Posted: 07 Aug 2013 01:54 PM PDT
South Korean figure skating superstar Kim Yuna is the sixth richest female athlete in the world, according to a recent list compiled by Forbes magazine.
Kim's earnings since June of last year came in at an estimated $14 million, placing her behind the likes of tennis stars Mario Sharapova and Serena Williams, who were first and second on the list with earnings of $29 and $20.5 million, respectively. Kim's No. 6 ranking bumps her up one slot from last year's list, when she was estimated to have earned $9 million.
Third on the list was Li Na, the Chinese tennis player, with $18.2 million. She was followed by Belarus' Victoria Azarenka with $15.7 million, while American race car driver Danica Patrick placed just ahead of Kim with $15 million.
"[Kim] is a staple on TV in South Korea thanks to commercials for her dozen sponsors including Samsung Electronics, Korean Air and KB Financial," Forbes reported.
Kim will start the 2013-14 figure skating season at Skate Canada in October.
Posted: 05 May 2013 10:48 PM PDT
Every year half a million women die in pregnancy or childbirth and 10-15 million suffer serious and long lasting illness or injuries. Many of these deaths and disabilities could be prevented if all birth were attended by a skilled midwife. "By investing in midwives and ensuring universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health including family planning, skilled attendance at birth and backed by emergency obstetric care, millions of women and newborn lives can be saved", commented Mariam Khan, UNFPA Country Representative.
On this International Day of the Midwife 5th May, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA in collaboration with Youth of United Nations (YUNA) are organizing an Inter-University Debate on Midwives save mother's lives in marking the International Day of Midwives to promote midwifery as a profession also their crucial role towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, targets A and B, by 2015 and beyond.
The inter- University debate to mark International Day was conducted on 4th May,at MUHAS – Muhimbili Lecture Hall 5 ,the event was attended by about 514 people with the age range from 16-30 years and the gender ratio was 60% female and 40% male.
The event took place from 9:00am to 13:30pm. The event were attended by Participants from University Nursing Students Assciation (UNSATA), Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA), YUNA Member from different Chapters and Clubs, University students from University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM), Institute of Finance Management (IFM), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS), Tumaini University, Mwl. Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA) , Institute of Social works and Pugu secondary school, Mtakuja Beach Secondary school,Minaki Secondary School, Yeshua Secondary School ,Kibasila Secondary School and Benjamini Secondary School their attendance is highly appreciated also the presentation were from UNSATA and TAMA.
We also wish to recognize support from UNSATA for their helping us to coordinate as midwives professionals also the Muhimbili UN Chapter which hosted the event at their chapter.
The participants viewed a short film on midwives environment in Tanzania.Why should a mother die while giving birth (MDG5) Video.
Some of the issues raised during the debate were:
Prisca Mwendegule, a fourth year student from the University Nursing Students Association of Tanzania supported the theme as she insisted on the matter that children mortality during birth is mostly saved by midwives who attend to the pregnant women also the fact that trained midwives can prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from the infected mother to the baby during delivery.
Justen Nguvilla, an 18 yr old student from Mtakuja Secondary school, further insisted that in order to prepare for the future generation a mother who gets poor services from the midwives conclusively will lead to the total reduction of number of children at birth, however increase in midwives may save lives of the unborn child.
The members of the floor listening to one of the 20 speakers
Generally, the awareness and knowledge on midwives is poor even to the professionals themselves as we noticed some inaccurate data presented also the general populations attitude on Midwifery is negative on midwives. and the big question was "Is the increase of well skilled Midwives possible and do we really need them??"
As an output of the debate, we see the need to have outreach programs for secondary school students so as to benefit them with the awareness on midwives importance at early stage and inspire them to join the noble profession. also to Midwifery schools outreaches to motivate them and increase their awareness of how crucial their work is.
The Best Debaters
Based on knowledge on the theme, understanding on the issues and relevance of the point to the topic and how is presented the first three outstanding winners were mentioned from the third to the first who were Miss Barnaba from the School of Nursing , Prisca from the school of midwifery in MUHAS and Justin Nguvilla from Mtakuja Secondary school.
Justin Nguvilla ( centre in uniforms) carried by the organisers as he was approaching the high table to take his internship award
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