Oceania endorses participation at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

first_imgMeeting following the conclusion of the OCA General Assembly the delegates of 17 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Associate Members of Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) unanimously agreed that competiting at the 5th AIMAG is a step in the right direction for the region.French Polynesia (Tahiti) representative Tauhiti Danilo Nena says this is the best thing to happen for his country since they are only associate members of ONOC and unable to participate in the Olympic Games.Their only major regional Games is the Pacific Games.Niue delegate Maru Talagi says coming to Turkmenistan is an eye-opener and definitely they would want to be here in two years time.The delegates from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Marshalls, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu praised ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell and Secretary General Ricardo Blas for making the connections with OCA and the Turkmenistan NOC.The Oceania delegates return home on Friday.last_img read more

Systematic Review: Referral Systems for EmOC

first_imgPosted on July 7, 2011August 17, 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)DFID, partnering with IMMPACT and others, recently published, a systematic review that delves into the evidence on transport and referral systems for emergency obstetric care (EmOC). The review covers 14 interventions that address organizational problems, structural issues or a combination of the two. The organizational interventions included creating emergency funds through community groups, educating women and traditional birth attendants, and improving facilities. Structural interventions included establishing maternity waiting homes, improving transportation and enhancing radio communications.After discussing and analyzing the interventions, the authors recommend:while continuing to invest in implementing referral interventions within maternal and newborn health programmes, we urge health planners to ensure that the interventions are rigorously monitored and evaluated, or operations research studies designed with controls and comparisons. Secondly, we believe that our finding of the reduction in stillbirth rates in maternity waiting home interventions needs further exploration through well-conducted studies, as the finding was based on studies with suboptimal study designs subject to biases. Finally, we believe that the type of research most relevant to referral interventions for policy and practice is not based on questions of ‘what works’, but should aim to understand how the interventions work andwhy.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more