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Women *Represent 70% Of the Global Health Workforce

In these stressful days the novel coronavirus seems to hit female health care workers harder than others who contract the disease. No wonder since right now,  where workers are on the front lines of patient interactions, women in health-care jobs make up more than 70% of the global workforce.

As these women making up the majority of health-care workers globally, women are overwhelmingly also the primary caretakers in their families. This means that many women in health care are balancing a demanding work life and home life at the same time.

This emphasizes that these women health-care professions also have responsibility to take care of parents, who are older, and school-aged children, so no wondering their lives are enormously impacted by worrying about elderly relatives and by school closures.

Let’s think about following, it are people who go into health care, whether they’re nurses or physicians, they do it because they want to help people. So, who takes care if the caretaker, while people normally run away from tragedy, these are the folks that run toward it, and we just need to support them and keep them safe!

We can’t emphasize enough that attention must be paid to ensuring safe conditions for ALL caregivers, special attention is needed for female health-care professions —not only in access to personal protective equipment essential to ensuring they are able to function well.

Let’s start to pay attention to what is happening in peoples’’ homes and support an equal sharing of the burden of care between women and men. There is a great opportunity to “un stereotype” the gender roles that play out in households in many parts of the world. Men can (should) take a role to assist with the daily household tasks. Let’s start now to tribute to our shared humanity, making a difference to implement actions that build a more equal world!

Important observation what needs immediate attention! Across the globe, medical professionals have said that they do not have enough access to personal protective gear and equipment, and access to more may be difficult to ensure. This very concerning for the livelihood of our caretakers and their families.

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Colorful Earth globe with light, closeup. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity

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You eat a delicious, satisfying dinner, feel full to the brim, but when the beautiful question ‘Should we get dessert?’ comes around, it’s always a yes — satisfaction for the sweet moment but could dismay afterwards.

It’s true, we always have room for desserts, whether we indulge that sensation with dessert or not (kudos if you have the willpower) but the sweet sensation is an satisfaction for a moment. Satisfaction is a great feeling it comes and disappears. The sensation of (accomplished) satisfaction is addictive as sweet but it grows to stay.

This sensation or feeling is what our human body drives we are prewired to drive on the (sweet) primary success even the smallest s give you the drive for more even we are full. With the willpower we can control our next step to accomplish more as the taste of success is like our desert (but definitive healthier). Success is sweet and can be as addictive.

In our lives from young to the far end we need to remind our self that the smallest accomplishments are the mayor building block for who we are today and will be tomorrow and in the future. Tell Your Children sweet is appealing. But accomplishments create appetite and warrants success, thats is real sweet.

And lets try to remember “Happiness comes from accomplishments”

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Today is International Women’s Day and as such I would like to honor all the (professional) woman in my life, past and present, who have fueled, organized, and grown the businesses I have teamed up with over the course of my career. These women have enabled my personal and professional growth and have also allowed me to see the world through another’s eyes. For this, and the countless other ways these women enhance our businesses, our industries, our communities, and our lives, I thank them, today, and every day.

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Every year I look back on the biggest challenges that life brings us but also looking at the greatest opportunities what came to us with thanks. Life never hands out things that you can’t handle. How you approach it will determine how you come through the other side. You can assume the victim role and feel sorry for yourself, or you can reach into the essence of who you are and find your inner strength. Then demand the self-worth and ability to rise up and meet your challenges heart on. You need to believe you can do this — you are powerful, you are amazing and you are inspirational!

Today we are giving thanks to all who have been supportive and kept us going from darkness to the ultimate light. From unconnected to be connected. This is just another year I praise to be surrounded by my beloved ones, my advisors and supporters, my team of smart developers and engineers and all those appreciated connections from around the world. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for your continued support @Kumbaya

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We all have to recognise that we all have weaknesses. I know I do. But I’m never willing to let them defeat me, or get me down. I have always sought to turn my disadvantages into advantages. For example, my dyslexia taught me to think differently, and solve problems in a unique way.

Richard Branson A to Z of business: W is for Weakness

I became a really good delegator early in life, and learned to find and work with people whose strengths balance my weaknesses.

By surrounding myself with fantastic people, who are brilliant in the areas where I struggle, we’ve managed to grow Virgin into the global group of businesses that it is today.

So instead of covering up your weaknesses and trying to sweep them under the rug, acknowledge them and start thinking about ways that you can use them to really benefit you.

What are you weaknesses?

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Imagine the 600 Million illiterate people living in the poorest, off-grid rural villages and neighborhoods in need of major change. While change began years ago with the proliferation of small home solar systems that provide energy access, today Kumbaya has laid the ground work for accessibility to not only the much-needed power and light, but also to “network connectivity’ that ensures access to the basic necessities to transform illiteracy in to knowledge. At Kumbaya, our focus is developing the technologies to ensure we have a platform that allows our user to acquire the necessary skills and basic education.

Why education? Despite great progress in the last few years, millions of children are still denied their right to education. Restricted access to education is one of the surest ways of transmitting poverty from generation to generation. Education is a vital human right. Every girl and every boy should have the right to a quality education so that they can have more opportunities in life, including employment, better health and the possibility to participate in the political process. At Kumbaya, we believe the most important period to acquire the basics are the first years. This is when we must ensure that children learn to read, count, and acquire the necessary life skills to form the basic fundaments for continued learning throughout their lives.

Children who have access to quality early childhood programs do better in primary school and will have better academic outcomes later. It is vital that low and lower middle-income nations invest more in affordable early childhood programs.

Our Kumbaya connected platform was designed for the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, those who are most likely living in rural off grid communities and affected because of a lack of electrification and connectivity. In most of these areas, the high illiteracy rates are due to non-existent or unsuitable education infrastructure, lack of trained teachers and inadequate learning materials.

We are often asked, “Why is educating girls in rural Africa your emphasis?”

Educated girls and women tend to be healthier, have fewer children, earn more income and provide better health care for themselves and their future children. These benefits also are transmitted from generation to generation and across communities at large, making girls’ education one of the best investments a country can make.

Any form of support is welcome.

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