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VIDEO: Top US-based Medical Doctor from Kenya eloquently answers key Covid-19 questions on CNN

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BY BMJ MURIITHI
US-based Kenyan, Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD, who is the current Medical Director of the Young Child Clinic and a psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was on CNN on Saturday morning where she diligently and eloquently answered  several questions on the likely effects novel coronavirus  on children and how to mitigate them.
CNN had teamed up with Sesame Street for a town hall titled “The ABC’s of COVID-19.”

The 90-minute event was moderated by CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, anchor Erica Hill and Sesame Street’s Big Bird.

The virtual Town Hall tackled issues including education, anxiety, screen time and playdates, among others

Dr Wanjiku’s areas of Expertise include: 22q deletion syndrome and associated ocular findings, Cultural research, Media research, Early child development, Ethnically diverse children.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW STARTING AT MARKER 1.36

Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and medical director of the Young Child Clinic at CHOP. Dr. Njoroge is also the program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP. She received her bachelors at Columbia University and her MD from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and child psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC).

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During her time at YCSC, Dr. Njoroge completed postgraduate training programs with the Harris Infant Psychiatry fellowship and a postdoctoral National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research fellowship. In addition, she was also a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and a Solnit fellow in the ZERO TO THREE program based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Njoroge successfully received multiple research development awards from the NIMH and Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development, and teaching awards most recently from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Her research interests to date have included prevention, promotion and early intervention for young children. In particular, she has a specific focus on investigating the impact of culture on early infant/childhood development, the impact of screening and brief interventions on infant and parent psychosocial domains, and the intersection of culture, race and ethnicity on parenting practices. Her current area of research continues to have a particular focus on infants, very young children and their parents with the goals of identifying parenting stressors, parental attitudes and beliefs, cultural norms, and impact of trauma that may derail optimal development in vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.


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Deep-Dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At Jacksonville State University

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BY BOB MWITI

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at Jacksonville State University. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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How I ended up in Grade 3 at age 24

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If Simon Peter, 24, was born without disability, he would have been in his final year at the University. But since he is a special needs child, he is now at Grade 4.

Born in Chikudum, South Sudan, Simon a refugee at the Kakuma Camp was born with a condition known as Hemiplegia: paralysis of half of the body. His disability made him join school at an advanced age as he had no wheelchair to help him reach a school, most of which were far from home. His chance to join school came only when his family moved to a city.

“Growing up with Hemiplegia has been challenging. I never got a chance to socialise and play with other children. I was indoors often. There was no school that could enrol me because of my condition. I started class one in 2016 at the age of 14,” he says.

However, due to political instability and war in South Sudan in 2018, Simon’s education was halted. When he came to Kenya in 2019, he immediately enrolled in Future Primary School in Kakuma Refugee Camp and joined Class Three through the help of Finn Church Aid Special Needs Education project. The organisation issued him with a wheelchair.

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“I used to carry him wherever he needed to go. It is a relief that I can wheel him to school, and he manages the school day by himself while I report to other duties. Then I pick him up after the classes”, says Simon’s guardian Mark Loyiel.

Simon now mingles with his classmates, all younger than him and has made new friends and family. His classmates are friendly and usually make sure they get to him to all the places he is supposed to be.

The project also trains teachers on inclusive education that bridges language barriers of refugee learners and prepares teachers to meet their needs.

So far the project has trained 69 teachers and supported 275 children and youth with disabilities that live in the refugee camp to go back to school by getting wheelchairs, stationaries, textbooks, school uniforms and food. They also actively involve parents and guardians in supporting the special needs education.

By PD.co.ke


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Life In America No One Tells You About

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BY BOB MWITI

Life in America no one tells you about. In this video, you will learn the following.

1.My journey to the US

2.Opportunities in USA

3.Challenges immigrants face in USA

4.How to transition from a student to a skilled worker in corporate America

5.The attractions & opportunities in the city Of Tampa

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

READ ALSO:   Kenyan-born Professor summoned by ICE, faces deportation from US

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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