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Adolescent & Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health Toolkit

The Challenge Initiative’s Adolescent & Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH) Toolkit contains evidence-based interventions for increasing young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and information in urban environments. It includes a range of adaptable interventions relating to three components of adolescent health programming: services, demand creation, and advocacy. The Toolkit supports the [more…]

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Tackling The Taboo: Sexuality And Gender-transformative Programmes To End Child, Early And Forced Marriage And Unions

Tackling the Taboo focuses on the need to address social control of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the fight against child, early and forced marriage and unions, and highlights the vital role played by gender-transformative program. The report presents findings from a review of 23 organizations that work at the intersection of child marriage and sexuality, [more…]

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Enhanced Supervision Approaches: Landscape Analysis Report and Highlights

Effective supervision approaches and practices help compensate for shortfalls in human resources for health (HRH) training, management, and efforts to improve the quality of health services. USAID’s HRH2030 program conducted a landscape analysis report that classifies and summarizes impactful enhancements for health workforce supervision and the direct effects on maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV; [more…]

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Lea Mimba Pregnancy Club Technical and Evidence Briefs

Pregnancy clubs reflect an important innovation in how antenatal care (ANC) services are delivered and how health providers and women partner with each other toward shared goals. While this approach holds promise in meeting the social support and information needs of pregnant women and for improving the quality and coverage of ANC, further implementation experience [more…]

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Very Young Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health and Gender Program Design Guide

Save the Children is excited to share a new resource with guidance for designing programs to address gender inequity and sexual and reproductive health among very young adolescents (VYAs). The Very Young Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health and Gender Program Design Guide offers evidence-based considerations for program design, as well as guidance for the selection [more…]

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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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FP2020 Catalyzing Collaboration

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning. FP2020’s Catalyzing Collaboration report highlights achievements of FP2020 over the past six years, and outlines the model for moving their work forward towards the post-2020 world and Sustainable Development Goals. The report highlights FP2020’s multisectoral approach [more…]

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Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services

Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services: Should We Promote Deliveries in Low-volume Primary Health Care Facilities? Management Sciences for Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to bring together experts for a panel to discuss Thorny issues facing women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health. In many low- and middle-income countries, women have been [more…]

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Governance Roadmap for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths
Governance Roadmap EPCMD

Despite the progress toward ending preventable maternal and child deaths, 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 exclusion of vulnerable populations [more…]

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