UEFA denies that August 3 is the deadline to end the Champions League

first_img“UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin is reported to have told ZDF in Germany that the Champions League must end before August 3. This is not true. The president was very clear in not setting exact dates for the end of the season. UEFA is currently discussing all options for completing the domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group established on 17 March. The main priority of all members of the working group is to preserve public health. After that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options to play games in July and August if necessary are currently being studied, depending on the restart dates and the permission of the national authorities. ” UEFA issued a statement in which it denied words from its president, Aleksander Ceferin, in which he would have set August 3 as the deadline to finish the Champions. “This is not true,” reads the note, which also acknowledges that the options to play in July and August are being valued, but without a deadline as published.This says the official note:last_img read more

Field Experience in Maternal Health: Hannah Ratcliffe Shares Her Experience with the Population Council in Bangladesh

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on February 2, 2012June 19, 2017By: Hannah Ratcliffe, MSc Candidate, Harvard School of Public HealthClick 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)Over the first three weeks of January, several Harvard School of Public Health graduate students took part in the Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session, organized by the Women and Health Initiative and the Maternal Health Task Force. In this blog post, Hannah Ratcliffe writes about her field experience with the Population Council in Bangladesh.This January, I had the pleasure of interning in Bangladesh at the Population Council Dhaka office.  I spent my three weeks there focusing on the improvement and automation of a quality assurance checklist for use in the Population Council’s Pay-for-Performance (P4P) project.  The P4P project was designed to improve the quantity and quality of maternal and child health care services delivered in three districts of Bangladesh by offering financial incentives to reward service providers for meeting targeted levels of facility performance.This project is one of the few being undertaken in Bangladesh that directly aims to improve quality of care.  Quality is assessed quarterly by Quality Assurance Groups (QAGs) made up of technical experts from nearby medical colleges, hospitals, and professional bodies.  In their quarterly assessments, QAGs use a Qualitative Measurement Tool to document and measure the quality of care being provided at a facility. The content of this tool was developed over the course of five consensus-building workshops organized by the Directorate General of Health Services in 2010 and attended by national and local-level program managers and service providers.When I arrived in Dhaka, the Qualitative Measurement Tool was in an intermediate stage of development.  I worked to edit the 500+ indicators included in the tool to make them clearer and to ensure that the point values corresponding to each indicator were accurate and self-explanatory.  Working with the P4P team and a software developer, I also helped to design the layout and functionality of an electronic version of the tool.  Our goal was to create an intuitive instrument that is structured to correspond with the progression of a QAG facility assessment and which allows for rapid, onsite calculation of results.  The refinement of the Qualitative Measurement Tool is still underway, and I am looking forward to continuing to assist in its development from Boston!To learn more about the Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session course, visit the course page here or check out a recent blog post about the course here.Share this:last_img read more