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Management Sciences for Health offers technical expertise and materials to assist countries to prepare and respond to severe pandemics and other disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and other challenges to health, social, and economic well-­‐being.

In Haiti, it is rare for men to choose to have a vasectomy. Many believe this method of family planning robs a man of his virility. Yet in 2009, Sagesse Exilus chose to have a vasectomy at Fermathe hospital.

Apegnon Akpene is a 20 year-old mother of three: four year-old Joseph, two year-old Romance and one month-old Akou Jacqueline.

Herbert Kaswa, a Medical Clinical Officer at the Family Life Education Program (FLEP) Busoga Diocese clinic, has been working in the medical field since 2001. When Herbert first started this work, the clinic was not fully functioning. The clinic offered only short‐term methods of family planning, such as birth control pills, due to lack of funding and inadequate training of staff.

This workbook is used throughout the Virtual Municipal Pandemic Planning (VMPP) Program. The program is divided into a series of modules, and each module has a chapter in the workbook. This program will introduce participants to a set of tools to assist mayors and their municipal leadership teams in pandemic preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Developing and distributing TB case detection SOPs, followed by staff training, mentoring, and supervision, minimizes missed opportunities and improves TB case detection in health facilities. TB CARE I strongly recommends scaling up this intervention to other zones and regions to improve TB case detection and TB/HIV care in the country

This poster demonstrates that Urban DOTS helped to significantly improve TB treatment outcomes in Kabul city and recommends that Urban DOTS should be expanded in similar settings to improve TB case detection and treatment outcomes by engaging both the private and public sectors in DOTS implementation.

This poster concludes: Health facilities implementing IPLS experienced lower TB drug stock out than those health facilities not implementing IPLS. Scale up and continuous follow up of IPLS implementation is recommended.  Expanding and sustaining IPLS in Ethiopia will require: Training all health facility staff on IPLS implementation;

The purpose of this guide is to provide a step-by-step approach reviewing the most critical areas of pharmaceutical management for tuberculosis. With the guide, users should be able to identify key weaknesses in their system and mechanisms to overcome weaknesses in selection, procurement, distribution, timely use, and management support of TB medicines.

This poster concludes: By developing an EQA (external quality assurance) system and disseminating associated documents and tools, training staff, and providing feedback and site visits, TB CARE I significantly strengthened the quality and reliability of TB laboratory results in Kenya. 

MOST for TB Management and Organizations Sustainability Tool for National TB Control Programs: A Guide for Users and Facilitators

Changing Malaria Treatment Policy to Artemisinin-Based Combinations: An Implementation Guide This document provides guidance to countries on implementing national policy changes to ACT for first-line malaria treatment consistent with the World Health Organization's (WHO) policy recommendations.

The first management book written specifically for family planning program managers, this award-winning handbook has become a standard text in management training courses around the world.A practical guide for managers of health and family planning programs, this handbook provides practical information on: planningcoordinationstaffingsupervisiontrainingmanagement informationcontraceptive logi

To address pharmaceutical management issues related to the essential medicines needed for treating and preventing malaria, the RPM Program, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), developed the Drug Management for Malaria Manual, an indicator-based assessment tool, and released the first edition in 2000.

In a world of rising health care costs and increasing health care needs, access to tested approaches and techniques in the management of health care is more vital than ever. This compendium offers practical tools and techniques to address current challenges in public health management.

For decades, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been instrumental in developing and conducting pharmaceutical management training in developing countries all over the world. Traditional training approaches often transfer much information in lengthy, intensive sessions and can remove participants from their place of work for a week or more.

The Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program developed this paper to provide US Agency for International Development (USAID) health program managers, country counterparts (including policy makers and health care managers and workers), and other stakeholders with an understanding of how governance issues permeate pharmaceutical management and influence the effectiveness of health programs

Adoption of the new WHO guidelines would increase the total number of patients on ART in 19 high-patient-load health centers in Addis Ababa and four regions of Ethiopia by about 30%. The shift in the CD4+ threshold for ART initiation will substantially increase the demand for ART in Ethiopia. Since under the current systems only 60% of Ethiopia’s patients in need of ART are receiving the medications, scaling up ART programs to accommodate the increased demand for drugs will not be possible unless government funding and support increase concurrently.

Treatment as Prevention (TasP) describes HIV prevention methods that use antiretroviral therapy (ART) in both HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons to decrease the risk of HIV transmission.

Positive health, dignity and prevention (PHDP) engages people who know they are living with HIV in prevention. It involves supporting HIV-positive people to learn and practice how to live healthily and minimize the risks of spreading the virus to others.

This technical brief summarizes the latest evidence on PMTCT of HIV in the Southern African region. It presents the current WHO guidance on antiretroviral use in pregnant HIV-positive women: Options A, B and B+. Option B+ is a new development, emerging from experiences in Malawi, which was the focus of much attention at the recent International AIDS Conference.

This technical brief makes the case for understanding behavior change approaches as necessary but insufficient methods of HIV prevention. The document describes how behavior change interventions may be more effective when they are used as part of a  combination prevention approach that is shaped by a social-ecological perspective on HIV prevention.

In 2007, WHO/UNAIDS recommended that male circumcision be considered an important new intervention for HIV prevention, and that countries with a high HIV prevalence, low rates of male circumcision, and heterosexual epidemics should consider scaling up male circumcision as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package.

There is growing awareness that well led and managed global health solutions are required to achieve effective and sustainable health programs, especially at the scale needed to attain Millennium Development Goals and other global targets. This compendium of case studies reviews the current evidence of the impact of leadership and management on health.

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