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Communities of Practice for Global Health

Communities of practice are defined as groups of people who interact regularly to share information, insight, experience and tools about an area of common interest (Wenger 2002). Each community of practice is unique in terms of its formation, structure, and character (click here to learn more about managing and measuring communities). All communities, in some [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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Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program Inventory of Key Technical Resources

The main purpose of this inventory is to serve as a reference to help stakeholders working in the pharmaceutical sector easily access and use already available SIAPS resources, including tools, experiences, and results. The document is also intended to serve as a technical legacy for SIAPS to support knowledge exchange and sustainability of related work. [more…]

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Best Practices in the Integration of TB and HIV/AIDS Services

In most countries, tuberculosis (TB) services are decentralized up to the most peripheral health facilities and often into the community. On the other hand, HIV/AIDS services are generally much more centralized because scale-up of services, especially of antiretroviral therapy (ART), started only quite recently. As a result, patients who need treatment for both TB and [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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Market Bookshelf

Market Bookshelf is a growing open-access collection of health market literature. It was developed to give the many different market players across the global health community easier access to the analyses, reports, guidance, and tools created to understand and participate in different health markets. The up-to-date collection offers documents from key sources as well as [more…]

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Harmonizing Health Services: Saving Lives Through Integration of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Programs
Harmonizing Health Services

These briefing cards, published in 2012 by FCI and Population Action International as part of The Integration Partnership, provide information on integrating AIDS, TB, and malaria services across the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health continuum of care. Available in both English and French, they highlight how integration can strengthen health and community systems, save money, and empower women to access the services they need and deserve. The cards also highlight opportunities for RMNCH/ATM integration and provide examples of successful integrated programs from countries across Africa.

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Pharmaceutical System Strengthening Interventions to Improve Access to Antiretroviral Therapy

The world’s response to the AIDS pandemic of dramatically increased financial assistance to provide affordable medicines for HIV and AIDS did not automatically lead to access to antiretrovirals (ARVs). The effectiveness of these multimillion dollar initiatives was recognized to be limited by the capacity of the health care and pharmaceutical supply systems to deliver these [more…]

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Procurement of Health Products: An Operational Guideline for UNITAID Grantees

Procurement of Health Products: An Operational Guide for UNITAID Grantees was developed by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and is intended to inform grantees of the principles, norms, standards, and procedures that apply when UNITAID funds are used for procurement. Recognizing the importance of harmonizing UNITAID’s procurement approach with [more…]

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Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening

When accountability is strengthened, the opportunity for corruption diminishes, and beneficial outcomes of the health system, such as responsiveness, equity, and efficiency surge. This Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening guide explores the nine domains of cultivating accountability, and also presents a variety of tools and resources to support the activities in these nine domains.

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