From: Press Office [Press.Office@exec.ny.gov]
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE, NEW YORK CITY TO CREATE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO TRAVEL TO WEST AFRICA TO TREAT EBOLA PATIENTS
[cid:1__=0ABBF712DFC2CDDF8f9e@chamber.state.ny.us]State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
For Immediate Release: October 30, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE, NEW YORK CITY TO CREATE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO TRAVEL TO WEST AFRICA TO TREAT EBOLA PATIENTS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the State of New York and the City of New York will create a program of financial incentives and other employment protections to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa and provide assistance treating Ebola patients to help contain this disease.
“We believe that public health in West Africa and the public health in New York are interconnected and both must be addressed,” said Governor Cuomo. “The depth of the challenge we face in containing Ebola requires us to meet this test in a comprehensive manner on multiple fronts, and part of that is encouraging and incentivizing medical personnel to go to West Africa.” (read more here)
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For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO OUTLINES STATE RESPONSE TO POSITIVE TEST
FOR EBOLA IN PATIENT IN NEW YORK CITY
A link to the You Tube link to the press conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/1z2KTsO
A link to the audio, available on SoundCloud, can be found here: http://bit.ly/1tPJ8hd
And a link to an earlier release outlining the state’s preparations can be found here: http://on.ny.gov/1zneX3m
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo specially designated earlier this month to treat Ebola patients as part of the State’s Ebola Preparedness Plan. Bellevue has been prepared and equipped for the isolation, identification and treatment of Ebola patients. As part of Governor Cuomo’s Ebola Preparedness Plan, New York State health, public safety, and transportation officials have been in engaging in an ongoing series of training exercises and drills to be ready for just such a potential Ebola case.
State health officials noted that Ebola is spread by directly touching the bodily fluids of an infected person. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water – or simply by being near an infected person.
“As we learn about the first positive Ebola Case in New York City, I want to assure New Yorkers that we are prepared,” Governor Cuomo said. “Over the past few weeks we have undertaken a thorough and coordinated effort alongside all relevant partners, from healthcare workers to the local and federal governments, in order to implement the appropriate precautions. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Spencer as well as his family and friends, and I hope for his quick recovery.” (read more here)
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This year, the award committee has expanded the scope of the award to include Africans in the Netherlands and the Diaspora as a whole, and from the African continent.
Therefore other individuals that will be receiving awards are: Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe, Mrs Tessy Ojo, Dr. Samuel Lee, Dr. Jelle Braaksma, Mrs. Caroline N.M. Bayiha, Health Promotion South Africa Trust, Mrs. Veronica Van de Kamp, Engr. Ayodele Barry Otasowie Igbeare, Tony Patrick, Sally Ebot, Mr. Bernd Wandkowski, Stephen Ogongo, Bishop Michael O. Amamieye, Akua Manso, Martin Adu, Farida Musa Halliru, Sophie Bessem Tataw, Bruce Cerew, Alphonse Muambi, Aydin Acik, Rev. Christie Bature-Ogbeifun and Christopher Okigbo receiving a Posthumous award for literature (read more)
BARBADOS AND DELTA AIR LINES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM
NEW YORK AND ATLANTA TO BARBADOS
Service to Begin Twice Weekly on December 4, 2014, with first ever nonstop on Delta Air Lines from JFK
R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani
after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service.
NEW YORK (June 25, 2014) – Barbados and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announce a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Caribbean island. Travelers from the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. now have a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island, with nonstop flights beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.
Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta, traveling to Barbados and on to New York. (read more)
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