The reports were shared at the World Health Assembly. 6-7 November 2014 – Close to 100 high level representatives from governments, civil society, and international organizations have gathered in Geneva for two days to reaffirm their commitment to accelerating progress towards women’s and children’s health in the lead up methodology of development of school-age children and in the post-2015 era, and to discuss how to ensure that accountability remains at the centre of this agenda. Governments of Canada and Norway, is the last one of a number of high- level meetings convened by various key partners in 2014, all part of a larger strategic process aimed at bringing together stakeholders in women’s and children’s health to keep the momentum going and set the agenda as we approach the MDGs.
MDGs 4 and 5, aimed at reducing child and maternal deaths and improving maternal health, are lagging behind. We should judge the progress in humanity and the progress of any society or country by the way they treat their women and children. They have been lagging behind in the last 20 to 30 years of development. We should give them special attention.
Dr Flavia Bustreo about the need to further accelerate progress. Country assessments and roadmaps for accountability for health. Assessments drafted during accountability workshops, based on the Country Accountability Framework assessment and planning tool, and roadmaps reviewed and validated through a broad consultation with the major stakeholders in-country. We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. It was so beautiful, so pleasing to the ears and I had taken it for granted! We meet our brothers and sisters day in and day out.
So, let’s recall some fantastic communication tips from the sunnah. Your smiling in the face of your brother is charity. This is an instant ingredient to start any conversation positively and to remove any past ill feelings that could be present. Pay attention to the tone and volume: Beware of your tone and the volume of your voice. Your tone determines whether you will make your relationship or break it. Any undesirable loudness in your voice could put people off and make any further attempts to communicate futile.
It will repel hatred and create love between you. Habituate yourself with saying the full and complete greeting and earn 30 rewards every single time you greet someone! There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands, but they will be forgiven before they part. Inquire about people: Ask them how they are doing and inquire about their health and well-being and that of their family and friends. They will feel loved and cared for.
Remember not all are the same: Consider people’s different characteristics and differences while communicating. Keep in mind their age, status, temperament and other factors. Allah without thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire. Choose simple, concise words: Avoid complex language and sophisticated terminologies. Instead, try to stick to concise words and phrases that are of eloquence and seek to be understood.
Stay away from argumentation: Being nice is easy when you’re dealing with nice people. But, practically speaking, this world has more to it than such people. Despite your best efforts, you are bound to walk into not-so-nice people. If you realize you are already in a dispute, be wise and argue with that which is better. And not equal are the good deed and the bad.