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British-Bangladeshi scientist gets £10m of orders after inventing spray to fight Covid

By M Shahed Rahman: A young British-Bangladeshi scientist has developed a revolutionary disinfectant solution that has been deemed “ground-breaking” in the global fight against Covid-19. After 14 months of research, Sadia Khanom, 26, developed “Voltique”, a spray that attracts and kills all pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi and other microbes) on any surface it is applied to for 14 days. The ...

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Tower Hamlets Together receives national recognition for partnership work to support shielding children

  The work of a council and NHS partnership to support clinically vulnerable children through the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised with a prestigious award. Tower Hamlets Together, a partnership of local health and social care organisations, won the Local Covid-19 Response Partnership Award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards this week. The award recognises the partnership’s excellent work in supporting ...

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Redbridge Community Trust has organised a zoom meeting.

Redbridge Community Trust  has organised a zoom meeting with the public health officer Sreeparna Roy from Redbridge Council regarding the vaccine against COVID-19 . The issue was that ethnic minority have been hesitating to take the vaccine. The meeting was about how to raise health awareness in the community in line with the government’s rules and regulations. M/S Sree explained the ...

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British Bangladeshi Honoured with All England Lawn Tennis Club Recognition for Covid-19 Pandemic Efforts

  The recipient of the United Kingdom’s two national awards – British Citizen Awards 2021 & British Community Honours Awards 2019, and the first British Bangladeshi to do so, Mansoor Ahmad received the All England Lawn Tennis Club recognition in 2021 for his Covid-19 pandemic efforts. Having been invited by Mr Ian Hewitt, Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis ...

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New partnership launches to tackle homelessness with call for Government support

From left to right: Captain John Clifton, The Reverend Anthony Ball, Emmanuel Gotora, Stephen Serrant, Andy Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Drew McCombe, Tom Hill, Eddie Hughes MP, The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Three leading organisations have combined forces to launch a formidable new partnership today (28th June) to help single people experiencing homelessness get their lives back on track. Award-winning developer ...

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Student Mental Health Crisis – 1 million to benefit

  Over one million students at further education colleges in the UK will now have access to mental health support, thanks to a collaboration with IPS Limited and online therapy service MindSpace 247. An ID card can be topped up by parents for students with payment for courses, food and now access to 24/7 online counselling after one of the ...

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Statement by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz

Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, has called for the Government to commit to ensuring that every adult Londoner receives at least one vaccination by 19 July. Mayor Fiaz will make the call when the Minister for Vaccinations visits Newham today to take part in a London Vaccine Summit. Newham has only 29% of its population vaccinated, half the national ...

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Health Secretary urged to support vaccination drive

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and Deputy Mayor Cllr Rachel Blake have written to the Health Secretary to set out the work that Tower Hamlets Council is doing to drive up vaccination rates in the borough and to call on the Government to take steps to help the efforts. The letter highlights that Tower Hamlets has one of ...

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Dr Tafhima Haider: a new generation of British Bangladeshi scientists in UK.

  By Muhammed Shahed Rahman:   Dr Tafhima Haider has brightened the face of the Bangladeshi community with her research and academic success. Following her doctorate, Dr Tafhima Haider (Chandni) has joined the Queen Mary University of London as a Scientist. She received his Undergraduate First Class (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science from the Queen Mary University of London. She ...

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Newham fails to get its rightful share of COVID Vaccines from Government

  The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, has today written to the government to request a rightful share of vaccines by the government via the NHS for the London borough. Mayor Fiaz expressed deep concern that Newham had been amongst the hardest hit from Covid-19, and the lack of vaccines amounted to a “discriminatory practice” against residents most vulnerable ...

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