3 job opportunities with UNICEF - Uganda

There are three vacant positions currently with UNICEF, Uganda.
If you are interested, you should send your applications by 31st of July 2009
All are full time positions
Click on the link next to the job title for further information.
  1. Child Protection Specialist: http://www.devex.com/jobs/jul2009-unicef-child-protection-specialist
  2. Child Protection Specialist: http://www.devex.com/jobs/jul2009-unicef-child-protection-specialist-2
  3. Education Specialist : http://www.devex.com/jobs/jul2009-unicef-education-specialist

Please send your inquiries via email to: [email protected]

We (Tanzania) need to reduce maternal deaths

Inavyoelekea, vita ya Tanzania dhidi ya vifo vitokanavyo na ujauzito bado ni kitendawili kigumu sana kukitengua. Mimi nadhani, tatizo halipo tu katika kulaumu huduma duni ya afya, japo inachangia kwa kiasi kikubwa, tatizo la msingi ni pamoja na elimu duni aliyonayo mwananchi wa kawaida kiasi kwamba kumpa mafunzo juu ya kuzingatia kanuni kuu za msingi za afya inakuwa vigumu. Haelewi sababu za kuzingatia masuala hayo. Ni vigumu kumfanya mtu azingatie jambo asilokuwa na ufahamu nao.

Elimu maridhawa ya darasani ni daraja mojawapo mahsusi sana katika kusaidia uelewa na uchambuzi wa masuala mbalimbali duniani, vinginevyo, ni kuburuzana kusikokuwa na faida yoyote na kuzuliana chuki na hasira zisizo na maana. Takwimu zilizoripotiwa na shirika la World Population Day na kuandikwa katika tovuti ya AllAfrica zinasema, 
The prospects of Tanzania attaining the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 per cent by 2015 are slim. If the figures released Friday on the World Population Day are anything to go by, then there is a lot of work to be done on maternal health.

It is estimated that in some parts of the country, at least 252 women die each year from pregnancy-related complications in Shinyanga Region alone. Sadly, nearly half of the deaths are reportedly caused by excessive bleeding, which could be easily prevented if we had properly-trained nurses and doctors.

Our health system is overwhelmed by the increasing population, which does not match the number of practising and competent nurses and doctors. This is a huge challenge for the Government.Safe motherhood is universally accepted by all governments. It should ensure that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth.

This calls for comprehensive strategies and interventions, including having the right personnel and adequate equipment in our hospitals, to prevent the death or illness of a pregnant woman. Maternal mortality cannot be reduced unless an enabling health environment is created that puts the women's interest first. It is important for the Government to recommit to funding to improve maternal health.

Hatimaye Irene Uwoya na Hamad Ndikumana wawa mke na mume!

Kwa mujibu wa habari kwenye tovuti ya gazeti tando la Rwanda ya New Times
AMAVUBI Stars center half Hamad Ndikumana 'Katauti' has finally tied the knot with his long-time Tanzanian actress fiancee Irene Uwoya.

The pair, who had been engaged for close to three years tied the knot last Saturday in Dar es Salaam. Uwoya, one of the most sought after actresses in Tollywood (Tanzania's film industry) was voted the sexiest female celebrity in Tanzania last year.

Ndikumana, who switched to Cyprus premier league club AEL Limassol mid this year, is one of Rwanda's finest players. Former Amavubi and Rayon Sport tactician Raoul Shungu also walked down the aisle yesterday in Kigali.
Blogu hii inawatakia maisha mema katika ndoa yao!

Picha ya arusi toka kwenye blogu ya Ahmad Michuzi - Jiachie

PhD fellow (100%) in the field of Medical Microbiology

Posted by: University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a knowledge centre with 3.600 co-workers that performs ground-breaking and innovative research of international standing. The university takes special care to ensure optimum support and supervision of students, and pays constant attention to educational innovation. The university is an autonomous pluralistic institution that is committed to the enhancement of an open, democratic and multicultural society, and it pursues an equal opportunities policy.

The Laboratory of Medical Microbiology within the Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Institute(VAXINFECTIO) of the faculty of Medicine has a fulltime position (m/v):

PhD fellow (100%) in the field of Medical Microbiology

  • you will prepare a PhD in the framework of a project studying medically relevant biofilms
  • you will study biofilm development and co-aggregation as well as antibiotic resistance in biofilms, utilizing both standard microbiological and state-of-the art molecular techniques .
Bacterial biofilms are a new concept in infectious disease, and can explain resistance to antibiotics and to host defenses along with being one of the most important factors responsible for bacterial persistence evidenced as chronic infections.

  • you are holder of a master degree in Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy or a related subject with a strong interest in bacterial genetics and in laboratory work
  • good knowledge of English is required.

We offer:
  • a dehousse mandate for 12 months, which will be extended up to 3-4 years upon excellent performance
  • starting date is 1/10/2009
To apply: Mail or e-mail your curriculum vitae + a one page letter in which you explain your interest in the position and in the field of research to:

herman.goossens[ at ]uza.be
Universiteit Antwerpen
Campus Drie Eiken
Vaxinfectio, Labo Medische Microbiologie
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerpen (Wilrijk)

Phone: + 32 3 821 37 89

no later than 15/09/2009

For more information please contact prof. dr. Herman Goossens, herman.goossens[ at ]uza.be, + 32 3 821 37 89.

Link:  http://www.career.edu/print.php?post_id=6757

To Heaven: are Dogs Going or Not going? Churches debate

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) x 2

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) x 2
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics
College of Art, Science & Engineering

Grade 7 (£32,458 - £35,469)

Post 1: Full time 1.0 FTE – Fixed term for one year - reference: AAE/2851

Post 2: 0.5 FTE – Fixed term for one year - reference AAE/2852

Applications are invited for the above teaching posts for the Product Design degree jointly delivered by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the School of Engineering Physics and Mathematics. This is an exceptional opportunity for applicants to work within highly successful areas of the University and to further promote the Product Design programme’s world renowned reputation in teaching and research.

Use this link for contact, application forms and more details: http://www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk/vacancies/20090731_00009-x.html

Application deadline is July 31st.

Why do we crave love so much? Helen Fisher (Anthropologist ) studies...

Video and text courtesy of TEDs
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher (click here to read more about her) and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.

'wow' weblinks - Recipes

  • Recipe Puppy.com - a search engine built by Kris Brower. As an avid cook with limited pantry often finding how to make a recipe without the key ingredient, or what to make with a few seemingly unrelated ingredients. Scoured the internet for a recipe search engine that could answer all queries, but the exact recipe search engine needed did not exist. Kris then set off to build own recipe search engine that could answer all questions.
When building this recipe search engine, I had a few goals in mind. It should be able to search by ingredient and/or keyword at the same time. You should be able to exclude recipes with ingredients you don't like. I shouldn't have to spend too much time building this (less than 1 month). It should be fast and easy to use. It shouldn't cost me too much a month to run.
  • Nibbledish.com - amazing Recipes. Delicious Food. Beautiful Photography. Created and rated by you and fellow food-lovers from all over the world. Nibbledish is your gastronomic hub where every visit will bring inspiration and a rumbling belly...
  • Heypasteit.com - Paste anything you want, then get a link to help you get it from anywhere or send it to friends.
  • LoveFoodHateWaste.com -  as the name suggest, this is a place where portion planner removes the guesswork by suggesting how much to cook, depending on who's coming for dinner, and ways to measure it.
As soon as I get new and cool recipe sites, I will update this list, so, you may want to save, email, bookmark or however you want to share this page for future reference (click the share button on the top left of this post).