Manchester City has come out quickly in response to the tough penalty imposed by UEFA, which condemns two seasons without contesting European competitions and a fine of 30 million euros. The club, “disappointed”, confirms that it will resort to the Court of Sports Arbitration to try to reduce the punishment and, in addition, charges heavily against the body, which it accuses of not acting impartially and of issuing a verdict when it had not even been Started the investigation. This is the full statement: “Manchester City is disappointed, but not surprised by today’s UEFA Chamber announcement. The club has always requested the need to seek an independent body and an impartial procedure. In December 2018, UEFA’s head of investigation publicly anticipated the result and the penalty he intended to send to Manchester City, even before any investigation began. The subsequent UEFA process was defective and constantly leaked left little doubt of its outcome. The club has formally complained to the UEFA disciplinary body, a claim validated by the Sports Arbitration Court.Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, processed by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this harmful process now over, the club will seek an impartial trial as quickly as possible and, therefore, in the first instance, will begin the necessary proceedings before the Court of Sports Arbitration as soon as possible.“.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: All are invited. More details and RSVP information are available here.Share this: Marianne El-Khoury, MPA, MA, Associate/Economist, USAID/Health Systems 20/20 ProjectLaurel Hatt, MPH, PhD, Senior Associate/Health Economist, USAID/Health Systems 20/20 Project Wednesday, April 27 201112:30-1:30 PMRonald Reagan Building R. 2.09 d/e Despite more than a decade of health sector reforms, Mali’s maternal mortality ratio remains high, with 464 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. In an effort to increase access to skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care, the government of Mali in 2005 removed user fees for caesareans in all public sector facilities. This study examines the effects of the policy on access to caesareans, assesses equity of utilization of caesarean services across socioeconomic groups, and identifies important remaining access barriers.The authors find that while caesarean rates have increased since 2005, about 24% of women receiving caesareans belong to the poorest third of the population while as high as 49% belong to the wealthiest third, suggesting that barriers to access remain among the most economically disadvantaged population. Transportation barriers and drug costs are among the most significant remaining obstacles.The paper is available here. The effects of removing user fees on access to life-saving maternal health services: The case of caesareans in Mali Posted on April 18, 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)You are invited to the USAID Maternal Health Technical Series: