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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 allow effective, rapid, inexpensive, large-scale, decentralized implementation of health programs and projects. Intended Users: Ministry of Health (MOH) at central, provincial, and district level, non-government organizations (NGOs), hospitals, and any organizations or groups responsible for program implementation within a decentralized health care system. 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: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: To assess the appropriateness of computerizing a health facility warehouse. If users are interested in receiving technical assistance to improve and/or computerize the logistics information system, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will analyze the responses to determine the initial steps in this process. Description:

Purpose To provide a framework and tools to help countries assess options for expanding social insurance coverage and make decisions about social insurance policies. Description

Purpose:This tool helps program managers and clinicians determine the extent to which current reproductive health services are youth-friendly.

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.

Purpose:To provide health care staff with a continuous quality improvement approach to maternal health services.Description:COPE is a process and a set of simple and practical tools for assessing and improving the quality of maternal health services. The process encourages self-assessment and joint problem solving by service staff and supervisors.

Purpose: To evaluate and improve counselor-client interactions. Description:

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.

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.

Practices that enable work groups and organizations to face challenges and achieve results.  

This tool, developed in partnership with Stop TB/WHO and the World Bank, assists DOTS programs in identifying performance problems; underlying stakeholder motivations that may contribute to those problems; and potential incentives, enablers, and system improvements that can address motivational challenges. 

Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected Areas (PRIDE) is a USAID-funded project to improve primary healthcare services and health outcomes in Bagh and Mansehra districts. PRIDE came into being in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on 8 October 2005, bringing devastation to a 30,000 sq. km.

The progress made on the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) Expanded Community-Based Distributor (CBD) Program during the period October 2002 to September 2003 was measured in terms of the following project indicators: Commodity distribution through the ZNFPC Pilot Program on Expanded CBD (with a focus on condom distribution)

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.

The Advance Africa program was successful in working around the highly sensitive issue of family planning methods in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the religious barriers in their public health arena, MSH trained more than 280 health providers in five provinces where the project worked.

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