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Purpose: A step-by-step handbook to assist health and non-health related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) understand how to integrate family planning education and services into their existing programs.Description: The handbook identifies essential areas to be addressed when developing strategies for integrating family planning with ongoing program activities, each of which is presented as a

Purpose: A step-by-step handbook to assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in helping communities ensure safer motherhood through presenting information and tools to assess, organize, and implement safer motherhood strategies that complement existing community health programs.Description: Initiatives Inc. and in partnership with The Linkages Project.

Purpose:To apply a broader gender perspective in assessing the quality of sexual and reproductive health services in a variety of clinical settings.Intended Users:Private or public sector sexual and reproductive health organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing reproductive health services.Description:The Manual to Evaluate Quality of Care from a Gender Perspective is an ev

Purpose: To standardize and improve data collection instruments and practices for monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Description:

Purpose:To provide organizations with the tools and guidance necessary to help them monitor and improve the quality and performance of integrated programs.Description:The Performance Improvement Review (PIR) package measures actual program performance against established performance indicators.

Purpose:A guide that provides logistic formulas and principles to help clinic and warehouse staff manage contraceptive supplies and other commodities properly and efficiently, at service delivery sites, and at storage and warehouse facilities.Description:The tool is a reference manual with guidelines on how to keep appropriate levels of contraceptive supplies available, good warehouse practices to

Purpose:To improve family planning program development and policy decision making by using client data from the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) to answer specific national and organizational level policy and programmatic questions.Description:The policy manual and accompanying diskettes describe how DHS data can be used to answer specific programmatic questions about designing cost-effective and c

Purpose:Community COPE is intended to assist supervisors and staff at service delivery sites to gather information from the community about the services the facility provides. The process identifies site strengths and weakness and also involves community members in addressing the weaknesses identified.

Current technical information for global health professionalsThe Global Health eLearning Center developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health is a response to repeated requests from field staff for access to technical public health information.

The Virtual Business Planning for Health Program (VBPH) equips organizations to develop a sound business plan to advance its mission. Participants learn how to capture and package new ideas, identify target markets, and determine the best complement of staff to design and launch the new product or service.

In response to demand from public and private health care organizations for cost-effective, practical, and accessible leadership and management development, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) designed the Virtual Leadership Development Program (VLDP) in 2002.

Antecedentes y derechosEn los más de 200 países del mundo se hablan aproximadamente 6.912 idiomas1. De ellos, 150 países tienen por lo menos una minoría sustancial, es decir un grupo étnico o religioso que conforma por lo menos el 10% de su población. Alrededor de 300 millones de personas pertenecen a los grupos indígenas del mundo2.

In September 1994, many thousands of men and women from every corner of the world—national leaders and representatives of governments, family planning organizations, women's groups, and health agencies—will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss what is probably the most important issue facing the world today: the limits to global survival resulting from rapid rates of population growth and s

To diversify funding sources, health and social service organizations are finding that they can secure funds from nontraditional private sources—companies, professional investors, and individuals—for innovations in their social programs. A well-crafted business plan can often open the door to the foundations and corporate giving programs engaged in philanthropy or social investing.

You can take the following kinds of actions to develop your own leadership capacity and that of your staff and to improve working conditions.

The goal of this document is to provide practical guidance on commodity management issues related to establishing, managing, and scaling up voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programs at both national and program levels.

UNAIDS estimates that about 2.6 million children (aged 0-14) were living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the year 2001, and most of these HIV infections were a result of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. In the same year, about 11 million children aged 0-14 were orphans as a result of their parent or parents' AIDSrelated death.

Countries emerging from conflict have some of the worst health indicators in the world.About one-sixth of the world’s population lives in such countries, but these people suffer one-third of childhood and maternal deaths, and they endure a disproportionate burden of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. Health is an issue that people can unite around.

This volume presents an overview of how countries emerging from years of conflict and disruption of the social fabric have tackled the sometimes thorny issues of rebuilding a health workforce. It presents strengths and pitfalls encountered. It highlights the challenges to newly emerging national authorities to bring together the still functioning elements of the national health system.

MSH HA DESARROLLADO un enfoque para ayudar a los gerentes aactuar más como coaches, lo que ha dado buenos resultados en varios entornos diferentes. En Nicaragua, por ejemplo, el coaching se convirtió en un componente crucial del esfuerzo de la organización hacia el logro de la sustentabilidad financiera en momentos de crisis.

In March 2006, with generous support from USAID and PEPFAR, MSH initiated performance-based funding for an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project through the Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project. The OVC Project started with six home-based care (HBC) organizations based in four provinces of South Africa.

The dimensions of the Human Resource (HR) crisis in health have been reported in stark terms over the last few years. Despite rising attention to the acute shortage of health care workers, solutions to the human resource crisis are difficult to achieve, especially in the poorest countries.

Human resource management (HRM) is essential in any organization, critically so when public health crises and workforce shortages collide, as they now do in many parts of the developing world. This issue of The eManager provides an overview of HRM systems, policies, and procedures; the components within these areas; and the Human Resources for Health Action Framework.

The concept of good governance has gained prominence in development programs over the past decade. Good governance in the health sector and other sectors that have an impact on health is recognized as essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

El concepto de buena gobernación ha adquirido cada vez más prominencia en los programas de desarrollo en el transcurso de la última década. La buena rectoría en el sector salud y en otros sectores que tiene un impacto sobre la salud es reconocida como un elemento esencial para lograr los Objetivos de desarrollo del milenio.

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