying to enter, having been staying at the Yacht and Paraguayan Club Hotel Resort in the city of Lambare after claiming to have been invited by Nelson Belotti, owner of the Il Palazzo casino. At first it seemed as though the pair would be let off with a slap on the wrist after co-operating and telling police they got the passports from businessman Wilmondes Sousa Lira. Loading… last_img read more

O’Connor hails Madigan

first_img It was a bittersweet occasion at the RDS for O’Driscoll who was forced off with a suspected calf injury just eight minutes into the contest. But in the absence of the team’s spiritual leader, victorious head coach Matt O’Connor was delighted with the performance of O’Driscoll’s replacement Ian Madigan. “He (Madigan) is a class footballer. He has played a hell of a lot of rugby at 12. He gave us an extra set of hands there, which created a lot of opportunities and asked questions of the Glasgow defence,” O’Connor said after guiding the Irish province to their second successive league title. “There has never been a doubt in how good a footballer Ian Madigan is from this side of the table. The last two performances of the season, he has come on early and changed the game for us. That says to me that he is in a pretty good frame of mind mentally. “The challenges that he has had – he is running the game and being the focal point of the opposition – that takes time, and he will develop the more and more he does that. “I thought he and Jimmy (Gopperth) tonight worked in tandem brilliantly, and it was a very pleasing result for Ian personally.” Glasgow were only 14-12 in arrears at the break after Finn Russell converted his fourth penalty of the evening in injury-time, however this experienced Leinster team gradually took control in the second half. Gopperth finished with a 14-point haul, converting closing tries from Zane Kirchner and Gordon D’Arcy. He also added the extras to first half efforts from Kirchner and Shane Jennings and landed two penalties. Heading into the province’s fifth consecutive league decider, O’Connor was under no illusions about the challenge that they would face from Glasgow and acknowledged beforehand that the hosts would need to be at their best. “Glasgow are a good side. We said all week that we needed our season’s best performance,” O’Connor said. Retiring duo Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen received winning send-offs to their illustrious careers as Leinster beat Glasgow Warriors 34-12 in a runaway RaboDirect PRO12 final victory. “Anything else was going to be not good enough against Glasgow because they’re a class side. Thankfully we got it.” For Warriors supremo Gregor Townsend, this emphatic defeat was a hard one to take at the end of a memorable PRO12 season which saw them embark on a record-breaking nine-match winning run before the final. After improving on their semi-final finish last term, he is hopeful that they can learn from their mistakes again and kick on. “Absolutely, there’s a lot of lessons that we’ve taken from losing the semi-final (last year) and that’s made us a stronger team. Now that we’ve got to a final, I think we have to handle the occasion better,” said Townsend. “It was a wonderful occasion. The noise the supporters made, the amount of Glasgow supporters that were there, was fantastic. “Today, I think the game itself would have been great for the neutral, but there were times when we needed to have more control and more patience in our play. “I think we rushed things at times. We knew we had to play our best game of the season to win. We didn’t do that today.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Newcastle goal hero Georginio Wijnaldum turns attention to derby

first_img Press Association The 24-year-old Holland international plundered four goals as the Magpies finally ended their wait for a first Barclays Premier League win of the season at the ninth attempt with a 6-2 trouncing of Norwich on Sunday. However, despite leaving St James’ Park with the match ball and the plaudits of head coach Steve McClaren and the fans who witnessed his feat ringing in his ears, Wijnaldum insisted a glorious day on Tyneside will count for little in next weekend’s Wear-Tyne derby. Wijnaldum, ably assisted by the impressive Moussa Sissoko, gave Newcastle a 2-1 lead with his first two goals either side of Dieumerci Mbokani’s equaliser, and although Ayoze Perez extended the home side’s lead, Nathan Redmond kept the visitors in it at the break. Norwich resumed in determined fashion but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 64th-minute strike calmed Geordie nerves and set the stage for Wijnaldum to complete his haul with another double. He said: “If you score and you get a result, you are happier. It gives you a better feeling. To get four, be part of the first win and work hard is great. It will give us a lot of confidence for the next match.” Norwich boss Alex Neil left Tyneside not quite believing what he had seen on a day when both sides attacked with fluency but defended poorly, with his men particularly culpable at the back. He said: “It’s a case of what’s happened, how do you now deal with that and put it to bed and move on? “But we have been successful since I have been here, we have had setbacks since I have been here and we have moved on from those games, so I don’t think this game will have any bearing on next week. “I don’t think last week had any bearing on this week, so it’s individual games and we have got to move on from it.” He said: “What I realise is that every game is different. What I will do now is enjoy the moment and next week I will focus on Sunderland. “It’s not normal to score four goals in a game. I will try but it will be hard. These are special moments in your career. “Every game is different but I focus on that. I will work hard because I start on zero. I’ll look to create chances and goals.” Wijnaldum’s exploits against the Canaries were significant for so many reasons other than the hard currency of Premier League points. The win lifted the club from the foot of the table – and in the process relegated Sunderland to the basement – and into 18th place, two points adrift of safety at this early stage of the campaign. In one fell swoop, they doubled their goals for tally for the campaign as they scored six for the first time since they beat Aston Villa 6-0 in August 2010, and Wijnaldum became the first Magpie to score a league hat-trick since Demba Ba against Stoke in the October of the following year and the first to claim four in a match since Alan Shearer – who went on to get five – against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1999. The £14.5million summer signing from PSV Eindhoven said: “It was beautiful game for me, the whole team and the fans in the stadium. But especially for me as I scored four goals. “It’s wonderful, like a dream come true for me.” Georginio Wijnaldum will put his goalscoring heroics to one side to concentrate on the business of ending Newcastle’s derby misery at the hands of arch-rivals Sunderland. last_img read more

Slumping USC tries to halt slide against Cal Baptist

first_imgIn serious need of a victory, the USC men’s volleyball team will look to right the ship this week with the first of a four-game homestand to continue Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action.William Ehart | Daily TrojanLeading the way · Sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers (right) has tallied 34 blocks and a team-leading .490 kill percentage this season. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanThe Trojans square off against Cal Baptist Thursday night at the Galen Center in an attempt to end its current four-game losing streak. After a home loss to Pacific, the Trojans concluded a disappointing 0-3 road trip that featured losses to Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State. The losing streak marks the team’s longest since 2008.“We haven’t put it together all the way yet,” USC head coach Bill Ferguson said. “The theme of our last few matches is that we’ve put together some strings of great volleyball, but we really need an extended period of good, and that’s what we’ve been talking to the guys about.”Each of the four losses has come by a 3-1 margin, with the Trojans faltering down the stretch after short periods of strong play. Against Long Beach State on Friday, USC fell behind early, dropping the first two sets and failing to put together a comeback. Though the Trojans received strong contributions from key players, such as sophomore middle blockers Ben Lam (13 kills, five blocks, .579) and Robert Feathers (10 kills and five blocks), they were out-hit .370 to .271, failing to contain the 49ers in the deciding fourth frame.“We had some matchups offensively and I thought our game plan was good. Our middle blockers and [redshirt junior opposite] Tanner Jansen executed wonderfully,” Ferguson said. “Jansen’s hitting percentage over the last three matches is .343, and he and the middle blockers are coming through for us. I see the outside hitters having better matches, so as soon as some of those guys can be a little more consistent offensively, things will start to balance out.”The loss to Northridge was particularly tough for the Trojans, who saw Jansen explode for a career-high 24 kills and a .475 attacking percentage. However, on the strength of 40 combined kills from opposite hitters John Baker and Brandon Lebrock, the Matadors put away the Trojans, who were again out-hit and out-performed defensively.“We had good matchups and a good game plan that created open looks for Jansen. That was part of our match that we were pleased with as a team,” Ferguson said. “We knew what was going on defensively, but we didn’t execute as well on the blocking, which was a step back from the Pepperdine game where we had tremendous blocking. We didn’t block or dig really well, and those are things we typically do well.”Though the losses would normally serve as a cause for concern, Ferguson stressed the need to remain positive and patient, noting in particular the youth and depth present on the roster.“We’ve been telling the guys that they’re here for a reason,” Ferguson said. “We believe in them, we trust them and we recruited them. They’re just a bit inexperienced, and we have to walk that fine line between understanding that there’s going to be a learning curve and speeding up that curve a little bit.”Thursday’s game against Cal Baptist is set to begin at the Galen Center at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Football faces uncertain future

first_imgFootball is officially back. I’ve waited for what seems to be an eternity to write those words. And while my excitement for the new season is at an all-time high, my enthusiasm for a sport I love has been greatly tarnished over the past offseason.It seems that at every level of football, collegiate or professional, there is some sort of conspiracy or cover-up.Take the NFL’s handling of Deflategate, for instance. After hiring “independent” investigator Ted Wells to conduct an investigation into the events of Deflategate, the NFL was able to conclude that Tom Brady may have known a ball boy deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game.It’s been almost eight months since the New England Patriots steamrolled the Indianapolis Colts 45-7, and there is still no resolution to the matter.Tom Brady has appealed, been denied by “impartial” judge Roger Goodell, and now sits in court awaiting a decision on his four-game suspension. Though the case has been in court for a few weeks, the judge has yet to come to a verdict. He expects to rule by the end of the week, but with this case, who knows?Deflategate is just one of the many situations the NFL has messed up over the past decade or so.In fact, you may have been so caught up in the Deflategate drama that you could have missed the trailer for Will Smith’s new movie, Concussion. The movie centers on the work of Bennet Omalu, a pathologist, who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy after performing biopsies on several ex-NFL players.For those of you who are unaware of the NFL’s handling of concussions, it isn’t pretty. When Omalu went to the NFL to discuss his work, he was rebuffed repeatedly. The NFL basically discredited any work by any scientist that wasn’t paid by the league. Sound familiar, Ted Wells?The NFL eventually admitted that repeated head bashing was a serious problem in the league. After being sued by hundreds of former players, the league was mandated to set up a system to help retired players who suffered from CTE and other        brain-related diseases.Will Smith’s movie promises to bring light to the struggle that Omalu went through in getting his work recognized by the NFL. I was genuinely happy that finally the NFL would be exposed for mishandling a vital situation. After botching the Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and now Tom Brady cases, the NFL would have its unethical practices seen by millions of people.Or so I thought.While browsing through my Twitter feed on Wednesday morning, I came across a tweet from                       a fellow USC student.In his tweet, the student said that Sony altered the movie Concussion so they wouldn’t anger the NFL.After looking into the issue myself, I found that what Schwartz had said was true. According to emails leaked during the Sony hack, executives at the company, the director of the movie and representatives for Will Smith discussed ways to not antagonize the NFL, instead of focusing on telling the complete truth on the subject. Sony has since denied the allegations.If the NFL has the power of censorship now, there’s basically no stopping Roger Goodell and company from accomplishing anything they please.Its own players have slowly started turning against the league. During this past offseason, numerous players as young as 24 walked away from millions of dollars due to fears of their health and safety while playing football.Star 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland was the biggest name to walk away after just one year.When you have former players suing you and current players retiring over fear of health safety, you know you have a big problem on your hands. Instead of owning up to its mistakes, the NFL continues to look for ways to hide and cover up anything that will cast the league in a negative way.Until the NFL allows truly “independent” researchers and investigators to come in, there will be no progressive change.I, just like most of you reading this, will be watching college football this weekend and the NFL in a week’s time, despite all the wrong the NFL has done. And while the popularity of the sport has never been higher, football faces an uncertain future off the field.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc,” runs Thursdays.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column “Beyond the Arc” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon Holds Today in Ikoyi

first_imgThe second edition of the Lagos Kids Mini-marathon organised by the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund is scheduled to hold today in Ikoyi Lagos.The 2017 inaugural edition was well attended with over 1000 children representing 22 schools in Lagos.It also attracted guests like Kate Henshaw, Alibaba Akpobome, Asisat Oshoala, Chief Mary Onyali, Eku Edewor, Maje Ayida. Organisers have promised that this year’s edition promises to be even bigger and better. Themed “Active Kids Rock”, the mini-marathon is recognised as Nigeria’s only kids-focused marathon and will see children participating in the 1.2km, 3km, and 5km distance races respectively. Although the event is kids focused, the mini-marathon is designed as a fun day of family outing with exciting activities planned for kids and parents. This event is supported by AXA Mansard, Access Bank and MTN.Part of the proceeds from the event will be used to support Slum 2 School Africa, a volunteer-driven social organisation working to empower disadvantaged children in disadvantaged communities to realise their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health, and other psycho-social support.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more