Local Context Matters to Women’s Lives: A Report from Delhi

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 31, 2010June 21, 2017By: Sara Stratton, Director, MNCH/FP Programs, IntraHealth InternationalClick 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)This post was originally published on IntraHealth’s Global Health Blog.To the business world, it’s location, location, location. Here in Delhi, though, at the Global Maternal Health Conference, the mantra is context, context, context. There are many ways to improve and save women’s lives, but the success of any given intervention depends on local context. What works in one country or one community may not work in another. Many people here are talking about the importance and value of understanding how and why an intervention succeeds or fails at the local level. This means investigating and evaluating not just how widely an intervention reaches or the quality of the services, but also the specific, local factors that play into its uptake and impact. How do these realities affect whether an intervention that saved lives in one place would work equally well somewhere else?This idea of the importance of the local context became woven into presentations on the first day of this groundbreaking conference. In one session, a representative of the SEWA Rural Society for Education, Welfare and Action, Rural (SEWA Rural) talked about how they had found that in Gujarat, India, a woman’s decision to deliver at home or in a hospital in her last pregnancy often influences where she delivered in a subsequent pregnancy. The question for us all to ponder was raised: is the key to saving women’s lives to encourage them all to deliver in hospitals? If so, how much would this cost? Can governments really afford this now? How far would women have to travel to a hospital? The reality, though, is that for some communities, encouraging hospital- or health facility-based delivery may be part of the answer, but in others it may still be an impractical approach. This question led to a discussion about home delivery versus institution-based delivery—as well as the value of traditional and trained birth attendants.Whether we are talking about where women deliver, how they deliver, who helps them deliver, what we are really talking about is how we evaluate and minimize a woman’s risk during pregnancy and childbirth. Where distance and a lack of health facilities make facility-based delivery improbable, a community may need programs that improve the quality of care offered by trained birth attendants during a home delivery even though in an ideal world there would be another option. What I’m hearing in Delhi is, in some ways, what I already know. There are no easy answers. We must support communities to succeed within the context of their own limitations in terms of the availability of and access to health facilities and health workers. At the same time, we have to remain committed to helping communities to change these limitations.Sara Stratton is the director of MNCH/FP programs at IntraHealth International.Stay up to date with the conference happenings! Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality today

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality todayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche has warned Arsenal to expect a dose of “reality” today.Dyche vowed to continue with his “reality tactics’ when required, as he looks to get his side back on the up.He said: “It’s very simple. If everyone thinks that every team in the Premier League is going to play the beautiful game, at the moment there is only one winner and that is Manchester City.“If we are all going to roll it out from the back and play 600 passes, they win… end of story!“You have to find a way and that’s what we’ve done consistently well here; find a way to be successful.“We’ve had to fight, we’ve had to work, we’ve played some good, productive stuff at times, and always found a way.“That doesn’t change because when you play these powerful clubs, it’s very difficult.“It’s reality tactics, rather than negative tactics, and we’ve tinkered with the side many times before.” last_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Conor Coady: Stop talking about Europe

first_imgWolves captain Conor Coady: Stop talking about Europeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady insists there’s no room for Europe talk.They go to rock-bottom Fulham on Boxing Day having dropped to 10th after Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool – but they are still just four points off sixth.“We’ve gone from being in the Championship and people are talking about Europe,” said Coady.“We need to make sure we’re level-headed. We want to make sure we look at it game by game.“It (European talk) just doesn’t happen, all the lads will tell you nothing like that has been said in the changing room.“We haven’t looked too much at the league, you can move so much if you win, lose or draw. We’re the same as the boss, we don’t look too much into that. We’ve started the season alright, we’re where we wanted to be, we wanted to keep momentum going from last season.“Up to now it’s been okay but you look at games like Friday, we want to win games. It doesn’t matter if it’s Liverpool or Fulham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month ago​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questions

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questionsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not impressed by questions about his side’s fitness.Some pundits questioned whether the Reds had the physical conditioning to keep up with the Italian side.They looked out thought and out fought in a 2-0 loss in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night.When asked about fitness, Klopp said the following to the club’s official website: “There was no physical problem apart from the normal physical problems in a game like this, which is very intense [because] both teams fight hard and all that stuff. It’s not a physical problem tonight.”We have to finish the situations off. How everybody is in life, you need positive moments and you can run forever. “We didn’t have really positive moments tonight. They obviously got the second air, so they could go again. That’s normal, but that was not the reason.” last_img read more

Video: LSU Students Appeared To Direct A NSFW Chant At Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield

first_imgLSU students appear to direct NSFW chant at Buddy Hield.Buddy Hield ChantIt’s halftime in Baton Rouge, and LSU is halfway to pulling an upset over No. 1 Oklahoma. The Tigers are leading the Sooners 44-36 at intermission. Late in the first half, the LSU student section began taunting Oklahoma star Buddy Hield as he prepared to shoot a free throw. In and of itself, this certainly isn’t newsworthy, but when you take into account what they appeared to chant, it is.Listen closely, and you can hear what sounds like “F— you, Buddy” coming from the student section.  LSU students with a not so family-friendly chant to Buddy Hield. (NSFW) https://t.co/r2nXpvSqoH— Joe Buettner (@Joe_Buettner) January 30, 2016It certainly sounds like what we think it is. You can bet the LSU administration isn’t happy about this.last_img

Garth Brooks Visits Childrens Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota

first_imgFriday afternoon, Garth Brooks visited the St. Paul campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to dedicate the Child Life Zone — a therapeutic play area for patients, siblings and families.The Children’s – St. Paul Child Life Zone was made possible through a partnership with Teammates for Kids, of which Garth is co-founder.In addition to the therapeutic craft and play area, the Child Life Zone offers a gaming and media wall, a performance space for in-house TV programming, kitchen area for special events, and toys, books and games for all ages. To help children more easily cope with their hospital experience, patients visiting the Child Life Zone also receive support from Child Life Specialists trained to help with the psychosocial needs of children in the health care setting. Sibling play services are also offered to kids whose brother or sister is in the hospital.As Garth was dedicating the Child Life Zone at Children’s – St. Paul, he said, “Child life is medicine that money can’t buy. Child life is a way of the future. The message is you’re never alone in your life no matter what, and always keep children first.”Teammates for Kids, which is made up of more than 3,900 professional athletes that share a common vision for helping children all over the world, focuses on helping children in the areas of health, education and inner-city outreach. The Child Life Zone at Children’s is the 11th zone across the U.S. sponsored by Teammates for Kids.“Being in the hospital can be a stressful experience for children and families, so it’s wonderful to have a kid-friendly, healing space like the Child Life Zone where families can relax and kids can be kids,” said Joy Johnson-Lind, MSW/LICSW, senior director of child and family services at Children’s.More than 100 patients are expected to visit the Children’s – St. Paul Child Life Zone each month, which is located on the third floor of Children’s St. Paul Campus, at 345 North Smith Avenue.last_img read more

Ohio State field hockey recovers from overtime loss with blowout win over

Sophomore midfielder Morgan Kile (8) battles for the ball in a game against Saint Louis on Aug. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won the season opener 5-0.Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorA trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ended up mostly successful for the Ohio State field hockey team, as it took a top-15 team to overtime on Friday before grabbing an easy win the next day.In its first overtime appearance of the season, OSU fell short to the No. 11 Wake Forest Deacons (3-1) by a score of 3-2 on Friday. The offense stayed strong through the second half with sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey and senior forward Peanut Johnson in charge of both goals, which occurred a mere nine seconds apart in the second half. On those two scores, sophomore midfielder Morgan Kile contributed her first two assists of the season.A one-goal lead was maintained by OSU until the 57th minute, when Wake Forest’s Jule Grashoff scored a goal with an assist from teammate Heather Wiley, pushing the game to overtime with a score of 2-2. Only a minute and 19 seconds of extra time later, Wake Forest’s Megan Anderson netted the game-winning goal. The Buckeyes led the game in saves, with sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro pulling out eight stops for the second game in a row. Despite Friday’s loss, OSU (2-2) came out on top the next day, scoring a season record of five goals against Missouri State (0-3) and taking the win with a final score of 5-0. Outshooting Missouri 14-3 in the first half alone, the Buckeyes’ high energy and determination was evident from the start at Kentner Stadium. Senior back and captain Emma Royce opened the scoring in the 21st minute to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead. After opening up the second half with an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Paige Hamilton less than three minutes in, OSU increased its lead to 3-0 with Royce scoring just three minutes later off a pass from Johnson.In the 53rd minute, Humphrey scored off an assist from Kile, making it her fourth goal of the year and Kile’s third assist this weekend. The fifth and final score was registered by junior forward Mercedes Hamilton near the 60-minute mark for the first score of her career, with an assist from sophomore forward Lauren Archibald. The Buckeyes walked off the field outshooting Missouri 21-7 and leading penalty corners 9-5. Tamburro held the shutout with five total saves for her second win of the season. The Buckeyes are next set to compete on their home field on Friday against Ball State at 3:30 p.m. read more

Rooney Kane will break my England scoring record

first_imgWayne Rooney expects Harry Kane to surpass his England record of 53 goals at international levelThe Manchester United legend bid farewell to England in Thursday night’s 3-0 friendly win over the United States with a second-half appearance.Rooney nearly added to his goal tally for England at Wembley, but for US goalkeeper Brad Guzan to deny him a stoppage-time dream goal.However, Rooney was delighted with the outcome anyway and tipped fellow striker Kane to break his record.The Tottenham star has scored 19 times in 34 games for England and succeeded Rooney as the new permanent team captain in the summer.Before the game began, Rooney was presented with an award by FA chairman Greg Clarke and Kane in honour of his career.Now the 33-year-old hopes to return to Wembley in the future to present a similar prize to Kane – once he becomes England’s new record scorer.“I look forward to presenting him with the trophy,” Rooney told BBC Radio 5 Live.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I asked Harry to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record.“It was great to be out there in front of the fans again and it was special for me and my family.”Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson were the goalscorers for England on Thursday.After debuting in 2003, Rooney managed 53 goals and 22 assists in 120 appearances for England.Congratulations to @WayneRooney for a record breaking @England career! #football #awards #silversmith #goldsmith #sport #ENGUSA pic.twitter.com/1f0lWUzvV0— Thomas Lyte (@ThomasLyte) November 15, 2018last_img read more

FortisTCI says exploration for cheaper electricity bills still underway as fuel factor

first_img TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Related Items:eddinton powell, fortis tci, fuel factor Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – As the Territory’s Governor continues to beckon for some solution or meaningful hunt for lower electricity costs and as the country was recently informed that the fuel factor rate has dipped for another month; the CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell is speaking: “Savings offered through the Fuel Factor is beneficial to our customers, however, we want to ensure everyone appreciates that oil prices in the world market are still volatile… we continue to aggressively explore and pursue, options to streamline our fuel supply chain that would result in lower prices, lower priced supply sources that are potentially capable of delivering to the TCI given our port infrastructure, and the medium to long-term possibilities of gas and renewable energy (including LNG, CNG, solar and wind).” For some this exploration is not moving as swiftly as they would like, but Fortis in that Tuesday statement explained that the fuel factor rate is at its lowest since the demand for crude oil decreased last year; now at 1.1298 per gallon. This reflects a 47% decrease in the past eight months according to Fortis. Recommended for you Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more