Recent Maternal Health Events and Milestones Round-Up

first_imgPosted on December 4, 2014August 10, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The maternal health community has been hard at work the last two weeks with several key events and exciting accomplishments.UN passes historic resolution on ending child marriage – November 21In the 69th session of the General Assembly, 116 member states supported a historic resolution on ending child marriage. “The resolution marks the first time that UN member states have agreed upon substantive recommendations for the steps that countries, international organisations and others must take to address the problem. It also situates child marriage firmly within the post-2015 development agenda, recognising the need for a target to end child, early and forced marriage to be included in the final framework,” said Heather B. Hamilton, Global Coordinator of Girls No Brides.(girlsnotbrides.org) Collaborative commitments are critical since 15 million girls aged under 18 are married globally each year, cutting short their childhood and education and threatening their security.‘Delhi Declaration’ – November 25-26A new roadmap for adolescents and youth was presented at the 11th International Inter-ministerial Conference on Population and Development. Through this landmark statement, the Dehli Declaration calls for laws, entitlements, policies, and an enabling environment for decreasing violence against women and girls; ending gender inequality and discrimination; and ensuring reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health services. Recognizing the key role of boys and men, the importance of male engagement is a key aspect in commitments made by member states.Launch of “African Health Stats” Site – November 26At the 4th Annual CARMMA (Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa) awareness-raising week, partners launched the website “African Health Stats.” The website presents data for African countries with a easy to use and interpret design. Check out the site to create column, timeline, scatterplot, and map visualizations of a myriad of indicators. The site also allows you to easily compare indicators across countries.Global Consultation Launch for the Global Financing Facility – November 26The Global Financing Facility (GFF), announced in September 2014, is a new funding mechanism to support not only the acceleration needed to achieve MDG 4 and 5, but also a more long-term vision through 2030 to end preventable maternal and child deaths. Now, partners are asking for a global consultation on the GFF before it is finalized. Check out the new consultation hub to learn more about the global financing facility, take a survey, find a guide for hosting a consultation, submit results from a consultation, and utilize social media tools to spread the word.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA uniquely holistic study by MyTravelResearch, Luxperience and Executive PA magazine has been expanded to include the role of personal and executive assistants in the luxury travel decision-making process.In-depth research into the luxury travel sector that was started in 2015 has been expanded so that travel buyers and suppliers can better understand the role of executive personal assistants on the path to purchase among high-end travel consumers.Co-founder of MyTravelResearch, Carolyn Childs, said that members of the Australian edition of Executive PA magazine would be invited to complete the survey. “It will be the most holistic and comprehensive analysis of the high-end travel sector ever done in Asia Pacific,” said Childs.Russell Peacock, Chairman of Executive PA magazine, said that the scope of study by the MyTravelResearch/Luxperience partnership had been expanded to include input from Executive PA and its readers. The input will likely provide revealing insights into the “influential and indispensable” role of executive assistants, said Peacock. “This is indicative of the increasing focus on meetings, events and executive travel in the luxury space,” he said.The on-going research is based on in-depth one-on-one interviews, online surveys, and an expert analysis of issues and trends in the sector by Childs.“Our initial research says that the travel industry needs to stop looking at high end travel consumers as homogenous,” said Childs. She has identified multiple types of luxury travel consumer. There are ‘hedonists’, ‘jet setters’, ‘philanthropists’, ‘lotus eaters’, and more.Peacock noted that executive assistants often have meetings and travel budgets ranging from $10,000 to $2 million. “As businesses have looked to make savings and become more cost efficient in the past eight years, more responsibility and power has been handed to EAs and PAs in an effort to plug the gaps due to reductions in manpower,” he said.Michelle Papas of Luxperience added: “With these kind of budgets, a clear understanding of how executive and personal assistants work will boost the high-end travel sector. We will continue to work with partners to better inform the industry on the needs of the various market sectors as they affect luxury travel.”The final report will be available to purchase as a whole or in modular segments addressing different themes, aspects and sectors within luxury travel.The report is scheduled for publication by September, when Luxperience 2016 takes place in Sydney.“With the report in hand, people serving the lux sector will be able to turn insights into profitable action,” said Childs.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more