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High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. Endorsed by more than 30 organizations, HIPs help build consensus around our current understanding of what works in family planning. HIPs are identified based on impact on contraceptive use and potential [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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Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & TRACK TB
Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & Track TB

Using a people-centered approach, MSH works with local partners to develop health systems solutions that meet the needs of communities affected by TB. Strengthening national, regional, district, and local health managers and their institutions to provide quality health services is a core strategy to support health systems resilience and sustainability. MSH has developed materials highlighting [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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Taking Supply Information Systems to the Next Level: Regional Collaboration in TB Medicines Supply Chain

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem in the regions of East, Central, and Southern Africa (ECSA). Because TB is an airborne disease, its transmission is facilitated by the movement of people across internal and national borders. To operationalize the TB control strategy in ECSA countries, USAID, through Challenge TB and MSH, has facilitated [more…]

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Online, Self-Administered Screening Tool for Improving TB Detection among University Students in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa with a high TB burden across a wide geography. The national TB program has reached hundreds of thousands of cases and successfully treated them. However, health authorities believe that a third of cases have been missed in the community, development corridors, industries, and crowded settings, [more…]

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GxAlert for Real-time Management and Strengthening of Remote GeneXpert Network in Bangladesh

GxAlert is a web-based open-source data connectivity application that includes a system for data management designed to work with any diagnostic device that can connect to the internet or a mobile network. Results from GeneXpert are automatically sent to the GxAlert server, which provides robust and clear documentation to connect existing monitoring and evaluation systems [more…]

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Find Actively, Separate, Treat: The FAST Strategy for Tuberculosis Infection Control in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the world’s high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries. According to World Health Organization’s 2017 Global TB Report, 38% of drug-sensitive and approximately 84% of drug-resistant patients are undiagnosed or unreported. The most infectious TB patients are these missing cases. Undiagnosed TB patients often transmit the disease in inpatient wards, infecting health care [more…]

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