Roger Martí against himself

first_imgHowever, at 29, Torrent’s is aware that today’s work will be tomorrow’s reward. He has experienced it in his own meats. With several fronts open ahead this season, the striker is not carried away and takes advantage of the forced stop to try to go one step further in his preparation, polishing details that escape in the heat of the season. Even in double session. He, better than anyone, knows what it’s like to exercise alone with the goal of becoming stronger. He already did it after his two knee operations, recovering from the cruciate ligament at each joint in 2014 and 2017. A circumstance that has forged Roger a character and a fighting spirit that is reflected on the field of play and in his career.Always trying to excel the striker is two goals away from equaling his best year in the First Division, the 13 of last season and, on the horizon, are Arouna Koné’s 15 goals in 2011-12, the top scorer granota in a course in the elite.With 28 goals, he is six to catch up with José Luis Morales (36) as the top scorer in Granota in First. Also, with one goal Roger will equal Vicente Latorre (51) as the second all-time leading scorer in all categories. José Paredes holds the honor with 68 goals. The current ‘9’ is already in the 21st century.Reasons and motivations are not lacking for the ‘Gunman’ to work piece by piece during the break and return to competition with gunpowder ready to continue beating records in Levante. “Your only limit is you” (your only limit is you), say the message in the personal gym where Roger Martí spends his days of confinement preparing for the return of the competition. To the ‘Gunman’ of Levante, top national scorer along with Gerard Moreno Y Lucas Perez, the coronavirus crisis has arrived at the best moment of his career. A dry braking.last_img read more

Public Health Ministry adopts new drug in fight to eliminate filaria

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry is set to add a third medication to two pills which are currently used in Mass Drug Administration (MDA) in the fight against Lymphatic Filariasis (LF).Ivermectin is an oral medication which paralyses or kills the microfilariae gradually. This medication is used to treat certain parasitic worm infections in the human body. Also, it can be regarded as a more effective treatment regimen for sterilising the adult worm in the lymphatic system which later on in life causes Filaria. The other pills currently prescribed are Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and albendazole.According to Dr Fabu Moses-Stuart, the National Coordinator for the Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) attached to the Public Health Ministry, this intervention will come on stream in 2019. The introduction of Ivermectin will be preceded by anThe Mass Drug Administration exerciseaccessibility study where Vector Control Services will oversee a random house-to-house survey in which people will be asked their views on the new pill.“Ivermectin, in combination (with DEC and albendazole), has been proven to present superior parasite killing effects on microfilariae which includes sterilisation of the adult worm for longer periods of up to two years with one single treatment,” Moses-Stuart is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.She added that the addition of this third pill to the prevention regimen for filaria “shortens the course needed for MDA from five years to only two years if done correctly”. This new pill has little to no side effects in an individual and significantly reduces the heavy worm burden present in the body.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 1987, the manufacturer of Ivermectin – Merck & Co, Inc – declared that it would donate it free of charge for as long as needed. This unprecedented donation is administered through the Mectizan Donation Programme, which works with Ministries of Health and other partners to distribute the drug.At the launch of the MDA against filaria, the NID National Coordinator indicated that the Public Health Ministry has actually adopted three new interventions within the last year, intensifying efforts in the fight against filaria.This, she said, was backed by strong scientific evidence and supported by empirical evidence from countries within and outside of this Caribbean region. The other two interventions, along with the use of Ivermectin, are the remapping of the other six regions not yet targeted for MDA and lymphatic drainage and limb reduction.last_img read more