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Governance Roadmap for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Despite the progress toward achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, we are not there yet. Public health approaches alone will not be enough to reach these ambitious goals Evidence-based health interventions are known, but their impact is limited by common barriers such as lack of access, poor quality of services, and [more…]

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Governance Roadmap for AIDS-free Generation

Despite the HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several key African countries, we have a long way to go. Public health approaches alone will not be enough to reach the ambitious goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation Evidence-based health interventions are known, but their impact is limited by common barriers such as lack of access, poor [more…]

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Pharmaceutical Management Considerations for Expanded Coverage of Essential Health Services and Financial Protection Programs

The UN adoption of the SDGs in 2015 signaled a strong commitment of member countries to the expanded access to essential health service agenda and definitively recognized the critical role of medicines in achieving UHC. The SDGs call for countries to “achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care [more…]

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The Building Success Series
Building Success series: strengthening response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria

Building Success is a series of guides offering practical, concrete, and innovative approaches that have proven effective in strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria. Each of the four guides can stand alone, but they will be most effective if used as components of an integrated package. The series synthesizes and expands the [more…]

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MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

Managing Drug Supply (MDS) is the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. MDS was originally published in 1982. It was revised in 1997 with over 10,000 copies distributed in over 60 countries worldwide. The third edition, MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and other Health Technologies reflects the dramatic changes in [more…]

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Report: The Added Value of Combining a Leadership Development Program with Clinical Training on Postpartum Family Planning Service Delivery

Increasing access to and uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP)–family planning services started during the 12 months following delivery–has the potential to connect many women with life-saving information and services that prevent unintended pregnancies and avoid potentially adverse health outcomes. This report summarizes the findings from a research study to evaluate the added value of [more…]

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Essential Medicines List (EML) Search

National Essential Medicines lists (EMLs) indicate medicines that meet the priority health needs of the population and often guide a government’s purchasing and distribution decisions for public health facilities. EML Search provides national stakeholders with information on whether 13 new and/or underutilized reproductive and maternal health commodities are included on their country’s EML. Developed by [more…]

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User’s Guide on Planning and Managaing a Quality Survey in Reproductive Health Programs

The User’s Guide on Planning and Managaing a Quality Survey in Reproductive Health Programs consists of four sections: 1) preparation, 2) fieldwork, 3) analysis and feedback, and 4) cost and level of effort. Each section provides detailed information on the steps involved including some stories from the Turkey program’s experience, and key lessons learned. Data [more…]

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mHEALTH Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale

The mHealth Compendium series has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health (mHealth). Each volume links users to key tools and resources, and serves as a significant resource for mHealth information. The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles [more…]

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Regional Networks and Associations

Despite the growing international trend towards increased regional multilateralism, integration, and cooperation in health and other sectors, there is limited literature examining the relationships, power dynamics, limitations, and strategic advantages of regional bodies. To enhance understanding of the contributions and role of regional bodies engaged in health in Africa, the ASH project undertook a study [more…]

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