14 Deaths, 75 Quarantined In Cape Mount

first_imgThe Grand Cape Mount County Health Team (CHT) has reported 14 deaths and  75 persons quarantined for allegedly coming into direct contact with suspected Ebola patients in the area.The report says that from January 1 to 6, the CHT recorded 14 deaths, which took place in Tienii, Gbesseh,  Jorjoama and Camp #3 in Tewor District, where the virus is said to be prevalent.Mr. Samuel Zayzay, Surveillance Officer for the county, gave the troubling report at the County Ebola Taskforce coordination meeting held in Robertsport last Wednesday, according to information reaching the Daily Observer.Meanwhile, Imam Mohammed A. Paasewe, County Superintendent, also disclosed that local authorities in collaboration with the CHT, national and international partners have set up Ebola awareness and prevention measures to fight the virus.In a related development, the Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said the government had sent a six-man technical team to the county to beef up the strength of the local Ebola Taskforce in eradicating the virus from the county.He said government’s decision to dispatch the team to the county was because of the constant outbreak of new Ebola cases there and the need for greater efforts to curb the virus.The six-man team will work with the CHT and local and international partners in fighting the further spread of the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Small business profile: Counselors focused on promoting health

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: The Offices of Sara Cote, Wendy K. Hammond and Julie Laraway, LMFTs BUSINESS ADDRESS: 23560 Lyons Ave. #101, Newhall, CA 91321 PHONE: (661) 799-9905 E-MAIL: [email protected] OWNER: Sara Cote, Wendy K. Hammond and Julie Laraway ESTABLISHED: July 2006 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Three DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We are licensed marriage and family therapists providing services to the community in the form of individual, family and group psychotherapy. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? To bring services to a community that had a need for specialists in the domain of child and family mental health. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? A collaboration with colleagues and market research in a couple different locales. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Four months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Market research, searched for office space, set up insurance, identified advertising sources and obtained LLC status. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $10,000 from savings. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Colleagues who had set up successful private practices, tax specialists and attorneys. WHAT HADNT YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The total cost of marketing. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $180,000 combined. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To provide effective mental health services for the members of the Santa Clarita Valley community. To further assess need and accommodate to the fullest capacity our experience and scope will allow. To promote healthy families. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees, be locally based and not a franchise. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.last_img read more