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CORE Plus training course conducted for Syrian NGOs in Turkey, 2017. Photo Credit: Steven Collins/MSHPURPOSETo achieve universal health coverage it is essential to know the cost of services so that sufficient resources can be provided for good quality of care.

The Challenge Model is a simple learning tool for teams to use in the workplace to address real challenges and achieve results. Beginning with creating a shared vision, the Challenge Model creates motivation and commitment within teams enabling them to face their challenges and achieve results.

Employee satisfaction refers to the employee’s sense of well-being within his or her work environment. It is the result of a combination of extrinsic rewards, such as remuneration and benefits, and intrinsic rewards, such as respect and appreciation.

The HRH Action Framework is designed to assist governments and health managers to develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce.

By Newbrander, W., C. Peercy, M. Shepherd-Banigan, and P. Vergeer.International Journal of Health Planning and Management Epub 28 October 2011.

This training guide and these tools were created as part of the USAID STOP AI project to help local leaders prepare their communities to respond to widespread disease outbreaks. For more information about any of the tools on this page, or to request a copy to be sent to you, please contact Lisa Stone at LStone@msh.org. Facilitator Guide (PDF, 4.8 MB) Pandemic Toolkit (PDF, 9.4 MB)

Purpose: To improve maternal and child health by empowering people to take better care of their health, strengthening communities and local governments' health management capacity, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Tool description:

The Compendium can be searched by the following categories: technical area, region, country, target population, and type of practice (best practice or promising practice). You can narrow your results further by using the keyword search.

This tool, an interactive training DVD, is appropriate for advocating and training on family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health, targeting primary and secondary facility level providers and trainers, as well as for community health workers.

FinMAT helps managers assess their organizations’ financial management capacity, identify areas for improvement, make specific action plans to address shortcomings, and monitor for improvement The heart of FinMAT is an instrument for collecting and summarizing technical information about an organization’s financial management systems and practices.

HOSPICAL: A Tool for Allocating Hospital Costs can help improve a hospital’s performance and enhance its financial sustainability. Managers who use this practical tool will find it a tremendous aid in analyzing current costs and revenues, comparing efficiency, and forecasting what those figures would be if hospital services are expanded or modified.

Proper stock management is essential for providing medicines to patients when and where they need them. This is especially important for people living with HIV because treatment is a lifelong commitment and adherence is critical to good outcomes. Pharmacists must be able to track, analyze, and manage stock information to prevent stock-outs, overstocks, and stock expiring on the shelf.

In Namibia, Togo, and 10 other countries, MSH pioneered the Electronic Dispensing Tool, a cutting-edge information system that uses the patient as the focal point and captures critical information needed to make decisions about an individual’s drug regimen, as well as stock inventory and aggregate patient statistics. How it's used

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 logisticsf

Managers everywhere need specific solutions to the critical challenges facing public health and development programs.

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.

TB is a major problem in many countries and consumes significant external and domestic resources.

Tuberculosis is a major cause of adult deaths and places a huge social and financial burden on the people who have the disease, as well as on their families and communities. The economic burden of TB can be a significant drain on a society’s resources and having estimates of the costs is very useful when advocating for funding from governments and/or donors.

Purpose The results and analysis will provide evidence-based data for implementing, scaling-up, and maintaining iCCM activities that will be invaluable for successful funding advocacy, for conducting feasibility/sustainability studies, for assessment of cost-effectiveness, and for planning financing strategies and mechanisms. Description

Purpose The Cost and Staffing Projection Tool is used to estimate the costs of achieving health worker staffing targets, comprising salaries and pre-service training costs. Description

Multi-Drug Resistant TB is a major problem in many countries. Cases can be difficult to find and hard and expensive to treat. This tool provides a simple way for managers to compare the cost-effectiveness of different diagnostic and treatment strategies (e.g. hospitalized versus ambulatory treatment systems). 

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB patients incur significant costs for seeking and undergoing treatment. It is important to understand these costs to develop appropriate levels of social protection to prevent people from deciding not to seek diagnosis or discontinuing treatment, or from suffering economic hardship as a result of treatment. 

The Human Resource Management (HRM) Rapid Assessment Tool offers a method for assessing an organization’s human resource management system and how well it functions. This tool helps users to develop strategies to improve the human resource management system and make it as effective as possible. It is designed to be used in public and private health organizations.

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