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In 2012-2013, Family Care International conducted a mapping analysis in Uganda to gather information on the maternal health policy environment; the organizations, partnerships, and networks currently and potentially engaged in maternal health advocacy; and the advocacy goals, strategies, resources, and core messages being used.

Developed by Family Care International on behalf of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), this set of 7 policy briefs identifies key challenges and strategies for increasing the availability of three essential maternal health medicines: oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate, which can prevent or treat the leading causes of maternal death (postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia

This publication presents case studies from three countries — Bangladesh, Nepal, and Zambia — that have introduced and scaled up the use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Francophone West Africa

Developed by Family Care International and Gynuity Health Projects, the Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage Information Kit contains four publications. Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Challenge for Safe Motherhood

In recent years, the Government of Kenya has endorsed a range of global and regional initiatives for accelerating action to improve the health and well-being of women and their children, including the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, the Maputo Plan of Action, and CARMMA, and has made specific commitments to achieve them.

Horizontes interculturales en salud y VIH es una aproximación al enfoque intercultural en las políticas públicas referidas a VIH y pueblos indígenas en Ecuador. Presenta una aproximación conceptual al enfoque intercultural y las políticas públicas; luego recoge datos nacionales sobre VIH, población en general y mujeres indígenas.

Una metodología participativa para evaluar las necesidades insatisfechas en salud sexual y reproductiva de poblaciones jóvenes de áreas rurales e indígenas de América Latina. La metodología promueve el involucramiento de las personas jóvenes en el mapeo de sus necesidades y la identificación de sus prioridades.

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A key element of successful tuberculosis (TB) control programs is adherence to treatment, and this is a cornerstone of most international and national policies and guidelines. Non-adherence is often due to patient-related factors but can also be a result of provider issues, such as stock-outs of TB medicines.

Over the past two decades, Ethiopia has improved its delivery of primary health care services and begun to make great progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, particularly with regard to maternal, newborn, and child health and the prevention and control of HIV and tuberculosis.

Final Report: Help Ethiopia Address Low TB Performance (HEAL TB) Project 2011–2016

A Review of SIAPS’ Activities in Eight Countries The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program has published the results of its activities in eight countries (Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Guinea, Mali, and South Sudan) to control malaria.

Launched in 1999, Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) in Rwanda has reached extensive coverage for health care services. CBHI was developed by the Government of Rwanda in response to a drop in the use of health services after the reintroduction of user fees in 1996.

Reducing the burden of malaria in Uganda is a priority for The National Malaria Control Program. While significant strides have been made, some components have not progressed to the same extent, including addressing malaria in pregnancy. This assessment was undertaken by the ASH project to examine facility-based factors that influence the coverage of IPTp among pregnant women.

In February and March 2016, a team of MSH staff and consultants collaborated with the MOHS,UNICEF/Sierra Leone, and other stakeholders to collect data for piloting the methodology and tool.MSH staff conducted interviews and collected data at all levels of the health system, including visitsto health facilities in two districts where facility staff, CHW supervisors, and CHWs were interviewed.MSH st

MSH designed and piloted this methodology and tool in Malawi and Sierra Leone, countries that were selected given the important role that community health workers play within each of the countries' health systems.

The National Medicine and Food Board (NMFB) was established in 2009, as an advisory board to the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to advise, coordinate, supervise, and accelerate medicines and food-related activities . . . “to ensure the safety and quality of food products and prevent their unnecessary and unsafe manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, and use”.

Burkina Faso: Amid times of political crisis, civil society advocates call for increased invesment in women's and children's health Kenya: Women's and children's health in a devolved state: Advocates tackle crippling health worker shortages through budget advocacy

The Mexican government is leading a movement – in collaboration with civil society partners – to strengthen the role of professional midwives in the continuum of women’s healthcare. Evidence shows that investing in competent, motivated, and enabled midwifery personnel is a cost-effective strategy to improve the quality of care and maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

The No More Epidemics campaign held its final event on November 13, 2017—the Ready Together Conference on Epidemic Preparedness, hosted in partnership with Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, Harvard Global Health Institute, and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.

MSH worked with school, community, and government partners to lead a pilot intervention with 30 adolescent girls (ages 13 to 19) at Government Day Secondary School, Tal in Billiri, Gombe State in northeast Nigeria for six months from 2014 to 2015.

The first edition of the mHealth Compendium, published in November 2012, contains 35 case studies which document a range of mHealth applications. Developed to assist USAID missions access relevant mHealth information, this compendium offers project descriptions, publication references, and contact information for making further inquiries.

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