Eminence is associated with the following national and international network -

Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN)

Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN) is a forum of government, non-government and international organizations working on early childhood development (ECD) in Bangladesh. The Network was formally established on September 7, 2005 with the participation of 90 organizations representing all divisions of Bangladesh. The main purpose of the Network is to share information and experiences and increase cooperation among the organizations. Eminence united with the BEN with an aim to encourage and support the government, and national as well as international organizations and partners in their commitment and investment in ECD in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Monitoring and Evaluation Network

Bangladesh Monitoring and Evaluation Network (BDMEN) has been established to create successful flow of information between government and donor organization regarding M&E. RTM International works as the national Secretariat of Bangladesh Monitoring and Evaluation Network (BDMEN). Eminence is an active member of the network from its inception.

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), has been on the driving seat to pursue “climate change and development” issues both internally within the region and outside the region. It has been a great challenge as well as opportunity for CANSA to continue with a credible platform so that South Asian civil societies could come together and speak out on climate change issues.

Common Interest Group Member of NCD Alliance

NCD Alliance is a formal alliance of four international federations representing the four main NCDs outlined in the World Health Organization’s 2008-2013 Action Plan for NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. These conditions share common risk factors (including tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy diets) and also share common solutions, which provide a mutual platform for collaboration and joint advocacy. The NCD Alliance was launched in May 2009 at an event in Geneva titled ‘Health and Development: Held back by Non-Communicable diseases’. The NCD Alliance has been joined by many additional partners since its launch.

The NCD Alliance Common Interest Group (CIG) has been established to create a powerful network group of like minded civil society organizations who wish to work together to achieve the NCD Alliance six key objectives:

  • NCD / disease national plans for all
  • Improved lifestyles
  • Strengthened health systems
  • Global access to affordable and good quality medicines
  • A tobacco free world
  • Human rights for people with NCDs

Eminence is a CIG member of the NCD Alliance and being a committed member; we share information, contribute ideas and work as a partner to support the work of the NCD Alliance.

Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG)

Diabetes in Asia Study Group is a non - profit organization, formed in a meeting held in Cape town, aimed to create awareness , to promote and encourage researches in characterization of Diabetes with in regions. Individuals with in the field of research, diabetes care and advocacy will be eligible for membership.

The aim of Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG) is to promote education and awareness of diabetes, to encourage research in the field of diabetes and related disorders, to promote exchanges of opinions and to foster advocacy. This in turn would lead to better strategies for diagnosis, care and prevention of diabetes.

DASG has now been accepted as an Associate Member of the International Diabetes Federation, recognition of the relevance and strength of DASG.

International Epidemiological Association

The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) is an organization that aims at promoting epidemiologic research worldwide. It is run by an executive council and regional councilors from all WHO regions. The organization hosts World Conferences in Epidemiology (WCE) every three years and regional conferences at regular intervals in most regions. The IEA owns the International Journal of Epidemiology that is independently edited by leading epidemiologists appointed by the IEA.

The organization started as a correspondence club in 1954. The International Epidemiological Association now has more than 1000 members in over 100 different countries who follow the aims of the Association to facilitate communication amongst those engaged in research and teaching of epidemiology throughout the world, and to encourage its use in all fields of health including social, community and preventative medicine. These aims are achieved by holding scientific meetings and seminars, by publication of journals, reports, monographs, translations of books, by contact amongst members and by other activities consistent with these aims. Members are accepted without regard to race, religion, sex, political affiliation or country of origin.

The Ninth South-East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9-12 March 2008. Eminence served as the local organizer of the conference. Participants from Eminence have also taken part in the 10th and 11th IEA Conference.

International Lactation Consultation Association (ILCA)

The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. The vision of ILCA is a worldwide network of lactation professionals. Our mission is to advance the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.

ILCA has more than 5,000 members from 81 nations, and includes a wide variety of health professionals, including International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), midwives, nurses, physicians and medical practitioners, childbirth educators, dietitians, and many more. ILCA members are also maternal and infant health advocates, public health specialists, and volunteer support counselors. ILCA networks with more than 50 local, regional, national, and international lactation affiliate groups worldwide.

International Society for Urban Health

The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) facilitates the exchange of perspectives, research methods, and data on the study of disease in urban areas and the effects of urbanization on health. The goals of ISUH are to encourage research, interventions, and program evaluations that lead to healthier cities in the 21st century. ISUH produces a quarterly newsletter, which offers a variety of information regarding ISUH activities as well as highlights of the urban health field. ISUH is an association of researchers, scholars, and professionals from various disciplines and areas of the world who study the health effects of urban environments and urbanization.

Eminence works as the Secretariat of Bangladesh Urban Health network (BUHN) and hence it has become a member of ISUH to get involved in the facilitation of the exchange of perspectives on the study of diseases in urban areas, to study the effects of urbanization on health, and to evaluate and help develop programs that promote the well-being of people living in urban areas.

Nutrition Working Group (NWG)

Nutrition Working Group (NWG) was established at the Centre for Health and Population Research to facilitate cooperation among nutrition research activities into such areas as diarrheal diseases, maternal nutrition, child nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, nutrient metabolism, and body composition.

NWG aims to improve the nutritional status of women and children by developing improved methods of assessing nutritional deficits and by developing nutritional intervention strategies alongside promoting breast-feeding practices. NWG also coordinate collaboration with other national and international agencies with an interest in nutritional research.

Eminence has regularly participated and contributed in every NWG meetings and other activities as an active member till date.

Research Alliance for Development (RAD)

The Researchers Alliance for Development is an informal, action-oriented, multidisciplinary network of researchers and academics that provides a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas on international development.

RAD’s objectives are to:

  • Facilitate interaction between the academic community and the World Bank
  • Mobilize the academic and student community on development issues and curricula, facilitating mutual flow of knowledge.

The activities of RAD are coordinated by the Steering Committee composed of 10 researchers. The RAD Secretariat is located at the World Bank Paris Office and is coordinated by the Development Policy Dialogue Team.

Social Science Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. It has already received several excellence awards for their web site. The Network encourages readers to communicate directly with authors and other subscribers concerning their own and others’ research.

 

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

The International Union against Cancer or UICC (French: Union Internationale Contre le Cancer) is the only non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the UICC unites more than 280 member organizations in over 90 countries in the global fight against cancer.

The UICC mission is to build and lead the global cancer control community engaged in:

  • Sharing and exchanging knowledge and competence
  • Transferring scientific findings to clinical, patient and public settings
  • Systematically reducing and eliminating disparities in prevention, early detection and treatment
  • Delivering the best possible care to people living with cancer throughout the world

Under the leadership of Isabel Mortara, executive director of UICC, the Secretariat focuses on four strategic directions:

  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Tobacco control
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Capacity building and supportive care

 

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) was formed on 14 February, 1991. WABA is a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in close liaison with UNICEF. WABA encompasses all working at the international, regional, national, and community level to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Eminence, being committed to a breastfeeding culture has become a part of WABA and not only supports its vision, but also works actively in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding in Bangladesh.

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