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Provider Payment Mechanisms Podcasts

This miniseries was created in collaboration with technical experts and implementers from over 14 countries as a part of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Provider Payment Mechanisms technical initiative. These podcasts bring the insights and experiences of global experts through their own voices. Episode 1: Joint Learning Technical experts from Kenya, [more…]

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UHC 2030 Guidance document to assess a healthcare arena under stress

In recent years, a great deal of debate and rhetoric in global health has focused on the importance of health systems strengthening (HSS), especially in fragile situations. The ways policy-makers conceptualize HSS are, however, multiple and confusing. The goal of the guidance is to help professionals involved in the assessment of health systems under stress [more…]

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Adapting to Learn and Learning to Adapt: Practical insights from international development projects

Adaptive programming and management principles focused on learning, experimentation, and evidence-based decision making are gaining traction with donor agencies and implementing partners in international development. Adaptation calls for using learning to inform adjustments during project implementation. This requires information gathering methods that promote reflection, learning, and adaption, beyond reporting on pre-specified data. This brief outlines [more…]

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Empanelment: A Foundational Component of Primary Health Care

In many health systems, empanelment signifies a step toward more effective and better coordinated primary health care by helping to transform reactive care, oriented around visits, into proactive care that can deliver broader improvements to population health. In 2017, the Joint Learning Network’s People-Centered Integrated Care learning collaborative convened practitioners from 10 countries to further [more…]

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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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Challenge TB Technical Briefs and Highlights

Ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic requires leadership, broad stakeholder and community engagement, proven interventions and innovations. The USAID-funded Challenge TB project provided global technical leadership and support to national TB control programs and other in-country partners. The collection of technical briefs and highlights document MSH’s collaboration in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria on topics [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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Client Registry and Electronic Medical Records in Tanzania

Unique identification is essential for monitoring progress toward PEPFAR’s 95-95-95 goal. The Tanzania Technical Support Services Project (TSSP), led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supports and strengthens Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and other public [more…]

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